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"Account Executive"

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Former Employee - Account Executive in Newark, NJ
Former Employee - Account Executive in Newark, NJ
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Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Lynden Incorporated full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Multiple product lines to sell, good service, coverage. Good reputation, company culture -

Cons

Antiquated systems & software ( 20-35yrs old) terrible top down communication, non existent senior management. Need for new blood, too many long time employees doing the same old things....new ideas

Advice to Management

President, CEO - time for new blood. Regional VPs, manage by ignoring the issues and they will go away. None of them want to bring issues up as it will label them weak or hurt their chances to advance.

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    "Lynden International does not know International"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lynden Incorporated full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lynden Inc as a whole is a very good company with a niche market that has little competition.

    Cons

    For Lynden international, there are way too many cons to list here, but will start with:
    Management - They are clueless on how to work in a global environment
    Franchise Ops - They steal revenue left and right form the company
    Sales - In international routed business is 40% of the revenue, yet they do nothing to groom relationships with those companies
    International partners - They burned their good partners a few years back for a crappy one now they have to start all over, but have no idea how to assemble a plan that will succeed.

    In general executive management takes care of the 15+ year employees. They can do no wrong, yet they are the majority of the problem, no vision, no working knowledge outside of the job they have done...Revenues slide down and they blame everyone but themselves...The company will be a revolving door until someone decides what they want to be, then hire someone (or bring someone back) from the outside that understands what it takes to build a successful organization and international program.

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing what you have been for 20+ years and learn something new. Retire out the 20+ year employees that preach "Why should we change we have worked this way forever". it was successful 10-20 years ago, but times have changed.


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    "Lynden Transport Anchorage"

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    Current Employee - Hostler in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Hostler in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lynden Incorporated full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You will learn a great deal in a short amount of time. Full time job in the union right off the bat. They have a safety point program that is good. Safety is talked about, and safely doing your job is strongly encouraged.

    Cons

    Zero work life balance, which they will call "opportunity for overtime". You will work 80 hours a week; the dispatchers and managers will get their 2 days off a week, you will not. Managers/dispatchers/executives/owners wages and benefits have steadily increased, while the drivers have decreased. Old trucks make up most of their fleet, and they are not equipped for Alaska. The warehouse has been thrashed, example, most of the dock plates do not work correctly, the forklifts scales do not work. The drivers are viewed with contempt by the the dispatchers. There is no training, it is sink or swim. There is zero communication among the dispatchers, example, drivers are sent to pick freight that has already been picked up by another driver, or we are sent to pick up a trailer that has already been picked up, or make a delivery that has already been delivered, etc. The dispatchers do not make telephone calls/send emails to customers because they rarely get a timely answer back from the customer, and visa versa, so the drivers are sent to customers to pick up, or deliver and the customer is not ready, or does not have the right equipment to load or unload the freight-you can end up going to the same customer 2, or 3 times before the transaction is actually completed. The dispatchers are not given complete information by the people taking the messages(and the people taking the messages are not given good information from the customer because the person making the call is not the person who is actually handling the freight) , so you most often don't know what you are going to pick up.

    Advice to Management

    Put out a call to the lower 48(the contiguous United States) that you have need of 20 full time drivers. Your drivers are the lowest paid in the union, yet have the heaviest work load of any serving the port and municipality of Anchorage. Raise our wages to equal that of your competitors. Meaningful profit sharing will make for a more involved, and motivated workforce.

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