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Wallenius Wilhelmsen Reviews

Updated December 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits for employees - they really care for their people (in 12 reviews)

  • You get to have a work life balance (in 5 reviews)

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

  • Flat organization, no place for growth (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Baltimore VSA has outstanding management team, hard working, and they care about their employees. The HR department has heavy work load and they are a top notch HR department -organized and professional. I have worked for a lot of big companies and WWL onboarding process is advanced with an online enrollment for the entire process. Great Company! They really care about everyone and they work hard everyday.

    Cons

    You will work hard, but isn't that why you go to work to make a difference.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work Baltimore VSA !


  2. "It has its moments!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wallenius Wilhelmsen full-time

    Pros

    Their pay structure is good.

    Cons

    They push out quality employees. There is no loyalty.

    Advice to Management

    none because will not change

  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wallenius Wilhelmsen full-time

    Pros

    Medical dental vision 401k benefits

    Cons

    Minimal growth opportunities for select individuals


  4. "A Job That Will Keep You on Your Toes"

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    Former Employee - VES in Smyrna, TN
    Former Employee - VES in Smyrna, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hardly a dull day, plenty of opportunity for overtime if cross-trained, many departments with very different tasks, some of the most friendly and hard-working co-workers I've run across, first-hand experience with brand new Nissan models.

    Cons

    Communication between higher-ups leaves much to be desired, some management severely lack work-ethic and can be very unpersonable, extreme varying hours due to relying on economy, outdoor climate exposure, often trained by others who started only days before, sometimes goal expectations seem improbable if not impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with each other and those beneath you, take responsibility, don't sleep while on the clock, increase approachability, lower goal expectations to more human standards.


  5. "Good money, bad personal time"

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    Former Employee - Rail Loader in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Rail Loader in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    big company, good money, rail loader was kinda fun

    Cons

    overtime, work don't care about you at all. money, but NO life. rail loader has high risk of wrecking cars..

    Advice to Management

    care more


  6. "A Great company until all of the re-re-re-re-re-re-organizations"

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    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Middle and upper management were open to suggestions, and critiques to improve the business in the way of processes and procedures.

    Cons

    We went through about six (yes, 6) re-organisations in the last 12 years.
    Each time more and more of the basic business departments, HR, I.T., and Finance were off-shored/outsourced a little more each time. It's hard to focus on your job and do the work when you wonder if you'll be under the knife during the current or the next re-organisation.

    Advice to Management

    You should (should have) cherish(ed) the loyal employees you still have, instead of expecting the same level of quality and pride from the outside (non-WWL) companies now doing the work.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "decent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN

    I worked at Wallenius Wilhelmsen full-time

    Pros

    laid back management approach, good HR group

    Cons

    upper management only concerned about making money, quality only looked at when customer complains. lots of issues, no one dives into the true reason, just provide something to the customer to pacify them. Lip service to the company values.

    Advice to Management

    Look at all functions of running a team, not just how much money the facility is making.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great generous company till last merger"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Iselin, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Iselin, NJ
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice , friendly , cozy environment. Good old mentality of a family.

    Cons

    Latest merger caused by financial problems. No information yet on how mentality will change. But first steps are obvious cuts, cuts, cuts


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Tiring work but easy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wallenius Wilhelmsen full-time

    Pros

    I worked second shift and there is a lot of mandatory overtime. You get paid overtime for anything over 8 hours a day. It adds up fast. My first week there I had 20 hours of overtime alone. You get paid every week and the pay is pretty good for an entry level role. I made close to 650 a week after taxes and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    You will be treated like a number. I guess this is typical manufacturing stuff.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like human not dogs.


  10. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wallenius Wilhelmsen full-time

    Pros

    Healthy work environment, overtime is offered.

    Cons

    Number of hours vary, due to the industry we serve.


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