CHEP Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
95 Reviews
3.8
95 Reviews
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Tom Gorman
14 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • We have a great leader who believes in empowering the employees and advocates for a great work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits are above average and the focus on work/life balance is good (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • They preach work life balance but that seems to be a crock of crap (in 9 reviews)

  • long hours doing manual spreadsheets and tracking multiple versions (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at CHEP full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible managers, lots of challenges

    Cons

    Too many meetings, lots of work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, good benefits, bad future career/position opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at CHEP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mostly laid back and flexible culture though this depends on your manager or director. Benefits such as health, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance, PTO, annual bonus and salary increase based on merit.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of room to grow here. I am in the Finance department and it's hard to advance within this area. When I was first hired, I got the impression that career growth was available and attainable, but this has been difficult thus far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider promotions within current role (i.e. promotion from Financial Analyst to Senior Financial Analyst).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Benefits but Culture Needs Improvement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at CHEP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits compared to comparable positions in Orlando area, and great co-workers. Opportunity to build contacts in supply chain industries.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there is a lot of double talk and "drink the koolaid" strategies in this company culture. I was shocked to see that people will rate this company high overall but list long hours and lack of work life balance in the Cons section. I would have done the same thing if I still worked there and I think it's part of the overall brainwashing that sets in and convinces people that working more than 70 hours a week is OK. I think that people do it because they see good people around them doing it and don't speak up when positions have been cut and people find themselves working the jobs of two to three people plus training newer managers, which lowers morale. On top of that, company seems to lose focus after a year or two and keeps switching strategies and letting go of some of the best and brightest while promoting the most politically savvy power players who don't really know the business, are not the greatest at developing employees, and seem increasingly unproductive at what it is they are supposed to be doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to pitch a strategy to shareholders that will last more than a year and not require constant re-organization. If you focus more on customer and employee satisfaction, your shareholders will prosper as well. Also think about actually hiring enough resources and taking advantage of technologies that can automate many of the processes that are still manual and time consuming to allow many groups to produce meaningful results. Also, if you retain some of your better management for more than a few years, you can actually see what long term gains can be made and you can be better advocates for the customer if there wasn't as much management and senior management turnover.

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  5.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at CHEP full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work/life balance is able to be reached compared to other companies I've worked at. This place has some smart, creative people working for it. They do a lot of fun things for the employees (three volunteer days available, department morale events, fiscal year kickoff with food and entertainment, etc.).

    Cons

    A lot of organizational changes. The IT systems that are in place are not fully utilized or not mature enough. It's working through it's transition from a small company to a big company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

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

    I have been working at CHEP as a contractor

    Pros

    Benefits, work-life balance is real

    Cons

    None that I can ink of at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up engaging the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CHEP

    Pros

    This company is in an industry which is quite unfamiliar but has managed to attract a very high level of employee. It is a honor to be included within this employee base. The pay is quite competitive and there is a high level of energy here. All employees are engaged in making things better and it has a minimalist political culture. Delivery of results is king here.

    Cons

    A lot is expected from the employees here. It is common to see the parking lot half full at 8:00 p.m. Employees are not expected to have a healthy work life balance. It is preached, but work conditions make that impossible.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Most of management are very supportive and everyone has a great knowledge of the business

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at CHEP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High Salary, training, flexible hours (in most cases)

    Cons

    High stress level. Many re-organizations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to have more consistency rather than every few months changing policy or procedures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

    I have been working at CHEP full-time

    Pros

    pay is good compared to the rest of the area

    Cons

    They are continually cutting heads and promoting the worst people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people and stop promoting the dummies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience

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

    I worked at CHEP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Compensation for work is good. PTO policy is nice, as well as other benefits.

    Cons

    Advancement is limited for field personnel unless they want to relocate.

  11.  

    Awesome company with amazing benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at CHEP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work environment, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Can work longer hours but that happens at most organizations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is great...keep the motivation coming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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