C.H. Robinson Worldwide

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C.H. Robinson Worldwide Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
328 Reviews
3.0
328 Reviews
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C.H. Robinson Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO John P. Wiehoff
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Wear what you want, decent pay, good benefits, a lot of vacation time (in 30 reviews)

  • fast paced, high energy, great people (for the most part), little to no micro-management (in 28 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 45 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Work hard, play hard, onward and upward...

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

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, work-hard, play-hard, results-focused with lots of autonomy. The people and culture inside the walls make it a pretty awesome place to work.

    Cons

    No major cons - the compensation model is great for long-term, stable growth but turn-over and competitiveness in the job marketplace should cause CHR to review their model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people more in line with expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great People, Poor Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    Great place to Start

    • 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 as an intern

    Pros

    The management was extremely helpful in supporting my career and invested a lot of time into training me.
    The work environment is relaxed and as long as you get the job done you'll be successful.
    There's access to executives as they make visits to different branches and make an effort to talk to everyone from senior managers to entry level employees.

    Cons

    Entry level salary can be tough. There can be office politics, but most of it is petty and doesn't affect work or promotions (unless you're involved) Keep your nose clean and work hard and you're golden

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great learning experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Transportation Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Transportation Representative in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    They offer resources for interns and networking opportunities. Interns will not be making coffee and running errands! I was doing job duties that full time employees were doing. It's a very hands on experience that will better your general business sense and overall knowledge. The management is very willing to talk and become great mentors, which in this industry is very important.

    Cons

    Seeing the full time position was a bit a of a drawback. They have long hours and little pay compared to other companies within the industry. I wouldn't take a full time position unless it was my only option. However as an intern with them you will learn a lot!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Poorly run company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Entry Writer in Wood Dale, IL
    Former Employee - Entry Writer in Wood Dale, IL

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Casual wear. May be good for interns or the many, many temps they have that take jobs so they learn new jobs.

    Cons

    Many. If you are not a "favorite", forget it. Bullying runs rampant with HR doing nothing about it. Lack of training. Office politics are way up there. They promote just if they like you, not if you are qualified. If you make a formal complaint about anything, there is no such thing as a No Retaliation Policy except in their heads. Most unprofessional company I have ever worked for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe find a Management for Dummies book? Couldn't hurt. This goes for upper management and supervisors!

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

    I worked for CH for 1.5 years. NOT a place to grow within your career goals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Transportation Representative in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, stock options, other perks, very competitive, young work environment. After six months everything is the same. You talk to truckers and customers all day, building loads and booking trucks and deal with all the issues the interrupt operations and transportation. Which from experience there are a lot of issues to deal with. lol

    Cons

    Intense work schedule 7:30-5:30 plus rotation on Saturdays. Straight salaries no room for bonus pay. Most of the time you feel over worked and under paid. After six months everything becomes very repetitive, customer side, carrier side and sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a better plan to train and pay the employees fairly and have bonus pay in motion not based on the performance of the branch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Intern in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Great group of people
    welcoming culture

    Cons

    I have no cons to speak of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    A great place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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

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