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AET Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2019

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2.6
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AET CEO Hor Weng Yew (no image)
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19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Some Nice people, nice location and office with some good benefits(in 6 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and vacation (for now)(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poor management, poor direction, no significant information sharing(in 5 reviews)

  • "Extremely poor senior management due to in fighting and 'empire building'(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "I do not agree with cons mentioned"

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    Former Employee - Master Mariner, Auditor/Compliance Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AET full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is the third biggest conglomerate in the world. If you are smart and with constructive ideas, this is the company to work with.

    Cons

    Not that I know of.

    Advice to Management

    None

    AET2019-01-29
  2. "Run!!!!!! It’s a cult"

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

    I have been working at AET full-time

    Pros

    Only good thing is Benefits

    Cons

    Cult behavior, HR is a joke and crooks. If your not in a clique you won’t last. Corporate bullies

    Advice to Management

    Start over and hire quality

    AET2019-08-23
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  4. "Nice place to start a career but not for long term"

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

    I have been working at AET full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    International company with good learning prospects; however, at higher levels, you are handicapped by Sr Management in Singapore / Malaysia.

    Cons

    Poor Management planning, constant change to employee bonus structure ( never the same as last year ) , arbitrary process for deciding bonuses / promotions, pay is lower than most in the industry for the same position.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your employees and less to outside consultants

    AET2018-01-10
  5. "Would not recommend."

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    Former Employee - Able Seaman in Galveston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AET full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay. Good benefits. Free food.

    Cons

    Very dangerous. You will never sleep and they don't care.

    AET2017-11-09
  6. "Ship Admin Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at AET full-time

    Pros

    Longer vacation hours and great benefits package.

    Cons

    None none none none none.

    AET2016-10-15
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Potential"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AET

    Pros

    Hard work and meeting performance objectives is celebrated.

    Cons

    The pay is below average.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions that are mutually beneficial for the company and the employee to maintain long-term relationships. Stop allowing HR to make decisions that should be made by Management. Hold HR accountable for violating employee rights and company policies and procedures.

    AET2016-10-17
  8. "Data Analyst"

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    Master Data Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at AET

    Pros

    Good people, up to date software

    Cons

    Corporate office in in Singapore and procedures/process move rather slowly

    Advice to Management

    I liked my manager.

    AET2016-07-13
  9. "Sup"

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    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AET

    Pros

    No holidays which 10 were counted

    Cons

    Money- its never enough- continue looking for the rt fit

    Advice to Management

    It wont change so whats the point

    AET2016-07-04
  10. Helpful (16)

    "A Great Company with Leadership Challenges and Retention Issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AET full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    AET is among the BEST in the industry in petroleum shipping, ship management and lightening operations in the US Gulf. The company is extremely diverse and employees 3000 folks from a wide swath of nationalities. Bonuses can be good, when the market is up. AET (USA) offers 100% company-paid benefits, which is increasingly uncommon in todays marketplace. They offer 21 days of vacation (+ 2 floating holidays).... Business is trying to improve morale through a variety of employee committees, events and outings.

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    Cons

    Leadership is in dyer need of management training and development. There is a strong emphasis on performance at the local levels, but for some reason Executive Leadership Team (ELT) members seem to escape. The business has been asking for 360 feedback initiatives, but the ELT keeps shooting down the idea, because they are underperforming, while collecting huge pay checks. After they've gotten some good pay offs,... they get a package and they leave. They fly all over the world while not really doing anything other than collecting airline miles. There are leaders who scream at their employees, use demoralizing language, which all have helped to create an environment where workplace bullying and harassment are common. Instead of reporting it, most employees just start finding another job! AET has a tendency of paying employees at less than market rate, so you should automatically assume that any salary they are giving you is 20% less than the target salary. In the US, they are typically inflexible with the salary, so if they throw out a number, consider it a final offering. Don't look for any counter offer greater than $5K to be accepted. Contract (temporaries) are treated like warm bodies, which ironically is led by the head of HR in Houston (who is a real mean lady). Bonuses have been somewhere between 10-46%.

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    Advice to Management

    Start listening to employees more and to each other (on the ELT) less. MISC should force 360 evaluations upon the ELT and managers throughout the organization. There are employees who are seriously being mistreated and unless AET addresses this at the root, the organization will continue to see +20% retention rates. Start paying employees a better and more fair salary compared to the level of work, hours spent... and stresses they have to endure. It makes no sense that employees spend so many hours working to achieve success for the business and then at the end of the year are only rated as "Average." This has been having a tendency of disengaging employees and then they end of up leaving. Tell managers to stop talking to employees and treating them so unprofessionally. If employees reach reward targets, HONOR IT! Don't change the benchmark on performance payout mid-stream to prevent paying out higher bonuses to more employees. No matter how you dice it, this is UNFAIR!

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    AET2016-05-31
  11. Helpful (1)

    "Frustrating executive leadership culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AET full-time

    Pros

    Great subculture amongst junior levels of staff. There are many committed individuals who are fun to work with. Quite an entrepeneurial culture, if you have an idea and it will benefit the company then it is easy to implement new ideas.

    Cons

    I had little respect for many of the senior leadership team and direct reports. There was a culture of blame which negatively affected the rest of the organisation and created unnecessary politicking. Not a fair bonus scheme.

    Advice to Management

    Be more decisive and try to worry less about failure or what the parent company will think. Review your own bonus scheme, it's outdated and de-motivating to junior levels of staff.

    AET2015-12-04
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