Lead Man (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – July 17, 2017
It was my first job on the river pretty much my first real job it was different from any jobs I ever heard. Took some time getting used to but they treated me right teach me to be safer and to stop and look at things in a different way.
1st Mate (Current Employee) – Columbus, KY – July 8, 2017
Mostly good job security. There is room to move up but it takes a long time. Heavy manual labor. Shifts may be 6 hours or 12 hours. Hitches are 7, 14, 21, or 28 days at a time. Lots of time away from families. River work gets grouped in with offshore and pipeline but does not compare in salary. Overtime is not time and a half.
Job security. Meals provided.
Away from family, Work takes a toll on your body, Takes a few days home to get normal sleep schedule back.
Deckhand (Former Employee) – Paducah, KY – April 23, 2017
I loved working on the boat it was hard work which I like and at times you had your relaxing time where you could kick back and enjoy your day. Meeting new people on different boats from different areas of the us was an awesome experience
Productive and fun place to work; work requirements change daily
Logistics and Customer Service (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – April 7, 2017
Great place to work; company is always striving to find ways to improve employee work life balance. Industry is currently over supplied with equipment making operations difficult and job security uncertain.
Second Mate (Current Employee) – Paducah, KY – December 7, 2016
Ingram is a very productive company. this company as a whole has plenty to offer. The benefits and compensations are pretty good. The work that is done here at this company is based on communication and safety.
Deckhand (Current Employee) – Louisiana – October 25, 2015
Right off the bat in orientation we were made to stay up 20+ hours during orientation that blew a hole through my head many others there.... Good retirement health and 401k benefits actual job pay is either average or slightly above average not the highest paying company on the inland river system but far from the lowest.... Mates/leadmen have attitudes in orientation and when they first meet you on the fleet instead of welcoming you... They tell you the captain is God which is only for a idiot to believe... Not much if any groceries on the boats for you to eat(other companies have big weekly grocery orders on each vessel for the crew) other than that be ready to work hard and long 12 hours a day.....
Current Employee (Current Employee) – Nashville-Davidson, TN – September 9, 2015
Great company making positive changes toward becoming an organization recognized as a top place to work, where hard-working employees are recognized, rewarded and have more opportunities and avenues to grow and advance in their career! If you are willing to come to work and do your part in creating a successful future for Ingram, than management will invest in your development and future with the organization.
Working with Ingram Barge Company was fulfilling. The day started with printing reports needed to distribute to the proper management. The most challenging part of my job through out my multiple positions was deciphering the hand writing of the Vice President. and the most enjoyable part of the job was being creative with the different reports and presentations worked on