Kuehne + Nagel

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Kuehne + Nagel Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
117 Reviews
2.8
117 Reviews
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Kuehne + Nagel CEO Dr. Detlef Trefzger
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7 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits that are like other companies (in 8 reviews)

  • Excellent work environment, excellent management (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance - company is pushing very hard to improve productivity (in 7 reviews)

  • Cost Cutting of company, underpayment, Leave permission, Politics and herirarchy, no incentives and no peace of mind (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Work / Life Balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Kuehne + Nagel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Kuehne + Nagel is a company that has some of the best talent in the country. I have worked for other 3PL / Forwarders and not one company had as many employees with such a high level of knowledge. I also am very impressed with the diversity of the

    Cons

    The culture here is strong and very German. Some people work well with it, others have a more difficult time. The turnover rate is low, however, so I believe that most people think that the culture is a good thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Houston office management has unrealistic view of employees workloads

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kuehne + Nagel

    Pros

    Good salary. Some really good people.

    Cons

    Houston office understaffed & overworked. Burnout common. Losing their talented workers. Hiring inexperienced temps. Losing clients as a result. Processes to complete shipments are complicated & take way too long. Processes split between several buildings also causes problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic about employee workloads, don't just look at the bottom line. Improve processes & communications. This isn't rocket science but often seems far too difficult to complete simple tasks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Logistic Specialist
    Current Employee - Sales Logistic Specialist

    I have been working at Kuehne + Nagel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people working here, a lot of space for advancement, and I'd have to say - safe place - even during economic downturns KN doesn't fire - just freeze the hiring.
    Also it being global company - there is always a chance to be relocated to your dream destination

    Cons

    KN being global corporation - you end up adhering to rules and old management style. Often bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage creativity in the company, invest more in people, learn from emerging leadership styles, successful startups. this is third party provider, people are your asset and you claim it to be this way, but don't act this way

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    my time

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kuehne + Nagel

    Pros

    good structured company but focus too heavy on ocean

    Cons

    focus too heavy on ocean and very bureaucratic

  6.  

    Great work, cultish environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sea Export Coordinator  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sea Export Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Kuehne + Nagel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work is good & plenty of job security. One of the few companies in the industry which excelled during the recession & continues to grow despite being the largest. Low turnover. Good work-life balance for industry.

    Cons

    The low turnover has bred cultish tendencies. Hard to break into social circles here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve culture to be more inclusive of new employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Work, Slow Pace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Kuehne + Nagel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company environment is great. There are a lot of perks that come along with a high salary. The management is reasonable and they expect a lot of you.

    Cons

    Restricted areas, pricing controlled centrally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add some additional sales resources

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    3PL

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Lenexa, KS

    I have been working at Kuehne + Nagel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, overall good people to work for

    Cons

    3PLs are under the thumb of the other companies for which they work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose to work with good companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Poor Experiance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Handler  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Kuehne + Nagel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits for the non temps. Good bonds made with coworkers. Enjoyed what I did before K and N took over

    Cons

    Reading the other posts most people were happy with this company unless they worked in the phoenix area. Yes the phoenix area is very toxic. Management doesn't care about the workers who have been around for awhile and start to make the money. Quick to blame others without the proper training and knowledge to research the incidents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a deep look at your phoenix good ole boy club within sky harbor. Show somewhat of an effort to limit the negatives and lead with the positives. Or just let it become a frat house

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Worst work experience ever; but did make some good friends.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Kuehne + Nagel as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits for permanent workers, so I hear. Great co-workers we grouped together and motivate one another. Work is rather easy.

    Cons

    Toxic work enviroment from supervisors and director. Constant threat of being fired. Temps are given confusing work schedules and are given by preference. Team leaders have no power. Hard working temps get over looked. No night shift difference. If they send you to nights, that's a death sentence, "evil" supervisor; just about everyone who was sent to nights has been fired including permanent workers. They will not let you fulfil your two weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be revised. Very unprofessional. Including the director.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Make it work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Kuehne + Nagel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dedicated employees
    Health Insurance plans
    Large company for growth opportunity.

    Cons

    Does a poor job of bidding on 3pl accounts. Resources aren't available to execute.
    Forced to use antiquated systems that are not capable of doing the job required.
    Senior management doesn't take the time to understand the nature of the business and doesn't want to understand needs to accomplish the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least pretend to care about your workers and try the partnering approach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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