ABM Security Services Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Chris Hanson
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Pros
  • Competitive wages, large company, increasing number of work sites (in 3 reviews)

  • pay is based on what the client wants though (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management has little to no involvement with the operations of the company (in 3 reviews)

  • Referring to the Dallas Office,little to no support from management (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Facility Security Officer (FSO)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facility Manager
    Former Employee - Facility Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid company, little experience required.

    Cons

    Low income, with limited opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to get clients to offer better benefits.


  2. Great Entry Level Company

    Current Employee - Rank-Armed Security Officer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Rank-Armed Security Officer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends

    I have been working at ABM Security Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Entry level pay with some high paying contracts, Management seems to be on top of their stuff, Reputable business with proven existence to be professional and caring of employees

    Cons

    Not a huge variety of contracts Moving up seems to be a little challenging

    Advice to Management

    Get more diverse contracts


  3. security officer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABM Security Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    money is good and it is a good company.

    Cons

    You work in bad weather doing parking lot duties.


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  5. Guard

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of hours, simple tasks, great environment to work at, friendly and needing emplyees

    Cons

    Poor management, bad communication, my boss put me through financial failure due to his lack of management. I received a promotion due to my hard work, only to have my boss not do the insurance check for driving after I accepted the offer and they had filled my old position. Essentially putting me out of a job due to his laziness

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and treat your employees as if they are people rather than assets, your turn over rate is so high because you get what you pay for. You treat someone like nothing long enough they become just that.


  6. Helpful (1)

    It's a "Job".

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABM Security Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good pay, Decent benefits, It's a way to make money.

    Cons

    This company is widely known for having a very unprofessional environment and management. This causes a very high turn over rate. You only have room to grow so far with this job and then you are stuck. If you are on the "good side" of Mrs. Folz you will be fine. If not you wont last long!

    Advice to Management

    Those running the security management are to young, inexperienced, and on the "buddy system".


  7. security

    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer/Dispatch in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer/Dispatch in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at ABM Security Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    uniform,close to home friendly workers

    Cons

    not enough contracts, not enough pay to stand on your feet all day no lunch break from time to time


  8. Unconsiderate Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Security in Hialeah, FL
    Former Employee - Director of Security in Hialeah, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABM Security Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Almost all Officers are cool and like to do only the minimum to get by.

    Cons

    ABM play's with your hours and money. Your check is always short hours and employees always get told " NEXT CHECK " or " IT WAS AN ACCOUNTING ERROR . " You will be waiting FOREVER to get the money that was shorted to you and when you keep insisting on getting your money. you be told to " STAND DOWN " or " YOU ARE BEIGN INSURBORDINATE " or " YOU ARE BEIGN SUSPENDED FOR DISRESPECTING ME "

    Advice to Management

    TREAT YOUR EMPLOYEES LIKE PEOPLE, NOT LIKE . TREAT YOUR EMPLOYEES THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED "


  9. Supervisor

    Former Employee - Supervisor in Timberville, VA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Timberville, VA

    I worked at ABM Security Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paychecks on time, flexible rules.

    Cons

    Long hours, poor hiring process, lack of dependable people

    Advice to Management

    Pay to local standard and work with the supervisors


  10. Fire Safety Director / Emergency Action Plan Director / Security

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fire Safety Director/Emergency Action Plan Director
    Current Employee - Fire Safety Director/Emergency Action Plan Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ABM Security Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible floating work options. FSD/EAP positions are set with industry competitive rates for licensed employees. Room for growth as an unlicensed but certified FSD. For security officers I know that they have an ever growing number of accounts that guarantees stable and continuous employment in multiple states.

    Cons

    Lost of job opportunities but low rate of returns for security officers. And raises is almost non existing. Benefits also sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Quantity is not always better than quality. If employees are paid fairly and trained well they will yield better services which in turn will set the bar for the quality of the company.


  11. Security officer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ABM Security Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cares about you and your family. Keeps up with current issues in the world and with the union rules

    Cons

    Salary a little low. Office is a little disorganized. Communication between the office and the different sites is lacking

    Advice to Management

    Have the office and the different sites be more aware of the policies of the company.



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