APL Logistics

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APL Logistics Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
29 Reviews
2.6
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  1.  

    Good company to get your feet wet.

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    Current Employee - N/A  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - N/A in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at APL Logistics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Global company with room to grow for the individual willing to relocate for the right opportunity.

    Cons

    Often laden by red tape...sometimes slow to change or improve processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to nurture talent, more can be done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    APL Logistics is poor managed

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    Current Employee - Quilaty Control Inspection  in  Shepherdsvlle, KY
    Current Employee - Quilaty Control Inspection in Shepherdsvlle, KY

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

    Pros

    The learning of the QC process a lot to learn. You get to learn new things everyday. A lot of over time .

    Cons

    Have to work 2 years for vacation and 1 year for pto time. I have never seen a company do this to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to value the employees. They need them to keep their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Good Company, Great Work Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Farmington Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    APL is a Singapore based company and the way they treat their employees is the best that I have ever experienced. Work day is 9 hours and that is it. No working from home, no phone calls after work, no laptops, no checking of emails.

    Cons

    The leadership is okay at best, no clear direction, sometimes makes bad decisions that affect the whole team. Technology is in the dark ages and in order to get things done you have to go through 50 levels of approvals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just invest in new and current technology, bring the company from the dark ages so we can compete on a more global scale and this company will compete for years to come

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Logistics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people are great to work with

    Cons

    Too much work. Can't perform at a consistent level which leads to diminished confidence. Long working hours as you have to be available for conference calls with Asia.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More defined roles, spread out the workload so that is manageable. This make the employee and the customer happy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Stepping stone for other jobs.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at APL Logistics

    Pros

    This company will give you the basics, average to below average pay and moderate to low opportunity to move up the ladder.

    Cons

    Management is scared to lose employees so they make it very difficult to move within the organization. Low pay, bonuses much smaller than advertised. PMP program is ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better, add incentives that will make employee want to stay with the company.

  7.  

    Good management support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at APL Logistics

    Pros

    The supervisors schedule desk assessments with the staff to gauge their workload. My previous employers never bothered to go to this degree.

    Cons

    The analysts are often placed in the role of a project manager. This means weekly calls with overseas operations teams. This tends to disrupt work-life balance especially if the projects are going on for more than six months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Low Pay-Little Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at APL Logistics

    Pros

    Will hire basically anyone, regardless of how little they know about the logistics industry. Often hires from agencies.

    Cons

    Poor Pay, annual raises are less than 2%. Little opportunity for career advancement. Turnover rate is high, most will leave for better jobs. Work environment is hostile. APLL will throw employees under the bus to appease their customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay and respect your employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Male Dominated office

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at APL Logistics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Manager-learned alot. Good vacation policy. Pay for education.

    Cons

    Male dominated. Bad pay. Male upper management won't advance women in the office even when they are better educated and have more work experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs fresh upper-management and managers to lead company to higher profits and future growth. Stop hiring friends and find real talent. Most salesmen just sit on the internet all day and never sell anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Horrible company to work for

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    Former Employee - Damage Control Coordinator  in  Romeoville, IL
    Former Employee - Damage Control Coordinator in Romeoville, IL

    I worked at APL Logistics as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Start quick, weekly paychecks. Lots of OT when they need you.

    Cons

    They filter through employees on a weekly basis, they cut employees when they want to be hired on with the company, want more hours, or raises. They pay the bare minimum they can get away with, and they refuse giving raises, even when you get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so cheap and pay your employees what they are worse. When you offer a better position with a raise, make sure that employee gets the raise instead of cutting them because they expect it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Warehouser

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at APL Logistics

    Pros

    Great Company one of the top competitors

    Cons

    Lack of trusted management caused accounts to leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire within the company people who know and run logistics

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