Crowley Maritime

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Crowley Maritime Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.3 38 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Crowley Maritime Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Crowley Jr.

Tom Crowley Jr.

(20 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat culture, great people, excellent compensation and benefits package. Also ample training and learning seminars to excel your career and personal life.

    ConsPromotions are not always based on performance and hard work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote based off of hard work and performance, not the "buddy system"

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsBenefits were great when I started but dwindled over the years The department i worked in was great for years. It operated as a team.

    Consoutsourced a large part of IT department and IT operations became more fragmented and muddled .

    Advice to Senior ManagementTOO, late you outsourced it and now have a lot of unhappy employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Strong benefits but old way of thinking. Definitely a good ol boys club.

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsMany great benefits and the view from the office is unbeatable. People stay there till retirement, very much a comfortable company.

    ConsCulture is poor and company is extremly top heavy. If ur not in the VP or O club you are expected to keep quite and do your work. No excitement and change that is only determined fr9m the top takes forever to make its way through the company. Also if you do not like Florida rethink this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open minded and try to connect with your employees to create a positive workplace. You cant attract new talent when your mindset is stuck in the 50's.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company with bad middle management.

    Specialist (Current Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsBenefits packages are decent enough.

    ConsPay range is low, C in Crowley is for Change. Been moved in job duties 4 times in 2 years, added responsibilities without any consideration in pay increases.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up management! You can only keep lowering rates and losing on a per cubic foot to gain volume for so long. If you are losing 20-30 cents per cubic foot, selling 10000 cubic feet of cargo will only cost you a larger amount. The Vessel have a finite capacity and multiple sailings per week only increase your loss rate. Why keep a culture that sales reps don't have any accountability for the their performance. Sales seem to work for customers not their employers requesting lower rates without presenting or attempting to sell a higher rate, further crashing the market rates.

    Accountability seems to be your next greatest push within the company's culture, yet there's none from management since you are accountable for your direct reports claims and statements.

    REMEMBER YOUR BEST CUSTOMER IS YOUR EMPLOYEES.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Great Place To Work!

    Specialist (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent benefits, fair compensation, pretty stable company

    ConsA lot of old timers not too much mobility for new employees. Just a few people with a degree, they only know to do what they do, been there all their careers and don't appreciate the company. Most managers shouldn't be in the position they hold, just got it because of seniority.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease start cleaning the management team they are the first who doesn't follow the core values.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good company with good benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits
    Good people
    Family oriented

    ConsGrowth or advancement is not always there. Some people just coast and gets away with doing nothing while people who truly are loyal and are working hard for the company are not recognized.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should look at their people and see their potential. Promote from within instead of hiring outsiders. Invest in your people.

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    Amazing career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company, plenty of room for growth for those who work hard.

    Constakes a while to move up due to very low turnover

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    A really good job!

    Marine Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay, though raises were in question.
    Awesome benefits, though the health care subsided a bit.

    ConsMicro-management was common but not constant.
    Often asked for "a little more" than what had been expected.
    Not always given the living conditions that had been promised.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo what you say, and say what you do.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsFlexible, friendly work environment, rewarding work, good family work balance.

    ConsTop down and cross company communication is lacking, job can be stressful at times due to meeting revenue targets.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart to look at career development for younger employees or they will not stick around.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long term employee 30 years of service

    Director (Former Employee)

    ProsGain reputation in the industry to explore later opportunities
    In the earlier times, employment benefits were excellent
    Lots of opportunity to do many different, interesting projects
    Used to be a family orientated company

    ConsLack of a clear vision of overall strategy and where the company is headed. Senior leadership is aloof and not very accessible to the rank & file; however, they think otherwise. In most cases they seem clueless as to what is actually going own within their area of responsibility Very political....everyone talks the party line saying what the leadership team wants to hear, to climb the ladder. In some cases the VP level management assign blame to direct reports for problems in a business line that are caused by their lack of management. People are just trying to stay low and not lose their jobs due to layoff or "being targeted for lay off because you are an older employee" to avoid an age discrimination suit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo Senior Management – Be more open to input from others. Take a hard look at the company to identify were things are not working and make a real effort to implement change to address these weaknesses. You have many good senior employees with critical experience, use them, young employees are very good to have but your senior experienced employees are the keys to success. Foss is eating your lunch.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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