Teekay
3.7 of 5 21 reviews
www.teekay.com Vancouver, Canada

Teekay Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014

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Teekay President, CEO, and Director Peter Evensen

Peter Evensen

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72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Full of cliques and bad behaviour.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Teekay

ProsStructured compensation package, very transparent. Some staff are very nice and professional. Several people are very skilled.

ConsLeadership is inconsistent. Direction/expectations depend 100% on the person to whom you report and it can change regularly. Many poeple were inappropriate or immature; managment tolerated this. Restructuring is common and change seems nonsensical. HR has no power and barely any influence. Opportunties are about who you are friends with not what your capabilities are. Individualism is not welcomed.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep an eye on your middle managment. Some of them are not upholding good values.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very Good and stable company

Second Officer (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at Teekay as a contractor for more than 10 years

Prossecurity, good salary, promotion potential, safety awareness, scopeat

Consno comment at this time

Advice to Senior Managementno comment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lots of opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I worked at Teekay full-time

Prosopportunities to develop and stretch yourself

Conssometimes too many cooks in kitchen and getting things approved takes too many people

Advice to Senior Managementcontinue to listen to and empower employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Solid company and management, but run like an investment fund rather than an operating company

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I worked at Teekay full-time for more than 5 years

ProsOne of the most international companies based in Vancouver, BC, with a truly global presence. Smart and driven management, who also seem to care about the well-being of staff. Interesting industry and market leader position within that industry. Great reputation within the industry.

ConsInvestor-driven rather than customer driven. Investors are the target customers, and the company is increasingly run like an investment fund rather than an operating company. Very much a banking perspective on business - which makes sense since the company is run by a banker. This is negative, but only really if you would rather be in a strong customer-focused operating environment.

At / below market pay for Vancouver, but horribly under-paid on an international basis, which is where most of their competition is from. Limited upside for career progression - most younger employees have to leave for advancement, which is too bad since the rest of the company is solid.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider how financially-driven you are. It may make sense from an investor standpoint, but is it the right way to run what is still, in essence, an operating company with customers? Look at how you move younger employees through the organization, and how many you've lost along the way to international firms that actually provide competitive pay. Aside from that, keep it up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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excellent

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Teekay as a contractor for more than 10 years

ProsThe company management is trying its best to give due compensation and recognition to everyone who has done so much to the success and betterment of the company as a whole.

ConsCul5tural differences among sea staffs is giving the on board ship living a not so nice atmosphere.Senior officers are sometimes discriminatory to subordinates.

Advice to Senior Managementconstant consultation must be frequent to monitor such abuses.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lacking growth opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I worked at Teekay full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExcellent employee benefits, good bonus and company pension plan. Fresh fruit weekly and office support staff are very helpful.

ConsInternal employees are not valued as much as externally recruited employees. No commitment to promotion from within. Lacking feedback and progression planning.

A lot of overtime is expected. Not much work/life balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementDepartmental heads to review internal employees' potential for growth and promotion within the company.

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happy and no problem to this company

Chief Cook (Current Employee)

I have been working at Teekay as a contractor for more than 10 years

Prosgood salary and have health card benefits

Consim happy to work at all teekay ships

Advice to Senior Managementno comment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Teekays is a nice and standard compmany you can learn and earn nicely.

Senior EHS Officer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at Teekay full-time for more than 3 years

ProsTeekays work environment is too good.. you will get a best experience.

ConsYou may get salary 1 week late thats a issue

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Used to be a great company, but poor management and CEO

Human Resources (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at Teekay full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat benefits, nice sincere people to work with

ConsTerrible communication within the company, the CEO does not know how to interact with his employees. Unfortunately CEO and management does not execute communication properly within the company. CEO does not have people skills and comes off as untrustworthy. Just check the employee surveys to confirm this.

Advice to Senior ManagementLosing great talent to the competition should be something to think about. What was once a world class company is now an average run of the mill organization.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worth.

Third Officer (Former Employee)
Mumbai (India)

I worked at Teekay as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsProfessionalism and human resource management.

Conspromotion and management of such a diverse workforce need to handled with more sensitivity so as to keep the best available employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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