Werner Enterprises

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Werner Enterprises Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
139 Reviews
2.7
139 Reviews
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Werner Enterprises Vice Chairman and CEO Gregory L. Werner
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of miles if you are willing to work for them (in 4 reviews)

  • They have a good training program and lots of loads for OTR and Local positions (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Low, low pay for being out on the road two to three weeks at a time (in 8 reviews)

  • Very high stress/pressure and long hours (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfied overall, but could use a few improvements.

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

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Werner would be the amount of dedicated opportunities avaliable. I would have to say another reason would be that the company is debt free, and your paycheck will always be there.

    Cons

    The challenges of working at Werner would have to be the empty trailer hunting. Dispatch can never seem to correctly locate empty trailers, therefore the driver loses time and money searching for an empty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advise would be to make the input for empty trailer numbers mandatory in order to send loaded and empty macros. Also to communicate with drivers better on reimbursement statuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Local Truck Driver in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Local Truck Driver in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    Werner Enterprises is a good company to work for. They care about their drives unlike most big carriers in trucking. The benefits are good and they are affordable. They have a good training program and lots of loads for OTR and Local positions. They communicate well with the drivers, if you call they almost always answer right away. If you leave a message someone always gets back to you in a timely manner. I also like the fact that the management communicates weather and road updates to you on the Qualcomm. They have new trucks and keep up on Maintenance. Good company for experienced drivers and drivers coming right out of Truck driving school.

    Cons

    Long hours but if you want to make money it comes with being a truck driver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace all super single tires with Dual tires on rear of tractors. The super single sucks in snow dual tires are better and safer.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It a good employer

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

    I worked at Werner Enterprises

    Pros

    Its a great company to get you started in to your trucking career. Trucks are pretty clean and dispatch communicated when needed.

    Cons

    The dollar general account is a lot physical and mental work. You might last 1 year doing that account by yourself and it takes a tole on your body.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage your drivers to keep up the good job because they are sacrificing a lot being away from home and there families and risking there lives daily.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Work to Life Ratio

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

    I have been working at Werner Enterprises full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Training was top notch, and the quality of team mates was really good

    Cons

    Salary was "okay", but there could be more emphasis on one to one mentoring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just pay attention to the little guys

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Night Fleet Coordinator in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Night Fleet Coordinator in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    atmosphere is good, really like the people i work with

    Cons

    none i can think of right now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start a career.

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

    I have been working at Werner Enterprises

    Pros

    Great employees. Family atmosphere

    Cons

    High Stress. Very long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company for the beginner!

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

    I have been working at Werner Enterprises

    Pros

    Great environment to begin your career! Better to be in a great, in-demand area of the country to get the really good, dedicated accounts for better pay!

    Cons

    Not enough miles at times for the new driver!

  9.  

    truck driver

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

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

    Pros

    They communicated well what they wanted. They do what they say.They expected the same from the driver.i would recommend others.

    Cons

    the only problem was break downs. My dispatcher manager was supportive and he did what he could to get the problem fixed.But by that time I was readt to move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the pay rates,maybe more home time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    more money for the drivers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Good dispatchers, always there to help when you needed it. help with crossing the border was always good. very few problems.

    Cons

    pay is not enough for the work that we were doing. no retention pay under 4 hours and even then it was only 20 dollars for 4 hours, and no more than 45 in a 24 period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more, you won't have so much turn over. money is why I left your company. it is why most of your drivers leave.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    over worked and under compensated 14cents a mile get real

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - West Coast Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - West Coast Driver in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    always have the miles, great equipment & maintenance program over all great place to work

    Cons

    most the dispatchers don't care about the driver and or their needs " Listed as a west coast driver Spent all my time on the east coast getting the dirt pay of west"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rid out the bad dispatchers and pay drivers better get rid of the b.s. east west coast pay charts and pay drivers right

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