TransMontaigne

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TransMontaigne Reviews

Updated July 12, 2014
Updated July 12, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Oh My!

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

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable and open work environment, training (formal and informal), co-workers and management.
    I see the reviews and wonder if the employees listed here work for the same company! No job is peaches and cream however this one is close. I have enjoyed an excellent work environment and while the work can be daunting at times I know I have someone I can rely on for assistance.

    Cons

    Challenges include inter-company communication or lack thereof. I've noticed that a number of employees and/or departments have the CYA mentality which may be indicative of what others speak but if one takes care of their responsibilities and communication discrepancies and issues...not sure of the problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate the culture present at the Atlanta office. Pay can be improved but pay increases for the sake of increases are not smart business moves. Pay for training, create a management training program for those employees that desire it and existing managers. Choose future managers from that team and watch the improvements in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good but only in a few departments

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Accounting in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Intellectual coworkers. Open environment so you can see out the windows. Flex schedule in terms of what time you come in to work. There can be the opportunity to grow rapidly. Conversations are enjoyable.

    Cons

    The company is very department specific on if you will enjoy your time at TransMontaigne. There are departments that have very knowledgeable employees and others where it is lacking. There are some departments with micro managers and others without. Raises have been below par. The company is currently for sale making the need for many temps and back filling of positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let employees know more about the business so you can gain insight from their input.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Happy we are still here.

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

    I have been working at TransMontaigne

    Pros

    You get to work on the 32nd floor. Views are great. Good people. Happy times. Starbucks coffee.

    Cons

    The parent company is selling TransMontaigne leaving many anxious about the future. Attrition rate is picking up replacements are temps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start a pizza day once a month.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Heading the right direction

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and for. Good casual attitude of people that will help each other get things done.

    The company has really made a lot of positive changes over the last several years. Promotes from inside.

    Cons

    Pay is not very good compaired to the industry. Management at the higher level dont show much care for the work force. They talk safety and do ok, but could do better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the pay scale.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working here to learn the job and get the experience, then will go to competitor and do less work and get paid more

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

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

    Pros

    Free work uniform and coffee/ knowing that no matter where we go after this, that it will be much better

    Cons

    No training program, No reason to be loyal to company, raises are seniority based not work based, so just show up get your hours and leave mentality throughout the workplace, management even tells us were overworked, underpaid, and that the Denver office doesn't care about us at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before the stockholders find out that this company has no idea what they are doing, and the amount of money that is being wasted, set a plan in motion to train employees, evaluated each job and location and pay accordingly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    High Turnover, Low Employee Morale, NO Leadership, NO raises/Salary Reductions.

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

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

    Pros

    The free coffee and soda and learning How NOT to run a company.

    Cons

    Poor engagement, NO training, Sink or Swim mentality, about 2 employees quit every month from the corporate office and most of those remaining continue to look for new employment opportunities. Performance is NOT tied to pay. Opportunities to advance, well if people continue to quit you can move around, but you will not get a increase in salary. A few key personnel remain and are too stuck to move on, they admit the faults of the company but do nothing to change it, they are over worked and under appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the managers on the 31st Floor of the Corporate Office - get off your asses and run a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    TranMontaignes upper management lacked in every aspect and maintains a good ole boy mentality

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at TransMontaigne

    Pros

    Learning oil and gas from a fuel supply perspective, and working with outside customers.

    Cons

    Upper management needed to be trained. They were promoted to manager status without experience or knowledge of the group. Managers themselves typically had no training, even at times lacked knowledge of the business itself. The company did not promote from within unless you were a friend of managements. They do not recognize hard work, and human resources is not employee friendly. They promote a negative and harrassing atmosphere to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the turnover in a department, that will tell you the management competency. Flatline your management. There are too many levels within the company that aren't necessary. Promote open communication, and revamp the human resource staff. Have a consultant come in and evaluate the pay scale based on job duties and skills. Re-evaluate employees resumes and competencies yearly to make sure your employees skills are being utlized completely, and that you have the best fit for their skillset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible. Micro-managed, ole boy network environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at TransMontaigne

    Pros

    The pay in some departments.

    Cons

    The turnover rate tells the real story.
    This could be a good place to work if they replace upper management including HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explore your turn over rate. Stop allowing good employees to leave while you keep bad management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Lower Management needs work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at TransMontaigne

    Pros

    Directors are very familiar with business process and are always available to answer questions.

    Cons

    Almost no one is happy working there. One look around the office is met by the overwhelming feeling of despair, and hopelessness. The turnover rate makes a restaurant look like a stable industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers to learn what the employees are responsible for. Learn to support your employees and understand what their career goals are. Learn that positive reinforcement is NOT a BAD thing!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It wouldn't take much to make it a much better place to work.

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

    I have been working at TransMontaigne

    Pros

    This really is a company that is brimming with opportunities to grow and learn. It is rare that those who would like to try something new or learn about a new aspect of the business will meet any obstacles. So, employees who are young and new to this industry will definitely have the opportunity to learn much more here than they probably could in a similar job position anywhere else, provided...

    Cons

    ...they can wade through the all-consuming confusion and frustration that's involved in working here. By most accounts, the senior executive team is in disarray and seems to spend most of their time struggling with and contradicting each other. So, in seemingly every department in the company, direction from top executives is so non-existent, convoluted, or inconsistent that staff at all levels aren't clear on accountabilities, chains of command, department and company goals, and the definitions of individual, team, and company success; everyone from middle-management down is essentially on their own. It’s the Wild West. As a result, there is a rampant culture of territorialism, infighting, backstabbing and revenge (facilitated by an HR department that seems to welcome and promote it), and exasperation -- all under the increasing daily pressure from up above for 'more, more, more!' as good staff increasingly quit and are typically not replaced. Those that care and try to improve matters by whatever means aren't sufficiently supported by senior management, are eventually vilified, give up, and quit. Those that remain either get sucked into the poisonous environment and perpetuate it, or go numb to it and keep trudging along because 'it's a job.' Everyone is completely aware of this dysfunction, but nothing ever seems to be done about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Starting at the top, provide clarity to individuals and teams as to what the goals are and what success means, and then ensure that they have the tools (training, mentorship, delegation, incentives, empowerment, and support) they need to make it happen. If this isn't possible, then at least be honest about it and make it clear that this is the kind of workplace where staff just need to punch in, do their job, mind their own business, and punch out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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