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Found 447 of over 540 reviews
3.8
71% Recommend to a Friend
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) President & CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki
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American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) President & CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki
Christopher J. Wiernicki
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great job

    May 24, 2022 - Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in Nashville, TN
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Really great to work at

    Cons

    Really busy all the time

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

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    Jan 24, 2023 - Principal Surveyor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good variety of work topics and clients Generally, goodwill from clients Good teamwork at Port Level. Decent compensation.

    Cons

    High workload. Inefficient data management and software systems ( reporting). Managment unable to deliver on promises of operational efficiencies. Each client had a different fee schedule and billing arrangement. Left to technicians to deal with. Different prices for mandatory statutory certifications for different clients... Extreme pressure on port management to produce revenue. " Not for Profit"

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

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    Jan 5, 2023 - Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good environment with welcoming co-workers.

    Cons

    Pay is not the greatest.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Could Have Been Better

    Jan 11, 2023 - Marine Surveyor II in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Company provided laptop, mobile phone and vehicle

    Cons

    Little to no upward movement, no bonuses unless you are at corporate. Claim to want you to have a work life balance but if you are overloaded they still expect you to give up more of your life to get the work done.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    Dec 25, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good company. Safe bet. Job satisfaction

    Cons

    Low pay. Stressful. No career advancement

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Mission Driven but losing focus

    Jun 26, 2022 - Survey in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people are generally fantastic. There is a commitment at the rank and file level to the mission and everyone tries to help each other as much as possible. Generally flexible in terms of working arrangements.

    Cons

    Management has grown further and further detached from both the reality of the businesses, the expectations they have placed on their employees, and how they are perceived. They have increased their isolation instead of reducing it. This in turn has undermined the work-life balance and put even more onus on key individuals.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

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    Aug 25, 2022 - Technical Support 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    F Meet and work with other people. Fun at times.

    Cons

    If you someone high ranking doesn't like you or you not friends or friendly with "high and mighty" or the cool kid club you will not have advancement opportunities. You work the hardest they will always find something to pick on you about. Constantly changing work process and accuse you of everything you do is wrong. Even after changes have been made someone will find a reason to complain on you. Ugly attitudes.

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Just Okay

    Oct 12, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Spring, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    The technology department had great projects which were technically challenging, and had some really smart people. Fair pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Training consists of “read the manual and figure it out”. Management emphasizes financials, not the quality of work or customer satisfaction. Little to no work-life balance consideration by management.

    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    You will do OK if you treat this like a job and not career.

    Aug 24, 2022 - Senior Surveyor 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - A lot of good people to work with - Mostly predictable job schedule - Good benefits - Supports advanced learning through tuition reimbursement and free internal/external training - Overtime available - Good amount of process instructions and guidelines to do your job

    Cons

    - Career advancement almost impossible if you're not part of a cool kid group or work 80-100 hours a week - Very minimal diversity as you go up the ladder - low salary and salary increments (2-3%) if you're lucky - A new hire with much less experience will make more money than a current employee. If you get an internal transfer for a better position, they will not give you a good increment - Performance Evaluation is not fully - Draconian management who will stop at nothing to get rid of you, if they don't like you (even if you're an old timer, good at work and is liked by all the clients) - Has employees and managers who are openly racist/sexist/anti-lgtbq and will not face repurcurssions - HR will not help you at all (never go to them if you have a problem at work) - They will team up with clients to do inquiry against you and will not give you an opportunity to explain yourself. (luckily for me, clients were always on my side) - They have poor market and revenue projection skills, which leads to poor revenue. Their recent investments in the past decade (towards newer markets and technologies) has largely been underperforming, which is alarming. They, therefore, maintain profit margin by cracking down on revenue generating departments (by laying off people, bullying employees to put more hours with no monetary benefits, low salary growth etc.). All this while, they will be double downing on their terrible investment philosophy to justify their actions. Basically they are delaying the I'll effects until the current management leaves.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  11. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Place to Work and Learn

    May 13, 2022 - Human Resources Business Partner in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    ABS is a great company with an amazing mission and values. People love to share the same spirit of ABS, contributing to a better world. The team is great, people are willing to help. The office in Spring is amazing, motivating the collaborative work.

    Cons

    ABS still have some intrinsic culture stuck in the past, but things are changing lately.

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American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 540 reviews left anonymously by employees. 71% of employees would recommend working at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to a friend and 64% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

71% of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.

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