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Schneider Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
236 Reviews
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236 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good benefits with opportunity to move to different postions (in 14 reviews)

  • Good Company to work for with a decent salary and good work/life balance (in 7 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 12 reviews)

  • The vast majority of opportunities lead to Green Bay (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    I have enjoyed working at Schneider.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Company Driver in Ridgefield, WA
    Current Employee - Company Driver in Ridgefield, WA

    I have been working at Schneider full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a driver friendly company.

    Cons

    Not enough freight and accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand your lines of business. Look for creative ways to increase driver pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good culture and work environment, hard to advance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver Business Leader in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Driver Business Leader in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Great work environment in the office, people help each other out, function as a team, are not selfish. Management lets people run their own operations and does not micro-manage or meddle where they don't need to. People want to get things done and solve any problems that come up to help drivers or customers

    Cons

    I don't think that upper management sought out advice from lower level employees that could have made a positive impact on the way the company operated. It was not that they totally discounted what lower level employees did, but I did not see an atmosphere of continuous improvement. It was somewhat stagnant. Also in Indy there weren't many opportunities to advance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company if trucking and logistics is your career path.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schneider

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn a lot about the industry. Customers include many fortune 1000 shippers.

    Cons

    Has become a revolving door for some good talent.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Much improved experience this time around

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at Schneider full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always pay on time, good benefits, good training, consistent work. Hard work is rewarded and recognized, and my leadership team knows me by my first name.

    Cons

    Support shift (second and third shifts), have very little decision making power, or will to make decisions. Keep your dispatchers cell number handy. Maintenance is slow pretty much everywhere. Be prepared to sit/layover if you have anything remotely serious wrong with your truck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've spent hours on the side of the road, and days at operating center maintenance facilities. We need to speed up this process. I see improvements everywhere in the company, but maintenance seems to have slowed to a crawl. I used to love the Evergreen site in Alabama...they did a quick, great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Schneider National Review - Finance Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Green Bay, WI

    I worked at Schneider as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company sticks to its core values. Employees are very helpful to those who are just starting out. Given the ability to speak with employees in other departments to get a better understanding of different aspects of the business

    Cons

    Job can be rather boring as the same thing is done day after day. No plan is established to moving from an intern to a full time employee when schooling is complete.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Further develop your internship program. Currently it is just cheap labor for doing repetitive jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Business Systems Analyst & Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst & Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst & Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Schneider as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work and learn many things useful in long career

    Cons

    nothing much to share about this company and good to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing much to advise they have separate team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Like any national company, you have good and bad. Make the most of the good.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OTR in North Salt Lake, UT
    Current Employee - OTR in North Salt Lake, UT

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

    Pros

    Once you show how much you will drive - and do it their way - the miles will come as long as the freight is there. I did the five live loads in LA in a day to go to Phoenix. Then from Phoenix to Miami.
    The office staff is willing to work with you.
    They know their drivers in the office.
    The mechanics take care of the equipment. Not the fastest shop. But light years better than Fontana, Gary and Atlanta.
    2,700 miles per week is realistic. My norm was 12,500 per month.

    Cons

    Like any OTR job, time away from home. The pay is lower for starting out than when I started. But if you can show a good record after six months and then negotiate a higher wage than they offer, they will pay it. I raised my CPM by almost ten cents in a three year period.
    When it is slow for freight, it is really slow. So don't plan on always getting home on time.
    The food at various terminals is bad. The food prepared is cheap and sold at a premium like it was a truck stop and not a home away from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit making it hard to stay as a rookie by raising the pay.
    Provide a truck wash to drivers who do not get to Gary or West Memphis at least every other month.
    Actually have nutrition/fitness classes available for drivers at the larger terminals. Not posters and hope to get an appointment with the rehab.
    When the terminal managers, operations manager and all dbl in office recommend an office job for a driver, but that driver does not have a four year degree, listen to them. Don't tell the driver he is stuck as either a driver or mechanic. The office workers know the person much better than a generic employee in Green Bay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Happy Driver

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at Schneider as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very fair. Advanced technologies making life easier, work more productive, and money paid quicker., Excellent compensation.

    Cons

    Excellent safety goals but the extra safety work tends to add to the stress. For example, every year an additional driving test must done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Green Bay, WI

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

    Pros

    Great people and good work life balance. The corporate culture relay cares about the people working together and having the resources needed to get the job done.

    Cons

    Requires a lot of self management. It is very difficult to get situated as a new hire at this company because they have such a high retention rate they rarely train new people and it shows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help new hires acclimate and have more productive work available. It would also be more productive to give contractors similar office facilities to direct employees preforming the same tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work so far

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, everyone is very friendly and a good location downtown Chicago.

    Cons

    Not any that I can think of yet.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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