Able Engineering Services
3.2 of 5 12 reviews
www.ableserve.com San Francisco, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Able Engineering Services Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2014

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Paul Bensi

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45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company for employment and always take care of payroll

    Building Engineer One Man Plant (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsYou will meet different phases of engineering and systems. They will eventually find you a fit for your level of skills.

    ConsThey are in the business of renting engineers therefore if they lose a contract you are out of a job until something else open

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of responsibility with very little support and even fewer benefits

    Assistant Manager/Facilities Engineer (Former Employee)
    Loves Park, IL

    ProsMy supervisor was a stand-up guy, most of the time. And he worked with his employees up to the point where he felt they were not as committed or responsive as he was personally. The group was a contract group working for a major food manufacturer and after equipment was delivered, we were pretty much left on our own to sink or swim.

    ConsThere was no managerial support from above. The regional representatives only showed up once to see how we were faring. After that, the came into the facility but never came to see us or even inquire how we were doing. In addition, the Able Company/Crown Services was growing so fast that the systems they had in place could not adequately keep up with the data they received. As a result, too much misinformation was tossed about that had no reflection in any of the realities that we faced on a daily basis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut people in place who understand the need for documentation. People who are Professionals with people experience. Stability is a requirement if you wish to present your company effectively to your customers. In this case, there was no stability to be found..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enjoyable people. Positive work culture.

    Executive Vice President (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsFriendly atmosphere with exceptional teamwork.

    ConsStruggle with process development/improvement; difficulty operating and thinking like a large company. Very reactive vs proactive management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink outside the box. Stay loyal to employees even when not politically convenient.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Operaing Engineer (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    Prosgood pay union benfits vacation sick lave

    Consgood management union guys they know the trade understanding

    Advice to Senior Managementtake care employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Able Engineering is a good company to work in the engineering field.

    Chief Engineer (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsWorked with smart people and was able to network and meet other engineers. I worked as a Chief Engineer at three differents and unique sites.

    ConsThey pick up new building sites and some of these new employees may need more training to be in the engineering field.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent working with Steven Wong of Able Engineering Service.

    Building Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsPre-employment testing helps the director place you into a position that you can handle competitiantly.

    ConsI would like to find a full time position while training at night with IHACI and Grossmont College.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy immediate supervisor is Steven Wong, a true professional personel director.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Billing Specialist (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsSmall company so it's growing. The owner, who comes to work every day, very sweet lady. Insurance coverage is good, but costs an arm & a leg.

    ConsManagement doesn't know how to manage at all. Had to work 10-20 hours OT each week. If you see your whole staff is working crazy overtime, it's time to hire someone. There is no job growth even though in the interview they make it sound like there is since it's a small growing company. Nobody ever gets promoted. You'll be pissed off to know how much you're getting paid vs. the amount of work you do compared with your boss. I would have loved to get paid 5x and do 1/3 the work. Mgmt is in after you and leave before you...I think that's a huge red flag.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManage better!! When the turnover rate is so high, you would think to change something in management?!?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Needs better upper managment

    Project Supervisor (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe company is stable and has a high retention with clients.

    ConsYour hard work is not appreciated, even when you work 11+ hours Monday through Friday as a salary paid employee. You are expected to work weekends even if you've given notice that you'll be out of town for that weekend.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't go 4 years without giving management a raise when they clearly work hard for the company and have proven themselves time and time again.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible Engineering Co.

    General Mechanic (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIf they leave you alone, great!

    ConsWhen one of their managers has it in for you right or wrong your toast!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet better more compassionate managers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    very hectic work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosteam work with the engineering managers

    Consonly administrative on East Coast

    Advice to Senior Managementadd more employees to the office

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