Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation

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Dawson Rutter
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  1. Awesome CEO, So So Management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A job that helps pay your bills. You learn if you pay attention and take notes.

    Cons

    Rules and Point of Contact changes frequently amongst management, you want to become a driver just so you can get some fresh air and variety, until you hear the chauffeurs point of view.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and give pay for performance raises. You should never have outstanding employees under paid and over worked. Oh and finally, put a vehicle to use to transport your staff. You know your office is inconveniently located and all the surrounding businesses utilize shuttles for their staff. Take note.


  2. 5 years of Toxic. Not a company you want to work for. Disaster!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Roadshow Travel Coordinator in Allston, MA
    Former Employee - Roadshow Travel Coordinator in Allston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Parking on site, Across from a Grocery store and fast food, Some really great employees whom have been there for years.

    Cons

    HR Works from home and does not address real issues within, Not qualified/Fake Management, Everything is personal and nothing professional, Governed by fear, Poor training methods, Continued schedule issues, False "hire within" process, Disorganized, Customers come first; even before the employees, Company wants employees they can control and not "free thinkers", For every group of 5 new hires 1 will survive the process, Nothing is by the book, Those in a "tag your it" position do the hiring and firing, Management speaks of employees in front of other employees sometimes about very personal issues, incredibly stressful environment

    Advice to Management

    If you keep management: train them, Give fair opportunities to all employees, Stop rewarding the same people for a job everyone is doing, Refrain from saying "things are about to change" as this has been known to lead to the firing of capable and great employees and only instills fear on those left behind. Address real issues and concerns from those loyal employees, Be proactive and not reactive.


  3. Underpaid, unappreciated employees / unprofessional, unethical, uneducated management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Met some nice people I'm blessed to call friends.

    Cons

    Bad management is essential departments. Employees are underpaid, overworked & poorly managed. No room for growth due to bad manager.

    Advice to Management

    Get competent employees for management positions. Just because a guy is Dawson's buddy doesn't make him good at his job. Show some appreciation to 'valuable' employees with pay raises & promotions. Employees shouldn't have to sacrifice home life for work when they gain virtually nothing in return. If the 'boss' is having a 'bad day' the employees should have to suffer & have one too! Company is doing well according to CEO but only management benefits from this. Longevity is nothing here.


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  5. Mistreatment of a Loyal Employee

    Former Employee - Call Center in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Call Center in Long Island City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the People and miss them

    Cons

    Hated Management and hope there was a huge turn over at the company

    Advice to Management

    Participate in retraining or in just training period. Everyone there is just running around like a chicken without a head!


  6. I worked at Commonwealth for 9+ years.....

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Commonwealth is a great place to work! I have seen Commonwealth go through many changes over the years. Today Commonwealth is a great place to work with a lot of career opportunities. They promote from within and offer training and support to all employees. Every employee is give a performance bonus every year. I have noticed the management team and the employees really care about the customers. Senior management is very knowledgeable about the industry and the type of customers they focus on.

    Cons

    The health insurance offered is very expensive. There are a few senior managers that are in over their head.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work of growing the company and taking good care of your customers and employees!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Who did they pay to write the "good" review?

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Call Center in Allston, MA
    Former Employee - Call Center in Allston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As others have shared, there is good parking, convenient to fast food and groceries, pay is not too bad. But non of that is relevant to actually working there. The actual job itself in the call center was relatively easy to understand and do.

    Cons

    The Owner Dawson Rutter has no idea whats going on in his call center, and if he did I would doubt that he cares much. I never once seen him walk into the call center to see how things were going. He acts as though he came from "humble" beginnings but truth is is he is a bottom line money guy who talks trash about his competitors. As others have indicated they do not appreciate there staff like they say. They have had suits filed against them from former employees citing the same things I have mentioned here plus more. The list is endless and this company is morally bankrupt! Save yourself the headache, or go ahead and see what I mean. Then you too will be writing a review like this, and not asking either a manager or a new (unaware) employee to write a review bolster their overall rating, because bottom line is, this is not a ethical or moral place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Start fresh Mr. Rutter. Get new managers, new staff. Ground up. Bring up moral not down. Especially during those times when Road Show is super busy. Have a heart. Listen to others. Treat others with respect, its basic common courtesy.


  8. Horrible Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Money, parking and ... well not much else

    Cons

    They were horrible to their call center employees

    Advice to Management

    Replace your management "team" and start fresh Dawson!


  9. Great company to work for!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chauffeur in Allston, MA
    Current Employee - Chauffeur in Allston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, schedules are flexible for students, great chauffeurs, top of the line training, and open communication with upper management.

    Cons

    There is nothing much to share.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing negative to say, but i'm having a great time here.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Poor company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Do Not Want to Disclose in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Do Not Want to Disclose in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Young growing company with opportunities for the ambitious. The company will also afford you a lot of room to explore your own visions and ideas. This can be very helpful and usfeul in your career growth. I enjoyed the freedom this afforded me to to taylor my own professional growth.

    Cons

    There is a significant old boys club which is strange to think when you look at such a small company. Women struggle to work here, and need to succumb to many non professional advances. Caution Caution. I have struggled to align my professional values in this company. Caution, caution, caution, caution

    Advice to Management

    Stop operating from a model of fear and harassment



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