Teekay
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www.teekay.com Vancouver, Canada

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Teekay President, CEO, and Director Peter Evensen

Peter Evensen

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76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Lots of opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Vancouver, BC

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

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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Lacking growth opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Vancouver, BC

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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Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC

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

ProsAlot of learning opportunities here.

ConsFirst year is a big learning curve.

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

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Teekay overhired and underpaid me. The job was not as described. Very disappointing.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I have been working at Teekay

ProsGood employee programs - health benefit, fresh fruit, good vacation and flexben, nice offices.
SOme great people and some very bright minds.

ConsExtremely competitive, plastic people. Tough enviornment. People lie and toss others under the bus to create their own advancement. "Stars" are people who fit the clique. Roles are poorly defined, feedback is withheld and reviews are set to be the same for everyone.

Advice to Senior ManagementThink about fit and what you are really trying to hire and should be paying before you make the move. If you try to hire the "Best" regardless of real needs, you add to turnover.
Find out the real situation and get involved in what managers are doing. Do you know they are making the right decisions?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for if you are starting at a management level, not many opportunities for non-management employees

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Teekay

ProsVancouver location is great for anyone in HR, IT and Accounting fields

ConsThe company has restructured a few years ago, moving all operations and chartering functions to the regional offices. Therefore, not many opportunities for anyone pursuing a maritime career in Vancouver location.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore self-awareness

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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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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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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