A typical day at work consists of overseeing inside sales reps and assisting outside reps. Throughout the day various tasks are completed, including reading emails, answering phones, drafting service contract proposals/amendments, providing rate quotes, negotiating pricing offers and resolving customer issues.
Account Manager-Outside Sales (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – October 3, 2016
Unfortunately, Hanjin has become the unsupported shipping company by the Korean Development bank, instead only choosing to continue to fund the Hyundai group for continuation. The industry has been plagued by oversupply and lower demand since 2008, and our bankruptcy is a sign of things to come in the carrier industry. Due to such, a majority of the staff has been laid off on the last day of September, and should close up operations by middle of November.
Time management, ability to work independently to secure new business
Great culture, busy environment, productive each day
Booking associate (Current Employee) – Chandler, AZ – September 12, 2016
I enjoy working for Hanjin shipping for many reasons. It helped me learn the fundamentals and details of importing and exporting goods internationally. Each day was a new goal set to accomplish the very detail oriented task at hand. To create a booking, there are many factors. You have to make sure the routing, commodity, and container size fit the criteria of being shipped, which takes many processes. I would continue to work for Hanjin Shipping if the company did not file for bankruptcy. We have a limited time until the entire company will be laid off.
Senior Coordinator (Former Employee) – Chandler, AZ – September 6, 2016
Almost everyday very busy in the same way.This is very sensitive industry, never can't say "will do it tomorrow", action has to be done right away. Learned a lot about this industries, now I have a strong confident label about Export, Import, Customs, Port, also learned about Account receivable function under a good management along with very good quality co-worker. Hardest part of the job was to work with my manager.However always I overcome the situation by my good patience and error free job.
Booking Associate (Former Employee) – Chandler, AZ – October 24, 2016
Typical day included creating and updating bookings for customers and freight forwarders by email and phone. Workload was steady and handled as a team effort. Hanjin was a great company to work for in virtually every aspect. The environment was very relaxed and professional, even in times of heavy workload and chaos. Hours, benefits and management were all great. No late nights, no weekends, no unexpected overtime. Everyone worked together and got the job done. Very little "office gossip" issues. Management was friendly and always willing to help. Pay was above industry standard, and only increased with proof of relevant higher education/experience in the industry. It's a shame the company had to file bankruptcy and won't be around much longer.
Hanjin was very well organized and professional. I was a Key Account Manager for a handful of our largest export accounts as well as some global accounts in the Northeast region. It was my responsibility to lead our sales effort for these accounts by communicating with key decision makers on the customer side and coordinating with our sales reps and inside sale reps.
Traffic Coordinator (Current Employee) – Chandler, AZ – September 27, 2016
I have loved working for Hanjin Shipping. This experience has given me a great deal of pride and respect for myself. I have gained a vast knowledge of the shipping industry. I have enjoyed my coworkers and working with my truckers in the Pacific Northwest.
Operations (Former Employee) – GA – October 17, 2014
Great entry level way to gain industry experience, awesome benefits paid by company. There is too much turnover & little room for advancement. Company is poorly run and losing tons of money, HQ in Korea is clueless...outlook for long term survival is not good. Get your experience & move on like everyone else.
awesome healthcare benefits paid by company, monthly company lunches
low salary, hire young college grads who get experience & move on quickly, weak opportunity for advancement
Responsibilities for rates and data base management of documentation for outbound customer cargo destined to Asia, Middle East and South America and Europe. • Filing export declaration to customs. Entertain inquiries as to vessel arrival and departures, all aspects of customer service. Investigate and do Revenue Debit Notes, fault as to whose office is in charge or would charge. Making third party billing for customs fines and other issues for misleading, demurrage, penalties. • Support sales at any given time, usually involving sales issues, customer inquiries, and shipping information.