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United Arab Shipping Company Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  1. "Nice place to work"

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

    I have been working at United Arab Shipping Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Friendly management.

    Cons

    Pay is below average. A merger with Hapag-Llyod is pending, and if it goes through UASC employees will need to interview for positions with HL, which is the only reason why I rated career opportunities so low.


  2. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Arab Shipping Company full-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers, fun work environment, easy workload, full health benefits (medical, vision, dental)

    Cons

    No room for advancement, inflexible management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the requests and concerns of employees more


  3. "Here today...gone tomorrow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at United Arab Shipping Company full-time

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, managers give you space to do your job.

    Cons

    You never know how well you are doing. No stability and very unorganized. Favoritism. Lower management lacks maturity and respect.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to lower managements practices.


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  5. "No Real Direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peachtree Corners, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peachtree Corners, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at United Arab Shipping Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Managers, Laid back environment

    Cons

    Incredible disorganization and no real direction. Applying for new positions takes months. Currently going through a merger that offers NO stability. Have to vet for new positions after the merger. ONLY offering 3 months severance!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Ideas, Horrible implementation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peachtree Corners, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peachtree Corners, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexible

    - Management of all levels are open to ideas from all levels

    - Open-door policies allow ease of communicating with management

    - Close knit team (Family-like)

    - Predictive Learning Index (PLI) test allows "above average" people to easily shine. This is a huge benefit for intelligent people who are just starting their career. This is probably a huge negative for anyone who prefers to be promoted based on "time with company" rather than actual potential.

    - Current president is incredibly active with interaction with the lowest employees and is quite inspirational. It is easy to see that he appears to be one of the rare 'CEO Types' that actually cares about each employee.

    Cons

    - "Office politics"; You can get further with friendship than by performance alone. Too avoid being backstabbed, it is often better to simply give your best ideas to someone with more tenure (and let them take the credit) rather than risk offending someone above you.

    - Growth opportunities based on time rather than performance (Sometimes to the detriment of the company operations)

    - Low level managers are apparently chosen based on experience with operations rather than actual leadership skills. These low level managers are great people, but are not very suited for leadership positions.

    - Salary is lackluster.

    - Impending merger has decimated employee numbers resulting in a much tougher "day to day".

    - Company encourages "good ideas" and strong work ethic, but very rarely rewards or recognizes such behaviors. Ideas that are adopted are often unrecognizable from the original intention, as they tend to have been modified by management in non-sensible ways (possibly in an attempt to "add something of their own into the pot").

    - Employees showing any shred of competence are quickly given more and more difficult tasks and responsibilities without additional pay or job title until they are exhausted. Again, strong work ethic is encouraged, but appears to attract "punishment" rather than reward.

    Advice to Management

    Reward hard work and/or ingenuity. Focus on self-improvement of leadership abilities. Allow employees sufficient time to train and learn. Focus on retaining current employees and allow new employees to grow into advanced positions - You cannot simply "back fill" new people into the company in an attempt to hide failures or unhappiness!

    This company often has "hot shots" who stay at the company for about a year before they out-grow and move on. Listen to those people before they leave. The best talent UASC stumbles upon is gone long before the company considers rewarding them. Wasteful - Learn to recognize exceptional personnel.


  7. "none"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Arab Shipping Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    very flexible, benefit is good. people are very friendly and helpful. just like a family.

    Cons

    lack of sufficient training. need to provide

    Advice to Management

    communication is important


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peachtree Corners, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peachtree Corners, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United Arab Shipping Company full-time

    Pros

    They have descent 401K program. The new VP works really hard to help his North America employees and promote open and trust communication/relationship. He walks around the building as often as he can to communicate with the group.

    Cons

    HQ in Dubai doesn't care about their employees. Their system Trust is by far one of the worst program I've ever worked with. Their HR team & trainer is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade your system to fit 21st century. Need better HR team for sure.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Overview"

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    Current Employee - Northeast Equipment Controller in Port Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Northeast Equipment Controller in Port Elizabeth, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at United Arab Shipping Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good working hours and good management

    Cons

    no growth opportunity, low bonus


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Former employee."

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    Former Employee - Trade Manager
    Former Employee - Trade Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United Arab Shipping Company (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not much pro for being there. See next comment

    Cons

    The sad state of the industry notwithstanding, the company found its way through a "massive" management change by bringing company outsiders all the way from the "C"suite and down. As a result, a massive "clean-up" ensued with the "outsiders/newcomers" having the upper hand.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending that your employees are "your best asset." If you wish to motivate your troops, demonstrate that you do care by training them adequately and endeavoring to promoting from within.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "UASC Global Reorganization Status"

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    Former Employee - National Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - National Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at United Arab Shipping Company full-time

    Pros

    The need for a reorganization was necessary on a global scale.

    Cons

    The reorganization has not accomplished its goal of building a strong profitable company.

    Advice to Management

    Remember who pays your bills, "THE CUSTOMER" and who secures your business "The UASC SALES REP. Start listening to both if profitability is the goal.



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