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2.2 11 reviews

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Geodis Président-Directeur Général Pierre Blayau

Pierre Blayau

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14% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Iselin, NJ

    ProsInternational company with opportunities to work worldwide.

    ConsDid not have time to explore...

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication across divisions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Geodis Supply Chain Optimization - U.S.,

    Logistics Professional (Former Employee) Endicott, NY

    ProsThe most talented and experienced trench folks. All ex-IBMers prior to joining Geodis (unwillingly) and know the service parts logistics including reverse logistics like no other.

    ConsManagement also are ex iBMers and have zero backbone. Sales force brought in NO new work in 4 years. Pathetic is an under statement. IBM says cut costs and they simply lay-off those not in the club just like they did when they were managing in IBM.

    Advice to Senior ManagementObtain a real sales force, grow a backbone to IBM and disassemble the "protected club". 4PL is soon to mean 4 people. SMART program is a bigger loser than PBC's ever was.

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

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    Miserable Unethical Crazy Foolish

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNot a single positive item to state. A sorry state

    ConsLooks like most of the reviews are very accurate, not much to add. The most negative experience of your lifetime. Management definitely has unethical practices , an abundance of leaders with no integrity. You can't hope but fail, even if you bring success, no recognizing contributions, hard work, or putting up and living permitting management behave with no integrity. Being in Operations is a joke, poor existance and the sales people are even in a worse position and leave. It is true the company is not competitive, knowledgable, creative, very poor teams, processes, IT or any care for people and definitely not customers. Very disrespectful... Gotta get out

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's over, terrible leaders, no understanding of market customers or support to be successful. You will loose the IBZm business, which you are unsuccessful with, combative relationships, IBM will make a change,,, can't and won't bring new customers in,,, it's well known you have lost 100s of Millions of dollars lost customers and bids. Sell off the business, withdraw from IBM while you still have a play.. It's over has been for many years as we have all watched it go down

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    Unethically bad dishonest Management No Respect

    Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsNo ideas, nothing good, nothing positive

    ConsThere is no professionalism, bad company, Have seen many bad actions by managers and management. Deceitful to everyone. Liars, no integrity, not any justificying, no respect for employee and more not for customers either reckless and systems process very poor,, not at all competitive and no careers for anyone,,,, agree don't go to work for them at all

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell what is left without your management , at least you might be able to save the employees and stop the crying

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

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    Burial ground of Careers and Unethical Management and roof always leaks

    Manager (Current Employee) Newark, NJ

    ProsNothing, but at least you know where you are

    ConsEverything and all their roofs only leaks when it rains

    Absent Leadership + Unethical you've been WARNED except for the old IBM
    people,, what a pity they're in this mess and organisation now

    A slaughter ground if you're a professional, check your experience and drive at
    the door,,, they foster failure, prey on and hope the find unintelligent
    customers, it's all a experiment, worst position to do is sales everyone agrees,
     you will not and can never have success, leave you out to dry and employees and customers are expendable. Company only strategy is called hope and just glad to be
    invited to anything and widely accept finishing last always. Totally uncompetitive and out classed by any of the top 100 logistics companies
    Business groupe's in real trouble: Groupge LtL in EU, is a disaster.
    Optimisation groupe is only one customer IBM a real problem that they paid the right to but didn't get any systems and they don't have any systems for new customers except
    if you want some in french that are whit escreens which are before green
    screens, and can't implement My god , and rates are not competitive at all and ancient IT systems

    Co totally disorganized and beyond belief slow at everything..except politics
    and communicate on nothing,,, your phone will never ring
    Competition has nothing to worry about and it's quite better if Geodis is
    competing, the best competitors clearly stand out then

    Only thing for certain is you can expect zero support from mgmt, and know
    response to your inquiries, and we are talking none zip nothing , believe it,
    honestly, even with lost & new customers

    Advice to Senior ManagementAttend ethical training

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

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    Enlightening

    Project Management Intern (Former Employee) Iselin, NJ

    ProsFriendly people environment with lots of domestic and international interactions. Management is very helpful and approachable. Company environment is informal and you can advance if you are worth it.

    ConsMany departments are managed from remote locations and that makes decision making at times very ineffective. Decisions are very slow in nature.

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    A company that should have been allowed to go bankrupt

    Sales Development (Current Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsA very significant number of good and smart people, unfortunately stifled by processes, company culture and management.

    ConsSuccess is not something the company strives to achieve, the only thing that matters to managers is to leave nothing written that could be linked to them and potentially become a liability. So no decisions are ever taken and the customer is completely forgotten.
    Therefore there is no strategy, no accountability and just politics to become the new boss in your area hindering cross-company cooperation. Productive employees are just left to decay.
    People hired from the outside are quickly reminded that winning business is not what is required and should adopt the culture of covering one's own a**.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReplace the top three to four top levels of management, slim down the bloated overhead and put new rules in place to enforce accountability at all levels.
    That or go bankrupt and sell the leftovers to competitors.
    My advice would go to the latter given the entrenched corporate culture.

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

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    Horrendously disorganized; horrendously disjointed, and extremely dissappointing.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros- Some talented colleagues from IBM days (whoever of those remain at Geodis as the good ones will always leave and the bad ones will ultimately stay)

    Cons- Same old regime from IBM to try and "Lead". Most managers have been IBM blue blood lifers (20+ years) with no real outside industry experience. Moving from IBM to becoming a service provider whose core competency is logistics is an entirely new ballgame.
    - Being lead and managed by people who aren't true supply chain people coupled with trying to forge a new business/corporate identity in a new geography = recipe for disaster.
    - Management too busy looking after themselves and catering to French HQ bosses
    - French bosses have little to no idea what actually happens asides from whatever management is telling them (see above point)
    - Disengaged employees as leaders talk from both sides of their mouths
    - Can't transition or forge an identity (AKA cutting the IBM umbilical cord) when after 4 years the "new" Geodis employees still use their old IBM email addresses
    - No support from Management and career advancement is next to zero
    - Employees back stab one another in order to climb this mythical ladder that "leaders" purposefully try and misrepresent. It just isn't there.
    - Cost constraints abound as 4PL scrambles to make any money. Only so long a business can survive with only one client.
    - No true identity...what is the culture at Geodis Supply Chain Optimisation or coporate values?

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf Geodis were serious about forging a new 4PL identity outside of Europe or even within Europe, it would start at the top. Replace the old IBM regime of management with younger visionaries that care or want to try and make a difference. The stagnant ship full of old ideologies and members of the old boys club needs to go. These so called management leaders are there only to pad their wallets and don't really care about anyone else but themselves. IF there's ever a business case study to examine employee morale, disengagement and lack of support or even failure of a corporate acquisition then look at Geodis SCO.

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood salary, good co-workers, learn new skills

    ConsWork life balance is poor within the company

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    The working environment is unequal (main office & some branches)

    Operation (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsFriendly colleagues, International networking, Leading airfreight forwarder.
    If you join this company, you can very soon become an expert.

    ConsFor some certain locations & offices, they don't respect foreign employee especially who comes from the developing countries, lack of the basic respect.
    Some branch employee almost disconnect with the main office, cannot receive some even basic news from the main office.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave to monitor closing to some specific branches, the branch manager may "out of control" if you don't put an eye on them.
    They will be extremely rude to their employee and refuse to obey the company basic policy to treat the employee fairly and respect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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