Mediterranean Shipping Company

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Mediterranean Shipping Company Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
57 Reviews
3.3
57 Reviews
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Mediterranean Shipping Company President and CEO Gianluigi Aponte
Gianluigi Aponte
37 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • provides good salary package and family carriage for senior officers (in 4 reviews)

  • Good benefits as far as iinsurance, vacation sick days and personal days off (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Low Pay increment for the annual pay (in 5 reviews)

  • very very very low salary and low efficient colleague (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fantastic opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Export Documentation in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Export Documentation in New York, NY

    I have been working at Mediterranean Shipping Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -they want you to grown and bring out your best
    -the managers want you to ask questions and will be happy to help and answer to anything you wanna know
    -they offer classes to teach and train you about the business, shipping, and many other topics

    Cons

    - very stressful job
    - low salary
    - they are very strict about being on time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning experience but not where you want to stay forever

    Current Employee - Import Customer Service
    Current Employee - Import Customer Service

    I have been working at Mediterranean Shipping Company

    Pros

    It is a great company to start at and learn the industry inside out. You gain access to a global network and it's pretty easy to switch around departments.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible and yearly increase is never much. You need to be an Italian male to really go far in the company otherwise get in, learn as much as you can and get out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    MSC is a breeding ground for nepotism, short sightedness and Mediocrity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Mediterranean Shipping Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits
    You're in Chicago which is a great city to live in
    Good place to network for better opportunities

    Cons

    Nepotism runs rampant. Unless you're from Europe you'll never get a fair shake here. Any American who joins MSC better be a great butt kisser because otherwise you'll be stuck at the bottom for at least a decade until, for seniority's sake, they give you with a bs promotion with a meaningless job title and a pathetic excuse for a raise that should have been given at least 5 years earlier if you're an asset to the company. You will be worked like a dog with very little if any respect for your accomplishments. The corporate culture is extremely unpleasant to the point that some days it feels like being in an air conditioned prison cell. Miscommunication between departments only makes getting simple tasks more challenging than they should be. Good benefits aside you have to wait at least 6 months for a measly 5 days of paid vacation time. The turnover rate is atrocious because they just don't invest the proper time and money in employees who could take the company to new heights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start taking better care of your employees or have fun being number two to Maersk. Your European style of management won't work unless the American employees experience the benefits of it along with their European counterparts. If you see a young employee on the rise take them under your wing and teach them how to improve; don't allow them to be crushed under the heel of seniority otherwise they'll seek greener pastures. The more employees you lose the more possible employees your competition gains. Have training courses for managers. It takes more than knowledge of the business and nice clothes to be a manager. It takes leadership skills which many mangers lack.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company if your a foreigner, and have never had a good paying job

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

    I have been working at Mediterranean Shipping Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits as far as iinsurance, vacation sick days and personal days off

    Cons

    If you're an American you can forget any type of promotion. But if you're from Latin American or Europe you can really move up the ladder, Have only hired about 1 Black Americans in the last 4-5 years. Turnover is horrible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Friendly environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Clerk in New York, NY

    I have been working at Mediterranean Shipping Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, staff is so welcoming and willing to help.

    Cons

    Low pay, minimum benefits, poor management, miscommunication issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible experience, bullying and abuse daily

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Export Traffic in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Export Traffic in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    You can learn how to become organize at work

    Cons

    Work overload, bad treatment unless you got Italian passport in hand, you will learn narrow part of shipping industry without opportunity to see whole picture, low pay, Big Boss wrote manual how to bully employees that is passed to management so technics could be implemented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can try to post this sweet reviews but wont full people in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Very process-oriented accounting

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mediterranean Shipping Company full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start, good management, decent benefits

    Cons

    little opportunity for growth, low pay, very strict working environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on employee retention, be more lenient with office culture

  9.  

    Very accommodating, very low pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Export Traraffic (VIP)
    Current Employee - Export Traraffic (VIP)

    I have been working at Mediterranean Shipping Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Willing to teach the industry.

    Cons

    Will be over-worked and under-paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's really not their fault.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Vessel Conciliation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vessel Reconciliation in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Vessel Reconciliation in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Mediterranean Shipping Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy to get this job

    Cons

    very very very low salary and low efficient colleague

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve the efficiency and salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at Mediterranean Shipping Company full-time

    Pros

    A 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!

    Cons

    Not the best paying company out there. Very centralized.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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