APM Terminals Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. Great company, but career prospects need improvement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at APM Terminals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This company is great at providing opportunities for those who can accept the ultimate in location flexibility. You can work anywhere in the world, and there is an entire family of companies related under the corporate umbrella to suit all tastes and careers paths. Good pay and great benefits. The company is very safety conscious and very much lives its values.

    Cons

    In order to grow, you better be ready to move. Career growth in this company is not conducive to remaining in one location.

    Advice to Management

    In order to retain talent, more attention should be given to your best workers who are not interested in moving all over the world. All locations are in need of experts in local work practices and labor considerations, and so local career paths need to be identified in order to retain talent.

  2. APM Terminals provides a chance to grow with challenging roles in all areas.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at APM Terminals full-time (More than 5 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a high achiever and want to grow, this is the place to be. The group provides you opportunities to work and grow locally and around the world if that is your aspiration.

    Cons

    It is a competitive environment with a lot of successful people. If you want to grow you need to be willing to work hard.

  3. Superintendent/Assistant Ops Manager

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

    I worked at APM Terminals full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is not bad but the hours can be long. There are some smart, hard-working people working for the company. Global company with opportunities for short term assignments over seas. 4 day work weeks for superintendents.

    Cons

    Long hours in a high-stress environment. Union labor can be difficult to deal with. Managers are over-worked putting in 60-75 hour weeks. Promotions tend to go to the wrong people at times.

    Advice to Management

    Make ops manager positions more appealing by not burning out your employees with long hours.

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  5. 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 (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very Family oriented and flexible work days and times.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and create opportunities for growth.

  6. 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 (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  7. Helpful (1)

    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 (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There is not any room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Create opportunities for employees to move up in the company.

  8. 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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  9. 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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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.

  10. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of career opportunities and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Poor communication between upper and lower management.

  11. 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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    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

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Portal cranes of the APM Terminals in the Albert II dock of the port of Zeebrugge (Belgium). (Photo thanks to Wikimedia user CEphoto, Uwe Aranas, Some Rights Reserved)
Portal cranes of the APM Terminals in the port of Zeebrugge (Belgium) (Photo thanks to Wikimedia user CEphoto, Uwe Aranas, Uwe Aranas, Some Rights Reserved)

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