Panalpina Employee Reviews

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Difficult Economic times
Regional Head Americas-Energy Solutions (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 26, 2017
Excellent location & network, no motivated staff, no clear politics and guidance, frequent staff and policy changes - low flexibility for new ideas & Changes
Pros
Global Network
Cons
Low Flexibility
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No es una mala empresa pero tampoco tan buena como dice serlo.
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Bogotá, Distrito Capital, CundinamarcaJune 21, 2017
Si bien es cierto que una de las grandes cualidades de PANALPINA consiste en su estabilidad laboral y el pago muy oportuno de los salarios de sus empleados (este último no debería ser considerado un valor agregado sino un deber de la empresa), no compensa con su parte negativa.

En primer lugar, los salarios son muy bajos en comparación de largas horas de trabajo que fácilmente pueden superar las 10 horas diarias. En el caso, de quienes trabajan en el aeropuerto la situación es incluso peor. Estos últimos además de trabajar extensas horas de trabajo (que incluye en ocasiones trabajo de fuerza física, muy a pesar de no estar entre sus funciones), deben adecuarse a turnos rotativos entre día y noche, por lo que de tajo, no es posible que puedan estudiar. Ni siquiera se tiene una hora fija de entrada, la cual puede variar según lo dispuesto por el jefe de turno ya sea a las 6, 7, 10 am, 5 pm, etc. La salida peor aún, los empleados les dicen cada día a que horas entran pero no a que horas salen.

Este último no sería tan "negativo" sino fuese que para esa clase de trabajo se requiere que deba estar graduado en estudios universitarios como comercio internacional y a fines, y para ascender se requiere de estudios postgrados; por lo que en consecuencia al tener extensos turnos de trabajo y además rotativos, no se podrá realizar estudios postgrados y por tal no se podrá ascender, dejando en un limbo a los empleados del aeropuerto.

Por otro lado, para los empleados de la parte administrativa y comercial, si bien sus condiciones laborales son por lejos mejor que la de los del
  more... aeropuerto, tampoco compensa el trabajo. Los salarios son mejores pero exigen muy altos niveles de estudios pregrados, postgrados, idiomas, experiencia, entre otros, que a la final el salario realmente resulta siendo muy bajo al perfil del empleado. No obstante, es de aclarar, que estos empleados si tienen mayores oportunidades de ascender al permitirles estudiar por tener horarios fijos, aunque si con extensas horas de trabajo.

Panalpina no es una empresa mala y el ambiente laboral suele ser relativamente bueno, y puede ser ideal para aquellos que sean conformes con un trabajo fijo a costas de extensas horas de trabajo, sin poder estudiar ni avanzar profesionalmente (dependiendo de si trabajas en la parte del aeropuerto o en administrativa o comercial) Pero para aquellos que busquen crecer profesionalmente, que busquen un mejor desarrollo profesional y personal, quizás se lleven una decepción, y deben optar por buscar otro horizontes, o una empresa con mejores garantías.
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Pros
estabilidad laboral, ambiente laboral relativamente bueno
Cons
salarios bajos, turnos rotativos, dificultades para ascender.
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A profitable and growing environment
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 15, 2017
Great, up until Dec., 2015 when outside consultants suggested reducing projects (claiming high risk) which was the majority of income for all 300+ employees. Projects reduced from 5 teams (75 people total) to now nearly non-existent. Very unfortunate move and many critics warned ahead of these decisions.
Pros
Income, Benefits, Growth
Cons
Growth decline (below review) now irreparable.
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4.0
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Era muy buen ambiente y mucho tiempo extra
almacenista capturista (Former Employee) –  Cuautitlán Izcalli, Méx.June 2, 2017
recibir proveedores y hacer conteo, surtir hacer inventario
Pros
que tenias hora de entrada
Cons
aveces querian pagar tiempo x tiempo
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5.0
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Excelente empresa
Operador de bodega (Former Employee) –  Colón, Provincia de ColónMay 27, 2017
Para aprender y superarse comodo ambiente laboral.
Pros
Buen salario
Cons
Nonhay estabilidad
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Not productive, organize, lack of training, no team spirit or a fun place to work
Entry Level (Current Employee) –  Elk Grove Village, ILMay 21, 2017
Panalpina was a great to work in the past but a lot of changes has come along and the company is functioning properly. There is no organization, lack of training, no work process and poor management.
Pros
Great vacation, sick time off
Cons
Bad Health insurance
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stay away at least from this one location
Billing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Charleston, SCMay 7, 2017
Zero training provided for new employees with no experience in position hired. Back stabbing , drinking on the job co workers. Lack of direction ,management non enforcement of company rules. Outdated or non existent company documentation.
Pros
parking paid
Cons
ludicrous management/no training/and some backstabbing co workers
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Not a long term
Imports (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMay 5, 2017
I came into this company with high hopes. The pay was very low to begin with but they promised I would be compinsated with bonuses and raises. After a few years prooving my worth time and time again they have not delivered on their promises. They con you into working harder and longer. There is no work life balance. They hire managers with no experience therefor you are on your own. And if you fail because they can't help you they blame you.
There is minimal training yet they expect you to know everything.
There is extreme favoritism. If you are on the "naughty" list you will never get off.
They are not up to date on their systems. They are constantly changing procedures.
They do not advance their people but instead use the promise to advance to get more out of them with no end game. When you ask about your future there they say that you don't put in enough overtime to be considered but you get in trouble when you do have overtime.
Pros
You do get a paycheck
Cons
You lose your life and self esteem
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This company shows favoritism
Documentation Specialist (Former Employee) –  Humble, TXApril 17, 2017
The management is horrible... there is a lot of favoritism and no team effort... it's not what you know but who you know... pay is bad and the benefits are not good
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Treat employees like garbage
Warehouse Agent (Former Employee) –  Elk Grove Village, ILApril 11, 2017
I was only a temp so can't say much about the place besides they treat their employees like garbage. Also, if you are a temp, they make it known you are one and a treated even worse.
Pros
Some co-workers are nice
Cons
Treat employees like they are worthless
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Коллектив прекрасный
Специалист склада (Former Employee) –  КрекшиноMarch 24, 2017
Хорошая компания,было здорово работать и расти вверх с коллегами.
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Great colleagues
Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Humble, TXMarch 22, 2017
Very friendly and helpful colleagues who are willing to work as a team to support customers and each other. Management generally has practical knowledge about the day to day processes which is very nice.
Pros
The people
Cons
Pay may be on the low side of average in some cases
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3.0
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Productive and nice place to work
Regional Risk, Credit & Collection Manager (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLMarch 3, 2017
Productive and nice place to work. German - Switzerland culture. Good values, resulted oriented. Medium to high level in governance and compliance. Dynamic and high level in technology.
Hard hierarchic and conservative.
Pros
governance
Cons
burocracy
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bom
almoxarife pleno (Former Employee) –  Cajamar, SPFebruary 25, 2017
Uma empresa agradável mais sem perspectiva de crescimento
Pros
vr e va
Cons
não tem fretado
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3.0
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Es un poco divertido
ayudante en Retail (Former Employee) –  entrando al centro del warehouseFebruary 23, 2017
Aprendi a Picar y Escanear, para mi no fue tan agradable porque hubo preferencias de parte de cierto jefe, en mi caso personal por ejemplo, me dieron un entrenamiento para scaneador de la mercaderia que se shippeaba, pero el jefe de area me saco para poner a su amigo del mismo pais, lo cual califico como recismo.
Pros
felxibles con los brakes
Cons
poca solidaridad entre empleados de la Compania y los de Agencia
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Management put to much pressure on employees
Export (Former Employee) –  El Paso, TXJanuary 23, 2017
Management was not helpful with the employee's. There was little to no communication between management and employee. Management would only communicate more added duties to an already overworked employee.
Pros
Free coffee
Cons
all hours
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4.0
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Good place to work
HSE and Business Process and Quality Manager (Former Employee) –  Pointe-NoireJanuary 19, 2017
Very demanding business. High stress level.
Well organized company. We had all the tools need to do well in our job.Long working hours.
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Good people to work with
Warehouse Agent/Forklift Driver (Former Employee) –  Elk Grove, ILJanuary 17, 2017
Enjoyed my tenure there. The pay is comparable to other similar ocean freight handling companies, but among the lower average pay. There isn't much chance for advancement there though.
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Professional but fun environment
Sales Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJanuary 3, 2017
I really enjoy working here but unfortunately can not handle the constant gloomy weather in Seattle.

I've had the opportunity to expand my career growth into junior sales and appreciate the opportunity but need to continue it in a different location.

The management here is awesome and very supportive and has created a great team at Panalpina SEA.

The co workers are your typical office stuff but everyone is still kind and helpful towards each other.

The hardest part of them job is probably the lack of training but I have learned quite a bit along the way and look forward to learning more of the sales side of things.

The most enjoyable part of the job for me is just getting the job done and making a sale. I get the most excited when I send off a quote and they come back with a booking. I feel I succeeded and made a profit for the company and pleased the customer all at once. It's very rewarding and makes me want more!
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trabajo en general
coordinador de embarques (Former Employee) –  Cuautitlán Izcalli, Méx.January 2, 2017
la facilidad de otorgar con rapidez y eficacia de trabajo ser constante y verificar el trabajo dentro del area , aprendi a utilizar con mayor efectividad mi trabajo ,la gerencia otorga apoyo y enseñanza a la vez ., dando seguridad al trabajador impulsando mayores metas laborales en conjunto con los compañeros del area laboral , lo mas complicado del trabajo seria el estres en ciertos tiempos y que no me daban contrato de tiempo completo si no por temporadas pero de ahi en fuera el trabajo fue muy provechoso y bueno.
Pros
remoneracion de horas extras
Cons
que no tenia seguro y era absorcing
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