Greatwide Logistics Reviews

Updated May 6, 2014
Updated May 6, 2014
9 Reviews

3.3
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    excellent

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    Former Employee - Lease Driver  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Lease Driver in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Greatwide Logistics as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    study work dispatchers who actually care about their drivers

    Cons

    slow times of the year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good for O/O who can manage finances

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver  in  Terrell, TX
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Terrell, TX

    I have been working at Greatwide Logistics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Plenty of freight, fuel surcharge combined with low on-site fuel cost. Excellent accessory pay for stops, back hauls and starting trip pay. Detailed trip reports and great settlement reporting for weekly payments.

    Cons

    Management / Dispatchers overwhelmed and will forget you if you are not diligent with keeping up with them and ensuring you can pull loads on the days you want to work. Must work at least one weekend day every week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to driver preferences and note successful work habits, better planning and route management would help ensure 100% coverage with fewer fall-offs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    If you're willing to work, Great Place

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    Former Employee - Owner Operator  in  Temple, TX
    Former Employee - Owner Operator in Temple, TX

    I worked at Greatwide Logistics as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Most runs get you home daily. Everyone was nice. Terminals are very small so you get very familiar with all the office personnel. I had a good experience. I got out of the industry or I would still work for them. If you get in good with dispatchers you can get a sweet work schedule especially if you are willing to work nights.

    Cons

    Some of the backhauls were a pain. I didn't care for the Rio Grande Valley loads. I have no major complaints. I really enjoyed my time there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Good gig.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting company that has gone through numerous changes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greatwide Logistics

    Pros

    Work/life balance was good. If you needed to take care of an item you were given time.

    Cons

    Management changed frequently, business in a downturn

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Mediocre

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    Current Employee - Operation Manager  in  Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Operation Manager in Upper Marlboro, MD

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, good employes, safe environment , good equipment, good benefits

    Cons

    Not enough support from the upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    . Promote based on experience and knowledge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good company

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    Current Employee - Load Planner  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Load Planner in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Greatwide Logistics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    big customer with wal mart. pay decent. good environment. good people

    Cons

    terrible upper management and not organized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get organized

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Valuable

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    Current Employee - Freight Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Freight Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Greatwide Logistics

    Pros

    knowledge of the business, professionalism, and oppurtunity

    Cons

    job duties and pay often dont match

  9.  

    Good pay and good home time, but no set runs/days off. Scratch their backs and they scratch yours.

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver  in  Southaven, MS
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Southaven, MS

    I have been working at Greatwide Logistics

    Pros

    Decent pay, most runs home same day. Layover runs back next day for our operation. Mostly new fleet of trucks, decently maintained. Many runs are little to no touch. Detention pay after two hours for store deliveries and backhauls. Stop pay plus mileage pay. Motels paid if you are in a daycab.

    Cons

    No bid process for runs. You don't know what you are doing the next day until dispatch calls. Many runs are driver assist, either by operating a pallet jack, or pushing while the customer operates pallet jack. Some runs are good, some are hardly worth the commute to the warehouse. Trucks are governed at 62-63 mph. Runs fluctuate when business slows, which is good if you want another day off, but bad if you want to run hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set runs, or days off for proven hard working, and safe drivers. Better communication about policy changes.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Greatwide changes management like I change underwear.....daily!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greatwide Logistics

    Pros

    Salary is excellent, peers are excellent

    Cons

    When I would come to work I never knew who my manager would be. Upper management changes daily also. Layoffs and bankruptcies are out of control. You're bound to end up with a manger with less education and experience than you whose biggest concerns are the type of chairs and not moving freight or taking care of the customer and guess who takes the heat for their inabilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop moving people in and out of positions. We are not reinventing the wheel here we are moving freight. Treat your drivers and your dispatchers with respect. They are the ones saving your butts on a daily basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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