union work, lazy co-workers, had to know someone to be promoted
Longshoreman (Current Employee) – Panama City, FL – November 1, 2017
A day would be15 hours with a one hour lunch. The best and easiest jobs were always given to friends of the boss no matter their experience level. i enjoyed being able to finish an assignment quickly and safely without damage to cargo.
Captain Merchant Marine. General Manager SSA (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – April 14, 2018
Great company to work for!! Productive, safety oriented. Customer relations, employee relation and customer service are the goals!! I enjoyed going to work, establishing strong relationships with our employees, port authorities and loyal customers.
General Manager (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – February 12, 2018
Indeed SSA Marine is a great company to work for. It's a progressive company in a constant state of change and improvement, is extremely transparent and promotes a sincere customer service culture. I really appreciated the direction that executive management is taking our company. Provide good training and truly wants you to succeed and an individual and fully satisfy customer requirements. The culture of the company is positive and I feel like everyone wants to help one another. SSA Marine has great core values and plenty of room for promotions. Amazing company to work for. Good culture, fun, high energy and lots of reasons to stay and grow!!
Progressive company, transparent, great culture, high energy.
Team Leader/Operations Analyst (Current Employee) – Draper, UT – August 28, 2017
It's a family run company, and if you've ever been involved with one, you know there's nowhere for you to go. I've requested several times to move departments to try something new. I've even suggested new ways to save the company money. And instead, they respond with "let's wait and see."
Team Leader and Process Improvement (Current Employee) – Draper, UT – June 27, 2017
Unless you're a friend or family member, good luck moving up in this company. The benefits are great and the pay is pretty good, but if you're aspiring more in life (i.e. moving up in an organization), it's not the place for you.
Superintendent (Current Employee) – Stockton, CA – April 25, 2017
The culture at the port of Stockton is very different from other places. I deal with a lot of different personality which make the job stressful at time. My typical day is managing people and making sure that they care out there job correctly and safely. A few things that I have learned is how to have patients and how the bulk industry works . the hardest part of my job is the hours and dealing with all the favoritism.
Supervisor/Manager (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – February 26, 2017
I worked for SSA as a superintendent.. The company does not care about their employees they don't care about your families you need to be related to somebody that works there .. and there is no room for advancement they give you a peptalk's as if you are in a locker room .. very dishonest people.. they only care about their move counts and how much money they can make they don't care if they work you 16 to 18 hours a day without time off ..middle-management micromanage every employee they discriminate I went above and beyond my duties without any complaints . This is not a good working environment.. The stress alone will kill you .
Time off - only when the ILWU strike
Back stabbing Co Workers trying to climb the invisible ladder
Scanning clerk (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – January 18, 2017
A very conservative place to work. Management preaches about advancement through hard-work. It's advancement through seniority. Most of the people in the building have been there over 10 years, with some over 40. Advancement is slow. A great place to work at the end of a career, not a good place to start.
Management varies greatly from department to department. Though they are only a placeholder. The VP's run the place, and are involved in the day to day operations.
The hardest part of the job was the dealing with upper management.
The most enjoyable part was never having to work overtime.
Compensation starts above minimum wage
Almost no room for advancement and taking on more responsibilities doesn't equal a raise
Producive work environment with many company benefits.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – October 30, 2016
A typical day at SSA would be working directly with on the job insurance adjusters to help them process correspondence to their claimants as well as process medical bills. I learned to process medical bills, print checks and write business letters. I had amazing co-workers that worked great together. Management was a bit challenging as my manager was very unfair and judgmental to her employees on a personal level. There was nothing hard about this job. The most enjoyable part of working for SSA was the people I worked with they made it enjoyable and I loved every second of working for this company.
Accounts Payable (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – May 7, 2015
Drama galore!! management gossips about private employee matters, lack of synergy, high turnover, zero accountability, no parking, high concentration of homeless surrounding building, loud work environment due to adjacent cement plant and semi truck traffic, no PTO days until 1/yr of employment, no offices, old computer systems, broken old office furniture, self evaluations, few raises, no wi-fi, fluorescent lighting, frequent break-ins and vandalism, environmental picketers frequently gather to protest in front of building, little chance for promotion since management picks whomever they want instead of offering competitive application (notice no applications or jobs link on website) Worst job ever!
Honor System Vending
No HR to file complaints - Execs condone child-like behavior exhibited amongst management
Smaller port facility; break bulk and containerized bulk cargo discharge and loadout. Beautiful location on San Diego bay near downtown.
Marine Operations Superintendent (Former Employee) – Port of San Diego – February 25, 2012
SSA is a world class company and at the port of San Diego, they have small yet vital operation in comparison to those in the ports of Long Beach and Oakland. They deal with sand and other bulk commodities, princess cruise lines, wind turbine cargo, yacht delivery vessels, and superbag shipments of fertilizer. Many of the vessels have to be planned out individually, from the prioritization of cargo to the types of rigging systems used at the hook. In addition, SSA helps Dole with their bananna cargo, often supervising loadout or discharge and insuring proper support by labor.
beautiful location, things are always new and different