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APM Terminals Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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Morten H. Engelstoft
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, good opportunities for professional development, mature leadership though soft (in 4 reviews)

  • Great Colleagues, Nice working environment (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance, travelling, work pressure (in 3 reviews)

  • Limited Training & Development Opportunities for Career Growth (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "OK place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Elizabeth, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at APM Terminals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, collegial atmosphere, relaxed dress code / office casual, ability to work from home at times, considerate of family obligations

    Cons

    Double standards when it comes to being able to work from home, MUST use PTO for all doctor appointments OR schedule them on company vacation/time off, limited ability to progress professionally

    Advice to Management

    Cease with double standards


  2. "OK employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Admin Assistant in Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Executive Admin Assistant in Elizabeth, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, very collegial, small company feel even though part of multi=national entity

    Cons

    little chance of advancement, lots of favoritism

    Advice to Management

    be more open

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great career pay and work life balance needs improvement"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Elizabeth, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at APM Terminals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging job with great stability and security. Many opportunities within the AP Moller/Maersk Group besides APM terminals if one desires a different career path with this highly diversified company. Great benefits package.

    Cons

    Pay should be higher for the industry. Are some turnover issues mostly because people are not expecting the amount of responsibility and a tough schedule especially in the marine department.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your experienced Assistant Operations Managers by giving them retention bonuses and incentives to stay on board. The amount of money its cost the company constantly getting new people outweighs the benefit of keeping experience veterans in the industry.


  4. "Great Place so far"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Intern in Elizabeth, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture
    People seem to be very professional and friendly but this is too early to tell since I have been there for less than 6 months. So far it is like a dream place to work

    Cons

    Not diversified
    Honestly, diversity seem to be not part of the culture. People seem to be educated but when you hear them speak, not matter what position they tend to used curse words a lot.

    Advice to Management

    No much to say at this time but may be at a later time after getting to know the company much than now


  5. "Excellent Company - Great People"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elizabeth, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at APM Terminals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The strong company culture and values set them apart from other Port Operators and make for a great work environment. Great benefits program!

    Cons

    Depending on your location, you are working with some tough union members but it provides for a great learning platform on how to deal with difficult individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the core business of running ports and keep with the strategy of collaborating across the global organization.


  6. "Great job a lot of good people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Operations Manager/Superintendent in Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Operations Manager/Superintendent in Elizabeth, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you're a personable person this is the job for you!

    Cons

    High stress and sometimes have to put up with lazy labor workers

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to your employees and note that communication works both ways listen and be heard


  7. "apm terminals wonderful place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst and Systems Applications Team Lead in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Business Analyst and Systems Applications Team Lead in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    enviroment, people is nice, benefits are wonderful

    Cons

    any cons is great to worked in there

  8. "APM Houston"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearland, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearland, TX

    I have been working at APM Terminals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people with can do spirit.

    Cons

    It didn't last long enough.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience, Some Manager act Professional and Others as Children"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Assistant Operations Manager/Superintendent in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Operations Manager/Superintendent in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at APM Terminals (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of hardworking individuals, 4 x 12+hour work week, hands on, roll up the sleeves type job. Plan to argue amongst the team, make split decisions quickly and think beyond the box.

    Cons

    Unfair pay amongst employees. Some new hires are being paid than some seasoned vets of 2+ years. Lack of team work between departments and shifts. Lack of advancement at times unless you work the vessel operations. Seldom cross training. Claim to live by culture and value but don't see that to be true.

    Advice to Management

    Cross train, interact with the operation and your AOMs, pay accordingly. If paying new hires more than experience vets increase the pay or your employees will continue to leave.


  10. "Average Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at APM Terminals (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People and union labor are easy to work with, and benefits are good

    Cons

    Corporate office did not invest in terminals throughout North America, and were forced to close a few terminals

    Advice to Management

    If you want to work for APM, do it overseas


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