C.H. Robinson Worldwide

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C.H. Robinson Worldwide Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
378 Reviews
3.2
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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.  

    Trial by Fire...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you make it through the flames you're golden!
    Great youthful culture
    Never boring
    Acceptable PTO especially for new hires
    Personable supervisors

    Cons

    Very little to no training
    High turnover in key positions
    Lack of recognition for making it through the "fire"
    Heavy focus on structured clocking in/out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structured, followed through, training process. Understand that overtime is a necessity. Appreciation of "temps to hire" and actually hire them (not keep them temp forever) Appreciate the newbies who not only made it through but excelled through the trial. Realize that "clocking in" doesn't represent effort.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ok place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Entry Writer in Wood Dale, IL
    Current Employee - Entry Writer in Wood Dale, IL

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide

    Pros

    Nice people good benefits ok work iLife balance

    Cons

    Little training, management not understanding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company for recent graduates

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

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide

    Pros

    The corporate culture at CHR is young, they defintely make "fun" a priority, and you meet some great people. The job itself is great if you enough customer facing work in a fast- paced environment. Benefits are also really great.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge I had with CHR was the base salary as an account manager. It's below industry standards, and for a recent graduate paying off some loans- it's tough!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    software Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide

    Pros

    Good pay,
    great benefits

    Cons

    Little work too many employees hence slow knowledge growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C.H. Robinson Worldwide

    Pros

    Great money, great sales skill to have forever :cold calling.

    Cons

    Very cut throat, and stressful. Plenty of calling needed to be successful (80-100 per day).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more upward mobility, and take a look at stress management and work/life balance implementation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    great atmosphere upbeat employees and the training is amazing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide

    Pros

    great training programs to quickly get you up to speed.

    Cons

    pay is not as great as you would hope being that they are a 13 billion dollar company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great leadership and motivation to better yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    16 year employee

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

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance. Ability to create a position.

    Cons

    Politics, type A personalities, lack of management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Decent company, great coworkers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I'm a shipping information specialist and in my department the people are nice and fun to be around. Lots of gay people which is always good. The title sounds impressive even though you're basically a glorified dispatcher. Free coffee in the day and people from a couple local restaurants serving breakfast/lunch for sale.I stayed in the night shift, which was alright... hardly any work but the time passes slowly. Now I do early morning, time passes VERY quickly but more calls to take. Do your job well and make friends with everybody and you'll be offered chances for promotion early on. Very laid back, business casual dress code (I wear jeans and t shirts). At night no one really bothers you (if you do your job well) and everyone is cool. Callers are cool too, mostly truckers or dispatchers. Some of my co workers have a hard time dealing with them but they sound rude on the phone to begin with. I don't have attitude when I answer so callers generally are nice to me.

    Cons

    Constant monitoring, which isn't a big problem since they leave you alone if you follow the steps. No coffee at night unless you make it but who wants to have caffein that late anyway. No dinner restaurant doing good, being your own. Only thirty minutes for lunch, lots of restaurants by if you don't cook but it takes 10-15 to walk there and back, 5-10 to order and pay which Jane 10-15 to eat. Good thing is they don't care if you eat at your station as long as you don't chew while on a call. Callers are sometimes rude but it's no big deal and rare (for me). Beginning pay isn't that great and we don't get spoiled as much as the sales reps who book freight loads to be trucked sound the country.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's Called Work...CH Empowers you to be an Entrepreneur!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Entry Level pay is very competitive
    Medical Benefits are a plus
    Environment and Culture are unmatched
    Great entry level job right out of college. If you show your dedication, loyalty, flexibility, and hard working attitude then you will be rewarded. Like anything in life. This company empowers their employees to make huge financial decisions at the desk level everyday on day one of employment. This encourages the entrepreneurial spirit! They provide you with the people, processes, and technology to help you be successful and advance your career.

    Cons

    I will have to admit that compensation structure has always been convoluted and top heavy but has evolved over the past 8-10 years. Still needs to be addressed to keep great talent in-house.
    Tough job to enter in as a business professional due to the work/life balance the first 2-5 years of your career to establish yourself. Best to enter this industry right out of college as it will set you up for success with any company outside the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excited about whats on the horizon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Exceptional

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

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, good life/Work balance.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of room for advancement, Very stressful at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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