American Commercial Lines

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Updated February 12, 2015
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  1. i have traveled all over america and up and down the inland river systems learning the field of a maritime employee.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Endorsed Deckhand in Jeff, IN
    Current Employee - Endorsed Deckhand in Jeff, IN

    I have been working at American Commercial Lines full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    ACLines is a motivated company that promotes form with in. They offer paid travel,food and lodging and paid training with no experience required.

    Cons

    only downside is that u stay gone form your family for a month at a time.

    Advice to Management

    Manage the dispatchers better to better coordinate crew change.

  2. I love working here!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Payroll Systems Analyst in Jeffersonville, IN
    Current Employee - Payroll Systems Analyst in Jeffersonville, IN

    I have been working at American Commercial Lines full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexibile, great pay, friendly laid-back environment, do good thigns for employees

    Cons

    I've heard through the grapevine it's hard to move up the company ladder

  3. A good place but little mobility

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Commercial Lines

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

    Pros

    Good corporate culture, fun events, laid back co-workers

    Cons

    mismanagement, boy club feeling, little upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    look at the company bottom up

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  5. Its an interesting job as you can cook variety of things and the crew usually will have their likes and dislikes.

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    Current Employee - Cook
    Current Employee - Cook

    I have been working at American Commercial Lines full-time

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

    Pros

    You work for 28 days and get 28 days off. You get to see parts of the rivers that you wouldn't see when on land.

    Cons

    Being away from family foe 28 days can be hard and if in a relationship both need to be able to keep it alive while one is gone.

  6. Good work place turned bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tankerman in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Tankerman in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at American Commercial Lines full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Money and the time off

    Cons

    never being home at all

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who ARE qualified, NOT because certain wheelman wrote a letter for them. Quit "buying" hiring people outside the company and bringing them at top out pay. While you tell the in house employees if they want top pay they have to meet qualifications and fill out paper work. OH and DONT force tankermen to work 28/14. There is not enough 28/28 boats. Being told to go 28/14 from 28/28 or find another place to work is NOT my idea or good management. It should be called American Kirby Lines

  7. Jeffboat

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Welder in Jeffersonville, IN
    Former Employee - Welder in Jeffersonville, IN

    I worked at American Commercial Lines

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Jeffboat is an outdoor sport. The management team has bright spots in its leadership. The work is exciting and provides a hands-on experience.

    Cons

    There is a lot of turnover in welders and classifications that support the shipbuilding. The future is always in question. Job security is a real issue.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the team at Jeffboat to allow the workers to have a sense of job security. It is tough working there in the elements and even more difficult if you have to worry everday about your job security

  8. Helpful (1)

    ACL - No career advancement but a pretty relaxed place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Commercial Lines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere is very relaxed. As long as you get the work done, they don't care how/when you do it.

    Cons

    There are almost zero possibilities for career advancement. Unless someone above you dies, you can expect to stay in your position.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees instead of turning away from very real problems.

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