Castleton Commodities International Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2020

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Castleton Commodities International President and Chief Executive Officer William C. Reed II (no image)
William C. Reed II
22 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Huge opportunity to expand your career."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Office Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Castleton Commodities International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strategic firm, open minded culture.

    Cons

    Pay is quite lower than competitors, but this isn't a bad thing.

  2. Helpful (5)

    "Look Elsewhere"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Castleton Commodities International

    Pros

    Most of the ops people are pretty cool.

    Cons

    Unless you’re part of the “club” senior management. Don’t expect to receive much, if any, raise or bonus. They primarily hire temps, then string them along until they either quit, or aren’t needed anymore. It allows them hire cheap labor, without having to supply benefits or vacation time. If you do get hired full time, it’s usually for much less than what industry standard is.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Low pay, no raises."

    3.0
    Associate Director Business Analyst in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Castleton Commodities International

    Pros

    Accountability , okay benefits. Work environment. Good location.

    Cons

    Over worked, not compensated for hard work.

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  4. Helpful (3)

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

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 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 you haven't gotten on someone's s**t list.

    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 favoritism, which could be very good or very bad depending on what end of the stick you manage to be in. The morale in some groups is low due to much restructuring and/or changes in departmental direction, the Finance function being one of them.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Fast Paced"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Awful Culture"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 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 those with more time at the company already paved their one-way road - Beware of the wolf in sheep's clothing!

  7. Helpful (5)

    "Fast Moving Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Castleton Commodities International full-time for less 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).

  8. "Great Company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  9. Helpful (4)

    "Be careful about company culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years

    Pros

    Good compensation, benefit, and maybe bonus

    Cons

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

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  10. Helpful (10)

    "Don't Waste Your Time"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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