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ABM Industries Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay, especially if you're in college (in 14 reviews)

  • Overall good company good benefits package company vehicle decent insurance stock option with discount (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management can cause problems if you don;t stay on top of them (in 20 reviews)

  • Low pay basically starting at minimum wage no room for advancement benefits are not that good unless you been there forever (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This review is for Los Angeles office. Pros ? The job requirement is pretty basic. Therefore, it is pretty easy to get hired for any jobs in the office, especially if you are Chinese/Chinese American, White/Black or pretty young girls. Don't bother to apply to any jobs in the field if you are not speaking Spanish. Free Breakfast on Fri, birthday cakes, free parking, get paid in every two weeks.

    Cons

    This company doesn't want to keep their talents. It is super easy to become senior because people constantly quit after couple months working there due to the workload and the management. The paid is pretty low compared to the industry standard. Managers and executive are perverts. You will be the favorite in the office if you are one of those pretty YOUNG girls. Be prepared to stay until 10PM every nights during one week of month-end closing, then come back to work at 9AM. There has been many laid-off across the division. ABM decided to move all of finance and accounting functions to south and east coast. That means there will be more laid off soon.

    Advice to Management

    Stop favoring those young girls. More professional and less pervert ! Pay people more, so they can survive here instead of leaving to another place.


  2. "Cleaning Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cleaning Technician
    Former Employee - Cleaning Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No boss at location
    Laid back

    Cons

    No benefits
    Bad management
    No raises


  3. "Suitable if you are Upper Managment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    friendly and relaxed office environment.

    Cons

    currently going through company reorganization.


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  5. "Didn't learn much."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer Coordinator
    Former Employee - Engineer Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with were nice. They were fun, easy to talk to, and understanding. Some of the managers were helpful when they worked in the office. Majority of the time, they are out.

    Cons

    Wanted to work alongside other knowledgeable people and learn the tools of the trade, but it felt like I was kept in the dark most of the time.


  6. "Easy going but poor management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Cleaner in Sidney, OH
    Current Employee - General Cleaner in Sidney, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ABM Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back and simple. Great for people who can't work as hard or have limitations. If you like to clean this is the job for you

    Cons

    Management is bad and hard work goes unnoticed. Tight on hours so don't expect overtime. People call in or don't show up and you have to do their job for them


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABM Industries full-time

    Pros

    Stable company, been around a long time

    Cons

    Company has been around a long time - and they still think like they did when they started. Stale environment. Mid and Senior Management not current on new technology or digital world. Senior and mid management not current with competitor level knowledge of their market. Mid level management not current with their education (mid managers without college degrees, without knowledge of Microsoft office tools).

    Advice to Management

    Step up your game!


  8. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    New CEO is going in wrong direction.

    Cons

    The company is only concerned about money.

    Advice to Management

    Have more interest/concern/programs to help employees.


  9. "Just ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Day Porter in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Day Porter in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABM Industries part-time

    Pros

    You get a paycheck and there's plenty of work.

    Cons

    Very unorganized. I never knew who to call for what. A chain of command in theory only. And a huge nephatism problem.

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on the nephatism. I had a supervisors son who didn't work for the company telling me what to do and I had to listen or get fired. Wait I should change my pros to none.


  10. "ABM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT

    Pros

    The people that you work with are great.

    Cons

    The pay is low. Management is not knowledgeable and very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Intimidation isn't a management tool.


  11. "Janotorial"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ABM Industries full-time

    Pros

    Can't think of a pro other than having a job

    Cons

    Can be unethical , and when it comes for room for growth or raise .there isn't much.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to acknowledge employers employees who work hard and are seeking growth in company.



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