C.H. Robinson Worldwide

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

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
354 Reviews
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C.H. Robinson Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO John P. Wiehoff
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good benefits, exicitng work environment, opp for advancement (in 33 reviews)

  • fast paced, high energy, great people (for the most part), little to no micro-management (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • When other reviewers say that there is a bad work/life balance, take it seriously (in 29 reviews)

  • Long hours, can be stressful, always working or feel like you are working (in 49 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    good benefits, fair compensation, leadership looks out for interest of its employees. The Office has a great teamwork feel. Co-workers often ask to help out if they are caught up on their tasks. management will help you move forward with your career if they seem opportunities that might fit your abilities and career goals

    Cons

    Workload is what is expected although at times it can seem heavier than what should be expected. Heavy phone volume, and some of the people you talk to on a daily basis can be very rude.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work/Life balance does not exist; Potential for horrible management...

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

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

    Pros

    There is a ton that a person can learn here, if they are in a fortunate area. CHR is truly a knowledgeable enterprise in the Supply Chain/Logistics world. Also, there are many awesome on-site perks (free lunches, ice cream treats, holiday parties, etc).

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the on-site perks make up for the lack of work/life balance. They have an archaic model for hours there. I was expected to be there 7 am - 4 pm, every day. We would often have deployments at night where the workers would put in an additional 2 - 6 hours, depending on how things went, but still had to be there at 7 am. Try working 9 hours after only getting 3.5 hours of sleep working the night before.

    So much here is dependent on the boss, though. Many other areas had much better times, and their employee retention showed for it. Benefits were mediocre. Leadership overall is ok, but, as i said, there are some horrible people in management that should never have gotten there.

    Onboarding is lacking in a big way. The systems there are all "home grown", and it shows. No UX design, no oversight on the requests being submitted, no real process.

    So much is a roll of the dice. I could not get out fast enough. I would advise to keep looking elsewhere...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider having some type of oversight for the poor managers you have. The employees live in fear of having a dissenting opinion because of the outdated 'Old Boys' mentality that permeates the culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at C.H. Robinson Worldwide as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - great people to work with, very young office
    - great work environment, everyone has fun in the office
    - growing company, there is room for vertical growth after a few years

    Cons

    - low salary for the amount of work you do and the amount of money you make the company on a daily basis
    - long hours depending on the season
    - a lot of the work is busy work, you dont really need a college degree to do the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the employees better in order to retain top talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Great Work Environment

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

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

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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
  8.  

    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

    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
  9.  

    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

    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
  10.  

    Fair but stressful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transport Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Transport Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN

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

    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
  11.  

    Great place to work and grow your career!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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

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