NYK Line Reviews

Updated June 3, 2015
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  1. EDI Technical Lead

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Large Global company - stable employment for full time employees - nice benefits, profit sharing - all in all a nice mellow environment where as long as my system is running smoothly no one says boo.

    Cons

    (until your department gets outsourced) - A matrix management system where no one takes responsibility and everyone's to blame

    Advice to Management

    better to hire and retain a small number of quality employees rather than employ teams of mediorcre (read cheap) consultants from overseas and burden them with teams of project managers as overseers


  2. Good company in a mature, unexciting industry

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very Professional. For the field international ocean transportation, one of the better companies.

    Cons

    International ocean transportation is very mature and so the problems are rote. Moving profit center back to Asia immediately made top marketing jobs less desirable.

    Advice to Management

    Shift emphasis from ocean transport to Supply Chain management. This will provide enormous room for personal growth for the employees and focus assets where you can really differentiate yourselves and add real value to customers.


  3. NYK Line

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Business in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Director of Business in Secaucus, NJ

    I worked at NYK Line (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    A very solid company deep in shipping tradition.

    Cons

    Extremely slow to make decisions

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your people, they are your greatest asset in the industry.


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  5. Stable low paying job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    It is very hard to be fired

    Cons

    It is very easy to be laid off
    Constant business reorganization
    Poor mgmt communication
    Pay increases below inflation

    Advice to Management

    Establish and stick with a 5 year HR plan
    Communicate transparently with employees
    Abolish the "leave NYK never allowed back" policy


  6. In it for the long hall

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

    I have been working at NYK Line full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and colleagues to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of resources to complete job.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


  7. Corporate Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Management in Secaucus, NJ

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

    Pros

    Benefits, promotes from within, internal training opportunities, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    politics, diminishing personnel levels, work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    more progressive culture


  8. customer service

    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at NYK Line full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, decent pay

    Cons

    boring, boring, boring, boring, boring.


  9. Business Analyst

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

    I have been working at NYK Line full-time

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

    Pros

    Easy work/life balance. Stable job security

    Cons

    Management lies and tries to hide things that can be easily noticeable


  10. Don't rock the boat

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL

    I worked at NYK Line full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Very easy work/life balance. 35 hr work week. tuition reimbursement if you don't have a BA/BS yet. Generally an easy going management group. Really enjoyed most of the personalities that I worked with. Outside of HR they are generally good people.

    Cons

    No tuition support for post BA/BS. Lots of "lifers", positions in management always cite a college degree but promotions seem to always go to lifers over education. Its a weird hybrid of the worst aspects of Japanese and American management practices.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize dynamic individuals and promote and groom them. Recognize that talented individuals need a path. Get out of the compensation buckets and look at how you checklist individuals for increases and pay grades. Its an antiquated method.


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    Mixed feelings for the job and the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator

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

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

    Pros

    35 hours work week, matching 401k up to 6% (they match 3%), 100% paid pension of 6% of your salary, health, dental, vision insurance, flex spending accounts

    Cons

    Limited room to promote, uneven work loads amongst entire departments. Hard workers are expected to be perfect and less than parr are allowed to take on less and do less quality work.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach, follow-through and communication are invaluable to moral. Constant fear of loosing our jobs due to being 60 seconds late or company moving positions to Manila is stressful. Hearing things second hand around the water cooler makes use feel like we are not important and worthless. Allowing a little chit-chatting would actually benefit the company as we would then work more cohesively instead of every-man-for-themselves which is the current state, which is also part of people being scared of loosing their jobs, due to lack of communications about changes within the company as well as the industry.



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