Estes Express

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Estes Express Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
86 Reviews
2.4
86 Reviews
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Estes Express President and CEO Rob Estes Jr.
Rob Estes Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay and benefits for people who have no degree (in 14 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits is middle of the road (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of space and upper management having no idea of what was happening at the OKC terminal (in 9 reviews)

  • Hard work, long hours and being a comitted company person mean absolutely nothing to district management (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Terminal Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Estes Express

    Pros

    Debt free company - economy proof, good people in management positions

    Cons

    High stress, not a lot invested in tools for the job compared to other LTL companies, be prepared to work 12-hr days at this level,

  2.  

    Totally dis-functional

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Estes Express

    Pros

    My paycheck did not bounce

    Cons

    Benefits were reminiscent of the 70's; mom and pop mentality; management kept their head in the sand (There's another phrase, but I'll be polite here); archaic technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plenty of advice but they certainly won't listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    a decent company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Elkton, MD
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Elkton, MD

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good pay, good oppurunity to advance yourself they pretty much only promote from within the company

    Cons

    no overtime pay until after 55 hours, the rules change so often, they want to write you up for every mistake you make, they dont look at you in a proper way meaning everyone is replaceable to them, when freight slows down hours get cut drastically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn that we are people out there giving you the best we have, people make mistakes, learn how to talk to your employees put fair people into leadership roles, everyone should be treated equal less cliques rolling around thinkning that they dont have to work because they have "Seniority"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Nepotism

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Estes Express full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Co workers. Debt free company - economy proof,

    Cons

    Have to suckup to the Boss or if something go wrong in the group you will be pointed out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Weight and Research inspector

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - W&R Inspector
    Current Employee - W&R Inspector

    I have been working at Estes Express (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid company that is privately owned and never had a fear of layoffs. Reasonable pay.

    Cons

    You too out quickly and the pay is less than other trucking companies. You can hit a wall quickly when tryingnot advance within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote and train from within. Have more opportunities for advancement outside of the home office. Especially for long term and loyal employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not bad for a first frieght job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Freight Quality Control in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Freight Quality Control in Houston, TX

    I worked at Estes Express full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Get hired faster than other frieght company's. Some flexibility and much overtime opportunities.

    Cons

    Last minute schedule changes and double shifts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    decent pay!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Estes Express

    Pros

    good pay and benefits for people who have no degree.

    Cons

    no room for advancement for women.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more evaluations for office staff to give promotions

  9.  

    I will be at Estes 3 years in March 2014 as a HUB driver.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hub Driver
    Current Employee - Hub Driver

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Job Pays well and raises are very good, Fellow Drivers will work with you and help each other a lot.

    Cons

    Management shows no respect to employee's whatsoever, If you speak out management retaliates, Your only chance is to contact Human resources and sometimes they will back down from management. Serious lack of communication. Zero Training they merely have you sign documentation that you have had training you haven't. There is a lot of Favoritism. Job Performance doesn't matter as seniority rules all or how well you can suck up to management. All that matters is "production" and "bills per hour". Technology is so far behind it takes 45 minutes to an hour to get dispatched. Dispatcher's and office personnel are not trained properly which in turn causes serious delay's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should communicate better with all employees and not bully them or belittle them. Nobody is better than anyone. Get more involved with the overall work instead of the specific title's duties. Reward good performance. Maintain the equipment and actually follow OSHA standards. Worry more about quality and less about production. Stop micro-managing your driver's we are veterans and have common sense. Treat Drivers with the respect they deserve not like they are a dime a dozen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I have been working at Estes Express

    Pros

    Pay is competitive and good benefits. Numerous side benefits if you take advantage of company sponsored events, perks. Co-workers very friendly.

    Cons

    Company has grown so fast that technology lags in critical areas. Current systems and processes have steep learing curves. Decision-making at lower levels is startingly uneven across the company. Company needs structural overhaul.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to do everything yourselves. Trust you subordinate managers more to build a fast pace environment. Push down authority but keep family culture alive.

  11.  

    R.I.W.F. "reduction in workforce" = 1600 employees fired to keep company in the "black"!

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    Former Employee - P and D Driver/Dock Supervisor in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - P and D Driver/Dock Supervisor in Madison, WI

    I worked at Estes Express full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Paid me while I was there!

    Cons

    Overtime after 55 hrs, poor management!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't fire good people to make yourselves look profitable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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