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"Panalpina"

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

I have been working at Panalpina full-time

Pros

Great people and a good working environment. Lots of support and encouragement, particularly for workers early in their careers.

Cons

They need to work to make sure that the left hand is talking to the right

Other Employee Reviews for Panalpina

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Potentialy a great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Panalpina full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of good programs for helping people to grow, if you take advantage of them, exchange programs, mentorship and tuition programs. A great worldwide network of business and employees.

    Better vacation time than most other companies and they are pretty understanding of personal needs and schedules.

    Cons

    The first problem I had with the company was definitely the IT systems, they are using technology that has been out of date for the past 15 years or longer. This means that everything takes longer and all information must be entered multiple times. Additionally, the amount of systems never decreases, everytime a new mandate is put in place, the ops teams have to add one more task to their daily routine. This makes for a stressful workday.

    The more recent problems are related to management; everything is constantly changing. It seems that corporate has misguided priorities and a lack of direction. They will start a new program one week and then cancel it the next, without giving it the time it needs to be succesfull. New offices are created, just to be shut down a year later. Do they really think that everything will turn an instant profit? There is also a huge disparity between the pay for management and ops Some of the top execs have outrageous expense account and their use can be questioned.

    Last but not least, the elephant in the room; it is an old boys club. Each office that I've worked at has had a decent number of swiss or german managers, but very few swiss or german people at the lower levels. This is not saying that the people in these positions don't deserve these positions, because many times they do. However, it does give a bad impression to most of the other employees. My advice, try to learn German and go out with managment whenever possible.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your IT systems. If you want to cut costs and boost efficiency, give the employees the best tools for the job. This will save money too, because it will allow each person to be more productive.

    Management needs to be more honest of what is happening, ( and corporate needs to fill them in aswell...) Make a decision and stick with it, stop changing things every few weeks because the numbers are wrong. Everything takes time and you need to give things time to mature.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Unstable Atmosphere"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Panalpina full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back environment to work in. Relatively easy work.

    Cons

    There is constant change happening all over the company. Not only from a local level, but a lot of changing of top-management, which leads to an unstable atmosphere and many people are left wondering if they will have a job when they come to work on Monday mornings. There is also a lot of double standards; ie, cut staff at a local level, than announce hiring of management at all other levels.

    Advice to Management

    Stop sending mixed signals to staff. Be consistent.

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