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Family owned but the family values are gone

Branch Manager (Former Employee)

ProsProfitable, very low debt, overall strong financially in an industry that yields very low margins.
Excellent money management at corporate level.
Not afraid to spend money on equipment.
Generally good employee relations.
If your a good driver you'll have a job for life.

ConsPay scales not adjusted to regions or competitive with industry.
2 sick days a year.
Advancement limited
Advancement from within almost non existent.
Local managers are the most expendable, no security.
District management in certain regions poor. District management not held accountable for poor descion making or unethical behavior. Hard work, long hours and being a comitted company person mean absolutely nothing to district management.

Advice to Senior ManagementEstes unfortunately turned a bad corner around 2006-2007 as far as getting away from the values of the founder which is what made Estes unlike another LTL carrier (in a good way).. Estes is now joining the ranks of the high turnover carriers. Hold your mid level managers accountable for their poor descion making and violating the companys code of conduct policy. Disrespect and dishonesty is not the image that the company projects at the top but yet it's tolerated at the district level. I believe if Rob Estes knew of his managers engaging in ignoring respect and honesty he would be angered.

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    Good experience in short run

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)

    I worked at Estes Express as an intern for more than a year

    Pros: Laid back environment with no stress Cons: No opportunity for advancement. Unhealthy corporate culture. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    My experience was deplorable at best due to upper mgmt stuck in the 1990's in how they operate.

    Account Manager (Former Employee)

    I worked at Estes Express

    Pros: Estes Express emphasizes family owned and to some degree that is… Cons: Terminal management and sales are expendable. The treatment from corporate to the field is terrible and is truly a top down situation. The… Advice to Senior Management: Incoroporate new blood into key positions, don't be afraid of change. Some key advice would be to hold the District level management accountable and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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