C.H. Robinson Worldwide

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C.H. Robinson Worldwide Reviews in Eden Prairie, MN

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
347 Reviews
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C.H. Robinson Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO John P. Wiehoff
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Pros
  • Wear what you want, decent pay, good benefits, a lot of vacation time (in 30 reviews)

  • fast paced, high energy, great people (for the most part), little to no micro-management (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • When other reviewers say that there is a bad work/life balance, take it seriously (in 28 reviews)

  • Long hours, repetitive work, sometimes very stressful situations (in 45 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great People, Poor Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Consultant in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are many talented and knowledgeable employees. It's a fast paced environment.

    Cons

    The company has been going through quite a bit of change and is not equipped or skilled at managing all the change. Although there are several talent leaders and managers, there are a few bad managers that do not care about the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Underpaid, male dominated industry, treat employees poorly

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Transportation Sales Representative in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Transportation Sales Representative in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large global company, Good Benefits, Somehow make it on best places to work due to severe emails we get daily from the PR people to vote

    Cons

    Bad company culture
    Poor pay- way below industry standards. If you have a college degree, they will pay you at a very low $34,000.
    Don't believe the bonus talk the GM's will throw your way
    Almost all executives, managers, and supervisors are all white men.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying your employees more before they all leave. Because they are and they will continue to do so. Free lunches or casual Fridays can only hold over employees for so long. Starting with at market wages would be nice.

    You're a 12 billion dollar company with "people as your greatest asset"- Start acting like it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to learn about business & technology.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I had a great boss, and good opportunity to learn about different divisions of the company. There are rewarding technology projects to work on in the IT department.

    Cons

    Sometimes IT management is a little bureaucratic and makes you jump through unnecessary hoops.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more casual with your dress code, if people can earn stickers to wear jeans and a Vikings sweatshirt on any day the stricter dress code doesn't matter for the rest of us.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work and grow your career!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, management, unique culture, competitive pay & benefits, great facility, & industry leader.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can't think of anything at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company, great people, no work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation Sales in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Transportation Sales in Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people and the culture. C.H. Robinson has a unique culture that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and a "work hard,play hard" attitude.

    Cons

    The structure of the company does not encourage a work/life balance. 10 hour days and weekend/holiday hours are required. Compensation does not reflect the amount of work needed to be successful in the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your employees, encourage professional and personal growth. Recognize and address talent.

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

    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Carrier Representative in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Carrier Representative in Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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

    Fast-pace, little reward

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun culture, fast-paced environment, access to big projects, good 401k.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, bonuses. Each branch is decentralized so managers have the ability to divvy up profit and they determine bonus payouts (enriching themselves by starving the AM's busting their butts everyday).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the people that are doing the hard work and making you money. Don't just take it all for yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good but could be better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of resources, global opportunities, many different career paths, charitable events, great people to work with, it is a nice entry level job

    Cons

    Low wages, there's a lot of secrecy with management and many ideas are not discussed., management structure seems trivial and in title only. Individual performance not valued anywhere near as much as overall branch profits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I could work hard and develop great business but if the branch doesn't hit our numbers it doesn't matter. Value your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    What a joke!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Transportation Sales Representative in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Transportation Sales Representative in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Young workforce, very cool people (usually) to work with. I'd say don't accept a job there unless you're desperate.

    Cons

    Ability to move up is difficult, they force you to eat lunch at your desk (really?!), work 10 hours/day (without paid overtime) and also MAKE you come in on Saturdays! They live on hiring recent college grads with no experience, and make you work super hard for low $30k/year and know it will be a revolving door- and are totally fine with it. Don't buy in to their "bonus" program either. It's all smoke in the mirrors- they'll make you PAY MONEY BACK if your branch doesn't meet its growth standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no work-life balance. Good luck changing management. They are a huge profitable company but will let 5-20yr talent walk out the door without blinking an eye. Stop ripping off carriers, and pretending that you are their livelihood. You have cornered a piece of the market and just rip them off and put people out of business. You just cry & complain when you get in a pinch and actually pay fair market value for a service. Quite ridiculous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great for some, but not all

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large company, very secure. Can eventually lead to very good pay. Pay is decent for those just starting out. Satisfactory vacation and benefits packages. Days go by VERY quickly- very little down time or boredom. Can be rewarding work (sometimes) when a goal is reached. Good place to learn and get work experience, fun people for the most part to work with. Management is like most places: there will be some good and some bad. I do feel like my personal managers do care about their employees and want them to succeed and be happy at work.

    Cons

    Can also be very unrewarding at times: talking to less than desirable people (carriers, some other CHR reps) all day, lying/feeling unethical (sometimes lying is the only way to get a job done), being hounded by those with unreachable expectations (many customers). If you want to elevate within the company, take a number. It will likely be a long waiting game that is often based upon time instead of merit. Lots of in-fighting between CHR branches. Other branches will often be your biggest enemy as opposed to CHR competitors or any other outside factors. When other reviewers say that there is a bad work/life balance, take it seriously. It does consume your existence. Plan on a 40 hour week only if you take Friday off. Plan on some weekends as well. Very complicated pay structure. People (especially management) seem very secretive about compensation. Questions about future earning potential seem to be frowned upon and not encouraged to be asked. Everybody is asked to buy into the "trust that it will pay off in the end" philosophy. Very high turnover at CHR. The internal operating system (Navisphere) is frustrating- very unreliable and is constantly making life more difficult for CHR employees. Dealing with Navisphere crashing and running slowly is a daily problem that surely leaks immeasurable amounts of lost revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you can to improve work/life. CHR is a place where hard work and long hours are expected, but the good employees often get burn out and move on within 1-3 years. Invest time, people and money to what you can to improve the internal operating system. Do what you can (impossible to solve completely) to try to improve relations between branches.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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