Bouchard Transportation

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Bouchard Transportation Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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  1. Management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Management in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bouchard is a growing company The company is very understanding of employee requests for time off if requests are made within company policy Excellent major medical. 401k times off Nice to work in a company where the owner /ceo is accessible Recommend this growing company highly

    Cons

    Can't think of any negatives except add flex hours in summer

    Advice to Management

    Keep. Improving major medical


  2. Helpful (7)

    Toxic

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice co workers - free coffee

    Cons

    Toxic environment !!! Revolving Door, Run ! Stay away

    Bouchard Transportation Response

    Jul 25, 2015 – Operations

    Bouchard is a company that requires its employees to perform their duties and is understanding if employees make mistakes however if mistakes continue employees are met with The last step. Is to ... More


  3. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bouchard Transportation full-time (Less than a 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 Management

    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.

    Bouchard Transportation Response

    Nov 21, 2014 – Director 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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great opportunity to work locally and still receive a NYC paycheck

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

    Bouchard Transportation Response

    Nov 21, 2014 – Director of Corporate Communications

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


  6. Helpful (5)

    Everything you hear is true

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bouchard Transportation full-time (More than a 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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Terrible atmosphere, decent equipment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Try to show some appreciation to people.

    Bouchard Transportation Response

    Nov 13, 2014 – Director 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


  8. Helpful (3)

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bouchard Transportation full-time

    Pros

    very nice office and cowokers are the best, equiptment is great. free coffee nice kitchen. always get year end bouns no matter what ceo says

    Cons

    ceo is the meanest person i have every met, does not even treat his family well. no matter what pay is run . . will always treat you bad and never appericate anything. Until the ceo realizes the truth of what the industry thinks of him company will never grow. his sons dont even want to work there. ceo claims never fires people but working there you will witness someone getting fired every other weeek

    Advice to Management

    cant teach new tricks to old dogs. . start being nicer and stop firing people

    Bouchard Transportation Response

    Jul 25, 2015 – Operations

    Thank you for your submissions The CEO is extremely understanding however when employees cost the company a lot of money due to carelessness and sloppy work this CEO. As others gets upset The CEO ... More


  9. Helpful (5)

    Where old sailors go to die

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

    Bouchard Transportation Response

    Nov 13, 2014 – Director 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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