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Current Employee - Line Haul Driver  in  Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Vitran Express

Pros

Off week ends unless you want to work. Dosnt take long to get a dedicated run. Never had a problem with my check being the correct amount and always in my account on Friday morning.

Cons

Pay below average for LTL carrier. Still on 5% pay cut and 401k suspended for over a year although freight volume is high. Very bad communication between management and drivers. Equipment is not very well maintained and a shortage of trucks.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The other LTL carriers are hiring now and paying better than Vitran even without the 5% pay cut. You are going to loose good drivers to other companies and the truth is that being greedy will only cost the company more in the end.

Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Vitran Express

  1.  

    LTL freight company offers less than a career.

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    Former Employee - Junior Systems Administrator  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Junior Systems Administrator in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Vitran Express

    Pros

    The co-workers I had were fantastic. A great group of people. Outside of management, the teamwork expressed among coworkers was the best I have experienced.

    Cons

    Management didn't alow any thinking outside to box. If there was a problem to take care of, management dictated how the troubleshooting process world be, even if the solution was in sight by a coworker. This created a lot of stress. Also, there was a lot of busy work to be done that got in the way of actual projects to be completed. One time a coworker's project of the day was to take stacks of bills and enter them into spreadsheets, while there were projects on the table that would be beneficial to the infrastructure.
    There was also a lot of favor given to one of the people on the staff. No matter how much work he pushed off to his coworkers, or how many days off he took, management just looked the other way. When a more senior person left the company, the favored coworker used it as a way to point out what was wrong with the dept, and GOT A RAISE OUT OF IT!! Even though the person that left turned in his resignation due to the fovortism given to the employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rely on your employees skill set. You hired them for a reason, let them do their job.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be one of the great companies if positive changes were made within the organization.

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    Current Employee - Network Administrator  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Vitran Express

    Pros

    Vitran has some of the best employees working from them, but the good employees soon realized that the organization as a whole is not going anywhere and so they end of leaving. Many of the management people are very flexible on time off if the employee can justify it. The organization runs like a small company so it's very easy to work on many different types of projects. Which if you are some with great ambition and willingness to be a self starter there is an endless supply of projects here. Pressure at work can be low depending on the department that you work at.

    Cons

    The pay scale is not that great. The only way to get a raise at this place is to get a promotion. Once you are at the top of the promotions forget about getting any more raises other than cost of living adjustments. To many people get away with things that most employers would have long ago fired them for. This ends up frustrating the good people there and they end up looking for work elsewhere. Many times there seems like there is no direction in the company. Every department feels like they run as there own separate company. There is a vast lack of communication among departments and other services centers. No one ever wants to take blame for anything and there is a lot of finger point that goes around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to start listening to the employees that work for them. Many have great ideas and changes that need to be made within the company that would improve performance and moral. Many people do not speak up because nothing ever seems to change. The senior management has a horrible representation of not relaying the organizations mission to the rest of the employees. Lack of communication and understanding is the biggest drawback at Vitran Express.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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