Mrag Americas

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Mrag Americas Reviews

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
5 Reviews
2.6
5 Reviews
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Andrew A. Rosenberg, Ph.D
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  1.  

    Great Mid sized company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Mrag Americas full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very professional and great open communication.

    Cons

    New but growing industry in the US Market (Seafood Sustainability), US market needs more education and time to grow this sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seize more opportunities to engage and educate the public on what you do, and the consumer will grow the market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fisheries Observer in Gloucester, MA
    Current Employee - Fisheries Observer in Gloucester, MA

    I have been working at Mrag Americas full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Just the basic advantages of being an observer. Work 15 days a month. Can take off as much time off as you want. If you get a good Area Coordinator life is easy.

    Cons

    Pay checks rarely the correct amount. No career advancement opportunities. No pay raises in two years and a pay cut last year. Break their contracts. Horrible Benefits. Bunkhouses( frat houses they provide so they can pay you less). Try to find anyway to take money away from observers and put it in their pockets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have worked for other Observers companies. This company is simply incompetent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aggravating at times, good money if you work a lot

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

    I have been working at Mrag Americas as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to make good money if you work tons of days
    time off essentially when you want it

    Cons

    poor organization internally
    insane schedule, never know when you will be working next
    middle of the north atlantic ocean is not fun in the winter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create more organization among management, and display a stronger dedication to employees rather than worrying more about accomplishes sea days

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at Mrag Americas as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    I had a really great experience with MRAG. My supervisor was always available, resolved all of my travel issues immediately, was considerate of my schedule and time off. They always offered me as much work as I could handle, it was great. I did not have any problems with payroll or expense reports.

    Cons

    I dont have anything negative to say.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Unprofessionally Operated

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

    I have been working at Mrag Americas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience working directly with commercial fisheries regulations and commercial fishermen. Opportunity to see some incredible sights once in a while.

    Cons

    Payroll - consistent errors reoccurring for the duration of my employment. If not closely monitored, expect to lose up to several hundred dollars a paycheck. Incredible complex payroll, often resulting in decreased income than what is expected. Misleading recruiting tactics. Unprofessionally managed. You will not get as many sea days as promised, often putting in great effort, while not being compensated. Most observers working for this company are extremely dissatisfied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more staff, with more experience in managerial roles. Slow the hiring of observers. Hiring dozens of observers every month is not solving problems for your employees, only for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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