ABM Industries Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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ABM Industries President, CEO, and Director Henrik C. Slipsager
Henrik C. Slipsager
3 Ratings

Pros
  • They have flexible hours for some jobs and shifts (in 3 reviews)

  • Good benefits and pay for the position (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management doesn't do a good job of communicating with employees or their customers (in 7 reviews)

  • Extremely poor work/life balance for most management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. A good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at ABM Industries

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment.
    Good employee attitudes.
    Opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Management was lacking in response to some concerns.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Hard company to work for - benefits department

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Benefits Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Benefits Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at ABM Industries as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of food is brought in - I gained 10 lbs. in 4 months.

    Cons

    fear based management
    direct communication with director nearly impossible
    repetitive, boring mundane tasks
    outdated, inefficient technology
    contracts last indefinitely - no benefits

    Advice to Management

    relax; value employees
    continually look for ways to increase efficiency and make job easier for employees


  3. Helpful (3)

    Illegal Practices

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at ABM Industries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the insurance Benefits were good

    Cons

    Many devious and unethical practices were followed. Employees were not given raises or rewarded for years of service where new employees were brought in at a much higher rate while other with 15 years of service still made minimum wage. Employees were never developed or offered promotions. Top management and corporate are very discriminatory. The marketing propaganda is only that, propaganda. It is not shared or educated to the working level. Any practice to get "around" the law, they have mastered it...and many that are out-right illegal according to stakeholders rules.


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  5. Its ok I would recomend going to a career school.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ABM Industries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    To gain security experience if wanting to be knowledgeble about security/law enforcement.

    Cons

    No pay raises and very low hourly pay theres no advancment within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees evalutions for pay raises


  6. Helpful (2)

    Mgmt. doesn't have clue, does not know how to lead effectively, makes negative working environment for employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ABM Industries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    * Pay is decent(but comes with strings)
    * Nice Coffee Machines

    Cons

    * In a bad part of town, be watchful when working late hours or leaving late at night
    * Mgmt. direction is sour, downright disrespectful, and opportunities for advancement are limited
    * Employees input on project work is limited
    * Depending on the Mgmt. you get, they may not be competent, or have the knowledge or background to understand what you communicate to them, especially if it is technical in nature
    * Working environment is stressed, tense, & emotionally distasteful.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employee's with more respect, value opinions more.
    Move building to safer part of town like galleria or downtown, and not just focus on paying cheap rent. Traing Managers on how to act professionally, cordially, and positively within their teams.
    Root out Managers who have been known to have issues in the way they treat their employee's.



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