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Matthew I. DeLuca, Jr.
I have been working at The MID-Ship Group
Pros – Mixed culture; team oriented environment, individual responsibility; hands on approach; all are equal; work and life balance ratio; client support
Cons – flat organisation; broker comes first
Advice to Senior Management – Provide more career growth for right people
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2011-09-09 14:52 PDT
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I worked at The MID-Ship Group
Pros – Decently networked shipbroker and logistics service provider.
Good small town location, if you like the north shore of Long Island.
Fridges were always stocked with many soft drinks.
Cons – Micromanagement to the extreme. Reverse pyramid structure. Everyone works directly on top of everyone else.
Company places undue stress and pressure on underpaid employees, expecting remote work to be done on weekends, and have an "at any cost" mentality while doing it.
LLC structure leads to a singular "guru" senior management. All major decisions come from a single persion.
Very poor marketing and co-ordination between locations. Company relies on 2-3 core customers, and has a diverse but unloyal client base.
High churn rate of new employees. Like the customer base: no trust, and no loyalty.
Advice to Senior Management – Do not lie to prospective employees about the potential for pay advancement after offering such a low starting salary. Your health benefits are terrible. Your "maybe" policy on matching the 401k is too.
Do not lie to your employees about the level of your company's "growth", when the fundamental driver of your business model (freight rates) says that your margins are evaporating by the day.
Be realistic. Do not expect younger staff with less critical functions to stay in the office as long as managers, who are putting in twelve hour days sometimes.
Fix your culture.You know it is bad when after you hire your first female shipbroker (ever), mangers snicker that the "glass cieling has finally been broken", while other female staff who have been around for seven years plus are excluded from any and all executive leadership positions.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2011-11-22 17:32 PST
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