CMA CGM America
3.0 of 5 23 reviews
www.cma-cgm.com Norfolk, VA 500 to 999 Employees

CMA CGM America Reviews

Updated Dec 6, 2013

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Frank Baragona

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Not for the non-white ambitious person

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CMA CGM America full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat benefits
Paid time off accruals are nice
Miss the Christmas bonuses

ConsTop heavy company with lots of departmental redundancies
Favoritism is rampant
Hard work and profiency will get you nowhere
Arrogant smug supervisors and managers and Directors, very unprofessional and unfortunately they have the most influence
Spoiled brats are well liked and quickly promoted
Poor communication ineffective management
Recommendation is to work there and learn all you can and leave before you get stuck
If you get hired and you are black don't even think about advancing or promotion (unless they send you over from France or a sympathizer in HR hires you from the outside for an executive level position, I don't think she is there anymore)
Place is like High School, lots of gossip
Exclusive atmosphere, smiles are not genuine
No loyalty
Poorly qualified managers that seem to think micromanaging is all there is to managing
Tends to developed skilled teams then hire a babysitter (manager) from a different department who doesnt have a clue to manage knowledgeable associates
Tense environment with a lot of arrogant smug individuals, they are well liked.
The President is a Bigot

Advice to Senior ManagementDemote yourselves, you are not needed

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A lesson in the corporate environment: How I learned I'm not a robot.

Documentation Specialist (Former Employee)
Norfolk, VA

I worked at CMA CGM America as a contractor for more than a year

ProsPTO (paid time off) accrues quickly even for new hires. Holidays off/optional. Benefits. Pay was on par.

ConsThe obscene amount of middle management. Mundane. Very passive aggressive environment. There is movement in this company however, it is of minimal monetary gain. The stress : compensation ratio is quite lopsided. Lastly, you will be treated like a fourth grader...and theres no recess.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou're talking a lot but you're not saying anything. Listen better. Send e-mails less. Embrace change!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
Norfolk, VA

I worked at CMA CGM America full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBenefits. CMA is French owned & do not skimp on the welfare of their employees.

Conslack of growth, constant increase in workload (more with less atmosphere), minimal pay increases, micro-management is encouraged, employees are often targeted by management for personal reasons as opposed to performance

Advice to Senior ManagementTake the employee surveys seriously. When a manager is constantly having employees approach HR, do something about the manager (not the employee!).

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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CMA CGM Norfolk has much potential for a wonderful place to work if they could rid the very poor office politics.

Documentation & Finance (Former Employee)
Norfolk, VA

I worked at CMA CGM America

ProsBenefits were superb! Vacation time was extensive. Clean and secure environment.

ConsOffice politics at its worst. The company valued work over family and expected your job to come before your family. Different departments had different rules, so not everyone had to uphold to the same policies. Supervisors were poorly chosen, some had emotional issues, some seen manipulating employees, disrespecting employees, and workplace bullying was prevalent from management and coworkers. It wasn't an attitude of "what you know" it was "who you know". If you can handle monotonous work and tiring gossip with no support from supervisors, you will love this place!

Advice to Senior ManagementGet new management! Train management to effectively and professionally deal with employee matters.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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