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Updated December 11, 2017
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  1. "AB A Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Administrator in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Project Administrator in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Bridge Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, bonuses, treat their employees really well.

    Cons

    Truly did not have any complaints while working for them.


  2. "Demanding but interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Sleepy Hollow, NY
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Sleepy Hollow, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Bridge Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    American Bridge field engineers work on complex and interesting projects. The job is challenging but rewarding when everything comes together.

    Cons

    Engineers are expected to work long hours and many times 6 days a week. But If you show you're capable they will give you opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more engineers.

  3. "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Bridge Company full-time

    Pros

    lots of perks for employees

    Cons

    lack of communication by management


  4. "Pipe & Structural welder"

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    Former Employee - Structural Welder in Yulee, FL
    Former Employee - Structural Welder in Yulee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Bridge Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved working on the water

    Cons

    No work on rainy days

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  5. "Great experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Welder in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Welder in Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    Fair pay, great benefits, lots of overtime

    Cons

    Outside in the elements be prepared.


  6. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Tarrytown, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Bridge Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and fun work atmosphere. Wide variety of projects and types of work available in the heavy civil industry

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult to get and you're at the mercy of the project schedule. Both good and bad depending on the project schedule. Working with hourly, union construction workers is frustrating knowing how much they're making and the demands put on staff

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. It's a hard industry not cut out for everyone


  7. "Great place to work and grow."

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    Current Employee - IT Project Analyst in Coraopolis, PA
    Current Employee - IT Project Analyst in Coraopolis, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee centric company with lots of room to grow. Currently expaning rapidly. Coworkers are great. Mamagement is accesible. Office gym.

    Cons

    In the midst of a culture shift.

    Advice to Management

    Keep realistic project deadlines.

  8. "No Clue."

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Reedsport, OR
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Reedsport, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Bridge Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a painful job.

    Cons

    No clue how to run or compete a manufacturing plant.


  9. "WAS an outstanding company - Until New Senior Management moved in !"

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    Former Employee - Administration in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Administration in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Bridge Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    OUTSTANDING !!!!!!! company benefits.
    Up until recently, very good work ethics.
    Some what of a "good old boy" attitude but it is easy to ignor.
    Corporate Management staff is worth their weight in gold, however not much to be said for the Southeastern Regional Management Staff.

    Cons

    I was with this company for many years and thought that I would retire from its service with full honors, however after new senior managemant moved in all senior management staff associated with the former administration was given the pink slipre some of the downsides of working at American Bridge Company - Tampa Division.

    Advice to Management

    It would never do any good as they are all to set in their ways. Too bad they did not learn from the former administration.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Unique, challenging, and a growth experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    One of a kind bridge projects working with unique structures. Work with many people with long resumes of large civil bridge and unique structures experience. Opportunity to "invent" means and methods and create ways to accomplish work that has never been performed before. Compensation is good and company wide bonuses are given if the company has a good finicial year. World wide jobs/option to travel. Extra living allowance provided as extra compensation. 401k with up to 5% matching contribution from company. Blue cross Blue shield PPO -$10 deductible. Good life insurance.

    Cons

    Long hours and large work load. An ever changing schedule with major deadlines and time critical aspects can make the job very stressful. Large upper management with mediocre communication to lower levels creates confusion and causes difficulties, very unclear hierarchy. Unclear promotional path, minimal time to participate in extra activities including ongoing learning or certification. Unsure of future job/work/placement/salary. Minimal salary increase each year and at lower level promotions. Unclear/undefined responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    More employee feedback, any sort of job performance incentive would be a great bonus. Clear responsibilities and hierarchy. Explain and be open about career path and the actual opportunities within the company, with time frame and promotions outlined in some manner. a greater focus on training employees, including certification and continuing learning-providing opportunities for employees to continue to grow within and for the company.


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