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"Good Place To Get Your Feet Wet"

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Former Employee - Marketing Spec in Norfolk, VA
Former Employee - Marketing Spec in Norfolk, VA
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at CMA CGM America full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Excellent benefits (11 paid holidays, 21+ days of PTO)
Cheap insurance cost ($26/mo single $46/mo family)
Great training oppurtunities

Cons

Low pay
Inconsistant raises/bonuses
Depending on the department, scheduling time off can be very difficult (1person off per team)
Office politics

Advice to Management

Increase pay, decrease turnover.

Other Employee Reviews for CMA CGM America

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Good company to get you started"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inbound Vessel Coordinator in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Inbound Vessel Coordinator in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CMA CGM America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Training, cross-training, and making staff more valuable are the biggest strengths of this company. They are clearly set up to add lots of entry level talent because from day 1 you get classes on everything from their systems to basic shipping industry knowledge. Most new hires get a few days of specific training in their job function as well. CCA really is a great company for recent graduates to get a ton of experience and put a great name on your resume. The benefits package is incredible - by far the least expensive plan I've seen. Least expensive as in 1/4 the cost of everyone else cheap. VERY GOOD. Human Resources is also very helpful if you have any sort of dispute with management or whatever.

    Cons

    The other side of the coin: the salary is low. CCA hires a lot of recent graduates. Not a lot of these new hires come with shipping experience - and that's OK - but this also allows CCA to pay a lower starting salary. The typical department at CCA has a team leader (maybe), a supervisor, a manager, then a director. That's a lot of levels to climb to get to a position where I figured my pay would be satisfactory, so I decided to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Low salaries are an issue if you want to keep the staff you're training. I got great industry experience and was able to quickly find a position elsewhere for much more money. I would have loved to stay at CCA, though.


  2. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits and management. Always trying to improve processes and procedures.

    Cons

    Since HQ is in France, a good majority of decisions are made there. The french have a stuffiness to there attitude that makes dealing with them unpleasent.

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