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ABM Industries Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
128 Reviews
2.7
128 Reviews
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ABM Industries President, CEO, and Director Henrik C. Slipsager
Henrik C. Slipsager
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours , with time off paid holidays and vacation but this could be limited with the business demand (in 3 reviews)

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


Cons
  • most of upper management could care less about employees, and in a service industry, that is not the right approach (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Former Lead Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Supervisor in LaPorte, IN
    Current Employee - Lead Supervisor in LaPorte, IN

    I have been working at ABM Industries full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. Contract was lost only due to a former company coming back with a much lower bid. ABM treat their employees like the matter. Working for a contract company was not a good experience with the other company I worked for but ABM changed my opinion. They care about customer satisfaction also. My employees always felt appreciated when working for ABM & I felt the same way.

    Cons

    Not a lot to complain about with ABM. I just wished their contract could of lasted longer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Janitor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABM Industries

    Pros

    They're pretty organized, and I didn't have to hunt them down for w-2 or anything like that. It's a fair janitor job.

    Cons

    They often leave you by yourself to figure things out for yourself. There is a lot of conflict amongst management. And it's a janitor job.

  3.  

    Have to figure it out

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABM Industries

    Pros

    company pays decent and good benefits

    Cons

    will have to work like a dog

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  5.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABM Industries full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work but can get difficult at times

    Cons

    Only con is if your working outside during the winter

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    HR Nightmare

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABM Industries

    Pros

    It's an ok company to work for, but it seems they are all about revenue, and not so much with helping out their management employees.

    Cons

    HR process is a nightmare. Time tracking is old and outdated. They rely on Humans counting overtime hours, Holiday hours etc.. But overall it's just OK.

    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    White Collar or Blue Collar?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABM Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and benefits. Dedicated workforce and "best of class" service provider.

    Cons

    They do not match talent and education to job responsibilities. Blue collar approach to business development. Little opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reassess the career paths and associated job responsibilities of their management teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good company if you are in IT

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at ABM Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    above market salary, some groups can work remotely several days a week, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    insurance benefits are just ok for the price, little to no opportunity for upward mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There does seem to be some favoritism. Give more employees opportunities to shine. Also, the "yes" person is not always the best person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very stressful. Upper management makes demands but does not help to see them through

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABM Industries

    Pros

    Good for a self-starter and independent employee

    Cons

    No help from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help other management. Don't leave them stranded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Porter

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    Former Employee - Porter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Porter in New York, NY

    I worked at ABM Industries

    Pros

    Good working record.

    Cons

    Not much. With the working paths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good business goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Horrible Experience. Do not work here!!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at ABM Industries

    Pros

    Decent benefits and pay. There are some very talented engineers that work here. (Unfortunately Managers are Useless)

    Cons

    Our company was acquired by them a few years back and since then, its been one massive outage after the next. our customers have lost faith in us.
    In all of the years that i have worked in the industry, i have never seen a more disorganized company.
    Upper management is terrible, they are always travelling and impossible to get a hold of. our vendors mention how personal finance initiatives are always mentioned in meetings. Our vendors are just tired of it.
    our work life balance is non existent. We are working more than 15 hour days and every weekend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please leave your personal finance projects out of our meetings, we are not interested in you having to raise money for any personal family projects.
    \be more accessible during the day as opposed to travelling all the time (and not being productive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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