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Lynden Incorporated Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. "Good company and opportunities"

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

    I worked at Lynden Incorporated full-time

    Pros

    Lots of potential for upward and lateral mobility for employees. Good company that cares about its people. The annual (or semi-annual) bonuses are generous if the company is doing well. Average employee has been with the company for at least a few years. Many management and staff have been with Lynden, Inc. for over a decade, or two!

    Cons

    Corporate atmosphere is about average (cubicle-centric). Average age of employees is a little older it seems, not really a con though as many of them have been with the company for over a decade.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Lacks Training within organization"

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

    I worked at Lynden Incorporated full-time

    Pros

    small company, mostly nice people, very casual, hires from within.

    Cons

    office jobs get very little training on the multiple programs being used, little patience, some of the senior team has a bad temper.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to train staff properly.

  3. "International agent"

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

    I worked at Lynden Incorporated full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Starting pay was the only decent thing other than a few fellow co workers and co workers in other offices

    Cons

    Poor managment. Micromanagement. No growth


  4. "Account executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lynden Incorporated full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, all work hard

    Cons

    Management gears to the status quo. No changes, no accountability. Don't rock the boat


  5. "Cargo Airline"

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    Former Employee - Captain in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Captain in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Lynden Incorporated full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Flight crews, fair pay, good place to get some experience.

    Cons

    low end of the scale for the type of work done and the equipment flown.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (4)

    "401k has HIGH fees, only Investor shares offered instead of better Vanguard Admiral shares"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fife, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fife, WA

    I have been working at Lynden Incorporated (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    401k matching, good medical, good upper management

    Cons

    Lynden's 401k plan is with Vanguard. Vanguard offers both Admiral Shares and Investor Shares of the same funds. Lynden's 401k only offers investors shares which have a much higher expense ratio. This could be seen as a breach of the fiduciary responsibity of the Lynden 401k plan administrator.

    Why doesn't Lynden offer Admiral shares?

    Please offer the better, cheaper Admiral shares of the IDENTICAL funds.

    Advice to Management

    Ask Vanguard why they are ripping off Lynden employees with Investor shares vs the SAME IDENTICAL fund as an Admiral share. This could open up Lynden and Vanguard to a lawsuit for the breach of the fiduciary responsibility.

    Lynden Incorporated Response

    Feb 14, 2017 – VP Employee Relations and Business Development

    Thank you for your comment. Lynden prides itself on offering a full range of competitive benefits, including a 401(k) with a company match. Lynden recognized the value of low-fee investing for the... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Lynden Incorporated full-time

    Pros

    This is a union job with the protection of the Teamsters at the Fife location only. Starting wage is acceptable.

    Cons

    Management. Upper management knows that the dock manager is horrible but they leave her in place. In 2016 alone you had CSRs quit after about 2, 2 and 6 months. Other CSR's who lasted longer are/appear to be over 50 y/o. You do not receive proper training but you do receive a write up when you make a mistake. Toxic atmosphere and definitely a place to avoid.

    Advice to Management

    Put aside petty us vs. them mentality and work to establish unity between the two parties. If someone has worked for you for over 15 years and quits without a farewell/goodbye, that should tell you that you are doing something wrong.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Bad company"

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

    Pros

    None the company was horrible

    Cons

    Everything i would never work for them again


  9. "A great learning experience"

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    Current Employee - International Agent in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - International Agent in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is flexibility, learning opportunities, and autonomy. You will learn how to deal with all types of customers and assist with interesting projects.

    Cons

    Management doesn't support you fully and there is not a lot of room for growth within the company that comes with higher pay. Due to the economy, no raises are being given this year. Employee morale is okay.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Less Pressure
    Quiet Work Place
     Nothing else

    Cons

    The following review may differ from team to team based on their manager. This is my personal opinion.

    Micro management. Need to sit for 8 hrs no matter you take break.
    No proper process is followed.
    Smart work & Velocity of work is not valued
    Majority of people are over 50's age
    Technology all very old
    Overloading lot of work as they are concerned about hiring another people would add to expenditure.
    No Team Fun. Nobody even talks to team members like chit chat.
    Accessibility to food and beverage from office is less
    No body knows any full picture as there is no documentation, no process
    Very old work style, some one young will not like here
    No Team building activities
    No work-life balance.
    Salary less compared to other competitive job profile. Cannot expect anything other than salary. They are very conservative.
    Bonus is seasonal.

    This family company is group of non-professional people, who once work in Dock , service station , CS representative has now become managers. Then think about people who works under them .
    No body talks to the point. (as i mentioned they are old people, keep talking out of topic all the time)

    If you get into this company once then you cannot learn any new stuffs.

    Advice to Management

    Micro Management doesnt motivate workers to do good job. Try to treat professional as professional.

    Lynden Incorporated Response

    Feb 14, 2017 – VP Employee Relations and Business Development

    Thank you for your comments. Lynden's IT department consists of a diverse group of individuals from various backgrounds and age groups. We employ a variety of technologies, including new... More


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