CR England Reviews

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
99 Reviews
2.6
99 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you truly want to be a truck driver this is the place to start (in 4 reviews)

  • The training is very fast paced and it gets your CDL-A in no time (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Going to drive school with on the run felons, home time is seldomly approved, a frugal (in 9 reviews)

  • DO NOT LEASE A TRUCK FROM THESE PEOPLE, you and your family will suffer (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    I'm very satisfied with the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in Colton, CA
    Current Employee - Driver in Colton, CA

    I have been working at CR England full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    At 66 years of age, no one would hire me and I needed to earn a living. C R England's attitude is "the truck doesn't care how old you are". You get free CDL school and a job with a 9 month commitment (6 mos. for veterans). I earn as much driving a truck for them as I did during my prime earning years and to my surprise I love the life.

    Cons

    It's true, you're on the road a lot, so it may be a hardship for younger people with a family, but after 37 years of marriage my wife would rather I was making money than hang around the house. Besides, being on the road is how you earn money!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is hard to communicate with the dispatch office staff. They're very busy so you're asked not to phone in, but to use the qualcom (onboard communication device). The problem is most of the time you don't get a response, or it may be an issue that needs to be discussed at that moment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressed over worked not enough staff

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

    I have been working at CR England full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ok facility amenities at California branch

    Cons

    Nepotism family owned very focused on cost cutting and money money money no matter the cost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your current employees or you will lose them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    This company doesn't pay their drivers worth a crap.

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

    I worked at CR England full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits aren't the best or the worst.

    Cons

    Don't waste your time, if you're interested in making decent money. This company is the only one I ever worked for who wouldn't pay a lunch meal during orientation. If you didn't have money with you, you were lucky to eat the motel complimentary breakfast fleet your daily nutrition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you send your upper management to locations on a meet and greet, offer up more than peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as driver appreciation accoutrements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Enjoy the job itself, but high driver turnover is making things tough.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Operations in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at CR England full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of advancement opportunities, amenities like a restaurant and convenient store in the Salt Lake City office, and coworkers who really care for each other.

    Cons

    Management changes focus quite often, goals get changed and those goals just so happen to be what monthly bonuses are based on. Also the company tries to focus on retention and employee moral, but the goals don't reflect that at all. The unattainable goals make people feel inadequate when they're giving 110%. Not a good way to boost morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the goals reachable, and if you can't back the goals up with the bonus we are supposed to get, maybe you should re-think the pay scale. Tell people they're doing a good job once in a while, and be sincere about it.

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

    C.R.E. Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BI Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - BI Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at CR England full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The most notable thing was a lack of backbiting. All were treated with respect by all and patience , recognizing we all had our plates full, was the unspoken rule. While showing patience and respect professionalism was expected in the work accomplished. It was a good place to work.

    Cons

    I hoped to be part of the management team. Instead I was more of an assistant financial analyst. My work was handed to a team member and presented in staff meetings by the finance team member. I was an IT person in a finance organization so there was to IT career development and no finance organization career development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent environment for a Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at CR England full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Ability to work either four tens or five eights. Work from home up to two days per week.
    Excellent work life balance.
    Great Java dev team with no dead weight. Great people to work with.
    Excellent up to date technology stack. Java 8, Spring MVC, JQuery.
    Continued learning and training with yearly conferences.
    No required travel.
    Autonomy, Mastery.

    Cons

    There are some third party and legacy systems that prove very difficult to successfully integrate with.

    Senior Management does not communicate well with people in lower level company positions before making decisions. This makes it difficult to understand direction and goals.

    Recently the company seems to be less purpose driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Direct management in IT is great. We have an excellent Manager, Director and Project Manager. Senior and Executive level management needs to break down the silos and have more direct communication with mid and lower level employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Don't work here.

    Former Employee - Truck Driver
    Former Employee - Truck Driver

    I worked at CR England full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There weren't any pros. This company is horrible.

    Cons

    The worst company I have ever driven for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ok to start, but not long-term.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dedicated Company Driver in Sterling, IL
    Current Employee - Dedicated Company Driver in Sterling, IL

    I have been working at CR England full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Will train you to get your CDL, will give you experience to get a better job

    Cons

    Horribly low pay, constant push to team/train

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer actual benefits, and compensate drivers better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Still in training but this company seems very transparent.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CR England

    Pros

    You'll get a cdl fast. Good money if you lease a truck but the only good things I've heard from company solo drivers came from questionable sources. 25cpm from one source that was happy to make that saying he never worked more than 45 hours a week. He said he brought home almost $500/week with a proud smile which is about what I make in training.

    Cons

    Trainers are delivering loads to clients and usually don't care about your education. You don't really learn that much driving forward in 8th gear for hours. The pay sucks at first, 9.25/hr for phase 1, 10.25/hr for phase 2. Overtime and holidays do not exist here of course unless you work in an office so I find it hard to want to run out my 70 hour clock during this time. You're pretty much stuck driving team unless you're content making an income you don't need a cdl for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, inexperienced in this industry.

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good introduction to Truck Driving

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Relief and Recovery in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Relief and Recovery in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at CR England full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    C.R. England isn't against you making money, as long they make theirs first.
    Nice new trucks. The drivers are normally pretty friendly. Some of the Dispatch managers are pretty great

    Cons

    It is always the driver's fault. They view drivers as grist for the mill. If you keep your nose clean, stay out of anybody in management's way. You can probably get enough experience to get a better job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat drivers as equals. You're paid because of what we haul.
    I remember being frisked to see if I had any weapons before being allowed to see some of the admin staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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