C.H. Robinson Worldwide Reviews

Updated July 3, 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. Key Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large stable company, good benefits, 401K and stock plan. Offices everywhere so you have the ability to transfer. Fast paced work environment--the day will go by quickly. You will learn a great deal about the logistics industry if you work here for any amount of time. Ability to earn a good living if you stick it out for several years and are a productive employee.

    Cons

    Compensation plan can be frustrating and a bit confusing. Comp growth is tied heavily to branch revenue growth unless you are in a commission based office so if your office has a bad year you will have a bad year bottom line. The work is stressful at times and can become repetitive. It can become easy to get stuck in a role due to the flat structure of this company.

    Advice to Management

    While some turnover is a good thing it costs more in the long wrong to constantly replace and train new employees versus finding ways to retain and fairly compensate quality talent. Figure out a more uniform approach to compensation though out the company so that people are not paid wildly different amounts for essentially the same job.


  2. Intern IT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    They give you real, relevant work. No doing useless tasks like many other companies give to their interns.

    Cons

    From the beginning you are a part of the team and treated like an employee, you are a part of your team - sometimes you need to be able to take a step back and ask for help because no one is there that will baby you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing - interns are gaining very valuable experience


  3. Full time review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The job is very fast paced and high energy. The company is well established so there is a ton of job security.

    Cons

    At times the industry as a whole can be a bit of a grind from day to day. There is also minimal autonomy and it takes several years to progress, even if you exceed expectations.

    Advice to Management

    The "team goals" take president over the individuals at times. There seems to be a sense of the greater good and a hesitation to reward the talented employees.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Overall good

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C.H. Robinson Worldwide

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for college students, Office setting, friendly people. Paid holidays and vacation time. Can be flexible with hours. Good opportunities if you decide to stay with the company for the long run.

    Cons

    Life work balance is nonexistent. People who stick around are put into management even if they do not qualify for the position. Fast paced job, expected to do a lot and always go the extra mile even during non-working hours.


  6. Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its a great company straight out of college. If you willing to jump around there are some good opportunites.

    Cons

    Everyone and everything is now a number. On boarding processes are extremely lacking. Days/weeks watching videos or left to be trained by other new hires. Short on praise for employees. Now making employees 1 dimensional and highly specilaized in 1 thing.

    Advice to Management

    Promoting new managers based on sales expereince results in a person that more than likely can sell but has no clue what the rest of the company has done. Office morale would be a good thing for them to learn as well.


  7. Collector

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Collector
    Former Employee - Collector

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for college grad

    Cons

    You'll have to work a lot of overtime

    Advice to Management

    Need to give employee good work life balance


  8. Helpful (1)

    Not a career job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive/Supply Chain Manager in Prior Lake, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Executive/Supply Chain Manager in Prior Lake, MN

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

    Pros

    People, technology, training, there are not enough pros to work here

    Cons

    Work hours, weekend commitments, pay scale


  9. Experiences Will Vary

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Fast-paced environment can cultivate critical decision-making and prioritization skills for those right out of college
    - If you are savvy enough to network with the right players, your career path at CHR can be accelerated
    - Leading company in a dynamic industry

    Cons

    - Inadequate pay for most
    - High turnover
    - Each branch competes with other branches
    - High stress/high work volume
    - Even lower roles can experience terrible work/life balance
    - Slow (if any) room for real growth and development unless you have networked with the right players
    - Customer-facing software/UX is not as user-friendly as it should be for many customers
    - Clear upper-management favoritism
    - Many times there is pressure to lie to customers

    Advice to Management

    Explore finding a way to unify your branches. Compensate accordingly to remedy high turnover and build loyalty.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Not what is expected

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at C.H. Robinson Worldwide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ir is a big conpany. They have a lot of experience on their field. Very helpful to jumpstart on the logistics field.

    Cons

    Workload is not balanced at all . Pay is usually not very competitive . Little growth opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a closer attention to the employees needs.


  11. Not so bad

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

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson Worldwide

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, ability to make a lot of money.

    Cons

    Work a lot of hours, Grind everyday

    Advice to Management

    Not so long days. 10 hour days is too much



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