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COSCO Shipping Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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  1. "Business Development"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at COSCO Shipping full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent group to work with.

    Cons

    Government owned therefore somewhat bureaucratic when making changes


  2. "Cosco"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at COSCO Shipping full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cosco provides opportunities for those who are looking to get into the ocean freight / logistics industry. They tend to hire a lot of people who don't have a lot of experience.

    Cons

    In think the biggest downside to working at Cosco is that there is a dual power structure: American Management and Chinese Management. Trying to figure out who you actually report to can be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Be clearer with reporting structures and provide more feedback to employees regarding their job performance.

  3. "Very Disorganized"

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    Former Employee - CUSTOMS in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - CUSTOMS in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at COSCO Shipping (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office location. 20 days of vacation a year.

    Cons

    Too many to name. People with little to no industry experience hired and given decision-making positions. Very much a "who you suck up to" enviroment. Incredibly disorganized. Company has a customer is always right attitude. Very little regard for employees. Which sucks because a lot of the time the employees were merely sticking to rules for US Customs reasons.


  4. "Decent place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equipment Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Equipment Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at COSCO Shipping full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers were good to work with.
    Expectations were clear.
    Low stress environment most of the time.

    Cons

    Pay for inexperienced workers is low
    Some of the behavior of coworkers and management can at times be unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Give growth related incentives to well performing employees
    Act more professional around lower level employees


  5. "Import customer service"

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    Current Employee - Import Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Import Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    At least 18 days of paid vacation time.

    Cons

    No room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Manage


  6. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Except some coworkers individual sacrifice to help you, you will receive no proper training.

    Cons

    No training at all. Cold turkey. They sent you some work screenshots and expect from you to get all done. Even if you would have had years of experience in logistics, you would still need the basic company steps to familiarize yourself but you will not get it. Payment is the lowest, work extra extra hours.


  7. "Good Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Exports in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Exports in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at COSCO Shipping full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoy working for Cosco because they have some of the most friendliest, helpful people that you'd ever want to meet.

    Cons

    The last year has been very nitpicky. By doing that, you're running off the best people.

    Advice to Management

    More value should be placed on employees and their input. This could be extremely helpful to the company and business for years to come.

  8. "Customer service, inside sales, sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits is the only good thing I have!

    Cons

    Horrible training programs. No promotions. No raises. To many rules, rules & more rules. Hover over you like a child...do not recommend!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Unprofessional. Need training themselves. Horrible decision making.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Transportation Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Transportation Coordinator in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Transportation Coordinator in Henderson, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There were seven satellite offices in the U.S. Our office was well organized and the other satellite offices appreciated our efforts. The pay was good and always on time. We had group team building exercises every month and the company paid for a luncheon we would all sit down together to enjoy while doing the team building exercise.

    Cons

    The President of the company would change every four years and the last one was on a serious ego trip. He closed the seven satellite operations offices and consolidated all operations into one in Houston.

    Advice to Management

    According to JOC.com "the largest shipping line in China is back in the corruption spotlight with the National Audit Office issuing a report that accuses the carrier of serious financial irregularities".


  10. "Cosco"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large, diversified organization, 6th largest ocean carrier in the world, good benefits, fast paced environment.

    Cons

    reorganizing operations department and centralizing in Houston. Many new hires without industry experience so many start up issues that will eventually be worked out.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people with industry experience in the Houston operations center


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