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Schnieder would be a better company.

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Former Employee - Truck Driver  in  Lakeland, FL
Former Employee - Truck Driver in Lakeland, FL

I worked at Werner Enterprises full-time for less than a year

Pros

They hire people straight out of driving school. Not many companies will do this. Had my wife not left me with a young child to raise while I was over the road in training, I would have stayed with the company. However, Schnieder would be a much better choice if you're just out of school, because Schnieder will send you to a 6 week school before putting you with a trainer OTR WHO ACTUALLY HAS TO STAY AWAKE WHEN YOU"RE DRIVING! Werner runs you like a team from day one - -when you're driving, your trainer is asleep.

Cons

You basically teach yourself to drive a truck because most of the time the trainer is asleep while you're driving. Yes, this is extremely dangerous...but it's also allowed by Werner.
The quality of most of the trainers leaves a lot to be desired. The first trainer I had was very anal retentive. I was made to take my shoes off whenever I was in the truck, and was not allowed to eat in the sleeper. He also had a MAJOR attitude. What was worse is the guy TEXTED AND PLAYED VIDEO GAMES ON HIS CELLPHONE WHILE DRIVING! Worst of all, he made me sleep in the upper sleeper while the truck was moving AND IT DID'NT EVEN HAVE A SAFETY HARNESS! rtrainer

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a page from "undercover boss" and see if the trainiers are really training. Don't simply rely on an exit survey (which you apparently aren;t reading anyway.) The first trainer refused to give his employee ID # and gets away with it. I had three trainers with Werner, one was good for the most part, the other two ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Werner Enterprises

  1.  

    Very cool. No rush and give has lot of opportunities to grow.

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    Current Employee - Junior Developer  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Junior Developer in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Werner Enterprises as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    You have so many departments at one place so get to meet everyone and can share experiences.
    Have many social events too.

    Cons

    This is just the current situation (July-2012) There are lot of constructions going on which is kind of noisy inside and outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are doing a great job. Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Newbies start with someone else!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Werner Enterprises full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A couple of the dispachers are not to bad.

    Cons

    They dont even try to get you home when you ask. You may have to file withg the labor board to recieve your reimbursements like I am doing. They take advantage of the regional drivers by sending them out of thier region but not paying the higher 48 state wages. Getting in and out of the terminals is a pain, every one of them is set up and run differently. The night and weekend crews for dispatch and so called "trip planners" must be people they round up at homeless and drug rehab shelters and have no buisiness even working there, there is one or two exceptions on that. For a company of its size it is the most mickey mouse unorganized place I have ever worked at. And to top it off they have the lowest starting pay of almost any other trucking company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    WAKE UP! The drivers are what keep your buisiness alive, better pay and some decent night and weekend crew would make a world of difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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