Pros: great medical and dental insurance plans, great pay and union employment is guaranteed 40 hrs a week.
Cons: mgmt and non-mgmt attitudes, low moral, dock work is outdoors in the elements.
This company is a great place to work, has great benefits, and pays extremely well to those that get hired as "Regular" employees. There is a very deep "Us against Them" mentality between management and non-management employees, as some terminals are union terminals. Management is above any and every one else, and has been known to pick and choose whom they like and dislike. If you are disliked, or not a favorite employee, your tenure will be very short, or your work life will become very miserable, while you are there. Everyone is expendable. If you are lucky enough to become a secure, union employee, it is still best to lay low and try to stay on Management's good side, as the Union has been known to underhandedly trade out their union member's jobs for favors that the company does for them. Some coworkers were great to work with, while the company used others as pawns to play against each other, making work life difficult at best. If you plan to make a career with this company, best advice would be to not get too heavily involved with what others are doing, and to stay private, do your job and leave.