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APM Terminals Reviews

Updated March 4, 2019
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  • "work life balance, travelling, work pressure" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Very little chance of advancement unless you are one of the boys" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Ops MGMT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at APM Terminals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice view all day - right by the ocean. people were nice (i've heard discrepancies on this though). union dynamics are interesting and challenging

    Cons

    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.


  2. "Good company buy should improve work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at APM Terminals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Port is just amazing if you are passionate about maritime sector

    Cons

    Commuting can get tiring. Not many possibilities of being promoted

  3. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at APM Terminals full-time

    Pros

    good pay, mostly all the employees were friendly

    Cons

    very long days, can be stressful at times


  4. "Both good and bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at APM Terminals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to grow and make a difference. Excellent Corporate values

    Cons

    too much red tape, lack of commitment to a direction at times

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with transparancy


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in Elizabeth, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in Elizabeth, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at APM Terminals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Get to learn how to deal with a tough union and large scale operation.

    Cons

    -No work life balance. Corporate tell you that you are expected to work 40 hour weeks and that you are paid based on those hours. Local management at the Elizabeth NJ location expects you to work 60 hours a week.
    -Very little chance of advancement unless you are one of the boys
    -Poor training and managment
    -This is by far the worst location to work for this company. Stay away from NJ.
    -Very high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps listen to HR experts and employees on how to improve the work life balance and improve the work environment or you will forever have extremely high turnover.


  6. "Assistant Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at APM Terminals (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, 401k , medical benefits, good work environment, opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    No cons to write about during my work there.


  7. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at APM Terminals full-time

    Pros

    Guidance from management to help develop you and succeed.

    Cons

    Not as much room for advancement in Charlotte

  8. "Safety / Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at APM Terminals full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company with numerous opportunities.

    Cons

    Very tough schedule if you have young kids.


  9. "Good company values but difficult industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at APM Terminals full-time

    Pros

    Still trying to keep up the old culture of developing people to perform but facing cost cutting constraints that don't really allow that investment in people anymore. Global outlook.

    Cons

    Complete turnover in management in 2016 and a new strategy to be released in 2017 means future career opportunities are uncertain. Operational functions will always be needed but corporate will shrink further.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on the customer and your employees.


  10. "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at APM Terminals full-time

    Pros

    Great people and strong culture

    Cons

    None that I can think of.