AAA Cooper Transportation

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AAA Cooper Transportation Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Best Job I Ever Had

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at AAA Cooper Transportation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pros: This truly was one of the best jobs I ever had. The salary was good, the benefits were good until the government changes came along in 2014 (which was not the company's fault). The Terminal Manager was very good to work for, because he set a high standard for the employees. He was willing to do anything that needed to be done, whether loading/unloading freight, or delivering/ picking up freight. He even swept the dock if needed. The atmosphere and (most of) the people I worked with were great! I had hoped to work there until I was old and feeble and no longer able to work. I would go back today if I was asked to!

    Cons

    Cons: Company cutbacks came along and I got laid off. The "least senior" person was cut, regardless of their job performance. I was "least senior" by a matter of just a few weeks. When the Terminal Manager gave me the news of my layoff, he told me that he would have chosen to keep me there if it had been based on job performance. While this did make me feel a little better, it did not do anything to help me keep the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When cutbacks are necessary (as they are in most places from time to time), upper management making across the board cuts such as "least senior" are not always what is best for the company. Terminal Managers should be allowed to be involved in the decision making process. They are more in tune with the dynamics of their location and who is working well and who is not. Job performance should count for something. Happy employees are good for business!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good until drug testin

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    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at AAA Cooper Transportation part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If your look for a second job it's a good deal.

    Cons

    The person in charge of applicants does not have a good attitude if you have low productivity but will give you a chance. I basically got terminated and didn't start. The personal manager was not understanding had a family emergency and went to different location for drug testing the next day. Basically did not care and terminated my application before I even started. There old fashion meanin if you work at fedex or old dominion etc they have computers. AAA cooper doesn't. Trucks forklifts yard trucks are very old and need to be updated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your equipment and tell your personal managers to learn some manners when hirin people and not to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good pay but not a great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AAA Cooper Transportation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great employees on the terminal level

    Cons

    Company went from caring about giving good customer service to only interested in $$

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more appreciative of your employees on the terminal level because they are the ones who keep the business coming. Customer service is important your company will not grow without it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Previous manager

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    Former Employee - Terminal Manager in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Terminal Manager in Greenville, SC

    I worked at AAA Cooper Transportation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Great people at a local level

    Cons

    CEO doesn't have a clue on how to run a company! He's been terminated by other companies and it shows!! Upper management he has put in place cares nothing about the people at all !! Only how the numbers look and the $$$$
    Very sad !! This used to be one of the best companies to work for back when the father ran it, ( Mack) now it's about at the bottom of the transportation companies
    I would not recommend this company to my worst enemy!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the peanut brains that still that don't gave a clue, start treating people like they need to be treated!!
    Greed will take you to where you don't want to go
    Also I hope you feel good about having something to do with John in FAY!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Benefits Stink

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AAA Cooper Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Privately Held. Decisions can be made quickly.

    Cons

    It is a "What have you done for me today" Mentality. They feel that they should hire managers and upper management from outside the company because those already there are incapable of doing the job.

    When you work hard and put in the time to make a project successful you are not thanked or rewarded. Usually it is "ok" lets get you on something else.

    Medical Benefits Stink. For Family coverage each year you have a $3000 deductible. once you reach that you pay 20% and the company pays 80% up to a total of $10,000 out of your pocket. To reach that point your total medical bill for the year would have reached $38,000. If you are young and healthy no problem but the potential is there for you to take a $10,000 hit. This reset each year on January 1st. If you are single it is $1,500 and $5,000 respectively.

    No vacation the first year.
    5 days years two and three
    Starting at year four you get 10 days and 15 days at 10 years.

    When shipment counts start dropping off they start laying people off and wonder when the shipping counts pick up they can't find drivers. Who wants to work for a company that will lay you off?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your people first!!!!! Listen to them. They have a lot of good ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    P&D Driver

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    Current Employee - City Driver in Se Ree, KY
    Current Employee - City Driver in Se Ree, KY

    I have been working at AAA Cooper Transportation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Been around a long time and made it through some rough times and financially stable

    Cons

    Depending on what terminal you work at you might be required to supply your own pallet jack and two wheeler to do your job even though Dothan provides them to the terminals upon request.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do unto to others as you should have them do unto you

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Family owned southern regional carrier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AAA Cooper Transportation full-time

    Pros

    I have worked for Corporate trucking companies in the past and I was not happy with the corporate nonsense.It is nice to work for a company that just want you to get the job done.

    Cons

    Having enough drivers to get the job done. The company may need to look at incentive plans to keep drivers from leaving.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good experience learned a lot in different departments

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    Former Employee - Clerical/Receptionist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Clerical/Receptionist in Houston, TX

    I worked at AAA Cooper Transportation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    u get a chance for advancement

    Cons

    getting the drivers ready for they route

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good management just need to hire more people's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Operations Clerk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AAA Cooper Transportation

    Pros

    Flexible, Great IT dept, Modernizing

    Cons

    Limited Staff, trying to determine who handles what can be challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall it is a decent place to work.

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in New Brighton, MN
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in New Brighton, MN

    I have been working at AAA Cooper Transportation part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Movement within the company, if willing to move terminals for advancement.

    Cons

    Supervisory focus, time spent developing the crew.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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