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Solid company

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - NBM in Omaha, NE
Current Employee - NBM in Omaha, NE

I have been working at Werner Enterprises full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The people at Werner are great Plenty of room for advancement

Cons

Management thinks they know everythng Can be a high stress job Difficult to take more than 5 working days in a row off.

Advice to Management

Simple get input from those that are in the trenches day to day may be able to make some useful changes if you do!

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Schnieder would be a better company.

    • Work/Life Balance
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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 (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Junior Developer in Omaha, NE
    Current Intern - Junior Developer in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Werner Enterprises as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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