C.H. Robinson Worldwide
3.0 of 5 252 reviews
www.chrobinson.com Eden Prairie, MN 5000+ Employees

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.0 252 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO John P. Wiehoff

John P. Wiehoff

(163 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great salary potential, bonuses are nice, pretty good benefits, job security"
    in 24 reviews
  • "Days are fast paced so you are kept busy on the job"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "When other reviewers say that there is a bad work/life balance, take it seriously"
    in 24 reviews
  • "Long hours, repetitive work, sometimes very stressful situations"
    in 41 reviews
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A Good Experience

Key Account Manager (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

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

ProsThere are many chances to advance and even move to new locations throughout the world. There are many great training opportunities as well

ConsCan be a very political environment, a lot of cliques to maneuver. Other cons were related to the industry and not CH Robinsons fault. Its a tough 24/7 industry

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide

ProsFast pace, awesome people, days go by fast

ConsLong hours, repetitive work, sometimes very stressful situations

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good job, not sure if enough career choices down the line

Customs Brokerage Account Manager (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsThis was my first real job. I have enjoyed it so far. It has its challenging moments.

Great place to learn about shipping/logistics industry. Use computer program which links all the branches up, from the US to China, etc which is pretty cool to be sending emails to China and what not.

Laid back, lax dress code.

Pay is fair, and a lot of time off. Great if you are a working mother.

ConsNot enough room for advancement. In branch management doesn't really try to explain whats going on, just tell you to do your work. Learning new things flatlines at a certain point :(

Some people in my office are just content to come to work and go home everyday, which is cool, but with no offer of advancement of career (i.e. increase pay) this can get a bit depressing.

Advice to Senior ManagementFollow through on claiming to offer career paths.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great

Carrier Representative (Current Employee)
Eden Prairie, MN

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Exciting

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide

ProsThe company has Great benefits

Conssenior has a lot of micromanagement for lower hires

Advice to Senior Managementwe know what we have to do

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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OK, but probably not where you'd want to stay forever.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide

ProsGreat resume builder. Other companies recognize the experience in the logistics field.

ConsLong term is bleak if you have high goals. If you want to remain average and make few vertical moves, this is for you!

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20 years with CHR and never a role I didn't enjoy.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsPerfect for the long term thinker / career minded person
All the resources you need to be successful
If you are successful in growing the business you will be rewarded in compensation and responsibility
Opportunity to be creative / entrepreneurial
Busy, challenging, fun

ConsWorking hours are reasonable but if you are looking for 35 hours a week or a 9 to 5 job this is not for you

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Under paid over worked

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

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

Prosoffice setting and the people - I have met some of my best friends at CH
good starting job out of college
fast paced
internal training classes

ConsNot much room to grow or make decent money unless you want to live in MN or be apart of the "good old buys club"
high stress
not compensated for your performance
over sell under deliver
high turn over
corporate is a joke!!- the network is so large you can never get the right tools or right people to help out in a timely manner

Advice to Senior Managementpay your seasoned employees better
stop spending so much on the numbers and figure out how to retain your employees from the competition then focus on growing
prompt based on performance and stop playing political games. 90% of the people I have met in corporate or even branch managers should be working at a gas station

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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You'll want to get out as fast as possible

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time for more than a year

ProsThe benefits are pretty good, especially for an entry-level job. We would sometimes get lunches bought for us for different reasons (someone's departure, corporate visits, etc.) and free beer at meetings.

ConsVery poor work-life balance. Some of the most unprofessional people work for the company; you'll here comments and jokes that will leave you wondering how these people work in an office environment. The training program is poorly structured, and almost non-existent. The salary is low, and no where near worth the amount of hours you have to work a week. The amount of stress that you'll have everyday isn't worth it, either. All of the Account Managers are sitting at their desk fidgeting and stressed out, and the carrier team is yelling and curing at everyone else. They require a Bachelors degree as a pre-requisite for employment, but I honestly don't know why. I decided it was not a place for me my first week there.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork-life balance needs a major re-structuring if you plan on paying people the same miserable salaries. Look at other modern-day, global companies and realize that they are succeeding because they value their employees and treat them with respect.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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good learning experience for a recent grad

Sourcing Representative (Current Employee)
Miramar, FL

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

ProsConstant learning/growth in areas such as: agribusiness, farming, retail/wholesale, logistics, import/export, purchasing, sales, international business...
Frequent opportunities for new positions/promotions
Fast-paced corporate culture

ConsLack of comradery
Inadequate training
work-life balance
low pay
uneven task distribution

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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