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Abt Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
Abt – “Atrium”

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3.2 34 reviews

64% Approve of the CEO

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Bob Abt

(28 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    I love working at Abt and hope to work there for years to come.

    Sales (Current Employee) Glenview, IL

    ProsWe work hard and we have fun. Abt has a friendly atmosphere and culture. Our people try and mostly succeed in providing great service and support to our customers. We enjoy opportunities to advance with good pay and benefits.

    ConsSore feet after long hours on the sales floors. Interestingly I feel better when it's busy than when it's not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to care for our employees and customers. Review compensation yearly and adjust on merit.

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

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    Abt is a great place!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Glenview, IL

    ProsAbt is a great place because the simple formula works. Every employee is empowered to make the decisions needed to deliver the highest level of Customer Service. Our commitment to this goal has produced national awards and drives our growth. Personally, I am proud to be a part of this success.

    Unlike most retail, the hours are reasonable and Abt really allows a solid quality of life.
    Employee retention is strong and the compensation is well above industry standards.

    ConsI have been in retail for several years, no place is perfect. For 78 years, the Abt formula has proven to be very successful.........

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to provide balanced feedback.

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

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    78 years strong.

    Abt Employee (Current Employee) Glenview, IL

    Pros#1 in consumer reports #1 place to work for chicago tribune. Family owned business that really cares about the employees. Great pay, 401k, gym, clean working environment, and only getting bigger.

    ConsThat there isn't a second location in Arizona.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome of the best managers around thank you all for making Abt what it is today.

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

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    Love the Abt family

    Floor Sales (Former Employee) Glenview, IL

    ProsTaught me a ton about electronics
    Gave me an opportunity to grow in a great family owned business
    Great pay and benefits
     Made me realize what it's like working for a great successful company
    First company that gave bonuses

    ConsThe hours aren't ideal, however it's a sales job. So just like any sales job you are requires to work weekends & holidays.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI worked at Abt for 7 years it was by far the best company I have worked for. I think it's funny as to how many people have negative things to say, but I think it's probably because they were awful employees which resulted in them getting fired.. The Abt's don't fire people, lazy employees fire themselves. That family takes care of their employees and always asks the employees their opinions as to making things better and easier on everyone. Not because they have to but because they truly care. I left Abt because I started a family but when I look back at the 7 years I've spent there I have nothing but positive things to say about that company/family.

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

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    Sales

    Sales Floor (Current Employee) Glenview, IL

    ProsI have recently joined the Abt family and I couldn't be any happier! What a great place to work, great benefits, excellent salary lots of opportunities. Management has an open door policy!!! Great group of people on the sales floor that are always happy to help out. Mr. Abt and his family have built the BEST #1 in Consumer Reports 5 years in a row!! Very proud to be part of this amazing company!!

    ConsRetail hours are always long

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing. I love that Mr. Abt and his son's are always willing to take the time to talk to you if you have a problem or even listen to a new idea's you may have.

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

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    #1 in the country

    Floor Sales (Current Employee) Glenview, IL

    ProsIf you work hard in your position, you will get noticed. If you lose track of the goal (taking care of the customer), it will get noticed. Just like any other company, there are benefits and there are issues. There may be loose ends in management, but I have yet to work at a job that hasn't had some of the same (and more) issues. At every job, there will be personalities that do not match, ideas that do not mesh, and opportunity overlooked. Abt as a company has been thriving for 78 years, and it shows. The owner has been a great leader. He is very present at the store and cares deeply for his company and employees. He works hard for what he has earned and I would think wants each and every single employee to work just as hard. The business has been family owned and should be run as a family. Relation or not. His sons are following his direction in the best way, and I am sure they will continue the legacy.

    ConsAbt's motto is taking care of the customer: "say yes to any reasonable request." Unfortunately this idea can spoil some customers and then those customers take advantage of the company/employees. People need to understand the difference between necessities and wants.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend a day in each department/position to experience and understand what goes into each area.

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

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    18yrs and still going! Thanks to the Abt family.

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsWitnessing and learning what it takes to operate a successful business by Bob Abt is inspiring. The man is in his 70's and still heavily involved in the day to day business. He's seems to be the glue that keeps it all together.

     You feel like part of the family!

    Your hard work is always noticed and appreciated.

    Your Wages are very fair.

    Witnessing the growth of the company and contributing to it, is very rewarding.

    Many opportunities for growth. Promoted multiple times.

    ConsWorking weekends and Missing out on family time.

    But that's part of the gig with working in retail!

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

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    Great experience, phenomenal company and managers, who sincerely care about their employee and customers.

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsThe atmosphere is great, customers know how good the company is and makes sales very effortless. Most importantly they backup everything try say and the customers clearly know that.

    ConsNot many. Long hours? I'll take them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work and as we continue to grow and expand every day, don't be afraid to ask for help/ promote more to keep your job title in line.

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

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    The Best

    Sales (Current Employee) Glenview, IL

    ProsGreat owners and great pay. A class store to work at.

    ConsYou can't complain when you work at the #1 store in the country.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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

     

    na

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood company to work for

    Consno employee rule book to speak of

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