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"Its ok I would recomend going to a career school."

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Current Employee - Security Officer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Security Officer in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

To gain security experience if wanting to be knowledgeble about security/law enforcement.

Cons

No pay raises and very low hourly pay theres no advancment within the company.

Advice to Management

Give employees evalutions for pay raises

Other Employee Reviews for ABM Industries

  1. Helpful (4)

    "High stress,mentally frustrating and physically exhausting,a very unhealthy work atmosphere!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Janitor in Yakima, WA
    Current Employee - Janitor in Yakima, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are nation wide,you can find a job just about anywhere, and they offer a variety of related services.

    Cons

    Poor relations between management/supervisors and labor.Training is almost non-existent,communication and support from superiors to labor is poor at best.Management/supervisors ignore suggestions and concerns from labor employees.No benefits,low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Interact with the general labor more ,show them some respect.We are all on the same team,without one there is no other.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "If you REALLY NEED A JOB no matter what, they are always hiring"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Uniform provided, easy job, direct deposit, if you don't have a criminal record and pass a drug test you're pretty much guaranteed to get hired.

    Cons

    Pay is lousy, meaning it's embarrassing to say what you make out loud even to yourself. Communication is horrific, staff will fail to show up for their shift because they are not aware they have been scheduled. Arbitrary decisions constantly due to lack of documented procedure. Management forever sends out memos that nobody looks at. The lack of professionalism is cringeworthy. Turnover is out of control.

    Advice to Management

    Step up and pay a living wage to your staff so more qualified candidates can be hired. Look for ex-military or ex-law enforcement with a modicum of professionalism. Offer a 401k and a minimedical insurance plan. Get some actual documentation stating what an officer can or can't do. Boldly leap into technology circa 1993 (at least) and allow for use of a computer. Give officers some real power instead of constantly having to contact the supervisor on all matters. If this is impossible look for older candidates with a work ethic who are running out the clock to retirement. Quit the paradoxical strategy of glorifying the job for more than it is while simultaneously telling your staff they don't matter. ABM provides contracted unarmed security guards. It ain't rocket science. The job is made much harder than it has to be.

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