Employees are the heart of any great company, and this is especially true at Matson. We attribute Matson’s success to our employees – the people who bring their unique knowledge, skills and talents to work every day, uphold the Company’s values and make Matson a great place to work. Our company culture is largely defined by one overarching tenet – Ohana, the Hawaiian word for family. It is this sense of Ohana that guides our actions, values and behaviors.

We strive to create workplaces that are based on mutual trust and an inclusive environment where each person is respected and accepted for their own attributes and customs. We work to cultivate a more diverse workforce by recruiting, employing and promoting people from all backgrounds and demographics.


Total Rewards Program

Matson has an attractive total rewards program, consisting of salary, bonus and equity opportunities, health and welfare benefits, and company funded retirement options. We take a comprehensive approach to supporting our employees, ensuring they have access to wellness benefits, long-term care benefits and supplemental back-up care for their children and families—all at no or minimal cost to our employees.

Matson offers a variety of social and monetary recognition programs to acknowledge the successes of our staff. These programs include the prestigious Presidential Award and our Matson Celebrates program, which allows us to recognize colleagues for everyday achievements and successes.


Training and Development

We believe in helping our employees grow and achieve. All employees are eligible to participate in career development opportunities and have access to over 300 developmental training modules. Additionally, we developed the “Becoming a Better Manager” leadership program, designed to improve communications and coaching skills as a way to further promote a supportive and productive workplace. We also employ a detailed succession plan to ensure that we are focusing on internal development and growth. Our Company-wide training programs expose our employees to a variety of topics, beyond basic legally mandated training.


Community Giving

In keeping with long-standing tradition, one of Matson’s core values is actively working to strengthen the communities in which we work and live. Every year, Matson contributes cash and in-kind services to high-performing community organizations across the Pacific. In 2019, Matson provided more than $3.7 million in cash and in-kind donations to more than 900 charitable and nonprofit organizations providing vital services in our communities.

Giving is a big part of our Pacific culture, and Matson employees also play an active role in their communities. They provide hands-on support to hundreds of organizations every year, from participating in environmental cleanups and volunteering at local food banks, to helping with fundraising activities for local charities. Matson’s Matching Gifts program matched approximately $210,000 in employee donations to 215 nonprofits throughout the Pacific in 2019.


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