Abtran Reviews

Updated May 14, 2020

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2.8
46%
Recommend to a Friend
41%
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Abtran Chairperson Michael Fitzgerald
Michael Fitzgerald
12 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lovely atmosphere , great people and work facilities(in 18 reviews)

  • "My own team leader was friendly and undestanding(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not allowed to be late more than 7 minutes or else they make you sign forms with your team leader(in 25 reviews)

  • "Only 7 minutes for toilet breaks a day(in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Back Office Advisor"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Abtran

    Pros

    Colleagues, location, not much else

    Cons

    Everything else- Low pay, treated poorly, just a number

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    Abtran2020-03-28
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor work environment, low wages"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Back Office Administrative in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abtran full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some flexibility with work hours depending on what account you are on

    Cons

    Terrible management, expect staff to exceed targets consistently with no appreciation, no bonuses. Every couple of months they provide cupcakes as a "thanks " as if we are children. No sick pay. Absolutely NO career progression despite what they said at the initial interview. They assured me there would be time allocated for staff to shadow other teams to learn new skills. Nobody was ever allowed avail of this.

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    Abtran2020-05-01
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Employer to work for just another 'cattle market'"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisor in Sligo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abtran full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy interview Comfortable chairs Great team spirit

    Cons

    Not abiding to their own policies Terrible training procedures Incompetent management Constant IT issues Very low salary to the extent of exploitation Big slogans nothing to back it up with

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    Abtran2020-05-14
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Hell on earth"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Sligo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Abtran full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Management and team leaders are idiots so you can get a good laugh at their expense.

    Cons

    Low wages, typical empty suit management, no progression, damaging to your mental health, work is simple and workers are treated like infants, non stop drama, busy body team leaders and colleagues, no union representation. The Sligo office had a confirmed case of Covid-19 and didn't inform the staff until weeks afterwards, then tried to cover it up putting the health and well being of staff in danger. If you have no career ambition and simply want an easy cheque at the end of the week this job might suit you. But it is easily the worst place I have ever been employed, a complete dead end which you'd be better off leaving off your CV if you ever wanted to apply for another position elsewhere.

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    Abtran2020-05-11
  5. "Not Too Bad"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abtran full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy work, regular hours good fun fluff Redd

    Cons

    Repetitive and managers are incompetent

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    Abtran2020-03-31
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good and bad"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abtran full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy job layed back okay money

    Cons

    Boring not opportunities for progression

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    Abtran2020-04-03
  7. "Good start point"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork

    I have been working at Abtran part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good start point Good schedule Easy tasks Good atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor salary scale Difficult to get holidays

    Abtran2020-02-26
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Do not work here"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Blackrock, Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Abtran full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No advantages it is a terrible company

    Cons

    Everything pay, conditions,managers all terrible

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    Abtran2020-03-29
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Literal Embodiement of Depression"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Irish Life Health Advisor in Mahon
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Abtran full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good People (not management) Benefitial Experience from ILH for going forward in the Finance Sector There's literally nothing else

    Cons

    Pay Unstable Hours Horrible management Disgraceful HR department Borderline criminal company No job culture No progression Imaginary process' that aren't mentioned in training, are used against you for disciplinary purpose from QA team

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    Abtran2020-03-07
  10. "Abtran Sligo"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Sligo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Abtran full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, management and TL’s are lovely people. Main branch manager really sets the tone

    Cons

    Pay is poor, training could be better

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    Abtran2020-02-10
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