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Gunvor Reviews

Updated 22 Nov 2019

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Gunvor CEO Torbjörn Törnqvist
Torbjörn Törnqvist
7 Ratings
  1. "Recommended"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gunvor full-time

    Pros

    Salaries, working atmosphere, lean structure, little politics, run as a family company

    Cons

    communication, transparency and coherence in the strategy could be improved

    Gunvor2019-11-23
  2. "proactive and dynamic but uncertainty"

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    Current Employee - Manager 

    I have been working at Gunvor full-time

    Pros

    dynamic, exciting good benefits. Good team atmosphere

    Cons

    no clear strategy. No good career path is uncertain for some people

    Gunvor2019-07-10
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Harvard of Talent, Exxon of Commodity Trading"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gunvor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    there is lots to do and you never get bored. Very good benefits and salary is above the industry average. Bonuses are decent. Management relatively easy to work with but can be rigid sometimes, some traders can be snippy and arrogant. Logistics can be painfully slow sometimes. Only hires top talent so you are working with cream of the crop which means no room for error. If you ever get the privilege to be... selected for a position here, never say "Its not my job."

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    Cons

    relatively flat organization, some downtown traffic issues. Extremely competitive and difficult to get hired into even for mid-career experienced individuals if you don’t have the calibre of a Google, Tesla, or Apple level candidate. Deadlines suck.

    Advice to Management

    Gunvor knows exactly what it is doing in the North American market, moving seamlessly towards success. Keep building an army of nothing but the best.

    Gunvor2019-06-02
  4. "IT Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Gunvor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good culture and great teammate.

    Cons

    Need to serve long notice period.

    Gunvor2019-03-06
  5. "Open"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Gunvor full-time

    Pros

    Open concept with little hierarchy. People were nice and helpful since there's less hierarchy. Good benefits.

    Cons

    No clear strategy. Little to no career path at all.

    Advice to Management

    communication is key

    Gunvor2019-01-05
  6. "decent but..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gunvor full-time

    Pros

    good location in city centre, access via public transport or by car is good. people are ok, mostly decent and committed salary are industry standards benefits are free and legal minimum good company parties

    Cons

    management is random no strategy no resource management all pretty arbitrary

    Advice to Management

    communicate

    Gunvor2018-11-19
  7. "Tough environment, nice and capable people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Management 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gunvor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    pay was above industry-average and have very experienced traders in the industry

    Cons

    kind of political and fast-paced trading atmosphere

    Gunvor2018-11-14
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership Issues"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some very nice people Founder has led the company well Salary not bad when bonuses taken into account

    Cons

    Several in management tend to be the enforcer type treating employees like naughty children Founder may retire soon and the potential replacements are not impressive Management tends to act like entitled little princes - eating at the trough and being counterproductive

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at who is actually contributing business value and who are parasites. Lose the parasites.

    Gunvor2018-05-23
  9. "Challenging, not too much growth in all the areas"

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    • Senior Management
    Engineer in Rotterdam
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gunvor

    Pros

    Salary is very good, people are motivated to do good and better to improve performance. There is a lot of room to improve since flexibility is a must.

    Cons

    Need to speak Dutch mostly, sometimes can be tough and people can seem arrogant or not completely open to listen.

    Gunvor2017-02-10
  10. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gunvor full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company wide employee benefits such as annual leave

    Cons

    Company policies are not as established as big corporates

    Advice to Management

    Devote more resources to training and developing current employees

    Gunvor2015-11-03
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