Crowley Maritime

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Crowley Maritime Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
42 Reviews
3.4
42 Reviews
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Crowley Maritime Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Crowley Jr.
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice People in the ranks, senior leadership is weak. Don't work here longer than 5 years.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crowley Maritime

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good benefits, lots of opportunity for training. Diversified business with lots of niche market areas that allow them to succeed in spite of weak management. A number of business units are capital intensive operations with high barrier to entry, so competition is limited. A good place to take them for all the training and benefits they offer, then move on.

    Cons

    Lots of industry inbreeding and nepotism in the management ranks. Senior people are mostly nice old men who don't belong at that level with a couple of exceptions - but not enough talent in the senior ranks. They have great difficulty attracting and retaining real talent as a result. They award VP titles to people who would never achieve that level in better-run companies as a means of retaining younger managers who they hope will become the future senior management. Unless you are one of those, don't stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Computer Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Computer Supervisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Computer Supervisor in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Crowley Maritime full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large Company, Lots of Systems, Comunication Equipment, Adequate Technology Level. In house Software self maintained. Knowledge of international laws to adapt systems to all servicing countries.

    Cons

    Hard to Reach a better position. IT is only a service inside the company. Resistance of change. Basic Benefits, Too much overtime required every end of accounting period and budget time. Lots of traveling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Change management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crowley Maritime full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They embrace the concept, but only conceptually.

    Cons

    Do not manage change strategically.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company stuck in the past. Pretty much a commodity industry. senior management team is pretty average, nothing special

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    Current Employee - Management in South Florida, FL
    Current Employee - Management in South Florida, FL

    I have been working at Crowley Maritime full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Most of the employees are good people and great to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of vision. Not an innovative management team, with a few exceptions of Todd & Rocky. Very political for a small company. Owner is a little disengaged with the business, leaves day to day running of the business to the SLT, most of whom should be grateful to work at Crowley. They would not be successful at any other company outside of the logistics industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate your SLT and replace with a more strategic, innovative group. Stuck too much in the past. However, when the rest of the competition isn't any better, you may be OK. You always talk about the growth operating model, but revenue the past few years stuck at the same level. What gives, do you really believe your bull???

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    GOOD

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Crowley Maritime full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TOO, late you outsourced it and now have a lot of unhappy employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Anonymous

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crowley Maritime

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Promotions are not always based on performance and hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based off of hard work and performance, not the "buddy system"

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Crowley Maritime part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Culture 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company with bad middle management.

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Specialist in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Crowley Maritime full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits packages are decent enough.

    Cons

    Pay 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 ManagementAdvice

    Wake 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Great Place To Work!

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    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist

    I have been working at Crowley Maritime full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, fair compensation, pretty stable company

    Cons

    A 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please start cleaning the management team they are the first who doesn't follow the core values.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good company with good benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crowley Maritime

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Good people
    Family oriented

    Cons

    Growth 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management should look at their people and see their potential. Promote from within instead of hiring outsiders. Invest in your people.

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