C.H. Robinson Worldwide Reviews

Updated August 31, 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. Account Manager

    Current Employee - Account Development Manager in Litchfield Park, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Development Manager in Litchfield Park, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great environment, supportive managers, good for college graduates

    Cons

    pay, long time to advance, industry can be difficult


  2. Solid for entry level sales

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Transportation Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can wear whatever you want to work, nice office location, great atmosphere inside the building

    Cons

    The nature of the logistics industry is cut throat, crash and burn. Not many opportunities to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more selective on the hiring process, besides that, everything else is fine


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    Account Managment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to make decisions on your own and run your accounts how you want to run them. Relaxed environment. Upper management finally starting to give employees good training and direction to get to the next level.

    Cons

    Lots of changes going on right now for the good. I see where the company wants to go. However, the office that I work in is behind in implementing the changes that the rest of the network is doing.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to check in more closely to see if the General Managers are actually implementing corporate driven changes at the office level.


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  5. Good Company w/ Benefits, sometimes overworked

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong team, competitive, fast-paced learning environment. A person will learn how to problem solve and come up with creative solutions fast.

    Cons

    Compensation doesn't seem enough for the hours and white hairs. Sometimes management isn't clear on goals and lacks leadership. Much turnover, and disorganization at times.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe a goal to retain employees needs to be put in place. More guidelines and fewer exceptions to the rules.


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    Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, excellent benefits, solid pay. The Sales positions have the ability to make some big money, as they drive the company forward. I would recommend CH to anyone looking to get into the Logistics business.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities for people in operations/accounting. Will likely have to relocate to to their corporate headquarters to be able to gain a promotion

    Advice to Management

    I think management does a great job letting people work on their own and staying out of your way unless you request help. I would advise there to be a better compensation or bonus plan for non-sales people


  7. Good entry level job but not much else

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Representative in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Transportation Representative in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Laid back fun work environment -Caring and understanding managers -Young office and employees -Real work (not your typical entry level job) -Fast paced/always something to do

    Cons

    -Sometimes too fast -Long hours (most people stay longer than their shift) -Not valued or recognized for work -Office very unprofessional i.e. swearing, yelling, and even some employees in work out clothes -Easy mobility laterally but upward mobility hard

    Advice to Management

    Have a consistent SOP in all teams and focus on mutual respect for coworkers with a more professional office. Most important look on ways to show that you value your employees


  8. Good Company to Grow Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They really enjoy growing their employees and advancing from within.

    Cons

    Unless your in sales or an actually branch, your personal needs to grow will not be met.


  9. Not glamorous, but it's a job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Management in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Account Management in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has solid benefits, 401k match, stock options (after some tenure), and generally a young workforce. I mostly liked the people I worked with and have made lasting relationships.

    Cons

    The actual job is a grind, not a ton of room for advancement. As an account manager, they mostly just want you to hammer the phones & make more sales. Not mentally engaging, and doesn't vary day to day.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make CH robinson a more enjoyable place to work. Perhaps a more individualized commission structure that rewards employee effort rather than whole office numbers. Depending on office size, we may have very little impact on entire office performance.


  10. Good Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Logistics in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Casual dress attire.

    Cons

    Salary doesn't increase if office doesn't grow. Regardless of individual performance.


  11. Great place to start your career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    My time at CHR was great. I learned so much in such a short amount of time. I loved that each day there was a new challenge, and I was forced to really think out side of the box. For some that much pressure might be too stressful. This company is definitely sink or swim, with the amount of responsibilities you will have to keep under control. Again, I loved the pressure I felt like I could really shine had I chosen to stay there longer. The people were great, I made a ton of new friends.

    Cons

    The reason I didn't stay longer was simply pay. I was promised a raise in X amount of months and when that didn't happen I found another company that would hire me for the pay I was looking for. My manager did counteroffer but I was told by HR that if I were to accept their offer and stay at CH, that I would no longer be eligible to move up for over 2 years. Unfortunately that didn't sit well with me. I do not believe a company should flat out tell you that you are accepting a position, but not allowed to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace your employees. I would still be there today if I felt the people above me had my best interest in mind. I'm at a company now that encourages their employees to strive for more.



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