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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Reviews

Updated January 6, 2018
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ABRA Auto Body & Glass President & CEO Ann Fandozzi
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Pros
  • It is a great company to work for (in 14 reviews)

  • Shops are very clean and organized creating great work environment (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / life balance has been a challenge for me in the past (in 11 reviews)

  • We all work very long hours to make it work but not everyone is made to pull their weight (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Enjoy most of the time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ABRA Auto Body & Glass full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pays well, have to work hard for the money to get paid well

    Cons

    Stressfull at the end of the month. Not much extra time


  2. "This is a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABRA Auto Body & Glass full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have had a good experience from day 1. Pros include: managers that care, training, quality work, we stay busy, benefits that are better than most.

    Cons

    I don’t have cons. I like my job and the people.

  3. "Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid Company Abra takes care of their employee's they are very easy to get along with and when the right manager is involved, very easy to get into a great groove and work pace, with some amazing people!

    Cons

    Very hard to move up in the Company

    Advice to Management

    Follow Through, If you tell someone that you are going to help them with a promotion, dont take 18 months to do it


  4. "CSR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABRA Auto Body & Glass full-time

    Pros

    laid back company and smooth days

    Cons

    customers can be very harsh at times


  5. Helpful (1)

    "CEO is mean spirited and vindictive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABRA Auto Body & Glass full-time

    Pros

    If theres someone you don't like at ABRA, just give the CEO some time. She will likely fire them once they don't completely please her and do what she wants.

    Cons

    Where do I start? There were high hopes when Ann Fandozzi came as the new CEO. Those hopes were dashed almost immediately as she began to fire loyal employees and replace them with her unqualified friends who are almost never at headquarters anymore. Prior reviews on this are accurate. She gives a fancy speech then leaves town flying first class and staying at ritzy hotels on the backs of ABRA's hard working employees at the same time telling everyone to cut pennies and increase the bottom line so she can get a bigger bonus for herself and her friends. Board members at Helmann and Friedman are either clueless about her failures as a leader or just want to sell the company and get out of Dodge. CEO has completely dismantled the growth team and the company is a sitting duck waiting to be acquired.

    Advice to Management

    You guys have ruined what was once a great Minnesota based company only to line your own pockets with corporate greed. Take your millions and get out.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Run like hell this place it's full of negativity and low paying wages"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABRA Auto Body & Glass full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There no pros to this so called company the environment is toxic there's no team they don't care about there about employees all they want is 10s from customers to get a bonus

    Cons

    Management sucks at the Lakewood Wa shop All you hear is lies from a childish, Bully, management that brags about bonuses to people who don't get one and keeps a dog in her car year around from the hottest day even to the coldest of days

    Advice to Management

    When you have a manager that can't even say good morning because she hates her life shouldn't being in this position and companies to other employees is not very professional ..... and your so-called 25 dollar Christmas bonus is a joke


  7. "leadership is what is wrong with this company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ABRA Auto Body & Glass full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None none none none none

    Cons

    Favoritism, narcissism, frivolous spending of company cash, lying you have it all at Abra. Year end bonus is an insult

    Advice to Management

    You couldnt assemble a worse leadership team if you tried

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Don’t care about employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murfreesboro, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at ABRA Auto Body & Glass full-time

    Pros

    It’s busy, space to work

    Cons

    They don’t care about employees only they care about making money. Manager think he knows what he’s doing but he doesn’t know anything about collision repair. They only care about them to make a bonus.

    Advice to Management

    If this is a multi million dollar company why you don’t take care about employees with very low pay. If you want good body repair techs, start by paying them good and take care of them. That’s why they leave and quit. Repair techs they are the ones that works hard without them you don’t make the money.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some decent benefits and fringes

    Cons

    Leadership at shop level and corporate is awful


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABRA Auto Body & Glass full-time

    Pros

    They pay well and there is always work coming through the door. DRP relationships are good.

    Cons

    Management turn over is huge.


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