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A good beginner Company.

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Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator II in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator II in Houston, TX

I worked at BDP International

Pros

BDP International is a great company to get your foot in the door in Freight Forwarding. BDP will give you plenty of work from day one. The good thing about all the work is that you learn alot very fast and you learn to work in a very stressful environment. Then when you go else where you are able to outshine others because you know alot, you work fast and you can handle any kind of stress work brings.

Cons

BDP goes on and on about how they value their employees but while working for them you will go to town hall meetings where BDP will brag about how much money they are making and how much they are "growing". Then around Christmas time when it comes time for bonuses you can forget about it becuase BDP has lost too much money on their new system they are trying to create. Also never beleive that you are being paid fairly becuase if your one of the quiet ones I can almost guarantee you that your co-workers are making more than you. Also, never look forward to a raise at BDP, your are only allowed one raise per year so whatever you get during your year end review thats what your stuck with for the entire year. Oh and just when you think your salary is aleast keeping up with inflation the health insurance goes up and there went your raise! Also, dont plan on bringing your spouse to the Christmas Party becuase it is not allowed, so most people just do not go. Oh and when you go for an interview just go ahead and have them hire you as a Logistics Coordinator II rather than a Logistics Coordinator I because there is no difference in the work load just in pay.

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BDP needs to consider giving raises at each 6 month review if they want to hold on to their employees. Employees grow so much in 6 months and eventually people get tired of waiting around for an entire year for a raise that is going to be taken away by inflation anyway.

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  1. Opportunity is limited for ambitious people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDP International

    Pros

    They do pay you on time. Office location is not bad and they offer you stable job. People there are very easygoing.

    Cons

    The boss and managers are mean. Working environment is quite chaotic. And their pay is very low for a university graduate. So if you do not have good education background and want to have a stable job, this company might be suitable for you. But if you are ambitious, find another job please.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful

    American can-do mentality in Europe

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    Current Employee - Logistics Service Coordinator in Antwerp (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Logistics Service Coordinator in Antwerp (Belgium)

    I have been working at BDP International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Really nice location in our city.
    * Positive work atmosphere on the operational level.
    * Unlike European companies, hard work is rewarded.
    * Even though it's a global company, in everything you do, you feel it's still family-owned by people who live and breathe the business.
    * Many learning and advancement opportunities if you're willing to take them and prove yourself capable. Also, flexible hours.
    * While there definitely is "One BDP"; the company offers enough freedom for local offices and departments to do things their way as long as it fits within the wider BDP framework.

    Cons

    * Company is slow in committing to new hires, which in the current growth cycle means there's a near constant stateof understaffing.
    * Even though the company is still facing massive growth and positive figures on the local level; upper management still try to hide behind larger economical trends as an excuse to slow investments in their personnel (travel stops, stagnating wages, the previously mentioned understaffing, etc ...).
    * Antiquated and poorly maintained IT systems. There has been some small improvements but still a long way to go.
    * Also IT: When a new system becomes implemented, the testing phase should be much wider and more global. Some newly implemented changes might work well for American offices, but regularly break local customs.
    * Sharing of knowledge across offices, or even across departments in larger offices can still be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to invest in people and systems.

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