Mission: APM Terminals’ goal is to become the port industry’s leading operator. For APM Terminals, which was once again named the Lloyd’s List Global Awards’ “Port Operator of the Year” for 2015, the goal remains to become the ...
I worked at APM Terminals full-time (More than a year)
nice view all day - right by the ocean. people were nice (i've heard discrepancies on this though). union dynamics are interesting and challenging
anti-social hours (dont expect much time w/ kids or friends - this is a 24/7 industry; and so its more a life style than a career) however, they often give 3 day weekends, which mitigates the time you'll spend at work. you wont hear much directly from senior mgmt, but some ppl like that.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took a year or more. I interviewed at APM Terminals (Elizabeth, NJ) in May 2016.
I was interviewed by three people simultaneously, and they took turns asking questions.
In my case, I was personally asked by an APM Terminals executive to interview with this company, even though I am employed and am not looking for a new job. As I respected this person, I agreed. However, both he and the interviewers knew that I work in the construction field, and was coming directly from a jobsite. I even reminded them of this during the interview. So... two weeks later, the ONLY feedback I get was that I didn't represent myself well because I wasn't dressed fancily enough. I was dressed pretty well, but apparently they expect a full suit and tie, even if that's not appropriate for the position you're trying to get.
To make matter worse, the way I got this feedback was the following - this executive who I respected, and who personally asked me to interview, sent me a nasty kindergarten-style email in the middle of the night. He berated and insulted me about not dressing well enough. It was extremely childish and immature - and this guy holds a top executive position at the headquarters in The Hague.
Long story short - expect schoolyard immaturity, rent a tux even if you're interviewing to clean the toilets, and vanity matters more that job ability!
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