Matson Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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  1. Loader

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loader in Pooler, GA
    Current Employee - Loader in Pooler, GA

    I have been working at Matson

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

    Pros

    Outstanding Management, opportunity for lots of overtime during peak seasons. As long as you come in to work and do what you're supposed to, you'll always have a job. Room for advancement within the company.

    Cons

    Hours are based on the season, so you may work more/less each week. Starting pay is a little low and you may be required to work a lot of off days.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the perspective of your employees on how to perform the task at hand more thoroughly. An incentive plan based on work performed, safety, and production would be a really great benefit.


  2. Great while it lasted

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Matson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly staff, decent pay, challenging work, work incentives, generous time off, understanding management, overtime pay, advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Strenuous work load. Not enough team effort.


  3. Great Company to Work For

    Current Employee - Inter-modal Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Inter-modal Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Matson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for
    Very nice and helpful co workers

    Cons

    A lot to take in at one time

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to complain about really. Maybe focus a little more on training new employees and not giving them too much to begin with.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Matson is a phenomenal company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Matson full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great company, financially stable, reputable in the industry, family oriented, good work/life balance, competitive pay, good training programs.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything at this time. I used to bounce around from company to company after 1 year but I've been with Matson now over 8 years, I've finally found a company with a future for me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. Helpful (1)

    great company, poor and inefficient management, Sr. IT management has no clue what is going on under them....

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - No Comment in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - No Comment in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Matson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great company with decent benefits, you get your birthday off, after 3 years you get 3 weeks of vacation, 3 floater days per year, 10 days sick time. people not in I.T. are generally very friendly.

    Cons

    there is absolutely no work life balance, if you are in I.T., DO NOT WORK HERE!! Too stressful, executives doesn't pay attention to details, would you like a boss who doesn't read your emails or lacks communication to ensure your stability in the workplace? not to mention the pay scale is lower then market conditions, they bring in contractors and promise that they will get hired and after years of waiting they are not hired. good luck getting a promotion because they do not promote from within unless you are in development areas that benefit the higher powers.

    Advice to Management

    The Sr. Management has no clue how bad the IT department is. Moral is horrible and its unfortunate that even so many don't realize know how bad things are. Sr. Mgmt only has his agenda to care for. Management is blind and will not fix the problems inside IT. Stop acting like you care about your employees when all the Sr. Management desires is to meet their goals and achieve bonuses. How about you listen to the employees and don't let them feel so afraid to speak up about how bad things are ran. Advice would be for the management. to handle the issues that are clearly right in front of you, stop denying that certain individuals need not to be employed in the positions they are in.


  7. Matson, Marine Engineering

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Matson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best US shipping company - great pay and benefits

    Cons

    small industry - company doesn't value maritime employees

    Advice to Management

    expand you hiring practices, diversity would greatly help


  8. Great company. Gave me lots of opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Matson

    Pros

    Challenging. Passionate. Satisfying.

    Cons

    Not a growth industry. Industry consolidating.


  9. Good in the beginning but once corporate took over our location it went downhill fast.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Invoicing in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Invoicing in Houston, TX

    I worked at Matson full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't understand how others locations work.

    Advice to Management

    If something is working and making you money you should leave it alone and not try to micromanage it.


  10. Steady as She Goes-- Matson 2013

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Finance Intern in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Finance Intern in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Matson (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very steady and generally relaxed work environment. Pretty much have a monopoly on the Oakland-- Hawaii trade because we dominated our main competitor, Horizon Lines. Generally good benefits and experienced team.

    Cons

    A little bit slow moving. Hard to really cause any substantive changes to work. However, is there much to change? We are already dominating our peers.

    Advice to Management

    Make Matson bigger. Try to expand to new markets. Our Corporate staff can handle and do more work and Matson can achieve greater economies of scale.


  11. No career growth

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

    I have been working at Matson full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very conservative company. Values long time employees (only appreciation, nothing else)

    Cons

    No career growth. Old school style approach.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of worker bees and think about their career growth as well.



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