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Castleton Commodities International Reviews

Updated Nov 30, 2018

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William C. Reed II
19 Ratings
  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Castleton Commodities International full-time

    Pros

    CCI has been an incredible company to work for. They offer opportunities not often seen at other companies. Employees are hard-working, smart and enjoyable to work with. It's a dynamic, energetic environment that motivates you to excel.

    Cons

    There are really no significant cons to speak of.

    Castleton Commodities International2017-06-29
  2. "Trader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Castleton Commodities International

    Pros

    - Competitive Salary - Good coworkers - OK hours

    Cons

    - Interesting Management - Little advancement opportunity

    Castleton Commodities International2016-12-04
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Extremely poor management"

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    Current Employee - Facilities Operator in La Sal, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Castleton Commodities International

    Pros

    Location, highly capable local team.

    Cons

    Houston management is incredibly incompetent. No opportunity for advancement. No bonuses as promised, no cost of living increases. Plagued by one poor decision after another by management. Unwilling to look for production opportunity. Clueless when it comes to oil and gas production & drilling. Hard work goes unnoticed.

    Advice to Management

    Sell all of your oil and gas assets as you have no business in the industry.

    Castleton Commodities International2016-08-14
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Excellent platform for those that are hardworking, ambitious, and take accountability."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Castleton Commodities International for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company is continuing to grow and diversify and as a result there are really interesting career opportunities for employees. Strong leadership team and company is backed by prominent investors. If you are hardworking and bright this is a platform that will allow to learn the commodities industry and grow your career. Fantastic company with great vision.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to separate work life from personal life.

    Castleton Commodities International2016-02-03
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Castleton Commodities International

    Pros

    Good experience to see how things shouldn't be done.

    Cons

    Low pay and substandard working conditions: late payers for contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Please invest in people who are willing to take on responsibility and challenges. Stop playing politics and the blame game.

    Castleton Commodities International2016-01-27
  6. "Development Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN

    I worked at Castleton Commodities International for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work and nice experience.

    Cons

    Salary is low compared to other companies

    Castleton Commodities International2015-10-06
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work if you are ambitious and smart"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Castleton Commodities International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great trading platform, Management has a vision, Starting to build up Assets, Funded by Private equity Billionaires, Great 401k Matching, Good work life balance, very structured platform, allows one to flourish if willing to speak up and express ideas.

    Cons

    Health Benefits are terrible, High deductibles. Not enough vacation time offered, non stop work day. No raises

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and stick to your mission statement. Don't over grow. Reward your employees

    Castleton Commodities International2015-07-16
  8. "Amazing Company"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Castleton Commodities International

    Pros

    Dedicated, Determined, Great group of individuals

    Cons

    Difficulty separating time for personal life, especially in upper management. Then again that is a good thing too!

    Advice to Management

    Great Dedicated management

    Castleton Commodities International2015-06-01
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Trader"

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    Former Employee - Energy Trader in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Castleton Commodities International for more than a year

    Pros

    Growing company. Has its share of very bright people.

    Cons

    Very political. Lack of communication from the top.

    Castleton Commodities International2015-06-02
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic company from top down"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Castleton Commodities International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Allows one to grow and express ideas openly and held accountable for decisions. If you are talented, smart go getter this is the place that will allow you to learn the merchant commodities business.

    Cons

    IT group has a little to much power and persuasive decision making.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work at recognizing that your employees are your number 1 appreciating asset.

    Castleton Commodities International2015-03-08
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