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CMA CGM America Reviews

Updated 17 May 2014
Updated 17 May 2014
25 Reviews

2.8
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company on Paper

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist  in  Norfolk, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Norfolk, VA (US)

    Pros

    Great Benefits (Really great)
    Good opportunities to move around and up in the company
    Friendly coworkers
    Cross-training opportunities

    Cons

    Different supervisors/peers = different procedures for common activities. Leads to mistakes
    Because they are easy to move up in, this results in some managers/supervisors not being the best fit
    Very low payscale
    Personal Experience: Was hired for a position, then 5 months later, my position was outsourced. Was very disappointed that they would hire (several people) knowing they would be removing my position anyways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistent procedure training for managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great workplace environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader  in  Norfolk, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Norfolk, VA (US)

    Pros

    Team dynamic is great, benefits and time off are unmatchable.

    Cons

    The pay isn't as high due to other benefits and its hard to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better communication with employee and assist with growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    worst experience from my career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Executive in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Pros

    let me think about...no pros

    Cons

    bad micromanagement, very stressful environment, no human values. They describe so well the company at the interview and then you find that they don`t have a background to sustain their lies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management should try to respect human beings and try to be professionals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Started pretty good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - export bookings - premiere/stars  in  Norfolk, VA (US)
    Current Employee - export bookings - premiere/stars in Norfolk, VA (US)

    Pros

    Great training and benefits. The management is pretty good; some better than others.

    Cons

    They pick their favorites so I can't advance and they always have a lame excuse as to why they won't hire me for a different position that I am well-qualified for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the time to help your team members excel and advance.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some Good Some Not So Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management  in  Norfolk, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Management in Norfolk, VA (US)

    Pros

    Moving in right direction in some things - Salary / Bene's

    Cons

    HR Policies are brutal. HR does not take stand and spineless when it comes to advising FRENCH head office of US policies and practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Capable people need to be in HR positions - not ones that inherent the role

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place is a joke

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and paid time off. (These two factors are probably the only things keeping 95% of the employees they have).

    Cons

    Pay is low for most positions. Undeserving people are regularly rewarded, even after making costly and time consuming mistakes. Management will say horrible things about their employees behind their backs rather than addressing the issue with the employee. Little room for advancement. Management plays favorites. Egos run rampant, especially amongst supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop rewarding incompetence and ignoring childish behavior. Don't make employees feel guilty for using their PTO. Don't ask for your employees opinions and then ignore them. If you actually listened and took appropriate action - your employees might start to respect you.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Not for the non-white ambitious person

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Paid time off accruals are nice
    Miss the Christmas bonuses

    Cons

    Top heavy company with lots of departmental redundancies
    Favoritism is rampant
    Hard work and profiency will get you nowhere
    Arrogant smug supervisors and managers and Directors, very unprofessional and unfortunately they have the most influence
    Spoiled brats are well liked and quickly promoted
    Poor communication ineffective management
    Recommendation is to work there and learn all you can and leave before you get stuck
    If you get hired and you are black don't even think about advancing or promotion (unless they send you over from France or a sympathizer in HR hires you from the outside for an executive level position, I don't think she is there anymore)
    Place is like High School, lots of gossip
    Exclusive atmosphere, smiles are not genuine
    No loyalty
    Poorly qualified managers that seem to think micromanaging is all there is to managing
    Tends to developed skilled teams then hire a babysitter (manager) from a different department who doesnt have a clue to manage knowledgeable associates
    Tense environment with a lot of arrogant smug individuals, they are well liked.
    The President is a Bigot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demote yourselves, you are not needed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lesson in the corporate environment: How I learned I'm not a robot.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist  in  Norfolk, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Norfolk, VA (US)

    Pros

    PTO (paid time off) accrues quickly even for new hires. Holidays off/optional. Benefits. Pay was on par.

    Cons

    The obscene amount of middle management. Mundane. Very passive aggressive environment. There is movement in this company however, it is of minimal monetary gain. The stress : compensation ratio is quite lopsided. Lastly, you will be treated like a fourth grader...and theres no recess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're talking a lot but you're not saying anything. Listen better. Send e-mails less. Embrace change!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Steamship line review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Norfolk, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Norfolk, VA (US)

    Pros

    Promotes from within, exceptional training and team work

    Cons

    Never closes for door for bad weather

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Audit the supervisors frequently and push so the employees know there is an open door policy. People tend to not speak up when management is not approachable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Entry Level Position

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Norfolk, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Norfolk, VA (US)

    Pros

    Benefits. CMA is French owned & do not skimp on the welfare of their employees.

    Cons

    lack of growth, constant increase in workload (more with less atmosphere), minimal pay increases, micro-management is encouraged, employees are often targeted by management for personal reasons as opposed to performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the employee surveys seriously. When a manager is constantly having employees approach HR, do something about the manager (not the employee!).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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