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    Former Employee - Lead Specialist, Cargo Management in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Lead Specialist, Cargo Management in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at APL full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Disapproves of CEO


    Good environment and professional attitudes. Great contact with multiple trucking companies and ports. Holidays were special and fun. Not a lot of overtime.


    High stress and heavy workloads. Issues with the computer system and phone. Some inner conflict between coworkers. Too many layoffs throughout the company.

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    Clerk, Cargo Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at APL (Nashville, TN).


    First Interview/Phone Screen: Submitted a resume online through Indeed.com and got a call from an HR person 2 days later who phone screened me, telling me about the position (even including the salary) then asking me to give a rundown of my duties. The questioning was fairly in line with the job description in the job posting. that night I received an email asking me to come in in 3 days to interview. She also noted who I would be interviewing with, what their titles were, and that the format would be behavioral based, so be prepared with examples.

    Second Interview: face to face with the person who would be my boss and his boss. They asked me to rundown my work history and I stuck to my last position and the duties and responsibilities that I thought corresponded to this job.They then stated there would be 6 behavioral questions that they took turns asking. After they got done writing down each answer one manager followed up with an informal related question about my last position that I felt more comfortable answering and it helped me get a good report going and made the situation not as stressful. At the close I asked my questions (travel, training, career path, how soon they were looking to fill) and the senior manager said I would hear from them in a week one way or the other.

    All in all I would say it was easy to average, but I have been interviewing for three weeks now and have done over 15 interviews, most of them behavioral based so the answers are almost memorized at this point.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you name a time you put a project together? What was the goal and what were the results?   1 Answer
    • Can you name a time you went above & beyond the scope of your duties to help a customer?   1 Answer
    • Can you describe your most difficult customer? What was the issue and how did you personally resolve it?   1 Answer
    • What techniques or tools do you use to stay organized?   1 Answer
    • Describe a time were there was conflict with a co-worker and tell us how you resolved it.   1 Answer

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Website www.apl.com
Headquarters Singapore, Singapore
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Operated By Neptune Orient
Founded 1848
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

APL's tagline is apt: moving business forward. The company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), provides container shipping services to customers around the world. APL's fleet consists of about 150 vessels, serving some 180 ports worldwide. It also operates several marine terminals in the US, China, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam. APL's partnerships enable it to offer intermodal transportation to move dry, climate-controlled, hazardous, and oversized cargo inland via combinations of ship, train, and truck. By trade volume, APL's two largest... More

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