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William C. Reed II
19 Ratings
  1. Helpful (5)

    "Fast Moving Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Castleton Commodities International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people in every department: from Traders to HR. Very skilled and (over)qualified people even in support roles.

    Cons

    A few people compare to other competitor meaning a lot of work. A lot of restructuration and opaque hierarchy (can't really get who is the boss of who).

    Castleton Commodities International2018-06-15
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Fast Paced"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Castleton Commodities International full-time

    Pros

    They have a generous bonus pool

    Cons

    There is quite a bit of turnaround. Most do no stay very long.

    Castleton Commodities International2018-11-02
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, low morale, and salaries on the lower end of market range"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Castleton Commodities International full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Most people want to go the extra mile to get the job done well. The office's open concept makes it a nice work atmosphere, and it is located near good restaurants and bars. Depending on the needs of the company and how well you manage your career, you could take on new and challenging opportunities that will help with your career growth. Bonuses can be very good if you're a good performer AND...

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    Cons

    Salaries are generally on the lower end of market range. If promoted in some interim period, your responsibilities will change immediately but, as "per company policy", your salary is not adjusted until March of the following year (and you're not told exactly how much is the adjustment until such time). Insurance benefits are also not the best and the 401k match is 100% vested after your 3rd yr. of service. There is certainly...

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    Advice to Management

    Restructuring and changes in departmental direction to help reduce costs is understandable, but once you've identified your top talent, be prepare to increase their comp, especially if they will be taking on more responsibilities. In the long run, you will continue to lose top talent and the time to fill those positions plus your talent acquisition costs will be higher than if you awarded top performers with an extra...

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    Castleton Commodities International2018-11-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Awful Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Castleton Commodities International full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Very fast paced, will learn a lot

    Cons

    Hard work goes unnoticed and never acknowledged - do not expect a pay increase or bonus for your efforts unless you play into the heavy office politics. If you are given a verbal or bonus target - it is a trick to get you into the door. This is not the place for you unless you have a stick up your bottom and do not care to have any type of work-life balance. HR is a disaster, new leaders do not have a say since...

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    Castleton Commodities International2018-10-24
  5. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Castleton Commodities International full-time

    Pros

    Personal accountability, no clock in-clock out, team oriented, nice location and amenities (gym, kitchen, cafe, game room)

    Cons

    Temperature in rooms, glued to computer, some miscommunication

    Castleton Commodities International2018-06-11
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Be careful about company culture"

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Castleton Commodities International full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good compensation, benefit, and maybe bonus

    Cons

    Not a worker friendly place. No balance between work and life.

    Advice to Management

    Need to develop the culture of different teams working together

    Castleton Commodities International2018-06-07
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Don't Waste Your Time"

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

    I worked at Castleton Commodities International full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to see how a company should NOT be run.

    Cons

    HR sharing confidential information with other employees without regard.

    Advice to Management

    When any HR employee knows everything/anything about other employees (professional/personal) and decides to share over a glass of wine or just because, it makes your HR team weak and makes good employees leave.

    Castleton Commodities International2018-05-02
  8. "Need to do more for employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Castleton Commodities International full-time

    Pros

    Very cool company to work for. Can get hours and most people in management care and will help you out any way they can

    Cons

    HAve not gotten pay raise in 3 years. The company is losing great people because of low pay in comparison to other industries

    Castleton Commodities International2017-12-14
  9. "Support Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Castleton Commodities International full-time

    Pros

    Mangers are flexible when it comes to time for Support staff

    Cons

    Low comp compared to market and undervalued, which leads to a very high turnover rate

    Castleton Commodities International2017-12-20
  10. "Excellent place to develop your career."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Castleton Commodities International full-time

    Pros

    I have found working at CCI to be extremely rewarding. Management and the people that work for the company are incredibly hard working an talented. The company operates with minimal bureaucracy, which allows smart, talented and dynamic individuals to achieve their maximum potential. The company continues to be in an extended growth phase and to expand its footprint into new areas. This has allowed it to offer its...

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    Cons

    The dynamic nature of the environment may not be a great fit for everyone. It requires individuals who are smart, flexible and independent thinkers for sure.

    Castleton Commodities International2017-07-17
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