ABEC Reviews

Updated Mar 1, 2021

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15%
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ABEC President & CEO Scott Pickering (no image)
Scott Pickering
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "No Pros - A lot of travelling expected(in 6 reviews)

  • "You get a lot of work experience in a short amount of time(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very unprofessional upper management and instability in work load(in 5 reviews)

  • "They fire people who they promised full time employment(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Positive Experiance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABEC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great People, Great Leaders, helps people worldwide with their products

    Cons

    Would like to have an internal job board

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  2. "Great local management, very poor corporate management"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembler in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABEC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    401k match, health plan, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Corporate level managers have no clue how to attract and keep good people

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  3. "Opportunity to do more than you bargained for"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Technician 

    I have been working at ABEC full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule Great co-workers

    Cons

    Short staffed, micro-managing, unrealistic expectations of management

  4. "Poor"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABEC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    None nothing good to say

    Cons

    Everything, nothing good here at all

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  5. "Review"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Bethlehem, PA

    I have been working at ABEC full-time

    Pros

    You get a lot of work experience in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    They make a lot of promises they can't keep to customers and then place blame on everyone but themselves when things don't get done on time.

  6. "Management needs to listen"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bensalem, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABEC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some people were good to work with

    Cons

    Stuck in the 1950's with management that refuses to listen to reality

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  7. "Generous"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electro Mechanical Assembler 

    I worked at ABEC full-time

    Pros

    Generous with 401k, benefits, pay and bonus

    Cons

    Cyclical nature of the industry can be difficult

  8. "I learned a lot about how quality works with manufacturing."

    1.0
    Former Employee - Quality Technician 

    I worked at ABEC full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers, benefits, available overtime, holidays were voluntary.

    Cons

    Very unprofessional upper management and instability in work load. Multiple layoffs and hiring freezes.

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "The Cleveland Browns of employers"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Bethlehem, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ABEC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good health insurance to help pay for career psychotherapy.

    Cons

    Hypocritical micromanagers at the top. Boiler plate sales approach. Non-existent product literature. Long hours plus weekends. Lack of accountability. Too many meetings and redundancies. Unqualified and inexperienced management in charge of sales team and applications engineering. Overpriced equipment and services. Inability to listen, learn and change with the times. Unchecked executive team egos. Long interview cycle. Lack of technical training.

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  10. "Better than most industrial companies"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Assembler in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABEC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Your never pressed beyond your abilitys and you get out pretty much what you put in.

    Cons

    Some back bighting amongst co-workers .

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