Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – April 20, 2016
Finance/Accounting Unreasonable and impossible expectations No recognition for the work the accounting team does Work load for 2 people but a pay for 0.7 of an employee Humiliating behavior by the top You are hold accountable for things beyond your control. No opportunity for advancement
Export Specialist/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – March 4, 2017
I enjoyed working with this company and learned many useful skills from them. We worked as a team effort and everyone helped everyone. Moral was good for the most part and they did extra things for us.
Hazardous Materials Coordinator (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – December 7, 2016
Training for the hazmat coordinator position was always provided in a timely manner - every three years new certification required. Immediate manager very free in sharing the benefit gained from many years in this field - not stingy with information.
Generous annual and personal holiday policy.
Wages held static for the last 8 years due to industry stresses.
company is years behind rest of world. Slow Computers, Rude supervisors, must be part of the click to advance.
Employee (Former Employee) – Norfolk – August 21, 2016
NOTHING is fair here, be careful. Don't trust Supervisors, they know how to play the game, they have favorites and its allowed. Norfolk is NOT a good place to work, temps & old timers do work, others play on cell phones, shop on internet and plan parties (this includes some Supervisors). H.R. looks out for H.R.
Manager (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – April 8, 2015
I will make this review thorough and to the point. If you want to tread water in your career, then by all means work here. If you want to see your career move forward, apply somewhere else and you will have a better chance for a thriving career and work / life balance.
ZIM is about 20 years behind the times. They were one of the last companies in the industry to be on a Windows based operating system and that was 10 years ago. My typical day at work was spent putting out many fires - both with customers, staff, clueless upper level management related. Working staff is comprised of longshoremen union personnel with whom in 90% of most cases are wonderful to work with. The remaining 10% could not and would not be able be hired at any other company other than where they are now.
Management: During my tenure, local upper level management was completely clueless and often militant against the union workforce. Mid- Level Managers were often caught in the middle trying to find common sense ways to run their departments while upper level management tried to push their agenda. It lead to a handful of workforce walkouts during my tenure there. Grievances are very common here. Local upper level management clearly not invested in their own workforce.
Coworkers: As I stated before, 90% of the union workforce is terrific and does a great job. 10% have an entitlement complex and could not work anywhere else. Mid level managers are almost always trying to achieve a happy medium of getting work done and trying to fight off the ideology of upper level management, who almostmore... always, do not have a stake or a clue into what goes on in the trenches of the day-to-day business. They are more inclined to attend lunches, conferences, and other assorted outings rather than be concerned with what goes on in their own offices.
Hardest part of the job: Combative work environment, daily drama instigated by upper level management, systems going down, no compensation for overtime if you are a salaried manager. Being paid less than what a Sign Twirler makes.
Enjoyable part of job: Very little to say here aside from some of the friendships that I made while working here. There is no redeeming quality to this company as it does not have a stellar reputation in the shipping industry.less
Surprisingly not much to say here. Nice office location in DTLB with decent restaurants in the area.
Yearly bonuses were replaced by a free turkey at Christmas time
A very good company to work for and a very interesting
Auditor Caribbean and Central America (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – October 25, 2012
I used to come in very early, so that I could eat breakfast before I started to work. I learned a few software such as Iqship, Citrix, Sap. I got along with all my co-workers and managers, I'm an easy person to get along. I used to work with commissions it was not hard but it was boring, and I enjoyed when the company sent me to take a training course in the head office out of state.
A/P Clerk/Intermodal Cost Control (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – September 12, 2012
A typical day at work would be to process invoices for payment. I enjoyed learning the different department responsible of other departments. I got to learn how each department effects the other one.
I love working with my coworker. It was a pleasure to work with all different nationality. I think the hardest part of my job was losing people in the world trade center. But the most enjoyble part of the job was helping my coworker get ahead, and watch the growth.