Estes Reviews

Updated May 2, 2014
Updated May 2, 2014
9 Reviews
2.6
9 Reviews
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    dockworker

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Tech  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Warehouse Tech in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Estes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    it was a good work place because of the people i knew there made sum good friends for the years i was their good atmosphere and good grew to to work and hang out with after work

    Cons

    it was in the weather all bay doors open so it was very cold in winter but not so bad in summer and it was 3rd.shift had to go in early on sunday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    thats not my place

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    not good

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    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Estes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    national company with good benefits

    Cons

    poor wages and bad management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adhear to company policies and treat employees with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Rewarding and very stress free.

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    Current Employee - Driver  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Driver in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Estes full-time

    Pros

    Estes is a company that has opportunity for advancement in all departments.

    Cons

    Their are none at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good Ol Boy Network

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Estes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay was okay. hours were fine. people generally good.

    Cons

    Management sucks. You are just a number here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Estes

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    Current Employee - Terminal Manager  in  Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Terminal Manager in Auburn, WA

    I have been working at Estes full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Estes has allowed me to set my sights on my goals and as long as I perform I have accomplished every one

    Cons

    Nothing out of the ordinary. It is freight and a service industry. There will always be ups and downs because of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Estes has been one of the best companies that I have worked for in 23 years in the LTL industry.

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver
    Current Employee - Truck Driver

    I have been working at Estes

    Pros

    Estes is family oriented. I work long hours and rewarded for it. I am happy with this company and would recomment to anyone. Very nice equipment to drive and they are kept clean.

    Cons

    There are not many downsides that I have seen within this company, except there is room for growth and we need to take advantage of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is all about working together as a team to make the company more successful in the day- to- day operations. Estes has the opportunity for growth and we must grow the company more to make this company one of the most successful companies in the LTL industry.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Average company with average pay.

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    Current Employee - Outbound Supervisor Second Shift
    Current Employee - Outbound Supervisor Second Shift

    I have been working at Estes

    Pros

    Promotions are given to employees willing to work and learn new areas. The majority of employees are friendly and willing to help when asked. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    If you are a hard worker, you will be worked harder and then expected to work harder than employees who just sit back on cruse control. The hours are not typical 9-5.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you do not know an answer don't pretend to know and spew out some rant that makes you sound more ridiculous, just ask. If you say you're going to do something, do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Low pay and little room for advancement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Estes

    Pros

    Management varied on the ground by location, each location largely autonomous. Decent benefits that started to dwindle as sales tanked...

    Cons

    Corporate management was secretive - employees were viewed as an expense to be minimized. Leadership drove things in the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have had more interaction with employees, offered paths to advancement, and training / education opportunities for employees (and maybe not let the board erode their ability to manage the company).

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Unprofessional

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    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at Estes

    Pros

    Flexible
    There is nothing else that is a pro about this company. Its management continues to move in the same dirrection.

    Cons

    Work ethic
    Communication
    Employee Relation
    Advancement
    Pay
    This is company is not consistent. It makes rules and procedures on the fly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more consistent and provide better benefits and pay. You are no longer competitive and we have a high retention rate because of this.

    Doesn't Recommend

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