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American Bridge Company Reviews

Updated February 3, 2017
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  1. "Pipe & Structural welder"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Great experience"

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    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.


  3. "Ok"

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    Former Contractor - Bridge Repair in Charlotte, NC
    Former Contractor - Bridge Repair in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Bridge Company as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The had good benefits for the employee and the and you got perdiom for the first time in a bit I was making a decent amount of money

    Cons

    Lay off in the winter do not reply to any complaints from the employee or agent responsible for the employee just wanted to get the bridge done at any costs


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  5. "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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Construction Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Field Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Former Intern - Field Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Bridge Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good first hand experience of the construction field. Many opportunities to do field work and get out of the office. Other engineers were very helpful and were always willing to help.

    Cons

    Multiple days in which a lot wasn't going on. Those days were spent sitting in the office trying to find something to do.


  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. "GREAT company to work for!"

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    Former Contractor - Ironworker in Wilmington, NC
    Former Contractor - Ironworker in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Bridge Company as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They put safety first and address any concerns immediately. They hire union labor and pay union wages and benefits.

    Cons

    The only downside is that the labor hired is contract work, so unless you are a superintendent or better, there's not much chance for long term employment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "I loved my engineering internship with AB, but I couldn't see it working long term."

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    Former Intern - Intern in Coraopolis, PA
    Former Intern - Intern in Coraopolis, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Bridge Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I felt that my skills were appreciated and respected, even though I was at the bottom of the totem pole as an intern. They were very flexible with work hours, and I felt that employees were basically happy; it seemed like you could have a good work/life balance if you wanted it. Management is very interested in having employees continue their education and improve their skills. The company culture inspires people to be friendly, active, fun-loving, and social with one another. Senior management mingles with interns without any air of superiority.

    Cons

    There seems to be a set "track" to follow as a new hire if you are an engineer, which generally involves moving a lot for 5 years, which might not work if you have a family or are part of a two-career couple; I can see the merit in this approach, but requiring it probably costs them quite a few very talented potential employees who could easily telecommute and just travel for occasional meetings. They seem reluctant to create new positions outside of that track if somebody presents a unique skill set; I think this could really hold them back when it comes to embracing new technology, which advances rapidly. As somebody who is very interested in keeping up with new technology and figuring out how to apply new tools to real world engineering problems, I didn't feel like AB had a career path consistent with my goals; with few exceptions, it seems like every engineer who wants a long term career with the company ends up on a management track instead of becoming an expert in any type of engineering technology.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid of new ideas. If you want to remain on the cutting edge, don't be afraid to hire somebody with a skill set in a developing area, and create a new position for them. If it isn't working out after a year, you won't have suffered a great loss, but being at the forefront of new technology and new ideas could give you the leg up on your competitors that makes all the difference.


  11. "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.