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Seaboard Marine Reviews

Updated July 2, 2014
Updated July 2, 2014
10 Reviews
2.8
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very good benefits, great people to work with, but management needs to improve

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Seaboard Marine full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I learned a lot of the transportation industry, especially the impact the company has on our South Florida community. I also learned many essential skills within my department to make it a well-rounded experience. The people within my department, as well as other departments are great to work with. Plenty of work to go around, so you get to interact with people of diverse backgrounds. The company also offers great benefits to attract good people (most of the positions provide benefits upon the first day of hire)!

    Cons

    Some managers within different departments don't know how to lead their employees effectively. Some of them became managers due to their long tenure with the company. Due to this "tenure status", it does not allow for good people to grow within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate all of your managers to make sure that they can foster its growth for the next thirty years. As a first step, make sure to communicate the company's vision to all of your employees so everyone is on the same page of how this great company can continue its presence within the 21st century.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Don't waste your talent nor your time with this company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Seaboard Marine full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits from day one. Something you don't see in most big companies.

    Cons

    This company is run like a banana republic. Only those who are in the innner circle or family members of management will get good reviews and promotions. Also once management wants you gone, they will make your life a living hell, so that you can uit. Emplooee turnover is incredible; most employees don't last a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire leaders, not bosses. Hire personel with people skills and your company will be more successul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Terrible Leadership. Bad Culture.

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

    I worked at Seaboard Marine full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and few good long timers. Has lead the shipping industry. Good cargo handling equipment and some facilities.

    Cons

    Small power groups control everything and give few opportunities while creating a seriously toxic working environment for the majority outside the inbred circles. Closed back-door dealings leading to questionable business decisions and practices. Employees for positive change are pushed out of the company. Huge turnover in the last two years...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ship is going down unless you get rid of the power hungry idiots that are destroying the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great company to work for...

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

    I have been working at Seaboard Marine full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excelent benefits, 401K, health & dental insurance. Great deal of camaraderie!

    Cons

    Not enough communication between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commercial divisions need to follow same standards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I worked at Seaboard Marine full-time

    Pros

    Good company w good benefits

    Cons

    Supervisor for the 807 dept. needs better supervisory skills. When she sets her eye on someone she is definitely out to get them. She harasses people that do not fit in her clan. Definitely is one thing when her boss isn't there and another when her boss is. I hope they take all reviews in consideration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to reevaluate the supervisory skills their management posses

  7.  

    Neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Team Leader in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Team Leader in Miami, FL

    I worked at Seaboard Marine full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits package is very attractive, not including the salary

    Cons

    Co-workers that has been working for the company for many years, always block advance for the new employees. Not good management attention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes, to one of the vice-president

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company with a few quirks - but what company doesn't have them?

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

    I have been working at Seaboard Marine full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Seaboard Marine's management cares about the employees. Although it may not be visible to the average employee who does not deal with the top management, there is a constant concern in retaining the hard working, talented, and dedicated individuals that have shown loyalty and a strong work ethic.

    The company offers a pension plan in addition to a 401k plan; not many companies offer this.

    The atmosphere in Medley and at the Port reflects a great deal of camaraderie.

    It is a fast paced, high volume environment but you do get a sense of unity.

    Cons

    Insufficient communication with all ranks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Accounting Dept. is completely disorganized - Stay away

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting Department in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Accounting Department in Miami, FL

    I worked at Seaboard Marine full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some nice people, decent pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Senior Management and Corporate Management do not seem to care about the Accounting Dept employees. Lots of backstabbing in the department. People spying and telling lies about others. Really bad work-life balance. You will work long hours because of lack of leadership and purpose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a change, for the sake of the good loyal employees you still have

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Accounting

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

    I worked at Seaboard Marine full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    3 weeks PTO and two elective holidays,

    Cons

    Horrible environment. Is like a concentration camp, and the controller is out of his mind!!
    Run away from it!! No matter the salary!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok company if you want job security and no career aspirations

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

    I have been working at Seaboard Marine full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Job security as long as you do your job, follow rules and come in ontime.

    Cons

    - Salaries are low due to not wanting to recruit top-talent.
    - Organization is run like a 'mom & pop' shop, with many conflict of interests throughout the company (i.e. personal relationships, relatives, etc.)
    - Lack of follow-thru on projects.
    - Business application systems are 'dated' to say the least.
    - Afraid to be progressive and edge-out the competition.
    - Lack of leadership.
    - No accountability by employees who have been w/the company for a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate should re-evaluate all senior and mid management to 'cut-the-fat' as there are a lot of executives who do not 'get-it'. Take a page from 'Maersk' or 'Crowley'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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