ABM Janitorial Services

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ABM Janitorial Services Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
56 Reviews
2.5
56 Reviews
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  1.  

    Educational

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    Former Employee - Purchasing/Field Ops Manager  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Purchasing/Field Ops Manager in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at ABM Janitorial Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company to start with for a career. Had a promotion during my time there. Good solid people, willing to help when needed.

    Cons

    Sadly some individuals looked out for themselves and blew smoke which caused me to leave the company. Pay could be better for efforts put forth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary based on Experience and merit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Corporate out of touch with remote regions.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABM Janitorial Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company and culture if working in right region for experienced, tenured, middle management team.

    Cons

    In poorly performing regions bloated middle management and admin staff do nothing but collect checks. Stifling overhead due to wasteful mid to upper management perks and practices. Entry level employees and new customers pay the price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    OVERWORKED Manager unable to provide good leadership

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    Former Employee - Janitorial  in  Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Janitorial in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at ABM Janitorial Services part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Supervisor is nice. Co workers are hard working and friendly. Work independently.

    Cons

    Unorganized related to too much on his plate. Unable to take care of staff in reasonable amount of time with their needs to be successful employee. Low pay for the extremely tough physical work done daily. Under appreciated staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your cleaning staff feel your appreciation, and be there to help provide needed paperwork to help maintain success. Unable to obtain Verification of Employment, and salary for much needed benefits for daycare! I almost had to stop working. Increase pay or provide gas cards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Idea, Terrible Execution

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    Former Employee - Janitor  in  Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Janitor in Vancouver, WA

    I worked at ABM Janitorial Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None really, if you need to get some money together to get off welfare

    Cons

    No Leadership, Poor Management, Terrible Office Staff, lots of stress, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to train your staff to be able to learn to do their job properly and not be rushed. Also don't mock people who have a hard time speaking/understanding english. This is a horrible thing to witness and even more terrible to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    it's good if you know the right person

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at ABM Janitorial Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good salary, you don't have to do everything yourself, fun place to work

    Cons

    no opportunity to growth, if you want something have to be ask as a favor, no loyalty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider give opportunity to growth to everybody not just the people that work a the main office

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Work life imbalance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABM Janitorial Services full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great environment, company that promotes from within

    Cons

    Long hours. Poor work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    If you really need some income it's okay.

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    Current Employee - Janitor  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Janitor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ABM Janitorial Services part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Set schedule. No guessing what your hours were going to be.
    Could get extra hours by coming in on Sunday.
    Overall easy tasks.

    Cons

    Not everyone has equal amount of work.
    Management doesn't listen to it's employees.
    They add on more work to an already packed schedule and still expect you to finish at the same time.
    Part time gets no benefits whatsoever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what your employees have to say. You're not always right. This behavior makes us not want to come to you when there is an issue.

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

    Pleasantly dissapointing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I worked at ABM Janitorial Services full-time

    Pros

    Good support from co-workers. Autonomy to manage your area. No one looks over your shoulder for the most part. You have the freedom to manage your time and business as you see fit. Until . . .
    The daily cleaning staff seem to be ok. There aren't many complaints from them.

    Cons

    Something goes wrong. You're not free to fix it on your own. There's also unrealistic expectations from senior management. Instead of giving you the time to improve or fix a problem they will do it themselves, which usually causes more problems. A lot of back-room conversations seem to take place, then you get blindsided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everyone works and thinks like you.

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

    Project Manager - Not what I expected

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABM Janitorial Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employees are some of the most dedicated I have ever worked with. The level of care and commitment is second to none,

    Cons

    Work nights, weekends, holidays with very little support to make up all that you have lost with family. No synergy with other groups or managers. Report up to managers that lack facility experience. Promises made, not delivered. High turnover.Very little room for advancement. Difficult for them to follow their own rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better work life balance for managers. Pay your front line workers better, maybe turnover will decrease. Appreciate the great employees you do have because soon you might lose them as well. Better training for staff. Don't promise employees something then just forget about them.

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

    Review of ABM.

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

    I worked at ABM Janitorial Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. A lot of good locations to work.

    Cons

    Hard to get a full time spot. The foreigners stick together to the point where if your not from there country, they make it hard to get employed there perm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure every body, including Americans, does not get discriminated against other foreign workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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