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American Bureau of Shipping Employer Reviews

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Managed the Payables Dept.
Accounts Payable/Treasury Supervisor (Former Employee), Houston, TXJuly 4, 2014
Supervised 13 AP Specialists. Processed and Reviewed GL entries, inter-company transactions, and Treasury functions.
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American Bureau of Shipping
Graphic Designer (Former Employee), Houston, TXJune 11, 2014
Pros: flex hours, great benefits
Cons: micro-management, you are talked down to.
The demeanor of the office building is very mundane and dull. Employees do not seem happy to be there. Some managers talk down to you and embarrass you in front of your peers.
The hardest part of my job is pleasing my manager who does not demonstrate proper managerial skills. She would curse, make you feel inferior. We also lost an account due to her – more... behavior. Therefore, my department would have to pick up the slack.

The marketing department employees are not happy to be at work when the manager is in the office.
The most enjoyable part of the job was lunchtime and when the manager was out of the office. Co-workers take their time off when the manager is there. And make sure they work when the manager is out of the office for the day, or on vacation.

My co-workers are great, but everyone is equally miserable with the manager(s). – less
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Great Place to work at and ABS has a long an impressive history. (150 strong history)
Document Control Lead (Contractor) (Former Employee), Houston, TXMay 8, 2014
Pros: celebrating the 150 year anniversary was great. people are always celebrating abs history
Cons: contractor for 1 year
ABS has a strong history behind it and I am pleased that I was able to be part of ABS for a while. Work place consisted in working but also enjoying the people that worked there.
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management & job culture
Assistant (Current Employee), TexasJanuary 6, 2014
The company has grown in the last 10 years and management is struggling to catch up with those changes.
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Very much like working for the government
Market Analyst (Former Employee), Houston, TXAugust 7, 2013
Working there for a short time it was clear that this was a company that retained employees for decades. Unfortunately it was not a good fit for my career goals at the time.
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Very productive
Hull Engineer (Current Employee), Harahan, LAFebruary 23, 2013
The most enjoyable part of the job, it is dynamic and new plan review every 3-4 weeks.
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Terrible Environment, Micro-Managed, Buddy System
Senior Analyst/Support Analyst (Current Employee), Houston, TXNovember 27, 2012
Cons: water is undrinkable.
Sure, I have learned a million new things. Who wouldn't when they force you to do everything.

This environment is bad for your health. You are not thanked for good work, either by word of mouth or increase in pay.

Micro-management is huge. You can't send an email without a manager breathing down your back.

If something goes wrong on your shift, and – more... it wasn't even your fault. No worries, they will throw you under the bus.

- Helpdesk employee. – less
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Good benefits, poor management.
IT Operations & End User Services (Former Employee), Houston, TXApril 7, 2012
Excellent work, great benefits, pay is industry average, diverse culture, good people, poor executive management.
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Work
Payroll Specialist (Current Employee), Alexandra PointJuly 24, 2014
Pros: good medical plan
In this job, I have learnt more about expat tax treatment. It's challenging to get complete information from colleagues from different department to meet the deadline for filling.
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Competitive and Enjoyable Work Culture
Inspection Engineer (Current Employee), mumbaiMay 20, 2014
ABS is simply a bank of knowledgeable colleagues where as a entry level in my career had an opportunity to learn a lot from,Right from work to personal behaviour.

Its fun working with projects here learned a lot from ABS
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Producative
Marine Surveyor II / Project Manager (Current Employee), Ningbo, ChinaMarch 6, 2014
50% of work hours spent on the field (On the Ship) while 50% spent in the air-conditioned office
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Good expereince
Surveyor (Former Employee), Kochi, KLOctober 30, 2013
Pros: good expereince
Cons: excess travelling
Responsible for carrying out various Hull, Machinery, Electrical surveys & Sea trials of New construction vessels.
Bulk Carriers - 30000 DWT - 4 nos at Cochin shipyard Ltd.
AHTS vessels -4 Nos at Cochin shipyard Ltd.

Annual Hull surveys, Machinery Surveys, Statutory surveys, Intermediate,Special surveys Machinery & Hull, MODU surveys, and Dry Docking – more... surveys.
Bulk carriers
Tankers
Chemical tankers
Container vessels
General Cargo vessels
Jack up rigs
Drill ships
FMEA (DP) trails of Offshore Drill ships
SPM Installation, Subsea Pipeline laying, Shore pull, Telemetry of Buoy at Reliance India Limited and Kochi Refineries Limited, Repairs of MODU and various vessels.
Vendor surveys (Main switch board, Battery chargers, Pumps, Welder qualification, Testing of Motors, castings and Forgings inspection. – less
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Boring
SENIOR SURVEYOR (Former Employee), Dubai, DUOctober 27, 2013
Good for first three years, recommend to leave after completing your three years of stay with them. It is a not for profit organization.
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Good workplace for initial startup
Developer and Support Analyst (Former Employee), Kolkata, INDIAFebruary 5, 2013
Ample time and quality work to learn and do things differently
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otimo ambiente de trabalho
Assistente Administrativo Bilingue (Former Employee), Rio de Janeiro, RJApril 14, 2014
Pros: café da manhã na empresa
Cons: temperatura baixa demais dentro das salas
empresa sólida com otimo ambiente de trabalho.
aprendi a lidar com gerentes americanos e a desenvolver meu ingles maritimo
Gerencia amigável e prestativa
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Ambiente de trabajo agradable
Inspector (Current Employee), Poza Rica de Hidalgo, VERFebruary 27, 2014
Cons: no tengo prestaciones
Ambiente de trabajo agradable
Buena comunicación
Aprendi la forma de inspeccionar instalaciones para su certificacion
La gerencia es muy atenta a los empleados
los colegas son muy agradables
la disponibilidad de los colegas para ayudar
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Empresa dinâmica e muito agradável de trabalhar
Estagiário em Engenharia Mecânica (Former Employee), Cabo de Santo Agostinho, PEDecember 20, 2012
Foi uma das melhores experiências que eu tive em ambientes de trabalho. Aprendi a ter disciplina e responsabilidades em ambientes de trabalho. Meus colegas de trabalho me ajudaram bastante e são bastantes queridos. Não deu muito tempo de aprender como era a profissão deles, mas o pouco que eu vivenciei, eu gostei bastante. A parte mais difícil era acordar – more... muito cedo, já que levamos mais de 1h para chegarmos a empresa. – less