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Teekay Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  1. "Teekay overhired and underpaid me. The job was not as described. Very disappointing."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good employee programs - health benefit, fresh fruit, good vacation and flexben, nice offices.
    SOme great people and some very bright minds.

    Cons

    Extremely competitive, plastic people. Tough enviornment. People lie and toss others under the bus to create their own advancement. "Stars" are people who fit the clique. Roles are poorly defined, feedback is withheld and reviews are set to be the same for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Think about fit and what you are really trying to hire and should be paying before you make the move. If you try to hire the "Best" regardless of real needs, you add to turnover.
    Find out the real situation and get involved in what managers are doing. Do you know they are making the right decisions?


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Full of cliques and bad behaviour."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Structured compensation package, very transparent. Some staff are very nice and professional. Several people are very skilled.

    Cons

    Leadership is inconsistent. Direction/expectations depend 100% on the person to whom you report and it can change regularly. Many poeple were inappropriate or immature; managment tolerated this. Restructuring is common and change seems nonsensical. HR has no power and barely any influence. Opportunties are about who you are friends with not what your capabilities are. Individualism is not welcomed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on your middle managment. Some of them are not upholding good values.


  3. "Mediocre company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fleet Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Fleet Director in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large organization in the Shipping industry

    Cons

    Poor advancement prospects in some companies.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "Great company to work for if you are starting at a management level, not many opportunities for non-management employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Vancouver location is great for anyone in HR, IT and Accounting fields

    Cons

    The company has restructured a few years ago, moving all operations and chartering functions to the regional offices. Therefore, not many opportunities for anyone pursuing a maritime career in Vancouver location.

    Advice to Management

    More self-awareness


  6. "A dynamic company to work for if your goals lie in Corporate Management & Strategy."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Offshore Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Offshore Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multinational workforce & dynamic organisation due to the industry of the company. Many new avenues to further ones career in the shipping and offshore industry with the market leader.

    Cons

    Too rigid as far as introduction of new comer´sto organisation goes. You are constantly watched. More like the management wants you to make an error rather than help you solve it.

    Advice to Management

    Lossen up.


  7. "Used to be a great company, but poor management and CEO"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Teekay full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice sincere people to work with

    Cons

    Terrible communication within the company, the CEO does not know how to interact with his employees. Unfortunately CEO and management does not execute communication properly within the company. CEO does not have people skills and comes off as untrustworthy. Just check the employee surveys to confirm this.

    Advice to Management

    Losing great talent to the competition should be something to think about. What was once a world class company is now an average run of the mill organization.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Such potential, but falls short"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent benefits
    Great people
    Safety is priority

    Cons

    Management turns a blind eye with anyone who has a 'manager' in their title. Quick to believe that 'manager' means they know what they are doing. Very large segregratin between management and employees and no merging of the two. They treat the office as a ship, everyone has a rank and gives the respect per that rank.

    Advice to Management

    Please take a look at who you have leading your units.


  9. "Was the best company in the world, on its way down now..!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchant Navy Officer
    Current Employee - Merchant Navy Officer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teekay full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Continous Salary, 3 Months Contract, Medical insurance, Priority pass these are some of the things that one would consider working for this company

    Cons

    Too involved in cost cutting, employs onboard are not provided with good quality equipment, too slow promotions.

    Advice to Management

    The company is still one of the best in the world, keep your employees happy and content and work for better and faster promotions


  10. "Teekay LNG"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teekay full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Have been in Teekay for a short while but so far things seems ok.

    Cons

    Too much of paper work.


  11. "Lacking growth opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent employee benefits, good bonus and company pension plan. Fresh fruit weekly and office support staff are very helpful.

    Cons

    Internal employees are not valued as much as externally recruited employees. No commitment to promotion from within. Lacking feedback and progression planning.

    A lot of overtime is expected. Not much work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Departmental heads to review internal employees' potential for growth and promotion within the company.


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