Mission: ABIS is a consulting and software firm catering to the metal construction industry. We believe in streamlining our software so our customers save time and money. Improve your software, improve your life.
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I can honestly say that at one point, I thought ABIS was a dream come true. The CEO was open to ideas, he was fair, and he cared about the success of every team and every employee. Management got along well in my first few years with ABIS, and they were generally aligned. In the past, ABIS had a great culture, positive morale, and happy customers. The product is good if it is implemented properly by both the customer and implementers. There are good people that work there. At one point, the owner definitely had a passion for the culture, and he showed that he truly cared about every employee.
The biggest issue is there is too much favoritism in management, and not everyone is treated the same. The way things are run from a leadership standpoint is tyrannical and totalitarian. The company tends to take the approach that they are always right, which tends to backfire on the customers. The vision of the company has been watered down by large projects and undertakings that are not the core competencies of the company, and it has shown in the decline of ABIS success in the past few years. While I used to think ABIS was a dream, the changes that have taken place over the past few years, especially in leadership, have completely reversed my feelings toward the company.
Advice to Management
Go back to your roots, do what you are good at, and do not play favorites. Treat employees the way you used to, listen to their ideas, admit when you are wrong. Be honest with the company and teams. Don't always blame the customer for issues, take responsibility as a service organization.
I applied through other source. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at ABIS (Houston, TX (US)) in March-2015.
ABIS has designed the interview process to assure that both ABIS and you know that you are a right fit for each other. ABIS is a company that will only grow as they can find good people to work for them. By the time I was done with the fourth stage, I knew what the culture was like, what type of people I would be working with, if I would fit into ABIS's culture, and if I wanted to fit into the ABIS culture. Before I even began the interview, I had a phone call making sure this was a position that I would like and about all the stages of the interview process.
For me, the interview process was a five stage process which is as follows:
Stage 1: Interview in person with the office manager and take a wonderlic
Stage 2: Case study
Stage 3: Approximate two hour interview with the implementation manager and training manager
Stage 4: Group lunch with ABIS employees from various department.
Stage 5: Interview with the CEO
By the time I was done with the interview process, I had met with more than half the employees. The employees do have a lot of input for the interview process.