ABM Janitorial Services Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
53 Reviews

2.5
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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.  

    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
  9.  

    Working here at A.B.M janitorial service is just a pay check to pay my bills. Theres nothing good working here

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    Current Employee - Cleaner  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Cleaner in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at ABM Janitorial Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Honestly i have no pros for A.B.M. janitorial service at the airport. We get the short end of the stick working at the airport.

    Cons

    There is alot of cons i have for A.B.M., but heres one their is no fairness and no advancement in A.B M

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no advance to mangement. The only way you are going to advance in A.B.M. is down and not up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Expects high performance for low pay.....

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    Current Employee - Event Staff  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Event Staff in Austin, TX

    I have been working at ABM Janitorial Services as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Get paid low wages to maintain cleanliness during Formula One/Moto GP and many concerts that I'd never have $$$ to attend.
    Enjoy watching people spend huge amounts @ concessions.....$4 12oz water, $9 12oz beer, $16 small burgers, $10 hot dogs 1/8#, $5 12oz can soda.....$$$$$.....

    Cons

    always understaffed, "supervisors" that don't speak or understand English & party while "working", lots of pressure and verbal abuse---bosses + customers, dealing w/unhappy clients upset with few English speaking staff, rude clerical staff, payroll mistakes, independent contract status mandatory, mostly lazy slackers for coworkers, unpaid meal/breaks required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring people that don't want to work and that don't understand English.
    Pay the workers doing the work, not the lazy on site supervisors.
    Stop requiring staff to be fluent in Spanish for jobs and require that managers learn some English instead. Staff should not be embarrassed to work for you!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Yup

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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

    the people are great to know and work with

    Cons

    The unrealistic expectations from operations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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