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Gunvor Reviews

Updated 10 Jul 2019

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Gunvor CEO Torbjörn Törnqvist
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6 Ratings
  1. "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
    • Helpful (1)

      "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...

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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
    • "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
      • "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
        • "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
        • "Tough environment, nice and capable people"

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          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
        • Helpful (1)

          "Leadership Issues"

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          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
        • "Challenging, not too much growth in all the areas"

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          Former Employee - 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
        • "Good company"

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          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
        • Helpful (1)

          "Great atmosphere and working environment"

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          Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Geneva
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook

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

          Pros

          Very young management team, very dynamic culture. Creative deals / transactions to work on

          Cons

          Strategy concentrated with shareholders which makes it a little less in the control of employees (at least on business development / strategic side)

          Advice to Management

          None

          Gunvor2013-12-09
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