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ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Reviews

Updated April 17, 2019
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ZIM Integrated Shipping Services President and CEO Eli Glickman
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  • "not even one , you will need to work hard and professionally, but, the company ,knows how to compensate the diligent and professional workers" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Also, unequal pay and benefits between union and non-union contributors to the organization" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Dynamic Culture and Direction"

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

    I have been working at ZIM Integrated Shipping Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Clear company goals. All levels of management are easily accessible, and open to fresh ideas; as well as, employee feedback. Company culture is sensitive to employees, with a family-oriented atmosphere.

    Cons

    Versus the larger carrier I previously worked for, no cons to mention when comparing ZIM.


  2. "Modernization Needed"

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

    I worked at ZIM Integrated Shipping Services full-time

    Pros

    Being a smaller company provides more flexibility to meet customer expectation. Salary was very competitive.

    Cons

    The business units are run by committee with no-one wanting to make a decision or take ownership. The IT and basic business systems are well behind the competition. For example, no-one could give an itemized breakdown of car usage and taxable value to the employee. The incorrect amount was applied twice as an automatic debit and then had to be returned via paper check many weeks later. Another employee's paycheck was deposited into my account.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "OK place to start in the shipping industry, definitely not for long term"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ZIM Integrated Shipping Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, hard-working group of people

    Cons

    Outdated systems/software/hardware, no upward mobility, no real employee incentives, pay is below average for industry, pay does not balance with hours worked, OT is almost non-existent; no such thing as bonuses, even cost of living raises for that matter

    Advice to Management

    Look after your people


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZIM Integrated Shipping Services full-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with, colleagues are very supportive.

    Cons

    No negative comments or criticism I can report.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work here"

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    Current Employee - Logistics
    Current Employee - Logistics
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZIM Integrated Shipping Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None really. You do get to meet some great people.

    Cons

    Salary, always working, poor healthcare, managers who are bullies, behind the times, poor IT, etc

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to talk to employees and actually learn the job you're managing.


  6. "Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at ZIM Integrated Shipping Services full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Team environment.

    Cons

    Nothing much to say about that.


  7. "Hmmmmm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ZIM Integrated Shipping Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I get a paycheck every week. Upper management is pretty friendly.

    Cons

    LACK OF TRAINING!!! Lack of compensation after performance reviews. Did I say lack of training??

  8. "Exciting place to work"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZIM Integrated Shipping Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    ZIM American Integrated Shipping, Norfolk Virginia, USA is an exciting place to work. We offer competitive pay rates, a comprehensive benefits package, work-life balance and awesome internal career growth opportunities in a fast paced environment. Management is responsive to employees and we make employees feel right at home from their 1st day.
    We are always on the lookout for star quality team players, driven and open to challenges.
    To learn more about us, our company culture and career opportunities, visit our website at www.zim.com/usa.

    Cons

    None. I really enjoy working here.


  9. "Great Company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZIM Integrated Shipping Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good relationship between managers and employees.
    Full-time employment.
    Benefits package is competitive.
    Family type environment.
    Complaints are dealt with in an efficient and timely fashion.
    Management cares about employees and wants them to succeed.

    Cons

    Can be time consuming to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to and reacting to employee complaints.


  10. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Training Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Training Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZIM Integrated Shipping Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional environment
    Team player atmosphere
    Great potential for growth and opportunity
    Training and development is encouraged and actively being implemented

    Cons

    Need additional parking for employees

    Advice to Management

    Continue to embrace cultural diversity and transparency.