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JAS Worldwide Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  1. "Ocean Export Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Ocean Export Agent in Romulus, MI
    Former Employee - Ocean Export Agent in Romulus, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at JAS Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Salary and Pleasant work environment.

    Cons

    I had no complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  2. "Siloed in its approach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at JAS Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Innovative in many areas. Non-traditional company in a traditional industry.

    Cons

    No real standardized practices for HR, communications, or employee rewards across the company. Employees tend to work in isolation from each other and other units across the company. Advancement is difficult. More likely to hire outsiders to take on upper level positions than to hire from within.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees to work together more across the entire company. Improve HR and employee collaboration practices.

  3. "Nepotist Corporation"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at JAS Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Good insurance plan (if you're single), respectable amount of paid holidays, easy access to upper management, smaller company, promotes from within.

    Cons

    Lots of nepotism everyone is either a family member or married to someone in the company. They do not hire based on skill set but who fits best in their cliques and has a European (Italian look)

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring based on ethnicity/race and allowing EA's to supervise departments without having any prior experience of supervision, leadership or management.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Look through the veneer."

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

    I worked at JAS Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    The campus and buildings are beautiful, these guys really know how to put lipstick on a pig. Plus, it's a great commute from most areas in North ATL. Some very nice cars to look at in the executive spots.

    Cons

    I was told during the interview process that there were concrete plans to take the organization public. If this ever happens the C-level management will have to be replaced. No self-respecting public company would employ CxO's that design and build a fricking palace for themselves while cramming fifty IT people into the same space occupied by four, needs their values examined. Oh, and the crony-ism has to be experienced to be believed, if you're a part of someone's family, you're golden.

    My biggest regret is that I didn't know about glassdoor.com before I accepted the position.

    Advice to Management

    Learn that leadership is not 'I say jump, you say "How High?"'. Learn that technology is not a flashy display in a corridor, it's supposed to deliver competitive advantage.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    People are very nice and helpful

    Cons

    Doesn't seem like much opportunity to grow within company


  6. "Constructive Reviews"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at JAS Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employees are dedicated to doing the best and are respectful to their coworkers. The opportunities are available if someone wants to take advantage. The Executives will listen if those who complain will put it in writing and put their name behind it. Like any post on the internet its easy to hide behind it when you don[t have to look in someones eyes.

    Cons

    Like every company JAS has common issues found in every company. There are those managers that don't take the time to sit and listen to the employees and just because one employee says it doesn't mean its fact. Especially when former a former employee complains and never says something constructive while their there.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to listen to those other than people who are right around you. The company has a lot of great employees and if you listen to them and spend time with them you might be amazed at the ideas they have for the company.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Could be a great Company"

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

    I worked at JAS Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Privately held, easy access to Upper Level Management, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Management does not hold themselves to same standards as employees. Drastically under pay and have unfairly high expectations. Upper Level Management is pretty unaware of what's going on on the ground floor. Different departments in corporate tend to work against eachother.

    Advice to Management

    Re evaluate your expectations of employees and customers, you lose good quality of both. Re evaluate what you pay good employees. Promote some NON Italians

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Sucks the marrow of life right out you"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some of the nicest co-workers I have ever met .

    Cons

    no direction from management. no Forward thinking toward the future . . Management philosophy is there are 2 rules
    1. we are always right
    2. when we are wrong blame someone else and see rule number 1


  9. Helpful (4)

    "A How-To for the wrong way to run a company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at JAS Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are very few Pros working at JAS. The health benefits are still decent, especially in this time of rapidly deteriorating coverage and stratospheric prices.
    There is massive opportunity to try new things and expand your role, but do not expect compensation or recognition for excellence, unless it makes an executive look good. Even then, your role as an innovator is co-opted by the execs. The only positive part is that in such a Wild West environment, you can learn skills that will be valuable in your next job...which you are probably searching for already.
    The other positive is the low-level people and the rare manager who are competent, quality people, stuck in the job because of personal circumstances or economic reasons. These people are the only real reason to go to work, as their support of each other is what keeps you going in your role. It is inspiring to see what can be done by good, intelligent, ethical workers, in the face of great adversity. In a better environment, these people would be unstoppable.

    Cons

    Cons?
    -Cronyism: Have an elitist attitude, the right image, the right friends and the world is your oyster, regardless of your education, ability, competence or ethics.
    -Strict adherence to policies: Only if you are NOT part of the in-crowd. If you are a current golden boy, the rules don't apply to you.
    -The Ivory Tower: In a company so small, it is shocking how disconnected the C levels are from the employees. They surround themselves with personal comforts and the trappings of luxury, while the employees toil away in cubes, in a tomb-like environment, as making noise or being noticed is more likely to bring wrath than recognition. From parking privileges to personal bathrooms, the Execs make it known that they are better than everyone in their employee. All that when staff are under-paid and the only way to get a raise is to threaten to leave. If you DO manage to get a raise via this method, you have marked yourself for elimination at the first, barely legal, opportunity; no matter how useful and productive you are.

    The most toxic environment I have ever had the displeasure of working in.

    Advice to Management

    Look in a mirror. If JAS was a publicly held company, would stockholders actually put up with your behavior and decisions? Prospective employees are baited in with promises of "going public", but such a thing would be personally damaging to the livelihoods of the C-levels. No one is going to get themselves voted out of a job that they could not possibly have in a real company.
    Listen to the competent people in the organzation and not the sycophants and "yes-men". Hire and promote people that are better then yourselves, instead of being afraid to hire someone who might make you look bad and take your job. Quite possibly that could be the pressure you need to improve yourself and in the process make JAS a better place to work.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible Place to spend 8hours of your life every day."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, Convenient Location, On site company chef.

    Cons

    Management is truly lacking in direction, The culture here is very Siloed and the IT department is extremely disorganized and incompetent. Managers are unprofessional and there is so much nepotism going on. Everyone is so tense, they smoke every five minutes, its horrible. I got the experience i needed and moved on to a much better company where my work is valued and everyone works towards a common goal.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Training your managers to be better and more effective at their jobs.


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