ABF Freight System

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ABF Freight System Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
75 Reviews
2.8
75 Reviews
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ABF Freight System CEO Judy R. McReynolds
Judy R. McReynolds
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Solid reputation, good pay and benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • Good pay and plenty of exposure to the entire operations (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours over worked but compensated (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management did not have a clue about the proper way to handle Union Employees (in 3 reviews)

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    1

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABF Freight System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    could be better

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    Current Employee - City Driver
    Current Employee - City Driver

    I have been working at ABF Freight System full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good pay and benefits. usually left alone to do your work.

    Cons

    weak leadership, not enough hours for junior members. need better equipment. lack of good training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Cant think of a title

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    Current Employee - Driver/Checker  in  Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Driver/Checker in Orange, CA

    I have been working at ABF Freight System full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good freight experience, union wages

    Cons

    Step over a dollar to save a dime!!
    union is practically non existe t(does not represent) waste of dues paid
    Equipment breaks down constantly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with employees and rectifying problems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    If you want to work all types of hours or rotating shifts this is the place.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABF Freight System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, training, weekly checks. A job that you can have as long as you show up and do your work.

    Cons

    Working different shifts, working weekends, cold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working on the weekends should not be mandatory but as an option. By having many casual workers, all shifts should be covered.Those that wish to work on the weekends and don't mind, they should have the shift that they want.

  6.  

    Clerk, Nashville TN location

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    Current Employee - Clerk  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Clerk in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at ABF Freight System part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hours are comfortable and the pay is not bad.

    Cons

    Managers are not managing employees right. A lot of favoritism is going on and that's not right. There are certain people that knows how to work the system to make you think you are not doing the job right. Like billing documents into the system so it will look like you are not doing your job right. There is no formal training book to reference to. Your training is learn as you go. They allow workers that are not managers to say what need to be done in the office. Managers are talked about badly in there face and no employees get reprimand at all for doing it. It's a joke there and I find it appalling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involve and not have favoritism because this is causing you to have good employees. There are things happening in your office that is out of someone control when a person knows how to manipulate the system just to get someone fired.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Hard work but rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at ABF Freight System full-time

    Pros

    Management is great. Employees are good to work with. Good Pay. Fast paced and will keep you in shape. Problem solving all the time.

    Cons

    Long hours leaving it tough for work/life balance, but that is the transportation industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None-they have their plate full right now and we appreciate the positive attitude during peak season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't work here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABF Freight System full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I don't see any pros

    Cons

    Not a very friendly bunch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABF Freight System full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay keeps on improving

    Cons

    Long hours over worked but compensated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Only working here until I can find a better opportunity!

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    Current Employee - Checker  in  Conley, GA
    Current Employee - Checker in Conley, GA

    I have been working at ABF Freight System part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You are able to make your own schedule..

    Cons

    Everyone kisses butt. No room for growth. No benefits for part time. Not a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop having favorites and treat everyone equal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    No family life.

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    Current Employee - Linehaul Driver
    Current Employee - Linehaul Driver

    I have been working at ABF Freight System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay if you do NOT want any kind of personal life.

    Cons

    The only benefit is health insurance. No vacation for 2 full years. No short/long term disability. No meaningful life insurance. No flex plan. No 401K match.

    On call 24/7 with two hours notice to report to work regardless of how long you have been awake. Routinely required to drive after being awake for more than 24 hours. No notice to inform drivers if they are working days or nights, just two hours to report. Drivers can not plan any personal/family activities without worrying about the phone ringing. Full-time does not mean you will work regularly, it's just whenever they decide to let you work.

    Company operates as if it is still 1963. Trucks are not equipped with engine brakes. This is a safety issue particularly in area with mountains. Dock facilities are antique at best, dark unlit work area with no doors on many dock doors to prevent rain/snow from coming into the dock area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the drivers like human beings. We are not puppets on a string for you to play with. A little bit of planning on the part of management/supervisors would greatly improve the work/life balance for drivers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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