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BDP International Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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BDP International President & CEO Richard Bolte, Jr.
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Pros
  • Flexibility, work life balance is great (in 4 reviews)

  • The culture was based on a family-owned, mom and pop organization where each member of the company is considered a part of the family (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Dead end position with unrealistic room for growth (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management is spending more time communicating with the rest of the company regarding strategy and vision going forward, a much-needed effort (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Import export coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDP International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work !

    Cons

    No cons I can think of to mention


  2. "Be willing to work hard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BDP International full-time

    Pros

    Younger employees. makes it easier to adapt to a business setting
    taking time off is highly encouraged.

    Cons

    Really stressful.
    be prepared to be in the dark about a lot of situations
    playing favorites is big here

    Advice to Management

    Have a more open lines of communication with the team. Don't stress out on people much. Try to work more as a team.

  3. "Project Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BDP International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location of corporate office
    Co-workers are your life line

    Cons

    Upper level management is disjointed, and usually not on the same page when making business decisions.
    Decision makers either wait to take action until it is too late, or act impulsively. Logical planning and follow through is very rare.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "International Ocean Export"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ocean Export Agent in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Ocean Export Agent in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BDP International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love what I do and the people I work with

    Cons

    overworked, no incentive and management not very good

    Advice to Management

    hire more help and please try not to overwhelm the people with too much work. leaves room for error


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Its all about WHO you know, not WHAT you know, smh..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Logistics Coordination II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordination II in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BDP International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the company it's self is good company. Especially if you are fresh out of school or are looking to starting a career in freight forwarding and logistics

    Cons

    BDP is set up as an assembly line type of work, you do one thing, the same thing, alllll day long. There is really no room for growth, training, or promotions. Unless of course, you are part of the "popular crowd" or for better words, team leads and up the ladder.

    Upper managements such as team leads, assistant managers, managers and above are all one big group of friends, think of them as the "mean girls" in high school. If one of them does not like you, the others will not either. They will make your life miserable to tie your hands and force you to quick. They are all in intimate relationships with each other, which is against company policy. working at BDP was like reliving high school all over again. Between the cliques, bullies, and "mean girls" it makes it horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Check your managers, give promotions and recognition to those who truly deserve it and not just those that you are friends and family with.
    I have seen many hard, dedicated, and great works stay as a LC 1 for years because "Friends" and "Family" of upper management are the ones receiving promotions. STOP LETTING IT BE ABOUT WHO KNOW and let be about WHAT YOU KNOW!!!!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Documentation Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Documentation Specialist in York, PA
    Current Employee - Documentation Specialist in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDP International (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The day goes by quickly. Many coworkers and managers are helpful and friendly

    Cons

    Certain people are favored and get promotion due to being friends/family over quality of work


  7. "Customer service rep"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDP International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Was a very good learning experience.

    Cons

    The work load was crazy.

  8. "SQL DBA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SQL Database Administrator in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - SQL Database Administrator in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDP International (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with great people, good work life balance.

    Cons

    None, really. I liked going to work there.


  9. "Export Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Export Coordinator III in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Export Coordinator III in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BDP International full-time

    Pros

    Awesome copy continuing to grow with big, big Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Drilling Companies want business with this Freight Forwarder. You will learn so much and deal with awesome situations that will grow your Logistics and Transportation knowledge..

    Cons

    Higher more qualified workers with knowledge instead of incompetent temps that you grant full-time jobs if they make it past the cut off. This only makes it a little tougher for the hard working people who care about there work. Also higher individuals who want to work ant call in everyday..

    Advice to Management

    Work on the pay scale a little more and maybe the good employees will stay with the company...


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Don't even THINK about working here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BDP International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some free lunches, a decent Holiday party, a paycheck every 2 weeks. It's heated in winter and air-conditioned in summer.

    Cons

    Very unprofessional working environment. Management treats their employees poorly. Too much work for not enough pay. I was told I would be given training, but they have no official training program. I had to learn on-the-job, and it was not easy.

    Advice to Management

    Identify and get rid of the do-nothing, sarcastic, foul-mouthed managers. Stop promoting underachievers from within. Just because you've been an employee for 15 years does not mean you are competent. Make managers as accountable for their performance as the employees. I could go on, but you get the idea.


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