APM Terminals

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APM Terminals Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
34 Reviews
3.4
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    APM Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Operations Manager

    I have been working at APM Terminals full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Interesting work experiences. Provides for a challenging environment. Good team and lots of opportunities to try new things and develop new methods to improve the business.

    Cons

    operation works 24/7 and can sometimes make work-life balance hard. Senior management doesn't always cascade information down about what the direction of the company should be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not A Place for Promotions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate - Finance & Accounts  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Associate - Finance & Accounts in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at APM Terminals full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very Family oriented and flexible work days and times.

    Cons

    No room for growth, not many ways to be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within and create opportunities for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great Work Place, family oriented and great trainings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Payroll Coordinator  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Payroll Coordinator in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at APM Terminals full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    This company has a Great family/work-life balance.

    Cons

    There is not any room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create opportunities for employees to move up in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a horrible experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Operations Manager/Superintendent  in  Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Operations Manager/Superintendent in Elizabeth, NJ

    I have been working at APM Terminals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Base Salary is above average.
    Experience managing a large area.
    Opportunities to grow within the company.
    Relaxed environment was a pleasure to work in.

    Cons

    Senior Management some of the worst I've experienced.
    Promotions are extremely slow and definitely operate off the "Good Old Boy" System.
    Not compensated for extra-time put in (as compared with other Terminals)
    Senior Management expects 12+ hr days as the norm, but they won't tell you that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at APM Terminals

    Pros

    The team accepted me as a contributing member of the team and once they realized I wanted to contribute they gave me more and more responsibilities. Due to hard work was allowed to work over time and get to know other team members better

    Cons

    Do not really have any bad comments due to the fact everyone on the team was friendly. it is a job in a union environment and most union members are not the friendliest in the beginning but do open up after a while.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Plenty of Opportunity, it you know the right people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at APM Terminals full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of career opportunities and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Poor communication between upper and lower management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very good experience. Lots of opportunity to learn different operations and aspects of the business.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at APM Terminals full-time

    Pros

    Good dedicated employees. Interesting work that is challenging. Lots of variety.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is somewhat lacking in the current market. Hopefully a turn around in the economy will help to bring about more career advancement

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Los Angeles Blues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at APM Terminals full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Ability to get outside and supervise people instead of being stuck in front of the computer all the time.

    Cons

    Salaries not competitive with other companies in industry, poor leadership in Los Angeles, and very poor back office support i.e. HR, IT, Admin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the 1st and 2nd level management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's a Job, not a Career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at APM Terminals full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    family oriented, flexible (dependant on your management)

    Cons

    Salary, raises, bonuses, merit reviews suck, management is uppity. You are merely a number not a human being. No matter how hard you work, you can forget the decent raise or bonus, because it is dependent on how the manager feels about that day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just like the christmas bonus, merit bonuses (something we work hard for) should also be paid separately instead of with the regular compensation. Also, provide room for growth instead of hiring from the outside, you have talent right in the office but because you don't want to pay them, you hire from the outside and pay them less. Practice your core values as would expect the everyone esle to)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great job and great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Operations Manager

    I have been working at APM Terminals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Company promotes from within.
    - Opportunities abroad and domestic in multiple sister-companies.
    - Annual review criteria are clearly defined

    Cons

    - Lower level operations promotions require location-specific knowledge. If you want to change locations you almost have to make a lateral or backwards move. If you want to be promoted you have to stay at one location to move up the chain.
    - Company seems to give preference to legacy employees over 1st generation employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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