C.H. Robinson Worldwide
3.1 of 5 295 reviews
www.chrobinson.com Eden Prairie, MN 5000+ Employees

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.1 295 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO John P. Wiehoff

John P. Wiehoff

(182 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Fun culture, fast-paced environment, access to big projects, good 401k"
    in 25 reviews
  • "Relaxed environment , helpful management ,great training , matching 401k , good benefits"
    in 25 reviews
Cons:
  • "When other reviewers say that there is a bad work/life balance, take it seriously"
    in 27 reviews
  • "Long hours, repetitive work, sometimes very stressful situations"
    in 38 reviews
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    Under paid over worked

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    Prosoffice setting and the people - I have met some of my best friends at CH
    good starting job out of college
    fast paced
    internal training classes

    ConsNot much room to grow or make decent money unless you want to live in MN or be apart of the "good old buys club"
    high stress
    not compensated for your performance
    over sell under deliver
    high turn over
    corporate is a joke!!- the network is so large you can never get the right tools or right people to help out in a timely manner

    Advice to Senior Managementpay your seasoned employees better
    stop spending so much on the numbers and figure out how to retain your employees from the competition then focus on growing
    prompt based on performance and stop playing political games. 90% of the people I have met in corporate or even branch managers should be working at a gas station

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Good Experience

    Key Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsThere are many chances to advance and even move to new locations throughout the world. There are many great training opportunities as well

    ConsCan be a very political environment, a lot of cliques to maneuver. Other cons were related to the industry and not CH Robinsons fault. Its a tough 24/7 industry

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFast pace, awesome people, days go by fast

    ConsLong hours, repetitive work, sometimes very stressful situations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good job, not sure if enough career choices down the line

    Customs Brokerage Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThis was my first real job. I have enjoyed it so far. It has its challenging moments.

    Great place to learn about shipping/logistics industry. Use computer program which links all the branches up, from the US to China, etc which is pretty cool to be sending emails to China and what not.

    Laid back, lax dress code.

    Pay is fair, and a lot of time off. Great if you are a working mother.

    ConsNot enough room for advancement. In branch management doesn't really try to explain whats going on, just tell you to do your work. Learning new things flatlines at a certain point :(

    Some people in my office are just content to come to work and go home everyday, which is cool, but with no offer of advancement of career (i.e. increase pay) this can get a bit depressing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFollow through on claiming to offer career paths.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great

    Carrier Representative (Current Employee)
    Eden Prairie, MN

    ProsGood pay, benefits, friendly co-workers, family company, room for advancement.

    ConsSome of the leads, managers, and supervisors aren't friendly or helpful

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Exciting

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company has Great benefits

    Conssenior has a lot of micromanagement for lower hires

    Advice to Senior Managementwe know what we have to do

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK, but probably not where you'd want to stay forever.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat resume builder. Other companies recognize the experience in the logistics field.

    ConsLong term is bleak if you have high goals. If you want to remain average and make few vertical moves, this is for you!

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    20 years with CHR and never a role I didn't enjoy.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPerfect for the long term thinker / career minded person
    All the resources you need to be successful
    If you are successful in growing the business you will be rewarded in compensation and responsibility
    Opportunity to be creative / entrepreneurial
    Busy, challenging, fun

    ConsWorking hours are reasonable but if you are looking for 35 hours a week or a 9 to 5 job this is not for you

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    Great Place

    Dispatcher (Former Employee)
    Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsThis is a great company!!

    ConsHave nothing bad to say

    Advice to Senior Managementattendance policy is not fit foreveyone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    HORRIBLE

    Transportation Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsFast paced, decent benefits. If you enjoy a few of the people you work with it makes it easier.

    ConsWas by far the most negative, unprofessional, work environment. Extreme harassment and if you make one mistake its the end of the world. You don't realize how much stress you are put under until you leave there. Way under payed for the amount of time you spend there. LONG HOURS. 7:30-5:00. You can never be guaranteed that you will leave at 5. They will easily make you stay later JUST BECAUSE something isn't finished and you will NOT be paid for that. They never mention that you work ONE Saturday a month which is a huge inconvenience. Horrible work environment, toxic, stressful, exhausting. They do not care for their employees whatsoever. Heaven forbid you have a dentist or doctor apt. You feel like it is a " problem" just to take a day off, a day that you have earned. Recent college grads: if you want experience it is good but I don't think it is worth it in the long run for your sanity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is horrible. They do not send anyone to management training classes. The people they choose to be managers should have never been in the first place.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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