C.H. Robinson Worldwide

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C.H. Robinson Worldwide Reviews in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
316 Reviews

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316 Reviews
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C.H. Robinson Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO John P. Wiehoff
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199 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Wear what you want, decent pay, good benefits, a lot of vacation time (in 26 reviews)

  • Fun culture, fast-paced environment, access to big projects, good 401k (in 25 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 40 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Work Environment

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

    Pros

    Great people, fun atmosphere, work-life balance is above par, good benefits, OK salary (takes a lot of time to move up), great job out of college to start.

    Cons

    Personal Growth, internal competitiveness with other CH branches, no job differentiation (felt I was doing the same/better work, but being payed half as much as employees who had been there 5+ years), not a difficult job and was very boring at times.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Underpaid, male dominated industry, treat employees poorly

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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

    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.  

    Great culture, great people to work with. IT department is very politically charged.

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

    Pros

    Monetary benefits are good. Additional benefits are some of the best in the business. Has a great culture to work in over all.

    Cons

    Upper level leadership can be very political, and can make it difficult to work with or understand top priorities. New IT building is nice, but the open concept means things get very loud. Very few paid holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is very diverse and aggressive. This makes unifying IT's objectives very challenging. Leadership needs to provide a strong unified plan to provide IT with a better sense of direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to learn about business & technology.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN

    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
  6.  

    Great Company, great people, no work/life balance

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

    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.  

    Fair but stressful

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transport Sales Representative  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Transport Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Culture, atmosphere, opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Low compensation and long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep the experienced people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work and grow your career!

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

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast-pace, little reward

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Eden Prairie, MN

    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
  10.  

    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

    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
  11.  

    Great company

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

    Pros

    The team oriented, entrepreneurial culture is great. Large company with solid, secure foundation.

    Cons

    The variable pay model is difficult when there is not growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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