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Updated November 19, 2017
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  • Can be hard to move forward in promotion (in 2 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is non-existent (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schenker full-time

    Pros

    Employees, hours, nice customers, systems

    Cons

    Management is lazy, does not offer opportunity for advancement


  2. "If you want to move up look elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schenker full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers! The best , very helpful

    Cons

    low pay, management is lazy and does nothing at all. No praises for going way over and above your job duties. No place for advancement unless your there 20+ years

  3. "sckenker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schenker full-time

    Pros

    hopefullyly get better as time goes by

    Cons

    could be a lot better than it is

    Advice to Management

    address issues, speak to the employeeses...say hi...


  4. "Okay place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    good benefits. my experience was questionable. Shows potential to employees.

    Cons

    Can be hard to move forward in promotion. There is a lot of work, and not enough time to get things done. Things can be last minute. Management tends to micromanage at times.

    Advice to Management

    Have better communication with your employees, and organize new projects on time.


  5. "Lots of Potential, but..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schenker full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people are really great. Cool industry of which to be a part. If strategy works, will be a strong company. Part of a large global organization. Like any place else, there are terrific and caring colleagues and management, and some that are not. Benefits are good, but see Cons on compensation. Some departments are better on work-life balance than others.

    Cons

    Lots of hypocrisy, many leaders who don't "walk the talk," and favoritism. External hires are paid more than those who receive internal promotions. Lots of management change within the last year and the company is at a fork in the road. If the right path is chosen, the future is bright. If not, things will continue to deteriorate.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and be transparent!


  6. "Stuck in a rut"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part, great people. Some managers are the reason entire departments have not left.

    Cons

    Low pay, very limited room for advancement if you aren't in sales, mediocre benefits, no annual increases, USA bonuses discontinued, bureaucratic. Managed in the most part by the German Head Office, who seem to think underpaying by 8-15% is acceptable. Very poor training upon hire, unclear expectations, vague job requirements, inefficient systems. Very frustrating environment, especially because they expect you to 'just figure it out' on things that should have a standard procedure. Work/life balance is non-existent. Lack of administrative support adds to the inefficiencies- hardly any help with basic administrative tasks, and difficult software make it incredibly hard to make progress.

    Advice to Management

    Replace your systems. Listen to the employees. They know exactly what needs to be changed, how, and why. You will continue to lose good people because they have very few reasons to continue to put up with the bureaucracy. Put the trust back in your employees. It is obvious someone in upper management wants to micromanage.


  7. "Horrible Place to work"

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

    Pros

    There are no pros for working for them

    Cons

    Don't like women or people of color

    Advice to Management

    fire all management and start fresh

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Import Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Import Specialist
    Former Employee - Import Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It gives you confidence to work for such a huge company with so many resources available, from IT to trucking to Customs Compliance.

    Cons

    The bigger the company, the more difficult it is to get noticed among the crowd and the more difficult it becomes to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you are doing business wise, but also have a more personal feel for the employees, their wants and their needs.


  9. "Ocean Import Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Ocean Import Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Ocean Import Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schenker (More than a year)

    Pros

    none that I can attest to.

    Cons

    Too many to mention; poor management, no support from corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Have your managers know their jobs and not just delegate and advise them to find their answers on the Intranet.


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Homestead, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Homestead, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schenker (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with supportive management and dedicated team members.

    Cons

    No possibility for raises or bonuses for several years.

    Advice to Management

    Cost of living has greatly increased over the last decade, and your employees at some point will pursue more lucrative opportunities.


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