Kuehne + Nagel

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Kuehne + Nagel Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
139 Reviews
3.1
139 Reviews
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Kuehne + Nagel CEO Dr. Detlef Trefzger
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits that are like other companies (in 10 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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    Awesome GPTW !

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Kuehne + Nagel full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent people, great prospect, mgmt willing to change, opportunities are great, benefits are very good, chances for education and growth

    Cons

    It's all about perception, if you have the right mindset and attitude, this is the place to prosper

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going strong !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Logistics Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kuehne + Nagel as a contractor

    Pros

    Laid back environment, lots of training

    Cons

    Relocations is almost necessary if you want to move up within the company. Pay is low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Demanding, Yet Fulfilling Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Kuehne + Nagel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you find enjoyment from a hard day's work, or better yet if you get satisfaction from working extremely hard, you might find K+N be a great home. Their global footprint enables you to support customer needs in virtually every corner of the world. K+N deliberately took a long-term infrastructure investment approach, and it has paid off handsomely. As the undisputed global leader in NVOCC services, they have also made significant strides in air freight, compliance, and contract logistics services. K+N has a strong, loyal employee workforce; it is not uncommon to meet employees who has 10+ years with the organization.

    Cons

    A key component of K+N's success has been their deliberate investment in global infrastructure and operations; however, this has also resulted in strict business policies and procedures that can hinder flexibility to support customer requirements. K+N has morphed from a team environment where everyone pitched in for the greater good, into an environment where employees feel less empowered to make business decisions. The "mighty dollar" now eclipses employee satisfaction. European picked managers occupy the vast majority of key positions in all regions of the world. Long-term employees often feel overlooked and under-appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is very difficult to change the behavior and culture of an organization without having those at the top drive change. The environment at K+N would be enhanced by showing employees the organization is appreciative of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Business Controller

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Controller in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Financial Controller in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Kuehne + Nagel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great exposure, you have a lot of visibility and travel opportunities

    Cons

    No growth movement, extremely hard to get raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage with employees more, work with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    DIrector Accounts

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    Former Employee - Director Level, Strategic Accounts in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Director Level, Strategic Accounts in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Kuehne + Nagel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good training, Green Minded

    Cons

    Their very high turnover of Sales Staff is well Known. Beware!
    In my opinion, their business ethics are questionable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to manage the US Operations like it iS part of Europe Things are done differently in the USA. Adapt your business model to fit local cultures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    cheap

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kuehne + Nagel

    Pros

    multiple locations, good if you want to move around

    Cons

    no opportunities
    low pay
    hard to move up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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 (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Houston office management has unrealistic view of employees workloads

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (more than an 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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