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  1. "Erratic change, the most confident people seem to be the most wrong about things"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a very relaxed work environment
    Solid people in most areas
    Very experienced team

    Cons

    Too familial, many people are related to each other in the upper echelons
    Didn't see the recession of 2008-09 happening even as all other companies were being hit
    Recent mergers had centralized decision-making with new coprporate parent in Tennessee

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more realistic. Of course you weren't recession-proof, no one is/was, but how could a shipping firm not knwo the recession was going to harm business?


  2. "This branch works for the right type of person."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customs Broker in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customs Broker in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They pay competitively and you always get paid when you have to work overtime. Also, the systems were rather easy to work with and the people were very nice. The company as a whole was concerned about their employees (it was just your immediate manager that wasn't concerned)

    Cons

    They blindly pick their site managers, ones that have absolutely no people skills. They also allow them to hire their family members and then SHAMELESSLY promote them and give them special treatment (which was blatantly obvious, yet nothing was done about it)

    Advice to Management

    More "Management". They need to get in there and see for themselves what is really going on. Instead of taking the word of any one person, or a small group of people, they should actually roll their sleeves up and jump in there. This applies especially to any branch that is throwing up red flags, such as declining numbers, losing accounts, sudded spikes in the turnover rate, etc.