Damco Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Company loyalty wains when chips are down.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Damco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Modern work environment with cordial employees who all work hard. Company benefits are excellent and salaries very competitive. Good balance between home and office.

    Cons

    Let's face it - the transportation industry today is a commodity and generally goes to the lowest cost carrier. One way companies try to differentiate is to promote that employees are the company's greatest asset. But, when push comes to shove, there is no loyalty in today's company culture. There is only the bottom line. Work hard and think you have a long career in the pipe line. Not at Damco unfortunately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many chefs in the kitchen. No clear direction and strategies seem to change every six months. Long term strategic plans have been extremely lofty. Company structure leaves each global region to manage by their own devices. Trickle down information style prevails

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Horrible!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Damco

    Pros

    There are no pros to working with this company

    Cons

    Horrible hours, Environment, and Boss. Run away!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Damco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Part of the Maersk group of companies. Very good benefits. Very good opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    Company culture changing. Employees viewed more and more as assets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the Maersk core values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    My time with damco felt more like a slave labor than a job.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker  in  South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in South Bend, IN

    I have been working at Damco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Meet a lot of my close friends at damco

    Cons

    -Few hours
    -They send you home if there isn't enough work
    - Expects you to finish fast so they can send you home before the 8 hours
    -When there is over time they sometimes forget to give another break

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your workers and give us more hours instead of firing everyone when you have a chance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Damco is a place for ambitious people

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    Former Employee - Strategic Sale Manager  in  Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Former Employee - Strategic Sale Manager in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

    I worked at Damco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Young, dynamic team with a lot of job opportunities and competitive salary. Communication from top management is conducted frequently helping employees know where the Company is heading to. Top management emphasizes personal values, integrity, honesty.

    Cons

    Long-served employees and middle management make things complicated, they play politics. Being too aggressive and lack of humbleness damage teamwork. Policies are changed quite often, most of managers want quick promotion so they do not foster collaboration between employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Damco full-time

    Pros

    Nice work culture with diversified community and friendly people.

    Cons

    Long term strategies are not rigid and changes happen every 6 months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Backwards , lack of opportunity for career development.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Damco

    Pros

    Good medical benefit; relatively straightforward less politics and back stabbing.

    Cons

    Lack of career development; too many management and disruptive changes which often demoralize the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least pretend to care about employees.

  9.  

    Filled with changes always...

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    Current Employee - Cs MANAGER  in  Shah Alam (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Cs MANAGER in Shah Alam (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Damco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn many new systems n processes

    Cons

    Too much changes internally with many interim structures

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Poor Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Damco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Parent Company A.P Moller Group is well known brand and true global organisation. Many opportunities within the group for those who wishes to experience Global organisation.

    Cons

    Short sighted strategy and only look after senior level managers.
    Management lacks in industry experiences in general and poor business decision by unqualified managers.
    Poor employee development program and non stop Organisation changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equal opportunity and Fair Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    SCM ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

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    Current Employee - SCM Coordinator  in  Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - SCM Coordinator in Cairo (Egypt)

    I have been working at Damco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Damco is one of the best freight forwarding all over the world

    Cons

    • Receiving B/Ls from lines and agents.
    • SCM Clients Factory Loading Supervision.
    • Recording and monitoring invoices cycle with finance.
    Updating systems which belong to shipments (e.doc&MODS)uploading ,validating and releasing documents.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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