Georgia Ports Authority Reviews

Updated June 20, 2015
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  1. crane life

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Ports Authority full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good career move with good benefits and security.

    Cons

    Not much family time, unpredictable vacation time off.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. Stability at its best

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator

    I have been working at Georgia Ports Authority full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great starting pay. Plenty of job security for the future. A lot of paid OT, more than you may want!

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, attitude of management is work without life for the most part. Mandatory overtime, even if you don't want it. Feels as if they will hold you for OT even if there's limited work.

    Advice to Management

    Structure the schedule to allow people maximum time with family as well as completing the job.


  3. Georgia Ports Authority - Student Intern Review

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    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Savannah, GA
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Georgia Ports Authority as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family oriented, all around great company to work for.

    Cons

    Limited summer internship positions available.


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  5. Going nowhere fast

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Office in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Ports Authority full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a stable paycheck. Even during the economic downturn, there were no furloughs. Benefits are better than most places in the area, including lots of paid holidays and retirement plan.

    Cons

    It is a dead end job. Not unless you are related to someone important, there is no room to move up. There is no motivation to do a good job. There are a lot of employees that are miserable, and management doesn't care.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees. Happy employees make better workers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Life at the port

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Container Ops in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Container Ops in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Ports Authority full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay most of the worker are good desent people. It's a good job if you aren't a hot tempered person.

    Cons

    Getting off for an unforseen personal situation is next to impossible even if you have vacation time, your given 40 hours a year for sick time, but beware if you get sick. You will go before a manager and be written up for missing just one sick day. I saw a man that has worked at the port for 4 years and never missed a day of work got sick for one day was written up. THATS RIDICULOUS, the managment needs to use a little common sense, something lacking on their part in many situations at the port. The training at the port is less to be desired. It needs to be really overhauled, your trained on equipment by several different people and alot of times it is so busy the trainer doesn't have time to train you properly. And some of them don't want to train you, you'll get the basic training and then thrown to the wolves. Some dispatchers in the control center talk to the people in the field like dogs, I've never worked any place that would allow people to be humilated on a daily basis. Not all are like this, but half of them are hatefull individuals. It's hard to tolerate on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the people that work for you with some respect. You don't know who I am but I am former Managment for a company and the recession is how I ended up at the port. If you in Managment would show some respect and treat your workers as you would want to be treated, I think you'd see a huge difference in the work at the port. It's ok to tell people thanks for a good days work or that you are appreciate them.


  7. Very disappointing

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Ports Authority

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Very stable, decent wages & benefits

    Cons

    Grossly outdated & cumbersome systems, lots of management but little leadership, resistance to change & innovation, little diversity, rampant nepotism, directors live in ivory tower & have little regard for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes, ears & minds. Do something to inspire loyalty rather than relying on a dismal job market to keep employees trapped.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Disappointing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Ports Authority

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits in a down economy.

    Cons

    Sweatshop environment with long hours, little room for advancement and no motivation to do a good job. Senior management has no regard for employees, only concern is getting the job done for self advancement. No leadership at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. It’s not all about containers through the gate. We are people with families to support just like you. We don’t want more than our share, we just want to be treated fairly and equally across the board. Senior Management created this environment and they are the only ones that can fix it.



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