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    A satisfying professional company to work for.

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    Very demanding and diverse environment.

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American Bureau of Shipping Interviews

Updated Oct 1, 2014
Updated Oct 1, 2014

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Engineer II Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at American Bureau of Shipping.

    Interview Details

    The interview process will be different for each department.
    I was interviewed by the department director and two Managing Principal Engineers. There was only one interview, which was followed by an offer.
    The three men asked several questions that were border-line inappropriate; particularly regarding my marital status, intention to have children and where I "am from".
    There were also questions about why I would want to work at ABS, and I was given a real guilt trip about committing to the company "for life."
    The interviewers kept stressing that the good work (ensuring the safety of vessels) that ABS employees are responsible for makes up for the lower pay.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have any family here or kids in school that will keep you in the area?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The compensation offered was considerably lower than what I expected, and what is normal in the area for my background. I countered with details and negotiated a slightly higher salary.
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

American Bureau of Shipping Awards & Accolades

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Safety and Quality Award, Seatrade Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, 2013
Best Classification Society, Lloyd's List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, 2009

Additional Info

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Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1862
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Business Services
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is a classification society, with a mission to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment, primarily through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities. At the end of 2012, ABS was the second largest class society with a classed... More

Mission: The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is a classification society, with a mission to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment, primarily... More

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