BDP International Reviews

Updated April 11, 2015
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  1. i worked here for two years it was a nice place to work very good enviorment and and all employees are very nice

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    Former Employee - Import Coordinator in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Import Coordinator in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at BDP International full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    the pros that stand out to me in my mind is the generous salary and in additoin the small office enviorment are both things that stand out in my head for BDP

    Cons

    Honestly one thing could be better the supervisor that worked there when i did was irresponsible always missing days making costly mistakes and blaiming it on others

  2. Only apply for experience and then leave; not a real freight forwarding company

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    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator II in Houston, TX

    I worked at BDP International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A paycheck is exchanged for your services.

    Cons

    You are a glorified data-entry clerk; people are envious of experienced professionals.
    Once you go to a real freight forwarding company, you realize the difference; very high turn-over
    the turn over is mentioned in meetings but it still continues.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making promises that aren't kept.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Bad Pay, Bad Management, Great Co-workers

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    Former Employee - Export Logistics Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Export Logistics Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at BDP International full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great.
    young company for the most part.

    Cons

    Very bad Compensation
    Strong feeling that Executive level does not care about you, as reflected in benefits and pay.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Worst job ever

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    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at BDP International full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The only thing about this company I enjoyed doing was the actual work. I enjoy the world of logistics. The job exposed me to many different scenarios and thought me how to handle different situations I have never dealt with before.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? Horrible horrible horrible management. They are like your babysitters. Always on top of you for everything. They are huge in micromanaging. I don't think you could finish one file without them asking everything about what your doing. Not only that but they also throw more work on top of what you already have. When you ask for help they don't take you seriously. They expect you to work past your time but NEVER pay OT. I can honestly say out of all the jobs I've had (and I mean even the little jobs I had when I was a teenager) this is the worst job ever. Makes me dread everyday. Super unhappy. I hate it and everything about that place.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the manager and team leader and bring someone better to manage the office. Then maybe people will enjoy coming to work.

  6. Young Professional Purgatory

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    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at BDP International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Did you mess up and pick a bad major in college? Low GPA, no internships? This is a solid place to get some work experience and leave after 2 years.

    If you have a Bachelor's degree and can't find anything else, this is an OK option. If you don't have a degree this is a pretty good entry level position. Be ready to be overwhelmed for the first 6 months until you understand most of what the position entails.

    The location is great and everyone is pretty cool. I will certainly miss the people I worked with. A fun place to work once the workday is over (the Christmas Party is awesome).

    Cons

    The starting salary is low and the salary stays low. The company made more profit each year I was there and I didn't see any of that money. Imagine if the company wasn't doing well? Do 1 year at BDP and update your LinkedIn.

    Middle management guilt's you into working unpaid overtime. This varies from client to client, but I have certainly seen and experienced this much too often.

    The HR department is a mess. Lots of turnover in this area. When I left they were on their 3rd Director in a year.

    Advice to Management

    The Good Ole' Boys on the 13th floor don't care about the employees, so why even bother giving advice?

  7. Beware!

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    Former Employee - Import Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Import Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at BDP International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job if you are in dire need

    Cons

    Management yells and curses at employees, AND does so in front of office employees. Low pay, hostile work environment, gossiping and back stabbing. Very unprofessional work environment I ran as soon as I could.

    Advice to Management

    Replace branch manager

  8. Helpful (2)

    Worst Case of Untouchable Protected Family Friends business ever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDP International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    there are absolutely none to speak of

    Cons

    Cannot stress enough the clik mentallity in here. The reviews are horrible, they will find anything and everything to make you look worse than you are. If you aren't friends with HR or the Family then you are worthless to them, and they treat you sub human. Accuse you of anything from poor attendance to drug abuse without proof.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to someone who actually cares about logistics and the company.

  9. BDP international

    Former Employee - Import Coordinator in Elk Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Import Coordinator in Elk Grove, IL

    I worked at BDP International

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have no problem training you in all areas

    Cons

    Pay was not that great

  10. Great Company to work for out of college.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDP International full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, Good resources to learn industry, decent technology to aid your every day operations.

    Cons

    Salary Increases are minimal and scarce at times, promotions are difficult to seek out.

  11. Logistic Coordinator- Harrisburg, PA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDP International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    office work, hours, office enviroment, They buy you food for any celebration to keep you happy.

    Cons

    Poor management, only 75 hrs biweekly not 80. Medical Insurance are very expensive. If you are doing something wrong or mistakes they talk in your back not in front of you, not friendly people. They are #1 you are in second place.

    Advice to Management

    very unproffesional. managers have attitude. Bad words

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