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  1. "Great people, good atmosphere, good benefits. It was a real pleasure to do an internship with Sea Star/ Spectrum"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    real positive atmosphere, a lot of good work. real pleasant and professional co-workers
    wish I could have stayed

    Cons

    no real "cons" the endless streams of paperwork seem to go round and round but that's almost everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    try to streamline the processes


  2. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Engineer in Rochester, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Engineer in Rochester, MA

    I worked at Sea Star Line full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great personnel, pay scale is good

    Cons

    Terrible management, could not find relief to get off ship

    Advice to Management

    Put employees before management

  3. "Excellent Company, Great Benefits, Management Heavy, Antiquated Processes"

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    Former Employee - Booking Agent in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Booking Agent in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Sea Star Line (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay, Fantastic Benefits, Fun Industry I loved the company and felt so grateful to have such wonderful benefits.

    Cons

    Antiquated Processes--The software doesn't support the business needs. Instead of upgrading the software, there is a lot of 'blaming' for missing things the software programs should be catching. Checks and balances system is to run reporting at the end of the day to see what was missed. Then trigger an email to the person who made a data entry error. Horrible process. Leaves you feeling frustrated daily.
    Computer Equipment would constantly go down. Would take forever to sign in.
    Management Heavy--A lot of freshly educated college graduates filling the slots of managerial positions without any regard to seasoned experience.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the software. An investment of efficient software to clean up the process can only be a good move for the company. Updated, efficient software is much cheaper monetarily than dry runs and frustrated employees.
    Fresh new educated managers bring lots of energy and ideas. Temper it with some experienced managers to gain a good balance. I had an experience of my manager not speaking to me once I gave my notice until 30 minutes before my exit interview. Bad business there.


  4. "Worst experience Jacksonville fl"

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    Former Contractor - Better Not in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Contractor - Better Not in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sea Star Line as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    I can't think of one

    Cons

    nearly all employees at the Port are very very unprofessional in nearly all areas.
    so much back stabbing, lying and sexual oriented actions breeds there.

    Advice to Management

    Get honest caring people to work there and find "leaders" who are HONEST AND CARING


  5. "Great Company to work for if you like the transportation industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sea Star Line full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people you work for are great. Great benefits and good pay

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement. This a very profitable business but the number of positions available are limited.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company fully invested in the employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sea Star Line full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, internal hiring program, the people are awesome, pay is fair, bonus program is very generous.

    Cons

    Open office environment is new and no one likes it!
    Seem to be outsourcing some jobs. They have stopped investing heavily in employee development.

    Advice to Management

    The old L&D program is sorely missed


  7. "Good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sea Star Line full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The freedom to do what needed to be done with a new start up company.

    Cons

    Management was a little top heavy, however, they all understood the ocean shipping business.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the senior managers are now gone.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great job if all you want is a paycheck."

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    Current Employee - Documentation Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Documentation Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sea Star Line full-time

    Pros

    -Good benefits

    I enjoyed working here and left on my own terms. The people that work at the line level are great. I would do this job again after I retire and want something to get me out of the house.

    Cons

    -Weird hours (ships don't stop moving)
    -Lack of mobility due to external issues (economy)

    Work is repetitive, mind numbing, and unchallenging.

    Not really a con but an observation - almost all managers and senior management were of WASP descent. Kind of odd for a company that is deeply integrated with Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.