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A great experience with Maersk. I worked in the Finance team. The team was collaborative, always willing to help each other. Management values people's opinions and ensures personal growth. Great team and company to work for.

Pros

Company culture, good team dynamics and excellent opportunities to grow your career.

Cons

The industry is complex, will require time in order to get up to speed
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Great work place

It's a fun work place. Management takes care of employee. It is very dynamic working environment and has great career opportunities. Colleagues also takes care each other.

Pros

Good work culture and nice work environment

Cons

Work is dynamic
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All Finance Roles, Toxic culture, high staff turn over, immature/inexperienced leadership. Leadership fail, so blame their 2IC.

Overall South Africa Finance Roles stay away at all costs. Toxic overall culture, very competitive and back stabbing, authoritarian culture, huge lack of ethics. The LOC/OCL head of finance has contributed largely to this toxic, unethical finance culture. Very high staff turn over, most employees are always looking out for opportunities. Poor work life balance, stemming from poor finance leadership, Chinese labor intensive work culture, IT systems are outdated/backward.

Pros

Maersk is good for professionals starting their careers, to learn from unsophisticated IT systems.

Cons

Very long hours, High staff turn over in South Africa, backstabbing, no integrity and combined with sly agenda.
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Great company to work for

Great company with good culture. A lot of learning and a lot of growth can be experienced. The work allows for a balanced life. I would highly recommend this company

Pros

The culture is great

Cons

The salary is not so good
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Finance Roles in LOC/OCL Cape town is Toxic

Bad environment high staff turn over in the Cape town LOC/OCL, poor leadership, very erratic, no work life balance, dictatorship /authoritarian management style. 100s of systems, which don't integrate with each other.

Pros

Work with dictators and low EQ leaders

Cons

Many
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Productive and fun workplace

Good company to work for taking care of employees and work life balance.Salary and bonuses are always good.Global company and have other division easy to move to another level with hard work and consistent.

Pros

Bonuses, lunch, leave days

Cons

None
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Great company and benefits

Great company to work for. Open door policy and able to have work/life balance. The only con is that is often restructure and changes. Great benefits and overall well-being of staff

Pros

Benefits and hours

Cons

No real cons
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fantastic workplace

if you are dedicated and a hard worker then this job is for you. Many great opportunities and you meet a lot of people, even internationally. you learn a lot and grow experience so fast.

Pros

well
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Not great

Terrible management staff is overworked to capacity and very unhappy, but not much choice they have to deal with the abuse and rudeness from management as they depend on their job
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Wonderful

I felt honored to work for such a great company. They invest a lot in there people. Reviews are done every six month to ensure we are always educated with current shipping trends. Hard work is part of our daily lives.
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Review

Maersk is a great company to work with that values employee's opinion and their well being. They pay above market level in Shipping Industry. Work life balance is well maintained by the management.
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Fast paced and challenging

Very good work culture and positive place to work. Would recommend working for this company. Positive learning environment as well as being provided with a satisfactory, hands on, work experience.
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Productive and Engaging

I worked in a team comprised of 2 people and we would have to travel to four different work sites all owned by the company and help reboot their system while individually going to each employee and identifying bugs and removing any files and reinstalling and connecting the employees back to their system in order for them to continue work. We would interact with other employees and held meetings with other teams and the sites we were with about when certain software would be safe to reuse and how the employees should go about using the system
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Everall experience

My overall experience was OK at safmarine. Just found their loyalty at the end very appalling towards workers that has worked for them for years as the working conditions deteriorated over the years.
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Great company, Favour Danes though

Great people, lots of potential, teams work well, management is a bit slow to make decisions and act on them. Salaries are not level across job functions, especially with expats around.
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Great company, they favour Danes though

Great company with local culture, rigid in processes, but good place. people are nice. HR takes care of managers though and salaries are not fair across the same job function.
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Great company

Great company to work for if you're truly passionate about being on the sea and shipping. The conditions are tough but if you can stomach it then you will enjoy the travel and money

Pros

Money and travel

Cons

Life at sea and the time in port which is a little
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Operations Manager

Work on the Maersk system to track containers and produce reports of where they are and which are due for repairs and which are ready for allocation. Setting the depot where the containers can be stored. Manage 3 other staff members. Client Liaison. Management meetings. Travel for training purposes. Submission of reports to international offices all around the world.

Pros

Medical, pension, paid leave, international travel

Cons

short breaks, very hectic schedules, lots of pressure
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Steady Decline

Started out in 2008, great company culture. Great work ethic. Company work ethic now being dragged down by the use of cheap labour and using underskilled staff from poorly trained backgrounds.

Pros

Salary, Benefits

Cons

Poor work ethic, too much incompetent staff
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Good place to work

I enjoyed working at Maersk. It was a good environment with lots of talented and hard working people. Made alot of friends there too and am still friends with people that have left or are still working there. I was encouraged to travel for work.
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Good

I worked at sea and I enjoyed the experience. They have a very good training program and they take care of their employees. It is an excellent company
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Based on 2 801 reviews

Ratings by category

3,9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3,7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3,7 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3,6 out of 5 stars for Management
3,9 out of 5 stars for Culture
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