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I worked at Overseas Shipholding Group full-time (more than 5 years)RecommendsRecommends
Dealing with the office was never a problem, relatively good benefits, competitive pay (good OT), benefits matched the union engineers which had 3% annual raises and all sorts of other good things all the way down to requirements for certain dishes at every meal.
Promotions are based on seniority which is a pro/con. It allows you to just do your job and do it well but not have to worry about brown nosing. As a wall flower, I liked this. It was never a good thing if the office knew who you were - that mean you have messed up big time along the way.
They seemed to prefer hiring people with no experience so they can 'mold them' as they see fit. This is ok but frequently, the new hires treated the job like a big video game and didn't always realize the impact of their actions - sitting in an air conditioned cargo control room. This is just the nature of the industry now, the older ships have been phased out so there is no more 'listening to the pump' and it's just 'looking at a computer'.
Also, I think they are having some financial trouble now.
Advice to Management
Fire the people to ignore calls from the office and ship personnel when it is time for they to go back to work. At least answer the calls and say I'm not going back. Don't leave onboard crew up in the air during the holidays.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
I applied in-person – interviewed at Overseas Shipholding Group.
I was at a school event with an OSG recruiter. A faculty member told the recruiter "Take student 1, he's even better than student 2". I was student 1, student 2 had a job lined up elsewhere. I was offered the job.
Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) flies the flags of many nations. The marine transportation company's fleet, made up mainly of crude oil tankers and product carriers, includes vessels registered in the US and in a number of other countries. Through both long-term and spot market contracts, the company charters its fleet to commercial shippers and government agencies. Overall, the OSG fleet consists of more than 100 vessels with a capacity of about 11 million deadweight tons (DWT). Transportation of crude oil and refined petroleum products accounts for the vast majority of...