- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Knight Transportation full-time (more than an year)Pros
Knight's unstructured environment allows a lot of autonomy - but getting results is critical.
The high level corporate executives are intelligent, and for the most part, have good people skills.
Most entry level employees work hard but are uneducated and often not disciplined - this makes it easy to distinguish yourself and rise up quickly.Cons
A typical mid level manger has little to no leadership skill.
The culture of the company in "the trenches" can be negative and unprofessional.
There is virtually no on boarding process for any office position -- come ready to sink or swim.
Compensation is low - entry level positions pay okay but as you rise up pay increases are small. One would have to become a VP to reach a six figure income.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Leadership training to mid-level mangers
Promote based on merit and not tenure
Compensate better if you want to stem attrition
Manage the culture among entry level employees better - this is why most people hate/leave the companyRecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Knight Transportation in March 2014.Interview Details
I was interviewed by a senior level recruiter. It was not long and was a review of my professional background. She told me about the company's environment and asked if I was comfortable working in a male-dominated environment. The interview consisted of typical interview questions, like "where do you see yourself in 5 years" and "why do you want to work for us?"Interview Questions
No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- Nothing too difficult View Answer
Knight Transportation drivers don't drive long hours into the night. The truckload carrier instead focuses on short- to medium-haul trips, averaging about 500 miles. From some 35 regional operations centers, mainly in the southern, midwestern, and western US, Knight carries such cargo as consumer goods, food and beverages, and paper products. It has a fleet of about 3,800 tractors and 9,000 trailers, including nearly 900 refrigerated trailers. Besides for-hire hauling, Knight provides dedicated contract carriage, in which drivers and equipment are assigned to a customer...