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The MID-Ship Group Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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Matthew I. DeLuca, Jr.
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  1. "great company - continuity and change"

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    Current Employee - Broker in Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Broker in Port Washington, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The MID-Ship Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Impressive team world wide. World class approach and technique. Survived worst market in forty years due to broadly based client support and multi disciplined approach to inland and international ocean transportation.

    Cons

    traditionally the business requires focus and intensity - long hours - never boring

    Advice to Management

    continue evolution away from older generation thoughts and ideas of the first twenty-five years and continue to embrace change of the past fifteen years and push new ideas and bottom up style of the past two years of recent transition - senior management gets high marks for taking on the needed changes


  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Opps in Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Opps in Port Washington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The MID-Ship Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    LONG ISLAND DECENT PAY UNDERSTANDING MGMT

    Cons

    Micromanage, No clear direction , 24-7

    Advice to Management

    keep to your bread and butter

  3. "Great company, great people, very old school in a good way."

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

    Pros

    Location, benefits, bonuses, office lunches, the people.

    Cons

    Pay was really tight for the amount they were pulling in.

    Advice to Management

    Better work 24-7, 365 and kiss a whole lot of a**, or be related to someone working there.


  4. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The MID-Ship Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere in Pittsburgh and New York employees.

    Cons

    Cannot say the same of The Houston office


  5. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Understanding when personal life needs attention. Management works closely with all employees

    Cons

    Not a meritocracy. Seniority trumps. Regular working hours too long when we are already expected to be available 24/7 anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Good job!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Intense micromanagement, overworking staff, gender biases, and secretive behavior will lead this company to its demise."

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    Former Employee - Operations (MID-SHIP Logistics) in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Operations (MID-SHIP Logistics) in Port Washington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Decently networked shipbroker and logistics service provider.
    Good small town location, if you like the north shore of Long Island.
    Fridges were always stocked with many soft drinks.

    Cons

    Micromanagement to the extreme. Reverse pyramid structure. Everyone works directly on top of everyone else.
    Company places undue stress and pressure on underpaid employees, expecting remote work to be done on weekends, and have an "at any cost" mentality while doing it.
    LLC structure leads to a singular "guru" senior management. All major decisions come from a single persion.
    Very poor marketing and co-ordination between locations. Company relies on 2-3 core customers, and has a diverse but unloyal client base.
    High churn rate of new employees. Like the customer base: no trust, and no loyalty.

    Advice to Management

    Do not lie to prospective employees about the potential for pay advancement after offering such a low starting salary. Your health benefits are terrible. Your "maybe" policy on matching the 401k is too.
    Do not lie to your employees about the level of your company's "growth", when the fundamental driver of your business model (freight rates) says that your margins are evaporating by the day.
    Be realistic. Do not expect younger staff with less critical functions to stay in the office as long as managers, who are putting in twelve hour days sometimes.
    Fix your culture.You know it is bad when after you hire your first female shipbroker (ever), mangers snicker that the "glass cieling has finally been broken", while other female staff who have been around for seven years plus are excluded from any and all executive leadership positions.


  7. "Great Place to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Mixed culture; team oriented environment, individual responsibility; hands on approach; all are equal; work and life balance ratio; client support

    Cons

    flat organisation; broker comes first

    Advice to Management

    Provide more career growth for right people