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Safmarine Container Reviews

Updated Feb 12, 2020

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  1. "Key accounts experience partner"

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    Former Employee - Key Account Sales Analyst in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safmarine Container full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    International, multi-cultural work environment. Clientele are the largest global NVOCCs. If you’re willing to relocate a few times you improve your chances of being promoted.

    Cons

    Under constant squeeze of reducing US headcount as jobs are pushed to India and the Philippines. The company is taking a hard stance on cutting expenses and is willing to sacrifice quality service and the value invested in customer facing employees for short-term financial gain.

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    Safmarine Container2018-03-01
  2. "Management Executive with 15 years experience in The Middle East, Indian Sub continent and the African continent."

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    I worked at Safmarine Container

    Pros

    Leader in Shipping & Transportation Industry

    Cons

    Self Centered in its own industry

    Safmarine Container2013-04-06
  3. "Great people!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Safmarine Container full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good working environment and great colleagues

    Cons

    A lot of change - some of which wasn't for the best

    Safmarine Container2020-02-12
  4. "High performance team with friendly CS manager"

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    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager in Rotterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safmarine Container full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Pleasant working environment with nice people - most are willing to help you out, which is nice when you're new but also when you're a veteran as the newbies can help them out occasionally as well. -Global shipping is still a conservative industry, so don't expect too much of an informal culture. Having said that, Safmarine's less formal than it's bigger brother's is. -Learn how to manage and navigate the corporate environment and any other departments you need to communicate with and your efforts will be rewarded. -The team in the Netherlands are the highest performing and dedicated Safmarine team I was aware of, so when they say high-pressure and fast-paced, it's all true.

    Cons

    Some systems need improving while there isn't much time available to improve them. Not so much a Safmarine problem as it's a Maersk problem, as they aren't as forthcoming with support as one ideally would need. This leads to you putting in the effort outside of your own job responsibilities, which only the ambitious would be up for.

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    Safmarine Container2019-03-31
  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Safmarine Container full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance and cares about the emplyees

    Cons

    I haven't experience any thus far

    Safmarine Container2018-07-25
  6. "Customer Service Partner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Safmarine Container full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the majority of the staff is friendly

    Cons

    Your job is only safe until the next round of retrenchments

    Safmarine Container2018-06-12
  7. "A company with a big heart"

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

    I worked at Safmarine Container full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Team spirit, staff are one big family, respect, customer focussed

    Cons

    South African identity lost after take over by Maersk - not really a con as this also opened up the global market and more opportunities for Safmariners

    Safmarine Container2018-04-12
  8. "Process Expert"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune

    I have been working at Safmarine Container full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Process Expert-Customer Experiance department with Safmarine

    Cons

    Working on all export related tasks and imports as well

    Safmarine Container2016-06-25
  9. Helpful (1)

    "People making difference!"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Conakry
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Safmarine Container full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Very strong team spirit and employee commitment -Brilliant colleagues to learn from -Wide set of learning and workshops opportunities -Opportunities to have responsability and improve -Best Place ever to work hard, satisfy customers and have fun

    Cons

    -Part of a larger group with different values....

    Safmarine Container2012-12-30
  10. "Well organised neat and clean ships."

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    Former Employee - Engineer Officer 
    Recommends

    I worked at Safmarine Container full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ships are new, clean, organised and a pleasure to work on. Company willing to help with further studies and career growth.

    Cons

    Some older senior officers create negative unpleasant environment onboard. 3:2 month rotation

    Safmarine Container2012-12-19
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