ABM Industries

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ABM Industries Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
107 Reviews
2.9
107 Reviews
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ABM Industries President, CEO, and Director Henrik C. Slipsager
Henrik C. Slipsager
42 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • And most of the non-management people are good people (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 6 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The ELITE company that you call on electrical/lighting,energy,hvac&mechanical, janitorial, security personnel etc......

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Bethune, SC
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Bethune, SC

    I have been working at ABM Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is the largest facility company in the world with over 100,000 employees. A company that you can feel like you are a part of instead of a number! 401k, ESPP, and great health insurance.

    Cons

    I would like to see more chances of promotion of current employees that has the experience and the know how, rather someone else from the exterior, that must acquire the ABM way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the workers by providing across the board medical insurance, even subsidiaries that has been acquired. Our company was purchased in 06/2011, and I have low turn over rate. Most of my employees don't have medical insurance, they have something that is called a medical plan(secondary)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Poor Upper Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ampco Systems Parking in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Ampco Systems Parking in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at ABM Industries (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, co-workers, accessibility, free parking, not much more else to say. The tips are nice if you can get some.

    Cons

    Very poor upper management. Managers make supervisors do all the work. The top executives don't check on employees. They switch managers a lot due to favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees equally, pay attention to all employees, don't assume all managers are handling their business

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    I have worked in housekeeping for over a year now.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Housekeeping in Lawndale, NC
    Current Employee - Housekeeping in Lawndale, NC

    I have been working at ABM Industries part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are learning opportunities working with great employees.They have flexible hours for some jobs and shifts.

    Cons

    There is little to no respect for employees.It is hard to get supplies when needed sometimes.It can be mentally challenging sometimes for the environment you work in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    overworked, underpaid, and mostly unappreciated

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

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, a lot of good people who work hard, get to work at many of the top companies in the area as a service vendor

    Cons

    most of upper management could care less about employees, and in a service industry, that is not the right approach. lack of development for employees seeking to move up, extreme work loads and no support staff, local manager does not think it is his job to care about employees, very little teamwork, so big that most employees are just a number, and are treated as such...easily replaceable and not valued

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    understand that your employees MAKE the company... it is managements job to encourage, support, train, develop provide a safe work place to, provide appropriate monetary compensation to and genuinely CARE about the employees, from the newly hired janitor to middle management and office personnel... it takes all of us to make it a good team, not just the sales and revenue generators.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Penn Hills, PA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Penn Hills, PA

    I worked at ABM Industries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very easy work for the job, surrounded by nice staff at my level. Did promote from within when possible, which was 2 times in 2 years.

    Cons

    Extremely low pay. Often taken for granted by upper management, and once risen to certain level no growth available because each location had no contact with others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Total Chaos

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and pay. Some teams can work from home.

    Cons

    No direction from management. Their priorities are all over the place from switching platform at the drop of a hat, to having everyone travel for no good reason.
    Personal finance projects (Having to raise 10 million dollars for some personal project) and initiatives are discussed in vendor meetings.
    Inappropriate treatment of employees (Embarrass and intimidate).
    All of the smart people have left already leaving us to work the craziest hours imaginable.
    We have many system outages because of lack of leadership and planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is Useless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cleaner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cleaner in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Cleaner in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Large company to advance in many locations. Overtime, when needed.

    Cons

    Unreasonable amount of work with small crews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have part-time floating employees to fill in during the 2 week hiring process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    ABM Industries was good to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Housekeeping/Laundry in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Housekeeping/Laundry in Evansville, IN

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

    Pros

    you work at your own pace and they show you how to run a machine if you have any questions about it

    Cons

    i had no problems with any of the co-workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep being friendly and emopyees will be happy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best company to work for in their healthcare field

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Biomedical Equipment Technician II
    Current Employee - Biomedical Equipment Technician II

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits overall. And most of the non-management people are good people. Just working hard like everybody else.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't do a good job of communicating with employees or their customers. Company doesn't want to spend money where it's needed. Always looking for the cheap way out. Pay scale is LOW. Don't expect to be happy here if you're looking for $$$

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with your customers and take better care of your employees and maybe you'll keep more good workers and stop losing accounts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A great job to have part time while going to school.

    Current Employee - Shuttle Driver in DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Shuttle Driver in DFW, TX

    I have been working at ABM Industries part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Although I am part-time, I still have the opportunity for full time benefits such as: insurance, 401K, and paid vacation/sick days.

    Cons

    The hours for the shift can be a little odd, but nothing unmanageable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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