The staff were awesome, some of the hardest and most helpful workers I had the pleasure of working with. I would work there again in a heartbeat. Fridays were fun, as it would be casual day and lunchtime would be take outs.
Deadline-orientated environment where the client is king. Most things I know about freight forwarding, I learnt at Kuehne + Nagel. Management can be very hands on, and often seek to guide rather than just monitor. Workplace culture is both social and professional. Workload tends to be the biggest challenge; however, employees thrive on customer satisfaction.
My experience with the company was not that good because of how we were transferred to the company. There were lot of discrepancies particularly with contract. Though it was partly fixed I still continued to work there.
Working from start to finish on the groupage files that include invoicing after vessel sails Worked with 3 different ports Auckland, Singapore, Dubai Making sure all cargo was in order before loading All documents was correct
Great company as a whole but it's Johannesburg and Cape Town branches are unfortunately renowned for favouritism, unfairness based on many criteria.
Too many management changes in too short a period led to the morale of staff deteriorating and quitting.
I maintained a great relationship with my line manager as well as the MD and my clients but as that changed it became unpleasant under new management. Many managers were operationally minded but lack people skills and talent development.
the working environment is great, team members as well. i have learned a lot about being a creditors clerk. the hardest part of the job, is to get operation to approve or to follow up the invoices in time. the most enjoyable part of the job, when operations team approve the invoices in time and make payments to suppliers in time to avoid accounts to get suspended.
A typical day is the 9-5 job. I learn that with each client you have to be a chameleon fitting in with they personality. Management are people that don't get to interact with me, our relationship is based on Good Morning and Goodbye. My co-workers and I have a professional relationship that comes with mutual respect. The hardest part is when you have a load of people as if they have been dropped off by a bus(busy reception area, walk in clients, telephone ringing endlessly). The most enjoyable part of my job is being noted and feel appreciated.