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Overseas Shipholding Group Reviews

Updated February 4, 2017
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  1. "Challenging job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Overseas Shipholding Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced , learnt so many things both technical and non technical

    Cons

    Downturn in oil tanker industry


  2. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Overseas Shipholding Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Going through some large scale changes


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    "On the way out"

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    Current Employee - Captain in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Captain in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Overseas Shipholding Group (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've been with OSG's ATB fleet for nearly 20 years, it had been a good company to work for. Good pay and benefits. Old equipment but well maintained. They were willing to spend the money when needed, and for the most part took care of they're employees.

    Cons

    Many inexperienced managers with no ATB experience. They made bad business decisions that resulted in bankruptcy. The aging ATB fleet is being phased out over the next 2-3 years, I doubt they have a real future in the current market. Small crews on the tugs can make port call hectic especially with work hour requirements. They have for the most part stopped hiring in anticipation of laying up the ATB's.


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  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends

    I worked at Overseas Shipholding Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great people to work with who are willing to share knowledge if you want to learn. Since the job can be stressful, they try to compensate with bonuses and little perks to try to team build.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be very difficult in many of the positions and some departments are a bit understaffed for the workload.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the personal care for your employees so you know when it's just getting to be too much.


  6. "Third mate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Overseas Shipholding Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay non Union mates

    Cons

    Long work hours compensation not highest

    Advice to Management

    Pay us more so we stay


  7. "Senior Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Overseas Shipholding Group full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work when the shipping industry is in a upside part of its cycle.

    Cons

    Difficult place to work when the shipping industry is in the downside of its cycle.


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    "Good job with flexibility"

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    Former Employee - Second Officer in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Second Officer in Tampa, FL
    Recommends

    I worked at Overseas Shipholding Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dealing with the office was never a problem, relatively good benefits, competitive pay (good OT), benefits matched the union engineers which had 3% annual raises and all sorts of other good things all the way down to requirements for certain dishes at every meal.

    Promotions are based on seniority which is a pro/con. It allows you to just do your job and do it well but not have to worry about brown nosing. As a wall flower, I liked this. It was never a good thing if the office knew who you were - that mean you have messed up big time along the way.

    Cons

    They seemed to prefer hiring people with no experience so they can 'mold them' as they see fit. This is ok but frequently, the new hires treated the job like a big video game and didn't always realize the impact of their actions - sitting in an air conditioned cargo control room. This is just the nature of the industry now, the older ships have been phased out so there is no more 'listening to the pump' and it's just 'looking at a computer'.

    Also, I think they are having some financial trouble now.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the people to ignore calls from the office and ship personnel when it is time for they to go back to work. At least answer the calls and say I'm not going back. Don't leave onboard crew up in the air during the holidays.


  9. "Software developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Overseas Shipholding Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Former employee, Good company to work for , great benefits, good tools and technologies

    Cons

    None , but I was hoping they had planned better for the downturn


  10. "Good Home - Comfortable"

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    Former Employee - Second Mate
    Former Employee - Second Mate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay and Benefits, Company paid travel. Inland fleet is union (take it for what it is). You are not represented, just in it for the benefits. Scenery always changes. Easy job if your with a good crew and steady run. Good place to spend many years.

    Cons

    Union job. Little room to grow. Sometimes you run across Port Captains and Engineers that have less professional experience than the mariners.

    Advice to Management

    Middle Management needs to be restructured; too many chiefs, not enough indians. Give mariners vote to do away with unions in inland fleet.


  11. "Better off split up"

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

    I worked at Overseas Shipholding Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, OK bonus, OK benefits, good people.

    Cons

    Silo driven organization with limited strategic vision. Currently in bankruptcy due to poor business processes and conflicted leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the Board and liquidate.


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