Never take a contract with them
Desktop Support Technician (Former Employee) – Southampton, Hampshire – 31 August 2017
Never take a contract with ABP, if they tell you that it will be perm at the end. It will not be. I learnt that the hard way,
The current Servicedesk manager is great, really friendly and cool, but a complete pushover, and not an experienced manager.
The work is VERY varied, and there is never a dull day, as a contractor, i get out around the port of southampton almost on a daily basis, doing hardware work, but also take calls etc like a normal SD tech.
There are some extremely condescending members of staff, who seek to find your weak spot and exploit it, much like a virus. They are pure scum, however they are contractors too, so will not be there much longer.
The hardest part of the job, is that you are expected to do a LOT more than any other job. they put a lot on your shoulders, but the responsibility is nice sometimes, just not too much of it.
Freedom and responsibility
long hours, little pay, and high pressure