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Wallenius Wilhelmsen Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits for employees - they really care for their people (in 12 reviews)

  • Great place to work for and very good work culture (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • LONG hours, Supervisors get No compensation for overtime, management dishonest, unrealistic goals, rail hours are too inconsistent, low pay, (in 3 reviews)

  • Has a very flat structure with most of the big decisions made from head office in Oslo (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Generous U.S. compensation for technology professionals"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Applications Architect in Iselin, NJ
    Former Employee - Lead Applications Architect in Iselin, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wallenius Wilhelmsen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was a software engineer with WWL in Iselin, NJ. My experience with the company was positive and productive toward my career. The company instills ethical practices in its business. It has a reputation for using environmentally-friend fuels in its ocean vessels even though they are costly. The professional workforce in Oslo and in New Jersey is highly educated and competent for the most part. Compensation was generous.

    Cons

    The technology department reports to a CFO who sees it as a cost center and not a revenue-generating entity. It has cut its staff in the US and place too much reliance on third-party contractors. This "contractor I.T." culture interfered with day-to-day software development projects and often led to unnecessary conflict between the home office in Oslo, the New Jersey staff, and vendors. Numerous moves of people between office locations in technology created problems resulting in a loss of good talent and unnecessary layoffs. The CEO has a dim view of the role technology plays in generating revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a good CIO based in the U.S. who can better advocate for the technology staff. Eliminate the consultant "body shop" in New Jersey and hire staff to make them allies of your company, not your vendor's company. Consider moving technology development in the U.S. to a no-tax state in the south to get out of high-cost New Jersey.


  2. "Run While You Can"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Accessory Installer in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Accessory Installer in Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wallenius Wilhelmsen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you like slaving your time away and working almost every day of the week, then this place can make you some money

    Cons

    The management was more bosses than leaders. Some the employees were cool, but there was some bad fruits in the garden

    Advice to Management

    I got nothing... Lost hope... Things changed


  3. "wallenius wilhelmsen"

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    Current Employee - Auto Processor in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Auto Processor in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wallenius Wilhelmsen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, little responsibility, a lot of time spent out side

    Cons

    Low pay, no opportunity for advancement


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  5. "Low Pay, Long Hours, dishonest management"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Greensburg, IN
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Greensburg, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    hourly workers are great, close to my home, health benefits are good,

    Cons

    LONG hours, Supervisors get No compensation for overtime, management dishonest, unrealistic goals, rail hours are too inconsistent, low pay,

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to your employees, listen to their concerns, quit promising things you cant provide, and worry about your own employees as much as you do the customer
    the Greensburg, In site is in horrible shape and is only going to get worse with the management you have in place, no compassion for anyone, only interested in their own gains,


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of favortism"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Vehicle Processor in Canton, MS
    Former Employee - Vehicle Processor in Canton, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wallenius Wilhelmsen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The every week pay is good, if you are actually working and not getting sent on home on lacks everyday!

    Cons

    Want you to do other work but not pay you for it and gets mad when you don't do it

    Advice to Management

    Some "SUPERVISORS" are not supervisor material


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Temporary job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver/Accessories Installer in Smyrna, TN
    Former Employee - Driver/Accessories Installer in Smyrna, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good pay
    -Goes through both fast and slow seasons, so sometimes there is a lot of OT involved and others very minimal.
    -Free meal almost monthly and bonuses
    -If you are smart and have some education, it is easy to move-up in the company.

    Cons

    -Management can be unfair.
    -Takes time to build vacation and sick-time.
    -Feeling of being trapped because the pay is good, but the occasional bullcrap doesn't seem worth it.
    -If you stir up the management, they will find reasons to get rid of you.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to show appreciation to your employees. Create a friendly culture and environment.


  8. "Installer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Vehicle Installer/Logistics Manager Workforce Services Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Vehicle Installer/Logistics Manager Workforce Services Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wallenius Wilhelmsen (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very informative great place to work gave me an opportunity to grow and expand my horizons

    Cons

    The opportunity ended, unfairly treated employees

    Advice to Management

    Overseeing office management as well as Warehouse


  9. "Work Environment is very friendly"

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    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Iselin, NJ
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Iselin, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wallenius Wilhelmsen (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay less than what you expected.

    Cons

    Work environment is very friendly


  10. "Inspector"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IQS in Galveston, TX
    Current Employee - IQS in Galveston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Environment, Management is really friendly with employees, brand new facility. Company outinngs

    Cons

    Can get kind of boring when there is no vehicles to process.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  11. "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wallenius Wilhelmsen (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, employees valued, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    there are differences between the locations


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