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Complete Building Services Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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David E. "Butch" Barry, Jr.
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  1. "No better place to grow!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Staff in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Support Staff in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Complete Building Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I started with the company in 2004. After leaving for a couple years to handle personal business and then coming back in 2013, I realize there is no better place to find your skill set and excel with coworkers who care about individual and organizational growth.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Keep inspiring people.


  2. "Great Career Choice"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CBS is a great place to work and offers an array of opportunities to grow with the company. After 12 years with this company I have moved through multiple positions and have learned from management.

    Cons

    The only Con that I could think of is that I didn't join Complete Building Services sooner. One should expect to move through the ranks at CBS.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep up what you are doing. Allowing the employees to take charge and lead projects is exactly what has kept me interested and motivated.


  3. "Nice place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Complete Building Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and friendly environment. Open communication and feedback is appreciated.

    Cons

    During busier months, staffing levels can be lower but that is to be expected when going through growing pains.


  4. "CBS Co. Horrible"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management/Engineering in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Management/Engineering in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Complete Building Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sometimes just be thankful you have any job at all.

    Cons

    All aspects of working is so far below subpar. No matter what is told during interview process, there are no raises, no bonuses, nothing, ever, never. Reputation is well known throughout industry, just ask anyone in trade and established.

    Advice to Management

    Start from the top and fire all. Hire qualified persons and compensate appropriately.


  5. "Horrible turnaround on employees!!! Horrible support structure."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Complete Building Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    its a job with a sometimes on time pay check.

    Cons

    Your operation manager will not help you any chance he gets and they man there buildings with the least number of people they can get away with. The pay is at least 5 dollars less than everyone else. They have in house schooling that is a joke and Your schooling from a company is only as good as the person teaching it!!!

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the employee! If you pay just to get warm bodies in a building thats what you get!


  6. "Amazing Place to Work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Development in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Complete Building Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Friendly and helpful co-workers
    - Room for growth
    - Plenty of opportunity for continuous learning
    - Laid-back atmosphere, yet encouragement to strive to be better
    - Great benefits, including educational reimbursement
    - Leadership is always accessible
    - CBS and The Donohoe Companies (parent company) both show great employee appreciation

    Cons

    - Some might view being pulled in on projects with other groups as a con because it adds extra work on your plate, but I enjoy the teamwork-oriented atmosphere and appreciate when the favor is returned!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! The fact that you are available and open to speak with (or have lunch with) employees is great. Feels good to be appreciated.


  7. "Worst reputation for a reason- Terrible"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Constantly hiring because of turnaround.

    Cons

    No recognition, No raises, No annual reviews, 5 days vacation per year, No bonuses ect..

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employees as people. Provide yearly reviews to track accomplishments. Provide yearly raises based on merit. Provide employees with 2 weeks vacation.


  8. "Good place to start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Complete Building Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Basic apprentice training is good.They will pay for classes to advance. Office staff friendly.

    Cons

    Little recognition financially or otherwise for performance. Raises were lousy. Benifits were ok.