Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

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Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
18 Reviews

2.7
18 Reviews
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    Hellmann Worldwide

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great office environment, benefits and events.

    Cons

    Low pay.Training contradictions between associate lead, supervisory and management personnel produced unsatisfactory work performance of no fault of the employee due to misinformed expectations of procedures.
    Corrections were all made via individual emails to remember, no training manual to follow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more relational with all employees, show no favoritism, be more available open door to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good Field and Middle Management, Out of touch Senior/Headquarters Management

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Doral, FL
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Doral, FL

    Pros

    Very nice Miami/Doral office, people generally very nice though clickish, some very hard workers, good work/life balance---people seem get in late but also work very late

    Cons

    Top management unapproachable, out of touch, and genuinely do not care about employees. There is no strategic plan at Hellmann or at least it is not communicated down. Minimal training. Seems like there is no accountability, if things do not work out, top management blames middle management who blames lower management. Moral at this company is very low (especially in the field) as of summer 2014.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people, talk with your people, and take ownership of your mistakes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Hellmann Miami

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Friendly team for the Miami Branch with very good management. People will help each other especially in the warehouse.

    Cons

    Upper Management (meaning HQ) seems to be unaware of daily work needed to be done by the different branches in the US.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Moving backward in Logistics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There is little left here on the pro side. The departure of long time employees and the oppressive atmosphere say it all.

    Cons

    Intimidation has taken over as a motivational tool. It motivates people to look for work elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are a few people in middle and upper management who need to treat people better or be shown the door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant  in  Doral, FL
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Doral, FL

    Pros

    Familial atmosphere; global company which is privately held; opportunities for growth. Enjoyed my time here very much and made lifelong friends in the process.

    Cons

    Nothing really stands out, which speaks highly of them.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid. Employee's act as if are still in High School. Have cliques.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Intern in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Wonderful building to work in. Great Learning experience

    Cons

    employees act very immaturely in the sense that they hangout in cliques. Also racist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    build morale.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It could be worse

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    Many different contacts. Great family feeling at work. People willing to help eachother out.

    Cons

    Ask a lot from you with very little compensation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just OK

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tukwila, WA

    Pros

    Convenient location. The site at Tukwila had a "small company" feel to it.

    Cons

    My review is limited to the local site, not HQ. I had a terrible site manager who berated everyone. Morale was low. Everyone felt like they were walking on eggshells. I felt underappreciated. I think if there was a better manager, the employees would have been glad to be there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems like it's their MO to buy little logistics companies to expand. They need to have a better understanding of these sites and how it's being managed.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Hellmann an okay place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Springfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, NJ

    Pros

    Family Owned, Innovative, Flexible, Forward thinking,

    Cons

    Lack of support from corporte office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improved response to the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Complete disrespect for employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work-life balance is somehow good.

    Cons

    Where to start here? To resume, I will only take points that we all have in the contract, but they are not executed by the company:
    - Salary revision (not existent - when it is time to review salaries, the company is always in a bad situation and has to hold salaries - despite buying other companies)
    - Benefits: The few benefits existent were simply removed, now, there is no benefit at all
    - Career: There is a career planing, it is even written, but it is never executed.
    - Management: That is the worst part and I believe the root cause of problems. Unqualified managers are majority in Hellmann.
    - Worldwide with regional and provincial mentality. Total lack of vision about how the markets in the world work.
    - The FAMILY model (mantra in the company) is not respected at all. F would stand for "First, people first", this is not seen by anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Another hard topic. The management here is mostly the same unqualified management.
    I would say to hear what people are talking. So many people complaining about the company means that people are not satisfied. Instead of trying to convince people (brain wash) that everything is fine and 90% of people are not understanding your point of view, try to convince the board to improve the quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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