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ABM Industries Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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ABM Industries President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Salmirs
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Pros
  • Good pay and hours make own schedule (in 28 reviews)

  • The company has a good benefits package and offers multiple discounts to employees, as well as competitive perks (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay basically starting at minimum wage no room for advancement benefits are not that good unless you been there forever (in 32 reviews)

  • It felt like we had little to no support from upper management when it came to issues with our client (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Pay fairly."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for growth and career progression

    Cons

    Unfair pay gaps between people of similar job titles

    Advice to Management

    Flat rate all around.


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had an excellent direct report that ended up retiring after we were laid off.

    Cons

    For whatever reasons, Corporate HR wasn't that helpful in trying to place managers that lost their position. The VP of my area, ended up taking a job with a competitor

    Advice to Management

    Hold onto the employees that made a difference and give them more time, when lay-offs occur

  3. "Former Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABM Industries full-time

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Good Benefits for Management
    Wealth of resources available
    Upward mobility
    Company culture very positive

    Cons

    Lack of training/assistance
    Upper management will take customer's side over site manager's
    Lack of appreciation for efforts
    Poorly designed and maintained web resources

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who have their boots on the ground. While upper management may have a great deal of overall experience, no one is going to know the specifics of the situation at hand like the people who deal with it every day. Every account is unique, you can't treat them all with a generic approach.


  4. "Good operations manager that cares"

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    Current Employee - Janitor/Cleaner in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Janitor/Cleaner in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They want you to succeed and will train well

    Cons

    The pay is the same as most companies but benefits are great!

    Advice to Management

    Great job!


  5. "Working with ABM Valet"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABM Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and always plenty of extra hours

    Cons

    Lack on direction with supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Better prepare your supervisors for their post


  6. "Regional Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABM Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company with strong financial history.

    Cons

    Processes are slow for onboarding and systems provisioning of new employees.

    Advice to Management

    Need more staff in Shared Services. Need to make sure all employees know to whom they should contact for various systems and process questions and support. The Help Desk is not very helpful. They are limited in there scope of alowable support.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice benefits and good schedule for me"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ABM Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Easy to get help from company

    Cons

    Always hiring many part-time janitors

    Advice to Management

    Give more support for the janitors

  8. "work enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABM Industries part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible works schedules, decent pay rate, part time is more likely as a full time because they give you 25+ hours but you will always work extra hours, they treat you like a family member not like an employee.

    Cons

    some of the supervisors are really not professionals because they harass you if you are a hard worker because they feel threatened of losing their position thinking that the manager will give you their position, that's why I left the company because a supervisor harassed me because I was a supervisor of another account but they placed me in her account filling an empty position until they could find someone to fill that position and I was working hard and doing some extra work so she felt threatened and started to harass me. Also the company were running out of the budget so they reduced my salary rate $2.00 less than I supposed to be payed.

    Advice to Management

    I strongly suggest to keep an eye on the supervisors of every account making sure they are treating every employee equally with respect and keep a professional work environment because some of your supervisors are taking advantage of their position to treat employees like animals and they are getting away with it. By the way I was one of the best employees ever you had in your company and you guys know better than that.


  9. "great company to work 4"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABM Industries full-time

    Pros

    great people to work with.
    a lot of oveetime

    Cons

    supervisors are unprofessional
    pay to low for the kind of work


  10. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABM Industries full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful people, great environment, awesome

    Cons

    Hard to get a straight answer from anyone


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