Schneider National
2.9 of 5 122 reviews
www.schneider.com Green Bay, WI 5000+ Employees

Schneider National Reviews

Updated Mar 22, 2014
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2.9 122 reviews

                             

46% Approve of the CEO

Schneider National President and CEO Chris Lofgren

Chris Lofgren

(74 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A very good company with a little room for improvement.

Professional Driver (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe pay and the benefits are good, considering what other companies out there offer and if you are a Veteran then you can get extra income with the Apprenticeship program (provided you have your GI Bill benefits). Some new equipment, good facilities at operating centers with cafeterias, showers,driver services,etc. An express bay for quick fixes without having to worry about down time. So far I have been treated with respect, the office staff has been able to solve any load-related issues that arise while on the road. If you break down they will take care of you and you will not be stranded. I have seen a big amount of senior drivers who has been here for decades and I like that, very seldom do I see a driver complaining, I'm sure there is a few, I just haven't met them yet. Big focus on safety and to me that is very important. Also Schneider is very diverse, with many divisions like intermodal, bulk, flatbed, dedicated, etc. so a Driver has many choices if something doesn't work, even trading the driver's seat for an office chair, very few companies can brag about that.

ConsMicromanagement, too much focus on not going over 60mph, fuel,idling, they want 100% accuracy on nearly everything that you do and the qualcomm tracks that to the millionth of a second. Still a lot of old trucks running around and no truck wash or detail bay on any operating center which means when you get a truck you need to clean it up someone else's mess.

Advice to Senior ManagementSchneider has an in-depth screening for the hiring process, if a driver made it through and was hired to do the job because he/she was qualified, there is no need to micromanage everything they do. A truck needs a good Driver to be operated safely, it cannot be operated from an office desk, loosen up that focus on minor things and focus more on replacing those old trucks that are breaking down all the time. Also more in-depth focus on "controlled growth" would increase overall company performance, reduce overhead expenses and eliminate unnecessary reductions in force . Other than that I am proud to be an employee of your company.

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

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Ok company to start. Not great for a finish.

Manager (Former Employee)
Green Bay, WI

I worked at Schneider National full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSome good people have stayed and have not left yet. A lot of opportunities to advance or move around if you are working in Green Bay or willing to relocate to Green Bay.The corporate center is very nice.

ConsHigh turnover rate of both leaders and drivers. Not a whole lot of opportunity to advance if you are in the field, unless you are willing to relocate. I have never worked for a company before where I have seen so many well paid leaders give notice and resign. Pretty scary feeling when you think about which employer you would like to remain for retirement.

For the drivers, they have the strangest quarterly bonus program. Out of route has to be less than 2% and not a lot of clear answers in this area. A lot of grey area. If your out of route is 2.5%, there is a great chance as a driver you will not make bonus. Every driver has a scorecard for performance in areas such as out of route, safety and a couple more areas. This bonus program is extremely complicated. It almost feels like you are looking at a drivers report card in high school. No over exaggeration when I say this.

Advice to Senior ManagementA lot of potential. A lot of people are quitting their leaders here, not their jobs.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience

Inside Sales Account Executive (Former Employee)

I worked at Schneider National full-time

ProsCulture was great there all the time

ConsRoom for growth is not too good

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Learning, growth, wings and chopped

Fleet Manager (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Schneider National full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat, professional, personable Field Leadership

ConsCorporate Headquarters Leadership lacks respect, integrity and knowing how to set the example.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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They, like most other companies have their issues but it's a good place to start.

Driver (Former Employee)

I worked at Schneider National full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThey are very safety oriented and that is reinforced by recurrent training. I did like the fact that they had therapists at many of the operating centers. They were very helpful when my back gave me trouble. it's nice to have a company car when you need to do some personal running.

ConsFeast or famine. My last days as a company driver were more famine as i was lucky to get 1800 mi/wk. Once every 6-8 weeks I might see a 2600-2800 mile week.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your drivers. When they are keeping their hours updated and not getting miles, FIND OUT WHY! Corporate needs to be more concerned about the drivers than the numbers. Without the drivers, YOU HAVE NO COMPANY.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Okay

Dock Lead/Loader/Unloader (Former Employee)

I worked at Schneider National part-time for more than a year

Prosthe manager Jeremy was cool to work with and Supervisor Darren

ConsCant leave until all the trucks where loaded and on route on time

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very fast-paced, high stress environment, must be a mover and a shaker

Driver Business Leader (Current Employee)
Green Bay, WI

I have been working at Schneider National full-time for more than 3 years

ProsYou learn a lot about the transportation business working for the largest privately owned U.S. truck carrier, if you're looking for growth and opportunity, this company has so many divisions and positions for someone of almost any expertise or major. They invest in their employees and the training you receive in management positions. There are a variety of field office locations so if you want a change of scenery, they often work with you in finding a good fit if it exists in your expertise

Conslong hours, senior management typically promoted within and sometimes not the best person for the position, during holiday season and times with high volume of freight, it feels like there is too much for one person to do in one day, it'd be nice if they hired more people to spread the responsibility so there is a better work/life balance

Advice to Senior Managementdriver business leaders and account managers are your foundation for front line management, but when you overwork them and they are the go-between for senior management decisions and drivers, they often spend day in and day out on the receiving end of the negative feedback, they should be paid more and there should be more help either with administrative assistants in the field offices or more driver managers, it's not just drivers that need someone to be a voice box for their concerns

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great. For 1st job

Driver Support Representative (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Schneider National full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNo trouble getting the job

ConsNo communication, poor support,you're just a number,poor pay for the work load.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay structure needs to be more competitive and communication needs major improvement.This is no longer a lifelong career this is a starter job only.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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good at times

Truck Driver (Former Employee)
Springfield, IL

I worked at Schneider National full-time for less than a year

Prosgood work for the most part

Consbad driver manager who didn't listen nor care about the drivers well being

Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your drivers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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To each his own

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Schneider National full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLots of locations to apply for positions

ConsPay is not up to par

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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