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CMA CGM America Reviews

Updated May 10, 2017
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Pros
  • The company offers great benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • PTO (paid time off) accrues quickly even for new hires (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • the industry, the low pay jobs, the low motivation (in 5 reviews)

  • The morale is really low in the customer service units (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Contract Amendment Analyst"

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

    I have been working at CMA CGM America full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, some room for growth

    Cons

    Not paid enough salary for amount/type of work

    Advice to Management

    More resposibilty, less
    Micro managing


  2. "No room for advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic. Gym in the building. Along with a cafe for purchasing breakfast/lunch.

    Cons

    Lack of growth without degree, lack of advancement without previous supervisory experience. Even with 10 years with the company, was told my lack of degree and lack of supervisor experience kept me from becoming a supervisor. At the time, there was no such thing as a team leader position in my department and other team lead positions were filled within those departments. In the end, there was zero room for me to ever advance, even after being there 10 years!

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to include everyone for review of team lead positions. Just because someone has a degree doesn't mean they are better suited for a position than someone whose has been with the company for several years.

  3. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Manager Usa Trades in East Rutherford, NJ
    Former Employee - Regional Manager Usa Trades in East Rutherford, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CMA CGM America full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work with great benifits

    Cons

    The Logistics Division of them being (CCLOG) did not receive much support from their Liner Division


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Decent company, unfair jobs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CMA CGM America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good benefits, accrue plenty of PTO very quickly

    Cons

    Too much work for for the "lesser" employees, customer service and other departments are always working when everyone else has off yet get paid the least

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the employees who make your company run.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Export Specialty Services"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Export Specialty Services Representative in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Export Specialty Services Representative in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CMA CGM America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity for degree holders.

    Cons

    Advancement can depend heavily on office friendships instead of qualifications.


  6. "CMA"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inbound Vessel Close Agent in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Inbound Vessel Close Agent in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at CMA CGM America (More than a year)

    Pros

    CMA CGM provides excellent benefits and PTO to its employees. Their employees are all very friendly and helpful with a team sense within the departments as well as the company. A good company if you want to make a career in the shipping industry.

    Cons

    A lot of room for movement and professional development within the company, however, much of the availability for movement was lateral with the vertical movement having tenure based requirements that felt stifling, especially financially.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more of your profits back into your company with higher compensation. Allow employees with certain KPI and management approval to apply for and be considered for jobs with tenure based requirements regardless of length of time with company.


  7. "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Management Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Data Management Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CMA CGM America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company offers great benefits.

    Cons

    pay does not accommodate the degree obtained while working for the company

    Advice to Management

    Treat people as you would like to be treated

  8. "operating forklift that load and unload trucks and order pulling ,putting up stock"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Memphis, TN

    I worked at CMA CGM America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work very productive and motivation to employees

    Cons

    Not being responsible for safety for employees

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of safety first


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company on Paper"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CMA CGM America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits (Really great)
    Good opportunities to move around and up in the company
    Friendly coworkers
    Cross-training opportunities

    Cons

    Different supervisors/peers = different procedures for common activities. Leads to mistakes
    Because they are easy to move up in, this results in some managers/supervisors not being the best fit
    Very low payscale
    Personal Experience: Was hired for a position, then 5 months later, my position was outsourced. Was very disappointed that they would hire (several people) knowing they would be removing my position anyways.

    Advice to Management

    Consistent procedure training for managers


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Started pretty good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Export Bookings - Premiere/Stars in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Export Bookings - Premiere/Stars in Norfolk, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CMA CGM America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great training and benefits. The management is pretty good; some better than others.

    Cons

    They pick their favorites so I can't advance and they always have a lame excuse as to why they won't hire me for a different position that I am well-qualified for.

    Advice to Management

    Make the time to help your team members excel and advance.


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