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Former Employee - Dockworker  in  Houston, TX
Former Employee - Dockworker in Houston, TX

I worked at Forward Air full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Some nice people work there who are willing to help. Really cool workers.

Cons

No one from the office seems to actually be out on the dock and see what actually happens. Most people place more freight on the contractor drivers and offer no help to them at all, only a select few people know where the freight is located at, if you need to go to the restroom you need to get a card key to be let out. Everything is scattered throughout the warehouse making it almost impossible to get to sometimes, no palletjacks and only 2 forklifts available to be able to get the drivers freight ready. Barely any room to build pallets. Almost like a maze to get a forklift through all the freight, and waste of time to be on the forklift trying to maneuver through a bunch of obstacles getting to a drivers truck when they have to be out at a certain point and time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

for marketing for limited why not get some kind of basket with wheels on it to put all the big posters and marketing for a specific route in so it's not a mess and everyone knows where the marketing is. Also before you go about getting more companies, make sure you have enough room in the warehouse before you sign the contract.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Dock worker

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    Former Employee - Dock Worker  in  Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Lakeland, FL

    I worked at Forward Air part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    During peak season, october through december, you will get hours. The harder you work the better the hours.

    Cons

    Only team leads, and supervisors are hired as full time. No weekly schudle. The day you work you go home and recieve a phone call late at night about what time you will work the following day, if you work the following day. Supervisors will not open all the bay doors for ventilation on days when the tempeature reaches 100 degrees. You go to the bathroom and you need a card key to get back in the security gate but that card is not given to the dock workers. i was employed here for 1 year 9 months and was not given a pay raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees a weekly schedule. a card key to enter the security gate and full time hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Forward Air as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with, in the office and on the floor ( warehouse), nice supervisors, understanding, knowledgeable and very helpful

    Cons

    Unfortunately there's politics at the upper management level, and helped by a biased dispatcher ultimately lead to inequality among contractors, some were unfairly favored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everybody fairly and don't keep biased employees around, not worth it.

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