Arkansas Best

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Great pay for the industry but work conditions often make up for it.

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Current Employee - Driver in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Driver in Portland, OR

I have been working at Arkansas Best

Pros

Great pay for the industry, great health and welfare coverage also. Financially stable company that focuses on growing slowly and steadily so not to over inflate the workforce.

Cons

Here in Portland the upper management is never at fault for anything. If you need time off for family matters it means nothing to them. Saving money seems to be the main goal and safety takes a second to that. Shifts are at all times of the day and night and 2 hours is all the time you have for advance notice for a shift. Set schedules come after you have been at the company for about 8 years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your drivers. They work the job day in and day out and know what tools are really needed to complete the jobs given.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Fort Smith, AR

    I have been working at Arkansas Best full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Growing supply chain business solutions. Chances for advancement. Very strong and stable company despite the woes of the recession on the freight business.

    Cons

    Nothing really to bring to attention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company but Teamster Union is a drag on revenue.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Smith, AR

    I have been working at Arkansas Best full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company with a lot of very sharp people to work with. Generally everyone does a good job of putting the company first and politics second. Some departments are growing and so there is room for advancement.

    Cons

    Really the only downside to the company is the union that places ABF in a very difficult competitive position. It is a testament to the capabilities of management and the non-union employees that ABF has survived this long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the employees informed of ongoing developments. Let them know the Vision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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