Maersk Group

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    Senior Analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Maersk Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company's philosophies are to be admired. Charlotte office has a gym and a full time fitness manager. Maersk has a lot of great people working for them but it seems most go unappreciated. The company is huge on green belt training.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for people that are not hand selected for promotion. While the company is proactive in greenbelt training, the opportunity for this particular training is not offered to employees equally. As with all companies, lots of politics...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better Executive Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company is a boy's club where promotions are not given on merit, salary is low in the industry, and culture is very EU.

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Maersk Group

    Pros

    benefits, 401 K, time off when needed, excellent exposure to global commerce, international culture and travel available. World wide company, looks great on your resume.

    Cons

    promotions and opportunities not given on merit. Frequent layoffs, Poor salaries in the industry, poor structure. Company has no plan for profit loss except to irrationally lay off large numbers of people then immediately turn around and hire new people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good place to start out but don't make it your career. Use the experience for what it is and move on in a few years.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Use to be a good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Maersk Group

    Pros

    International company, good management, okay benefits

    Cons

    Outsourcing of jobs to India and China. No room for advance or growth in the Finance Department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit offshoring jobs and bring them back to the USA. You say you value your employees, but you continue to lay people off to squeeze profits and move the jobs to India.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Good Place to advance your early stage of career

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    Former Employee - General Manager of the Line in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - General Manager of the Line in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Maersk Group

    Pros

    Good responsibility in your early stage of your career

    Cons

    Slow in decision making and do not see the biz in long term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It's OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, NJ

    I have been working at Maersk Group

    Pros

    Now that most of the layoffs are over and profits are back, things are OK here. They are still cutting a a few jobs but it should be less dangerous to work here, at least for a while.

    Cons

    Pay could be better. Management is good, but needs to do a better job of communicating to employees. A lot of the personal things they used to do are gone and morale needs help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now that you have fired a lot of people you need to improve morale. What about the company picnic? Do something to make the employees feel better about working here.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work, great benefits

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Maersk Group

    Pros

    Great benefits, paid vacation, many opportunities for advancement if you have the will and drive. . . . . .

    Cons

    Such a huge company that it can be hard to get noticed. Sometimes the work atmosphere can feel unneccesarily stuffy, could find ways to make work more fun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better feedback to employees about how their performing. Don't be scared to let underperformers go. Be more scrutinizing in the interview process

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ajo, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ajo, AZ

    I have been working at Maersk Group

    Pros

    great hr, people are great compensation are great just an overall great company, the work is challenging.

    Cons

    want to know more where the company is headed and get more insight from top brass.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just inform employees more about the where the company is headed because it will motivate employees a lot more once we know the direction.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for could change for the worst.

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    Current Employee - Director in Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Madison, NJ

    I have been working at Maersk Group

    Pros

    As the US part of a large international company, there are (some) opportunities for people who have some ambition to get great experience for their careers. These opportunities have been reduced not so long ago, but they are still there.

    Most of the people here are also very good and pleasant to work with. There is a lot of tradition and people are proud of that, and it is great to be part of a team with that sort of pride.

    Also, the company tries to be decent to its employees. The culture is changing (see below), but people are still treated well and respectfully. The company is doing more layoffs than in the past, but it does try not to cut people just to improve profit in the short run.

    Cons

    The culture has become less friendly in recent years, with there being more layoffs and less on voluntary solutions. There was a big plan earlier this year (2008) to get people to leave voluntarily, but still a lot of people had to be laid off and more could be laid off soon.

    It is hard to get change in this company. There are traditions, which are good, but when change needs to be made, the traditions can be a roadblock to making the changes. People with good ideas can get ignored if the ideas are too "out there" for management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hide on the third floor. Get out and meet with the little people more. What are we, chopped liver? We also need the Town Hall meetings again. No one knows what is going on right now, and it would be nice to have some words from management on that.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    This ship's in troubled waters...

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Madison, NJ
    Former Employee - Analyst in Madison, NJ

    I worked at Maersk Group

    Pros

    Company has a decent Medical Dental Plan and a beautiful work location in a park like setting. In addition they support the mass transit initiative by contributing up to $105 monthly to employers who use public transportation in lieu of driving a car. They also provide a van to pick up employees at the train station and drive them to the office daily.

    Cons

    Lack of foresight at senior management level led company to acquire a competitor in 2006 only to lose $600 million in the following year due to downturn in customer shipping trends. This necessitated significant down-sizing and loss of company morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use better forecasting tools, data modeling.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I have been working at Maersk Group

    Pros

    Great company to work for, it gives you the opportunity to grow within the group, It is a very international company.

    Cons

    The salary is average, probably lower than what people outside the company think.

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