Schneider Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
221 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good benefits with opportunity to move to different postions (in 14 reviews)

  • They give plenty of time off and a good work - life balance (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • big and some times you can be lost in the mass of people, as you move up work/life balance takes a hit (in 11 reviews)

  • The vast majority of opportunities lead to Green Bay (in 8 reviews)

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    All they cared about was talk time - STM Schneider Logistics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Schneider full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A majority of the people are pretty easy to work with. The hours aren't too bad, start at 7 and leave at 4.

    Cons

    Poor week long training before they throw you out there into a cutthroat call center environment. All management cared about was making sure you hit 2 hours of talk time, and don't care if you are an office sales leader or not. There is a big problem with other sales rep not following the rules of engagement where if you make a note in the management database they are not allowed to contact your potential customer under 30 days. This gets broken all the time where other reps will steal a customer you have been working and then when push comes to shove if the other rep earns more management will give that customer to the other rep. Monthly quota to hit after 6 months is 10k.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees further before sending them out. Sale managers need to actually work to improve their team by helping their employees prospect and be better at handling customer service issues outside of your control to ensure you do not lose clients that you worked so hard to acquire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked, underpaid, and unappreciated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver Business Leader in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Driver Business Leader in Fontana, CA

    I worked at Schneider full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great management experience for those new to the work force (out of college or career transition). Great people, most (outside of upper management) are really down to earth, friendly, and hard working.

    Cons

    Company values are a facade. They are only emphasized or used as a guideline when convenient for management. Office culture is work to the bone, warm bodies in seats mentality. Management has no interest in developing talent, only want to keep people in the positions they are in. Front line leaders are the work horse, while other managers try to appear busy and make themselves unavailable/unapproachable. They are also very quick to place blame on anyone else but themselves. No accountability, yet preach accountability constantly. Just a terrible, toxic environment, avoid if possible. Schneider couldn't care less how you feel or what you think. They just want to drive profit at the expense of your happiness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some interest in your team. Find ways to motivate rather than constantly riding people and piling on more responsibility. Be open to suggestions for improvement or just new ideas. Drivers aren't the only associates who need to feel valued. Stop hiding information or keeping it from everyone, it undermines the team and questions people's intelligence. Invest more in your people; profit is great but the company could do so much better if people felt valued and appreciated. Take a close, long look at some of the upper managers that are in place, stop making excuses for them and brushing incidents/associate surveys under the rug. Take action! Some of these characters are a joke and everyone knows it. I could go on and on but nobody that can make any change at Schneider will read this or do anything about it because that is the company culture. What a sad situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Schneider National - Bulk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bulk Driver
    Current Employee - Bulk Driver

    I have been working at Schneider full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good for beginning drivers that do not have a family and especially, not trying to start a family.

    Cons

    They trick you into signing a contract. Seems pretty sleazy to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more local jobs (THAT STILL PAY WELL) for new recruits as well as seasoned employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not worth staying long term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver
    Current Employee - Driver

    I have been working at Schneider full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The office associate's are former drivers so they have an idea how it is out there

    Cons

    Let's see here, the slip seating, the threat of them taking your safety bonus, trying to maintain 60 mph when the truck can go faster, I can go on for ever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the drivers do what they were hired for, stop worrying about the small stuff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Don't believe intermodal recruiting advertised pay!!!!

    Current Employee - Inter-modal Driver in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Inter-modal Driver in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Schneider full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They are very flexible on hours and shifts, open 24/7. People seem real nice and easy to work with. My dbl is great and takes care of everything I need.

    Cons

    They are currently advertising for the intermodal division to make "upto 60k a year" when I came on a few months ago it was "Make up to 53.5k a year". So far I don't see how you can make upto either of those numbers. First I don't see the per load pay or cents per mile working out nor do I see the number of stops available in a day or night due to traffic or time constraints making it possible to reach those numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell your recruiters to stop with these lofty ads and be a lil more honest with the pay.

  7.  

    Ridiculous!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Filler( Warehouse)
    Current Employee - Order Filler( Warehouse)

    I have been working at Schneider full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, retirement. Good medical and dental.

    Cons

    Management is quite incompetent as they cannot plan properly to deal with problems that are in the near future. Also, the demands the company puts on warehouse workers are unreasonable. Expect their workers to perform like machines, 100% perfection, hitting unrealistic quotas on a daily basis without proper support from management and other departments. Lots of favoritism, though management does not want you to believe it, even though its quite apparent. Time off is mostly non-existent. They expect you to work your regular 5 day, 8 hour schedule, plus additional overtime everyday, and also including a sixth overtime day of work which is actually supposed to be your scheduled day off. The only way you can get that day off is to use either vacation, sick, or FMLA time. Otherwise you get written up which counts toward your getting fired. Management shows little concern for works physical and mental well being; they preach safety first, but stress productivity more than anything else. They show they care more about numbers than human beings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more concern for your workers. Without them you will have nothing! Give them the tools and the room they need to really get the job done. Put yourself in their shoes; actually get out there off your a%^$^$ and see for yourself what the problem is instead of assuming you have all the answers. Stop basing all your knowledge on numbers printed on a sheet, and your preconceived notion that ALL your employees are just a bunch of dishonest, lazy bums. Stop putting money before principles and morals. Otherwise your company WILL NOT survive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A lot of talk from middle and upper managers but no action for frontline managers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Haslet, TX
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Haslet, TX

    I worked at Schneider full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    SNI had a good education reimbursement program for managers that have since been cut back. Working with the drivers as a team was great, working together to help them earn a good living and have a good life balance as far as a driver goes.

    Cons

    Middle Managers that constantly put out fires instead of preplanning or foreseeing the issues. Even when frontline Fleet Managers would ask questions or make suggestions they are pushed aside and bad things happen in the operation then. Communication in management is dismal at best especially in Texas Intermodal. Managers are promoted by how well they can agree with upper management, not by experience and foresight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the Fleet Managers. The station managers are generally going to tell you what you want to hear. If you really care for the truth the Fleet Managers will tell you. Then again I'm not sure you wanted to hear the truth about inter office relations and neglect. Actually follow up on the "Core Values" you talk about. If someone utilizes the education reimbursement they probably want grow in the company, don't blockade that, use their knowledge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Schneider Glass Ceiling

    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Green Bay, WI

    I worked at Schneider full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Finding another job outside of this organization !! Keep looking past this company, unless you are not looking for advancement.

    Cons

    There is a mid level management glass ceiling you can not break threw unless you have been an officer in one of the military services.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    it's a check

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schneider (less than an year)

    Pros

    they show you how to get your class A CDL that's about it

    Cons

    Dispatcher!!!!!!!!!!! said I was suppose to be in Dallas after he send me to Houston

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop lying to these new driver

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Final and last time working for this place

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Green Bay, WI

    I worked at Schneider as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Safety is about the only thing this place offers

    Cons

    I have driven company solo, company team, dedicated, independent team, and independent solo on their "choice program" and can officially say I have worked for Schneider in every aspect related to driving except tanker. My final conclusion is eventually you will be starved out. As independent team on their "legacy program" we slowly watched our miles fall further and further at which time we chose to go solo independent. My partner and myself being located in California almost lost everything!! In the end we returned both trucks to Schneider Finance and walked away with less than $200 between the two of us, and ended up owing my family $1000's of dollars in loans just to pay bills due to being negative more than in the positive weekly. Solo freight rates on average were approx $1.15 a mile. I worked 3 months with minimal time off (4 days in 3 months) my total revenue take home for 12 weeks was $5900.00.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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