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Seaspan Corporation Overview

Hong Kong
1001 to 5000 employees
2005
Company - Public (SSW)
Shipping
$10+ billion (HKD) per year
Competitors

Unknown

As the largest independent charter owner and manager of containerships, we are truly a global operation. We employ more than 4600 people at our offices in Hong Kong, Canada, India, and China, and on board our fleet of 112 vessels.

Please note that we are ... Read more

Mission: OUR MISSION: GROWING OUR BUSINESS
We are the world’s largest independent containership owner, providing consistently safe, reliable and economical operations.

OUR VISION: LEADING THE INDUSTRY
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Seaspan Corporation Reviews

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    "Safety is a marketing slogan"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Seaspan Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay on time but that's about it

    Cons

    The first thing I worked for Seaspan Ship Management, CEO is the same CEO as Seaspan Corp, so If you try to misdirect the reader and say "I believe you work for Seaspan Marine" you can forget it.
    The coronavirus is effecting the Hong Kong office, the government has instructed all government workers to work from home, same as many major corp and banks.
    The general manager lives close to office and dont need to go to work by train.
    He said only the leisure-based company is working from home, the government, banks are leisure-based business? and because other charterers are working they said we do the same. The charterers have ships come into port every day and that why they need to work, how many ships come to port in Hong Kong everyday for seaspan? maybe 1 the most? and you need everyone work in the office? it is not necessary but he does not care. HR in head office dont care either because we are on the other side of the world.
    We have family and kids we do not want risk to come to work but he doesn't care! because he walk to work and in the office, he just closes the door to keep himself safe. Care about the safety of the staff is just marketing slogan.
    He dont want the staff to work from home because if senior management realised most function can work from home they will close down the office and he will lose his job, this is very selfish and risk other ppl life for his good.
    Senior management don't listen and if they dont like what you say just fired you. This is not Canadian style, stop tell people you are proudly Canadian, you are NOT!

    Advice to Management

    stop running the shipping company like investment bank but doesn't give the paycheck of investment bank, show more care about your staff

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Seaspan Corporation Photos

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Seaspan Corporation photo of: HR team members responsible for payroll and total rewards
Seaspan Corporation photo of: A contingent of our 2018 Sun Run team!
Seaspan Corporation photo of: Our global Fleet Personnel Team convenes in Vancouver for annual strategy meeting
Seaspan Corporation photo of: VP, Risk & Insurance Jude Correa visits ship
Seaspan Corporation photo of: CEO Bing Chen visits COSCO Korea
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Seaspan Corporation Interviews

Experience

Experience
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    Talent Acquisition Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Seaspan Corporation (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in April 2020.

    Interview

    Pre-screen with external recruiter, online interview with HR Director. She mentioned there would be 2 more interviews and an assessment. Was a bit concerning that the culture was described as "not fun", admitted that they have a bad reputation (particularly in Finance - "more people would have quit if it wasn't for COVID-19"), "you won't go home at 5pm, 6pm, or 7pm...recruiting for positions in Asia would be your nighttime work". Admitted position was offered to another candidate who rejected it. Red flags galore - terrible culture and no intention to address it. Company never followed up after 3 weeks. Be sure to do your research online - this company has very negative reviews (they will try to say "I think you are referring to the other Seaspan") and the interview helped support that the comments online are true. Unless you are looking to have no work-life balance, stay away! Despite all of this, I appreciated the realistic preview of the position and organization in order to know it is not a match for me (or any human being who isn't desperate for a job probably).

    Interview Questions

    • No real questions. Informal process focused on talking about experience. Conversational.   Answer Question
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Seaspan Corporation Awards & Accolades

  • Shortlisted for Shipping Company of the Year, ISWAN (International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network), 2018
  • Shortlisted for Shipping Company of the Year, ISWAN (International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network), 2016
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