Bouchard Transportation

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Bouchard Transportation Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
6 Reviews
2.6
6 Reviews
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Morton S. Bouchard III
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  1.  

    Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Bouchard Transportation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Bouchard has been around forever and we are expanding fast. The companies equiptment is the best I have seen in the industry and its clear that everyone from top down is dedicated to running a first class organization . the compensation is generous, the work is challenging and the industry as a whole is a lot of fun. Its a great place to be right now with great managers and fellow employees

    Cons

    very fast paced environment and you have to be able to keep up. if your a hard worker and your stuff should have no problem. 24/7 operation and most likely have to work some weekends and maybe holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to provide meaningful feedback to employees. its helpful to understand where you can improve and appericateed to be praised for what tasks are completed right

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Bouchard Transportation Response

    Dec 22, 2014Director of Corporate Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Bouchard Transportation. Your feedback is appreciated.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hands on Career - With an opportunity to make a strong company stronger!

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

    I have been working at Bouchard Transportation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This company allows you to make a real difference in the Marine Industry. They equipment they operate is first class and the owners philosophy of investing in that equipment is very apparent. The company compensates you for working hard and doing things RIGHT better than any other company I have worked for. You will not be BORED at this job.

    Cons

    This is not the company for you if you are unable to adapt and learn quickly. You should have a strong knowledge for the position you are applying for as the management staff will hold you accountable to the policies and procedures associated with your tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The benefit's at Bouchard are very competitive and fair. It is appreciated that you know how your performance stacks up whether you are succeeding or failing. Thanks for the competitive Holiday schedule and the occasional free lunch. I enjoy working here, thanks for the opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Bouchard Transportation Response

    Nov 21, 2014Director of Corporate Communications

    Thank you for sharing your experience as a member of the Bouchard Transportation team. We are happy to hear you are enjoying both the work you do for the company and the company’s top-notch ... More

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity to work locally and still receive a NYC paycheck

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bouchard Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Bouchard Transportation offers a terrific commute, competitive pay in a growing industry and a great work/life balance. The company's fleet is expanding which means the opportunity to grow within the company is there for the taking. And, the free gym membership is a nice perk as well.

    Cons

    My job gives me exactly what I want which is a work/life balance you can't find commuting into New York City. I have no complaints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Bouchard Transportation Response

    Nov 21, 2014Director of Corporate Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience as a Bouchard Transportation employee. We appreciate your comments!

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  5.  

    Everything you hear is true

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

    I worked at Bouchard Transportation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company has great longevity, tremendous financial backing, a wealth of great customers and great employees. You would think this would be a wonderful place to work. It is not!

    Cons

    There has never been a worse place to work anywhere in the world. Whatever you accomplish there is never good enough. The phrase you are damned if you do, damned if you don't is appropriate. Employees are fired without cause and then called back into the office after 3 days. Employees are promoted and then demoted within a 90 day span. The company is about the owner's ego and that is all. A truly disgusting human being runs this place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible atmosphere, decent equipment

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

    I have been working at Bouchard Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Fairly competitive salary, most of the boats are taken care of, fleet is expanding.

    Cons

    Company is well known in the industry as the one where everyone is on the verge of being fired. If you can accept that and be always ready to pack and go home (remember, it always happens when you least expect it)- you can make it there. If you want to feel like your effort is appreciated and owner sees you as a human being - go somewhere else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to show some appreciation to people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Bouchard Transportation Response

    Nov 13, 2014Director of Corporate Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion regarding Bouchard Transportation. You are correct in that our fleet is expanding; we have two ATB units and two new ATB tugs currently under ... More

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Where old sailors go to die

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

    I worked at Bouchard Transportation

    Pros

    If serving under Captain Wolf Larson aboard The Ghost was your childhood dream, this is the place for you. Their salaries are reasonably competitive and the office is easily accessible from the Long Island Expressway. Co workers are pleasant enough but they are not often the best and the brightest.

    Cons

    Abusive owner, paranoid culture, antiquated procedures, stingy benefits. Prepare to be awash in a sea of paperwork. Many of the employees have been on board for years and are extremely resistant to change. Senior managers tend to be older individuals who are clearly on the downsides of their careers and are just grateful to have jobs -- therefore, they just accept the status quo, cover their backs and are always willing to toss you an anchor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide some meaningful direction and feedback to your employees. Update your technologies and procedures. And, oh yes, treat people with more dignity and respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Bouchard Transportation Response

    Nov 13, 2014Director of Corporate Communications

    I’m sorry to hear that your experience at Bouchard Transportation was not what you had hoped for. We take great pride in providing employees with a competitive salary and comprehensive health ... More

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