Crete Carrier Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. Operations

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team environment, Great coworkers. I've seen other companies where people waste their day on Facebook or surfing the Internet. Here I'm busy and engaged.

    Cons

    They expect you to work. If you don't want to work, you won't last. This job isn't for weak or lazy.


  2. Great Pay and good benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Over the Road Driver in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Over the Road Driver in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Crete Carrier full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a very good company with great starting pay and a terrific benefit package available.

    Cons

    The only thing I didn't like about the company as a new driver was the 8 weeks of training you have to do in another persons truck. 8 weeks is far too long to have 2 people stuck together in a cramped space. Some of the driver trainers are not the best choices.

    Advice to Management

    Create a better system for choosing driver/trainers, train driver/trainers so they better know their job and responsibility, and shorten the length of time people have to spend in a truck.


  3. Shop Foreman

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

    I have been working at Crete Carrier full-time

    Pros

    Excellent environment, good hours, plenty of OT, room for growth.

    Cons

    Could use better salaries, or some sort of pay tier system.

    Advice to Management

    Foreman deserve more money for all the work we do.


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  5. Family owned company, lots of stress, face paced enviorment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Asset Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Asset Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crete Carrier full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Local company, family owned. Have good benefits

    Cons

    Management and working atmosphere is very hostile.

    Advice to Management

    Cut some of the red tape and steps needed to get something done.


  6. Good strong company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Driver in McPherson, KS
    Current Employee - Professional Driver in McPherson, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good equipment and service. Comfortable trucks. pays all toll charges and EZPASS. Lots of miles. good trailers. nice terminals with good showers and facilities. great benefits and medical coverage, 401k and profit share. lumper pay.

    Cons

    some dispatchers are real jerks, in certain areas of country. GPS tracked everywhere so must be right on the log book at all times. sometimes presses to hours very tightly. some loads are too stressful. lots of very heavy (80K) limits and make it difficult to be legal weight on all axles, but manageable. must have hazmat even though very few loads are hazmat. getting to be very big and not as "family" oriented as it started out.

    Advice to Management

    get back to family values. treat drivers with more respect and courtesy, instead of just another number.


  7. Awesome company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Driver in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Crete Carrier full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    only been with Crete for 8 months and had some issues at home that needed to be taken care of and they have been very understanding. They treat you as a person and they do care about their drivers.

    Cons

    Slow trucks but they keep you moving. Service for trucks is slow but know the mechanics work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Best company I ever worked for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Wilmer, TX
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Wilmer, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crete Carrier full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Miles. Plenty of them too. Crete also cares about you personally, Had a death in the family. Called my asset manager and terminal manager. Was on my way to be with my family an hour later. "Take all the time you need: was" what both told me Routed me home for Xmas under a load. Great equipment. No trailers over 5 years old. Late model tractors. Treats their drivers with respect.

    Cons

    62 mph, but it could be 59. so I will take 62. I have no complaints. Have driven for 3 other companies before Crete, but actually Crete cares about you,

    Advice to Management

    Explore a 65 mph max speed. Othe than that, keep doing what you are doing.


  9. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Over the Road Driver in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Over the Road Driver in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a company driver I get good miles. Office personnel are friendly.

    Cons

    Hometime Sometimes you get home late if you don't specify you have an appt

    Advice to Management

    Get drivers home when they request it.


  10. Too much micro-management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crete Carrier full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large company, so you usually have lots of freight. Very rarely did I sit.

    Cons

    Forced dispatch. Told where to fuel and which routes to take. 62 mph trucks. Low average miles.


  11. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in North Platte, NE
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in North Platte, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crete Carrier full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay. 401k dental vision, health, and life insurance. Profit sharing. Military Aprenticeship program available. The company treats the truck drivers really well. I stayed in a single room in the downtown Lincoln Holiday Inn during orientation. The same hotel the corporate staff stay in. Very professional. BRAND NEW equipment. I'm driving a 2013 Pro Plus with auto start and non idle heat and AC. Electronic logs . I've never been pressured to get a delivery done if I felt roads were unsafe. This is my first truck driving job. EVERY Crete driver I talked to said they like the company and I'm lucky to have picked Crete verses other companies.

    Cons

    One day off for every six worked, but that's trucking. Management willing to work with you for time off needed.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit as many Vets as possible. We bring a lot to the table. Open your own truck driving schools in every state.



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