CMA CGM America

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    This place is a joke

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CMA CGM America

    Pros

    Great benefits and paid time off. (These two factors are probably the only things keeping 95% of the employees they have).

    Cons

    Pay is low for most positions. Undeserving people are regularly rewarded, even after making costly and time consuming mistakes. Management will say horrible things about their employees behind their backs rather than addressing the issue with the employee. Little room for advancement. Management plays favorites. Egos run rampant, especially amongst supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop rewarding incompetence and ignoring childish behavior. Don't make employees feel guilty for using their PTO. Don't ask for your employees opinions and then ignore them. If you actually listened and took appropriate action - your employees might start to respect you.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some Good Some Not So Good

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    Current Employee - Management in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Management in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at CMA CGM America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Moving in right direction in some things - Salary / Bene's

    Cons

    HR Policies are brutal. HR does not take stand and spineless when it comes to advising FRENCH head office of US policies and practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Capable people need to be in HR positions - not ones that inherent the role

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not for the non-white ambitious person

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CMA CGM America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Paid time off accruals are nice
    Miss the Christmas bonuses

    Cons

    Top heavy company with lots of departmental redundancies
    Favoritism is rampant
    Hard work and profiency will get you nowhere
    Arrogant smug supervisors and managers and Directors, very unprofessional and unfortunately they have the most influence
    Spoiled brats are well liked and quickly promoted
    Poor communication ineffective management
    Recommendation is to work there and learn all you can and leave before you get stuck
    If you get hired and you are black don't even think about advancing or promotion (unless they send you over from France or a sympathizer in HR hires you from the outside for an executive level position, I don't think she is there anymore)
    Place is like High School, lots of gossip
    Exclusive atmosphere, smiles are not genuine
    No loyalty
    Poorly qualified managers that seem to think micromanaging is all there is to managing
    Tends to developed skilled teams then hire a babysitter (manager) from a different department who doesnt have a clue to manage knowledgeable associates
    Tense environment with a lot of arrogant smug individuals, they are well liked.
    The President is a Bigot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demote yourselves, you are not needed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    A lesson in the corporate environment: How I learned I'm not a robot.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Documentation Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Former Contractor - Documentation Specialist in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at CMA CGM America as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    PTO (paid time off) accrues quickly even for new hires. Holidays off/optional. Benefits. Pay was on par.

    Cons

    The obscene amount of middle management. Mundane. Very passive aggressive environment. There is movement in this company however, it is of minimal monetary gain. The stress : compensation ratio is quite lopsided. Lastly, you will be treated like a fourth grader...and theres no recess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're talking a lot but you're not saying anything. Listen better. Send e-mails less. Embrace change!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Steamship line review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at CMA CGM America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Promotes from within, exceptional training and team work

    Cons

    Never closes for door for bad weather

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Audit the supervisors frequently and push so the employees know there is an open door policy. People tend to not speak up when management is not approachable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Entry Level Position

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at CMA CGM America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits. CMA is French owned & do not skimp on the welfare of their employees.

    Cons

    lack of growth, constant increase in workload (more with less atmosphere), minimal pay increases, micro-management is encouraged, employees are often targeted by management for personal reasons as opposed to performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the employee surveys seriously. When a manager is constantly having employees approach HR, do something about the manager (not the employee!).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    But this is how we've always done things.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CMA CGM America

    Pros

    The benefits are better than average.

    Cons

    It's a "do as I say not as I do" environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time for a change at the top....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    great PTO, benefits; okay pay, management doesn't always understand the employees needs

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inter-modal Coordinator in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Inter-modal Coordinator in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at CMA CGM America full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    very generous Paid Time Off, great insurance and 401K benefits, gym and nice sized cafeteria in building, overall nice atmosphere

    Cons

    pay isn't great, management decides to make changes but doesn't effectively communicate with or understand the employees who are doing the work, some people have to work 10-7 or 11-8

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make changes to make the job more efficient and less stressful for the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good starter company for the logistics industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Import Coordinator in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Import Coordinator in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at CMA CGM America full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, depending on your job and tenure

    Cons

    Micromanaging, lack of ability to advance... management tends to play favorites when it comes to internal candidates being able to move up the ranks. Also, the management is not open to new ideas or process improvements, even if they have been shown to be effective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees as much as you tell everyone that you do. Foster new ideas, don't squash them. Make it easy for employees to approach you with constructive criticism or work related issues. Make it clear what the requirements for promotion are so that folks don't spend years trying to get ahead, only to get nowhere. Lastly, stop playing favorites. Who can hold their liquor or party the hardest on the weekend should have nothing to do with who gets ahead in the job world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Enjoyed the industry, but not the job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at CMA CGM America full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great training.
    Wonderful Benefits.
    Good career advancement.

    Cons

    Non-management employees are sometimes made to feel just like cogs on a wheel (depending on the department you work in).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you are making an effort to listen to your employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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