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Schenker Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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  • Glad to hear that things changed with upper management (in 6 reviews)

  • No progressment, no raises they do whatever it takes to save themselves money don't care about employee (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Import Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Lots of Potential, but..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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!


  3. "Stuck in a rut"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "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


  6. "Ocean Import Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Schenker full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company with extensive network

    Cons

    Bad communication throughout company; no raises; overtime is mandatory;
    Upper management is disengaged and does not care about employees.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up in your upper management and get rid of the fluff. The savings can be applied to hiring several desk level employees were they are desperately needed.


  9. "material Handler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schenker full-time

    Pros

    No seniority, highest 2 years, usually less..

    Cons

    Mandatory line rate .Mandatory completion of all tickets, packing and shipping of all parts before allowed to go home, Usually 14 hours shifts. Will walk (Briskly) not run. Must maintain 100 parts pulled /hr. regardless of part, distance walked, or time 1st hour, or 14th hour. Could walk over 6 miles per shift. No safety regarding forklifts, they're trying to complete their jobs too, you just have to wait

    Advice to Management

    allow new hires time to learn the job, before raising their line rate. hire more qualified people to assist in learning the job-Some group leads did not know how to fix a scanner. Only the first shift lead could work through the problems encountered.


  10. "SR. Logistics Export Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Overtime paid.

    Cons

    Management is never around. Help is hard to find. Hard to move up.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Middle Management needs help"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global company, travel, good opportunities for improvement, many different locations around the world, some genuinely good managers in the company

    Cons

    Mergers created an 'us versus them' mentality, and those who have it are allowed to stay in positions of power, too much control by headquarters

    Advice to Management

    Communication training, self awareness training



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