C.H. Robinson Worldwide

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C.H. Robinson Worldwide Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
322 Reviews
2.9
322 Reviews
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C.H. Robinson Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO John P. Wiehoff
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197 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at C.H. Robinson Worldwide for less than a year

    Pros

    Great group of people
    welcoming culture

    Cons

    I have no cons to speak of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Account Manager

    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Woodridge, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Woodridge, IL

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work with great people in a laid back environment yet is fast-paced.

    Cons

    Poor pay for the hours worked

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    An OK experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C.H. Robinson Worldwide

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Way too fast paced. Little recognition unless you're in sales.

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  5.  

    A great place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Representative  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Representative in Plano, TX

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Excellent introduction into the field
    Helpful co-workers, supervisors, and managers
    Specialize in your field
    Office environment
    Weekends off
    Normally working times
    Work hard/Play hard mindset.

    Cons

    Pay is better than minimum wage, but not the industry standard
    Difficult to reach promotions
    High turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider the value in your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good atmosphere in a fast-paced working environment.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Forwarding Agent  in  Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Global Forwarding Agent in Elk Grove Village, IL

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, laid back dress code, good place to work to put your foot in the industry, good benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is below average, since it's a big company the processes are broken down and stream-lined (very hard to get a solid picture of how the industry works)

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

    Great experience overall. There's plenty to learn.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide as a contractor

    Pros

    Wear what you want, good environment .

    Cons

    Nothing is really a con at this place

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

    High expectations for a lot of crap

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    You get corporate experience, and there are a lot of positions where you don't need a college degree. At my office, management is pretty flexible about start times. It's also very easy to move up to other positions at other branches within the company.

    Cons

    They expect you to know everything, do everything, and take everything thrown at you. Carriers call to curse you out about their payments, are rude when you call to resolve issues to get them paid, or call you all the time because they're lonely. Supervisors have their own agenda, and management is too busy covering for themselves. The pay is very low compared to similar positions with other companies, and people are fired for extremely petty reasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop expecting people to drop everything for this job when you wouldn't do the same. Run the office in a fair, ethical manner where everyone is treated the same. And truly listen to what employees say to figure out how to reduce the high turnover rate.

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

    High stress, monotonous, long hours, frat-like atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You can make a lot of money in a short period of time if you're at one of the commissioned based branches. Employees are generally fun-loving and friendly. A few branch manager gems in the building. Good culture for young males right out of college looking to continue that party-like atmosphere.

    Cons

    The job itself is high stress. Lots of phone slamming and yelling in the office. Overall, it seemed like most people hated what they did which made for a pretty negative environment. There is no career track. They keep changing position names to make it more 'structured' but in reality, don't take this job with the long term in mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to keep burning out good talent and keeping the culture young, keep doing what you are doing. Otherwise make some real changes which allow people to develop their careers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to start, not to stay

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    Current Employee - Buyer
    Current Employee - Buyer

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

    Pros

    Fun/team like atmosphere. Great learning experience and a place to get started.

    Cons

    The pay is a joke. While I was up in my sales numbers across the board, my salary stayed the same due to my branches numbers being stagnant.

    The job can be very monotonous

    There was often a lot of unhealthy friction between the branches due to pay structures being different and competitive nature of reps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees!!!!! The competition has been swooping in and taking our talent due to our pay scale structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Eye opening

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - New Business Sales Development  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - New Business Sales Development in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable company, job security plus.

    Cons

    Long hours, with no financial correlation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your sales force.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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