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Ingram Barge Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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  1. "Deck crew"

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    Current Employee - Senior Leadman in Paducah, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Leadman in Paducah, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay decent benefits 28 days at home

    Cons

    Hard work in all weather

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  2. "solid company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ingram Barge full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great benefits including on-site dining room and gym

    Cons

    Is no longer a company built on relationships

    Advice to Management

    senior team lost site of what separated Ingram from the rest.

  3. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Ingram Barge full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, benefits are best in the area, family environment

    Cons

    Variable environment that is constantly changing with uncertainty


  4. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Ingram Barge full-time

    Pros

    The Ingram family is wonderful. They are still trying to keep it family oriented. & If they could just clean house on some management & HR it would still be a great place to work.

    Cons

    The Management is horrible. They lie, they make promises they cant keep & its very back stabbing. The CPO buys clothes & shoes for their department & wastes tons of money just to smile when 40 people got laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in the CPO area & HR dept. Worst HR dept I've ever worked with.


  5. "Family Values"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ingram Barge full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Family focused atmosphere. Intimate small company experience. Highly respected Nashville family.

    Cons

    Old fashioned thinking in regards to telecommuting.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to get current with time off and work from home abilities.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good company but declining culture and evidence of age discrimination."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ingram Barge full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A long standing company and leader in their industry. Worked with some of the most wonderful people and executives of anywhere I have been. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Several years ago my review would have been 5 stars. But with the retirement of the previous CEO (Craig Philip) and hiring of new SVP HR, the culture changed drastically and negatively. No longer a family atmosphere with focus on rewarding the loyal, experienced, and high performing associates. The company has moved to modern emphasis on employee satisfaction by HR which has hurt performance, long-term success, retention of knowledge and is having the opposite effect on organizational morale. Experienced, good managers are being thrown under the bus for the sake of baby-sitting the emotions of the younger, less professionally mature workforce. The culture is now more political and with little focus on rewarding longevity and knowledge which is what made Ingram the best company in the industry years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to focus on knowledge and performance. Stop pandering to the younger generation's emotions and help grow them as professionals. Stop gutting your knowledge base by pushing out employees over 50. Quit forcing diversity at the expense of productivity. Become completely unbiased on age, race, and gender.


  7. "Industry leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ingram Barge full-time

    Pros

    Family owned and operated, strong integrity, focus on customer service, values associates and their families, and community support

    Cons

    None, great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Hammer down!

  8. "Customer Service Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good health insurance benefits program

    Cons

    Bad leadership and not a lot of room to grow within the company


  9. Helpful (1)

    "dispatch"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radcliff, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radcliff, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ingram Barge (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees were easy to work with. Job was easy and laid back. Enjoyed talking to different people

    Cons

    Had to work weekends and holidays. The job site was sometimes hard to get to in bad weather

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be more aware of details surrounding the work environment at times. Inventory needs to be properly stocked at all times


  10. Helpful (6)

    "good job"

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    Current Employee - Deckhand in Paducah, KY
    Current Employee - Deckhand in Paducah, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ingram Barge full-time

    Pros

    This job is very physically demanding. Not for the faint of heart. Its a good way to break into the maritime industry as they are always hiring. You can use it as a stepping stone to get sea days towards upgrading your merchant marine document or you can make a career here and work your way up.

    Great Benefits

    Cons

    The company is large and very top heavy. There is little movement at the top and the wheelhouse and engineer positions have long wait times and you might never be able to get there. Some people have been waiting for more than 10 years and should probably give up.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit real cooks that want to work. Where do you find these disgusting, lazy, people? Hire more male cooks. I have met some dudes out here that can throw down in the kitchen and they actually clean up behind themselves. Most of these women are lazy and get away with doing as little as they possibly can. Deckhands are literally destroying their bodies out on tow and often times cant even get a decent meal. And then to rub salt in the wound they have to clean up behind a disgusting, lazy, slob of a person who conned their way into a job. Hire motivated cooks. They are out there. Rant over.

    disclaimer. They are some wonderful female cooks out here who are motivated and work hard and don't start any drama.


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