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Great Company... with a few bad eggs

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Truck Driver
Former Employee - Truck Driver

I worked at Swift Transportation

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

No one breathing down your neck
Ability to purchase your own truck with company lease program
Set your own hours to a given extent
Ability to go from OTR to regional or even inter-modal
Passenger Program
Home-time

Cons

Some Driver Managers who know nothing about driving a truck
Mechanic Shops at Terminals that sometimes take their time getting you back on the road
Some Trip Planners make me wonder how they even made it to work

Advice to Management

Hire more DM's and Planners from with-in. People who have the experience of driving on the road and know what it's like and what it takes to get the freight where it needs to go on time. You can't deliver 100mph freight with a 62mph truck. Overall this is a great company.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Overall good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - On Site Manager
    Current Employee - On Site Manager

    I have been working at Swift Transportation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent culture, higher level of trust than most companies which was nice. Good about allowing you to be more geared toward results than methods.

    Cons

    Very clicky. Sometimes I would see people advance faster than others based on who they knew not what they new. Could be very political

    Advice to Management

    Management should pay more attention to the guys in the trenches, the ones getting the water to the end of the row.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Steady Consistent Senior Leadership Especially CEO

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swift Transportation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability and very large company that overall really takes care of employees and really are implementing groundbreaking changest to ensure employees are happier and to enure become on of the best companies to work for and seeking to become best trucking company

    Cons

    Large size makes it difficult sometimes to be consistent across the country with policies and procedure
    Promotions and advancement made on who you know and best qualified are often not given jobs. Good old boy network need to disappera
    Nees to be more diversity with gender and ethic groups in all facets of the company which will allow continued growth. Entire senior management team is composed of good old boy network and one female.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside the box on nontraditional ways to improve workplace balance
    Empower employee to redifine jobs and get rid of the old way of hiring and promotions that favor who you know and not ability.

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