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American Commercial Lines Reviews

Updated May 10, 2017
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  1. "Employment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - All Around Work Horse in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - All Around Work Horse in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Commercial Lines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice size company. Good benefits. Lot of long term employees. Better pay than most.

    Cons

    Economy , Droughts, Promotion, Time away

    Advice to Management

    Work ethic seperates us all.


  2. "Some good but some really bad."

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    Former Employee - Health and Safety Manager in Cairo, IL
    Former Employee - Health and Safety Manager in Cairo, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Commercial Lines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good people in management in Cairo Il, Good employees and good people at the helm.

    Cons

    The southern ran safety department will suck the life out of you if you go into management.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the top half of safety management and stop fibbing to the government over RIR


  3. "Barge Line"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Liquid Operations & Tankering Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Liquid Operations & Tankering Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Commercial Lines (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company welcomes newcomers, that have not necessarily had experience in the marine industry, and are willing to train.

    Cons

    There are not many opportunities for growth within the company, unless you are apart of the boat crew (i.e. deckhand, tanker man, pilot, captain).


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  5. "Not a bad company but promotions are rare unless you work at corporate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altenburg, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altenburg, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Commercial Lines (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great bonus payouts, good down to earth people in the field and on the vessels but corporate is not so friendly, stuffy uptight people

    Cons

    Promotions are terrible unless you are at the corporate office. Raises are not so good if you work in the non vessel side, vessel personnel get the bigger raises. Promises made during hiring are not kept.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the personnel working in fleet facilities they work just as hard as vessel and corporate.


  6. "title"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cairo, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cairo, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Commercial Lines full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay good people full time work

    Cons

    Outdoors hot cold wet long hours


  7. "Director of Human Resouces"

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    Former Employee - Director of Human Resources in Jeffersonville, IN
    Former Employee - Director of Human Resources in Jeffersonville, IN

    I worked at American Commercial Lines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Owned by CXS at the time. Top inland waterway company. Good work environment, benefits and management.

    Cons

    Effected by weather: too much rain or too little rain.

    Advice to Management

    ACBL now owned by a bank. Too bottom line orientated versus customer orientated.


  8. "i have traveled all over america and up and down the inland river systems learning the field of a maritime employee."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Endorsed Deckhand in Jeff, IN
    Current Employee - Endorsed Deckhand in Jeff, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Commercial Lines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ACLines is a motivated company that promotes form with in. They offer paid travel,food and lodging and paid training with no experience required.

    Cons

    only downside is that u stay gone form your family for a month at a time.

    Advice to Management

    Manage the dispatchers better to better coordinate crew change.


  9. "I love working here!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Payroll Systems Analyst in Jeffersonville, IN
    Current Employee - Payroll Systems Analyst in Jeffersonville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Commercial Lines full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibile, great pay, friendly laid-back environment, do good thigns for employees

    Cons

    I've heard through the grapevine it's hard to move up the company ladder


  10. "Good work place turned bad"

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    Current Employee - Tankerman in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Tankerman in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Commercial Lines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Money and the time off

    Cons

    never being home at all

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who ARE qualified, NOT because certain wheelman wrote a letter for them. Quit "buying" hiring people outside the company and bringing them at top out pay. While you tell the in house employees if they want top pay they have to meet qualifications and fill out paper work. OH and DONT force tankermen to work 28/14. There is not enough 28/28 boats. Being told to go 28/14 from 28/28 or find another place to work is NOT my idea or good management. It should be called American Kirby Lines


  11. "Jeffboat"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Welder in Jeffersonville, IN
    Former Employee - Welder in Jeffersonville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Jeffboat is an outdoor sport. The management team has bright spots in its leadership. The work is exciting and provides a hands-on experience.

    Cons

    There is a lot of turnover in welders and classifications that support the shipbuilding. The future is always in question. Job security is a real issue.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the team at Jeffboat to allow the workers to have a sense of job security. It is tough working there in the elements and even more difficult if you have to worry everday about your job security


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