Estes Express Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Estes Express President and CEO Rob Estes Jr.
Rob Estes Jr.
58 Ratings

Pros
  • good pay, good oppurunity to advance yourself they pretty much only promote from within the company (in 14 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Really no way to get in touch with upper management to voice concerns (in 9 reviews)

  • Great reward for my hard work and overtime (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Operations Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time

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

    Pros

    Great health dental and vision benefits

    Cons

    No retirement package for long time employees


  2. Nice Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hub Driver in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Hub Driver in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Estes Express

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

    Pros

    Good pay and nice benefits

    Cons

    Not much room to advance

    Advice to Management

    Diversify


  3. Good people, but not really IT-minded

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a pretty good company to work for. Very solid, and very easily survived recent economic hardship. The people are helpful, and have a generally good attitude about everything.

    Cons

    A lot of technical decisions get made without involving the users of those decisions. Many times a software package was purchased that IT was supposed to implement, yet IT was not involved in the decision to purchase said product at all.

    Also, don't expect promotions. Estes would rather hire temporary consultants to get the job done rather than allow their own employees to flourish and grow.

    Advice to Management

    Involve your users and IT department when you decide to make decisions. Quit keeping people in the same place they've always been and blocking them from progressing in their career. It makes you feel as if nothing you do matters.


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  5. customer service rep

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Conover, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Conover, NC

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

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

    Pros

    they have great benefits and hourly pay

    Cons

    they are a family owned company


  6. It's as good as you make it

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Driver in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Estes Express

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

    Pros

    Good family benefits, competitive pay for drivers, busy terminal with lots of work, not too much micromanaging, extra earning potential if you want to work weekends

    Cons

    Equipment mostly older except for top drivers, no scale and too many overweight issues with loads, training can be less than thorough, high turnover with lower management

    Advice to Management

    Attention to detail when training, communicate and keep employees better informed, be consistent, hire better janitorial staff, move to a bigger yard


  7. Helpful (1)

    City driver

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Feeder At Ups in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Feeder At Ups in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Estes Express full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Expensive, but good insurance. Payed holidays. Good hourly rate and good milage pay. Weekly pay.

    Cons

    No overtime. No extra pay for pulling doubles. No breakdown pay. The harder you work, the more work they are going to give you. They have "favorites" and not all are treated equal. Their system is majorly flawed, from management down to dock workers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen the the people who actually do the workload for the company, the drivers. We would give suggestions every week in our meetings on how to resolve issues but always got denied. Got tired of busting my him pulling doubles on a CITY route and not getting paid extra to do it.


  8. Dock Worker

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Estes Express part-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and most people who will help you as much as they can, team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lack of training creates uncertainties and therefore lots of questions, and overly rushed atmosphere makes for lack of answers or explanations.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to properly train your employees and expect / welcome questions when they arise.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Billing Clerk

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    Former Employee - Billing Clerk in York, PA
    Former Employee - Billing Clerk in York, PA

    I worked at Estes Express part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very Flexible, work environment was very pleasant.

    Cons

    very very strict on tardiness and absences

    Advice to Management

    Know your staff, It wouldn't hurt to utilize communication skills


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great for Entry-Level employment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Estes Express

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

    Pros

    Job Security is great
    Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Benefits are not competitive
    Nepotism is prevalent

    Advice to Management

    Humility is the true key to success. Successful people lose their way at times. They often embrace and overindulge from the fruits of success. Humility halts this arrogance and self-indulging trap. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success. -Rick Pitino


  11. Rob please fix your managers!!!

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Debt free company. Great pay, good benifiets. Rob Estes acts like he really cares about us.

    Cons

    No room for moving to first shift. No shift diff which there should be. Treatment from management. Dehumanizing place because of managers!!

    Advice to Management

    Please take care of your little guys. Your managers are running you company in the ground!!



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