Mediterranean Shipping Company
3.6 of 5 43 reviews
www.mscgva.ch Geneva, Switzerland 500 to 999 Employees

Mediterranean Shipping Company Reviews

Updated Mar 29, 2014
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3.6 43 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Mediterranean Shipping Company President and CEO Gianluigi Aponte

Gianluigi Aponte

(26 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Mediterranean Shipping Company full-time

ProsA lot of opportunities to grow with the company, a lot of mobility. The company is very much like a global family, you get to work with people from all over the world. Great environment!

ConsNot the best paying company out there. Very centralized.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Vessel Reconciliation (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Mediterranean Shipping Company full-time for less than a year

ProsEasy to get this job

Consvery very very low salary and low efficient colleague

Advice to Senior Managementimprove the efficiency and salary

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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great people but getting too slow

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Mediterranean Shipping Company full-time for more than 8 years

ProsPlenty of young people to hang out with. the company is strongly exposed with interns and short terms. It is a good place to be in for the benefit and if you are the additional source of revenue for your family.

ConsIt is definitely not the company to be in if you need to support a family.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Dependable company despite low salary

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Mediterranean Shipping Company full-time for more than a year

ProsYou are guaranteed to have job there, they rarely let people go and they are very family oriented. Great place to get your feet wet especially if you are right out of college or just looking for paycheck. Great atmosphere especially with people from all over the world. Office manager very open and easy to talk to. No worries about overtime, at 5 they are trying to push you out the door.

ConsUnfortunately being an Italy base company the Italians seem to move up quicker, Everyone starts at the same base pay, which is a reason why a lot of people leave. They are very particular about the most minor things that will really put a damper on your experience. Since no one is ever fired you will run into people that do nothing and break every rule and are still in management.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees complaints, if we are telling you that someone is no good for our department than they cant be good for the company. Don't just create a new department for them get the poison out of the company. Try to emphasize less micromanagement, and isolation to Americans, they are not offered as many opportunities as the foreigners in the company and its noticeable.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A multinational run as a family business

Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Mediterranean Shipping Company full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAttention to the needs of employees.
Special MSC culture
Easy to relocate with MSC

ConsLow wages
Incentive and promotion based on friendship.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdopt a better system to measure performance and base on it to promote and incentivize.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not Great

Clerk (Current Employee)
New Orleans, LA

I have been working at Mediterranean Shipping Company full-time for more than a year

ProsFreindly Management, Job Security. Working Visa sponsorship is available for the international employee.

ConsLimited advance opportunity. Law Salary

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Run away from here

Export Traffic (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Mediterranean Shipping Company as a contractor for more than a year

ProsNothing positive except you are working in manhattan.

ConsSalaries are very low. Most workers are working to tourist and temporary visas. No advancement whatsoever unless your are Italian. Any person would be stupid to work here.

Advice to Senior ManagementAre we working in the US or Italy?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Horrible place to work

Export Traffic (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Mediterranean Shipping Company full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNone whatsoever. Unless you count working in New York. Which you only will if all you know about NY is what you've seen in movies.

ConsEverything. They hire mostly foreign nationals through "creative" immigration processes, they have no other employment where they come from so they take advantage and pay the employees a ridiculously low salary. People are treated like sub humans, management will regularly harass you if you don't fall in line with the status quo and you can keep dreaming about any sort of promotion if you're not Italian...because all the upper management people are Italian "pals".

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ok Company

Export Documentation (Former Employee)
Charleston, SC

I worked at Mediterranean Shipping Company full-time

Prosnever get fired unless you stop coming to work

Conslittle pay for the amount of work

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Good, stable company

Export Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
Charleston, SC

I worked at Mediterranean Shipping Company full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery safe company and no chance you will get fired.

ConsStarting salaries are low and raises are small for the first couple of years.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to develop the personnel and offer opportunities to qualified employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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