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COSCO Shipping Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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Pros
  • As a business that operates internationally, the company offers a lot of opportunities (in 2 reviews)

  • Low stress environment most of the time (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • a very Bad company culture company, 2 batch of employees (in 3 reviews)

  • HOD has little to no control over their staff (in 2 reviews)

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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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    • Senior Management
    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. "Operations/Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great LOCAL management and support, flexible knowing you will make up the time and/or work load

    Cons

    Closed all regional offices to layoff most USA staff. Relocated to Houston.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Intermodal Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company if hired as a permanent. Most supervisors are ok to deal with. One LOD must watch for her

    Cons

    Not good to work as a temp. They will rid of you sooner than expected. They will say 6 months but could be less


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    a good place to stay

    Cons

    hard to change your position


  7. "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

  8. "Freight Cashier/Documentation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Seattle office had the best people to work with.

    Cons

    Too bad the Seattle office is now close.


  9. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have great flex schedules so the employees love it.

    Cons

    They don't pay enough money so a lot of people don't like it.


  10. "Import customer service"

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    • Career Opportunities
    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


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