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ABM Industries San Francisco Reviews

Updated July 31, 2017
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San Francisco, CA

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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 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay basically starting at minimum wage no room for advancement benefits are not that good unless you been there forever (in 33 reviews)

  • It felt like we had little to no support from upper management when it came to issues with our client (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Heathy worker"

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    Former Employee - Apprentice Electrician in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Apprentice Electrician in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working is portant and influential and hard working pays off

    Cons

    Late shifts are very hard shifts and not worth it more like the day

    Advice to Management

    Pick a hard worker like me hard that's good advice


  2. 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

  3. "Growing Pains"

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very Large Established Company with a very good Track record in the service industry.

    Cons

    They are growing their Energy Services part of the business and are not bringing on the additional support personnel tot support the Sales Team. As a result the sales team are overloaded and multitasking on things other than the sales. This slows down the Sales process and resulting sales making it hard to excel for the sales folks.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of the methodology for Bundled Energy Solutions sales that if you sell it we will build, you need to support the sales folks more with a project development team so we can actually Sell and not manage projects as the metric is to sell and not manage.


  4. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Summer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABM Industries as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very flexible internship, learned a lot

    Cons

    no real structure to internship


  5. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Operations/Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Operations/Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family atmosphere and really take care of their employees. Good salary, benefits, and working environment.

    Cons

    Parent company is undergoing organizational change and going to a different business direction.

    Advice to Management

    Company organizational change affected a lot of long-term dedicated and loyal employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Very heavy, old and boring corporate culture"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Facilities Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABM Industries (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay
    People were generally very nice even though not happy
    Decent opportunity - usually have to add quite a bit of responsibility with no pay increase but after 2-3 years may see some pay increase/better title

    Cons

    Hours were very difficult, switched from day to swing to overnight shift
    Very old back office, old corporate culture that really used some employees

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and think outside the box just a little bit. Gets very monotonous. Also, their is no loyalty - saw an employee that's been working the same job as supervisor - there was no training for him and he just kind of fizzled out after so long


  7. "Great Benefits!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good 401k match and vacation/sick leave

    Cons

    Large corporation so more bureacracy

  8. "DM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at ABM Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Does not treat foreigners well from a management point of view


  9. "Unfulfilled"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People can be kind.
    They are nationwide so there are many areas to work in.

    Cons

    Lacks professionalism
    Lacks communication
    Lacks enthusiasm/positivity

    People get frustrated too easily.
    People are not consistent with their character.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some professional management and care about your employee's consistency of their job as well as invest in their growth.


  10. "Not the best"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at ABM Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Managers given a long leash to succeed or fail on their own
    Very stable employer will try to find a place for you as soon as you are established
    Lots of room to advance especially if you can relocate

    Cons

    Work life balance is poor (they tried to get me to come back from my honeymoon early to deal with a menial billing issue that my office staff was able to easily handle)
    Expect calls on nights weekends and all hours etc.
    Nothing is standardized. You have to reinvent the wheel constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Finish what you start, and make sure programs you sell your clients actually exist.


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