C.H. Robinson Worldwide Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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C.H. Robinson Worldwide Chairman & CEO John P. Wiehoff
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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 (in 33 reviews)

  • Very fast-paced; no two days are the same (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of coverage (work/life balance) (in 29 reviews)

  • long hours depending on the season (in 49 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Starter Employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Claims Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and co-workers, good benefits, very reputable employer, great resume booster

    Cons

    Relatively low pay by industry standards, very little upward mobility, absenteeism from mid and upper mangaement

    Advice to Management

    This company loses a lot of its talent after 1-2 years of employment. Employees often apply for internal job openings that they fully qualify for and never hear back. No talented, intelligent person wants to be stuck in a dead-end job with a company that doesn't pay attention to them.


  2. Devs either at a standstill or in a time crunch at all times

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good building, knowledgeable coworkers, managers are usually available to talk to if needed. They do a lot of events for the employees and occasionally provide food.

    Cons

    The development uses a waterfall methodology, meaning that either devs have nothing to do, or QA has nothing to do. Devs often find themselves with no tasks, or if they do have tasks, there's no requirements given to them. Sometimes devs are given a behemoth of a task to finish, and have to do it within a time crunch because the team doesn't have enough QA people. There's a lot of old, messy legacy code to work with here. One of the main applications is running on code written by outside contractors in the mid-2000s, and will never be rewritten because it would take too much time. Pray that you're not the employee who is the sole owner of this codebase. Devs are required to be in an on-call rotation. There are nearly a hundred support tickets coming in from the users daily, which speaks to a lack of scalability of the underlying code and hardware. The production release process is needlessly complicated and takes weeks to be approved. You have to put in the change request before the code is even finished.

    Advice to Management

    Switch to agile entirely, and quickly. Ditch the legacy code. Reinvent the release process.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Good Company -- if you're under correct management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LTL Payables in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - LTL Payables in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Some positions pay really well - Very proactive with non-profits - Benefits are pretty good -Job basics are easy to learn and the problems that arise are different each day

    Cons

    - Everything is at manager's discretion, so HR typically will not step in - Certain people are favorites - No flexible hours - No chance for career advancement

    Advice to Management

    If management won't do their job, employees won't either. Please be involved with your employees and work with them. I don't think the turnover rate would be so high in a corporate position if managers did that.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Not a career job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive/Supply Chain Manager in Prior Lake, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Executive/Supply Chain Manager in Prior Lake, MN

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide (More than a year)

    Pros

    People, technology, training, there are not enough pros to work here

    Cons

    Work hours, weekend commitments, pay scale


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good company, but backwards culture and convoluted compensation structure clouds otherwise good experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sourcing Representative in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Sourcing Representative in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High energy workplace. Engaging work, never bored. Fun people. Plenty of opportunity within the company. Open floor plan encourages teamwork.

    Cons

    No flexibility. Inability to retain top talent. Compartmentalized structure prevents collaboration and innovation. Poor communication between branches. Compensation is purposefully complex.

    Advice to Management

    Fight to retain top talent. Many of our best people leave for other opportunities.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Account Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits, they are actually pretty good for entry level college students. Some benefits are branch specific, but the majority are company wide.

    Cons

    Everything minus the benefits. I guess it depends on your branch size and how you're compensated. Chicago branches are ruthless people, but must be because they are straight commission.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a better system for protecting companies under your takeover rule. I personally don't want to my logistics being taken care of by some kid in Chicago when my business is located in Smalltown, USA.


  8. horrible management

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great peers, friendly staff, open working environment

    Cons

    Fun and friendly place to work, except management makes this place a living hell.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people!


  9. Disorganized and Poor Management in Robinson Fresh Division

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Category Insights Team Member in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Category Insights Team Member in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Employer Community Activities, Location, Long-Term Company Stability (Transportation Division)

    Cons

    Poor Management (Specific to Robinson Fresh Division and Category Insights Team), Low Pay, On Boarding

    Advice to Management

    Provide a "down/up" review structure to allow employees to rate managers so that managers can be better and held accountable


  10. Helpful (3)

    Great company for recent graduates

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The corporate culture at CHR is young, they defintely make "fun" a priority, and you meet some great people. The job itself is great if you enough customer facing work in a fast- paced environment. Benefits are also really great.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge I had with CHR was the base salary as an account manager. It's below industry standards, and for a recent graduate paying off some loans- it's tough!


  11. Helpful (1)

    Exceptional

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Sales Representative in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Transportation Sales Representative in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, good life/Work balance.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of room for advancement, Very stressful at times.



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