Schenker Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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Pros
  • A great opportunity to learn a lot about business (in 2 reviews)

  • Was at one time a great place to work for (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Glad to hear that things changed with upper management (in 5 reviews)

  • Management has no strategic vision (in 2 reviews)

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  1. company environment

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    global company diverse work environment talented employees many opportunities for growth

    Cons

    difficult to move up within the company limited training resources


  2. Sr Business Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great coworkers and learning opportunity

    Cons

    poor office environment, the office was very small


  3. Senior Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Schenker full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly typical 8-5 hours. Nice people to work with. Digs we quite adequate. If you work well under high stress and waiting for the other shoe to drop, this is your place.

    Cons

    Training is at the core of competitive skills. No compensation was offered for training or skill, or knowledge improvement, in either time or money. The end result is after a few years, one's skills have not substantially improved, so you may no longer be competitive when looking for the next job. ie, the jo

    Advice to Management

    Technology moves very fast. We are very behind. Studies show people in a highly self-motivated collaborative work environment, out perform (more productive) and with higher retention (reduced overall training cost), compared to those working under a management style that seems to prefer to believe that the stick works better than the carrot (the old paradigm). Get an update.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Would not recommend to anyone.

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in West Branch, IA
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in West Branch, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    paycheck, people I work with.

    Cons

    Overtime on a daily basis, mismanagement, no home life, working most holidays. management constantly lies. Filthy facility.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Since BAX merge, global crisis and DB Group strict policy on cost saving, Schenker is less and less attractive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good person, ww network, wide range of products, vertical market strategy

    Cons

    internal relation with overseas difficult, inertia in organization and decision making, no salary increase, old IT systems,

    Advice to Management

    promote employees, merit compensation, accelerate decision process, improve collaboration, implement IT tools faster


  7. Schenker USA Logistics

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Lead in Carlisle, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Lead in Carlisle, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Schenker full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The warehouse associates were superb.

    Cons

    The management gave empty promises and lack luster enthusiasm.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your entry level employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Perennially Sinking Ship with No Direction, Infinite Confusion and Mean-Spirited Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will quickly expand your network and meet many new people due to the revolving-door of hiring and firing, constant reductions in force and regime change. If you know how to look busy, play politics, have no aspirations and are a yes-person, you can subsist here indefinitely. You will learn how to handle leaders who are sociopaths and bullies and thus be able to identify and avoid them going forward. You will enhance your ability to know when your managers are lying to you. You will learn how to sleuth out details about the company's decisions and processes despite all attempts to keep you in the dark. You will become a pro at short-term survival despite awful communication, lack of direction, conflicting strategies and constant subversion. You will become adept at personal budgeting as you will not receive a salary increase regardless of your performance.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of a single "con" about this company. Everything I could express is in the "pros" section for your review.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change a thing. Whatever you're doing is working for you -- the management -- and you alone.


  9. Upper management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schenker full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best companies I ever worked for.

    Cons

    Glad to hear that things changed with upper management. Upper management had no idea of what certain departments handled, and.cut people and merged departments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going you are back on track.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Horrible then the illusion of being good.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers now that the negative ones are gone and only after moving offices this year the building. I enjoy my actual work and occasionally feel important but it's frustrating at times. There are opportunities for overtime as long as you are willing to handle projects outside your normal duties.

    Cons

    Management tells you what they think you want to hear just to keep you but when faced with you actually leaving those words are quickly forgotten and all the work you did and feeling like you meant something to the company are just lies. It's amazing how much needed/needs to be fixed in accounting areas when you consider the size of the company. There is no communication between departments and when things go wrong they look at the last person that touched it. Not enough people in a department to cover someone being out so time off may be granted but you will come back to all te work that came in for you while you were off.

    Advice to Management

    If you truly value your employees prove it. Set clear lines of communication.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Ok

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schenker full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn International business

    Cons

    Long hours, have to work holidays, poor mgmt, no communication, unable to staff sufficiently

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with your staff, don't keep empty spots for months on end



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