Crowley is under a lot of stress right now as they have been planning to replace their tug and barge service to Puerto Rico with new ConRow vessels that are late on delivery and they are trying to keep their commitments to their market with a diminishing workforce. My last time on was seven weeks on and was being asked to return in one week.
Engineering Cadet (Former Employee) – At sea – March 25, 2018
I enjoyed working on the MV Philadelphia Express, always kept busy and enjoyed my coworkers. The management was helpful as well. my typical day was going into work at 0800 and usually finishing up around 1700 which i thought was a good work day.
I was on apprentice wages but heard the money wasn't the best. I loved the engine dept. Learned a lot in the engine room. Most of the deck guys were great to work with as well. Food was amazing! BBQ's every Sunday!
Crowley Maritime is a small company that behaves like a larger company. The CEO is only the third person to lead the company and is the grandson of the founder. It is a busy place and there is a lot going on. Still, they find time for fun activities (Halloween costume contests, Thanksgiving and Thank you lunches for employees. They offer great free internal training and leadership learning opportunities. They invest in the people and it shows. I would still be there if I had not had to move. Love this company!
Cashier (Former Employee) – St Thomas, VI – January 7, 2018
I truly loved and understood my job. The hardest part of the job was the favoritism shown to others because I was considered a new comer. Otherwise, it was easy going and if I was unsure of an answer I would ask someone with seniority for assistance.
Working 30 days straight to only earn 1 day and a half of sick or vacation leave
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – December 14, 2017
Great company to work for, great benefits, very family oriented. I would still be there today if the business hadn’t shut down. Through the years I became certified in air and ocean training, forklift operator, and Inwas a warehouse manager!
IT Audit Team Lead (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – September 26, 2017
Culture is very indirect. Audit requires straight up communication. Quite a mismatch. Professional Development is on track for creating a more modern working environment, but middle management has not accepted the changes.
Barge Supervisor (Current Employee) – Valdez, AK – August 29, 2017
Here at Crowley, we work with the Alyeska Pipeline to ensure if a spills happen in Valdez we are response ready. Our fleet has been ready at a moment’s notice. I love the company and the crew. Unfortunately Crowley maritime lost the contract in Valdez and I find myself looking for employment.
Great Job to work, benefits are awesome. everyone is friendly. its a lot of work load in the seasons but that tells you a lot about the business. Everyone works as a team and very helpful to one another when needed. wish i can stay permanent but this is just a temp assignment for me,
Great benefits and good company to work for. I do not have anything bad to say about the company . I enjoy working for Crowley . If you work in Logistics or Inter-modal then the volume of work will be high and will be overtime for sure. The company appreciates your motivation and pays for the overtime as well.
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – December 12, 2016
The Crowley Culture is real, and they mean what they say when it comes to employee safety. The company has many different business units, so the opportunities to grow and advance are nearly endless. Their pay is not the best, but the benefits package more than makes up for it. It is a great place for people at any stage in their career.
The downside: once you are out of the clique or have a manager who doesn't live the Crowley Values, you might as well find another job. HR is not there to help employees--they work for the company. That is true everywhere, but especially at Crowley.