Highland Forwarding

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Highland Forwarding Reviews

Updated May 2, 2014
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3.2 12 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

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Radek Maly

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Best company I have ever worked for

    Logistics (Current Employee) Londonderry, NH

    ProsHighland Forwarding is a unique company in many aspects - smart & dedicated employees speaking multiple languages, innovative approach to problem solving, caring supervisors ready to help not only with work related issues but family hardship as well, great vision on the part of senior management (6 times listed on INC5000 and new office building with a warehouse being some of their accomplishments). As a small company the benefit package is quite impressive and salary is directly tied to work performance - the more knowledgeable & productive you are the higher your commission level. Strong work ethic, good head on your shoulders and willingness to go above and beyond will get you very far here. You may feel family atmosphere everywhere - kids are always welcome in our office and we have a family outing every quarter. Last but not least, the owner's wife truly takes care of us - kitchen is stocked with 20+ different kinds of coffee, tea, fruits, vegetables, crackers, cookies,... her unique listening ability & converting it into reality is second to none.

    ConsOur customer service work is quite demanding - it takes about one year to be fully trained and long hours are often necessary. All of us start at the bottom and then it is up to the individual to make her own path; frequent reviews help in becoming better and more productive. If you are looking for great pay be prepared to wait a few years and work very hard to get there; nothing in life worth anything comes easy!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the awesome work, keep listening to us and keep growing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging and exciting place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis is a very fast paced environment. The work is very challenging and exciting. There are new things to learn every day. Team work is encouraged and co-workers are always willing to offer advice and share their knowledge to help others.

    ConsThe job can be demanding and the hours can be long at times, but those who show their commitment are very compensated accordingly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to improve efficiency in the office to help with reduce the long hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice people and hard work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFrom the moment I first met my co-workers, I was treated as if I had been a part of the company for years. Every employee that I came in contact with, welcomed me with open arms and a promise of assistance whenever I should require it. My knowledge and expertise was valued and put to use.

    ConsWork-life balance can be a challenge.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your employees so they take care of your company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Highland Forwarding President responded to this review

    Jun 2, 2014

    Dear colleague, thank you for the nice comment. We try very hard so that all new employees feel welcome. Over the past year we have made substantial investment in our new office building so that we ... More
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    Current employee with intent of leaving the company as soon as possible.

    Logistics Specialist (Current Employee) Londonderry, NH

    ProsNot many pros to consider when it comes to working for or with the company as a customer.

    ConsLack of honesty on management's part with both employees and customers, and I agree with the above review that most leadership gain is at the expense of others.
    As a full-time "salary" job, work should take 35-40 hours/week, where as at Highland Forwarding employees may spend upwards of 50-60 hours/week, the most common reasons for this being exploitation and trying to cover for a lack of actual skill. This goes unrecognized and unappreciated by management as well.
    In comparison to other forwarding companies, compensation runs on the lower end of the salary spectrum.
    Favoritism in the office is very obvious and blatant, ruining employee relationships and morale.
    Hiring policy seems to include hiring two incompetent, easily manipulated employees to one proficient worker as a cost-cutting technique.
    The President of the company is correct in saying that employment here is not for everybody. Just for those who have no other choices or opportunities. Desperation is all that would keep an employee at Highland Forwarding for long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRefrain from listening to your wife and consider what is best for your company, employees and customers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Highland Forwarding President responded to this review

    Jun 2, 2014

    Hello,
    I have been thinking for 2 months how to respond to this post. I see only 2 alternatives as to who could write such a negative post.
    1) an outside competitor - much of the language seems a
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    A challenging career with a family atmosphere

    Logistics Specialist (Former Employee) Bedford, NH

    ProsThe intelligence, work ethic, and helpfulness of staff and management surpassed that of anywhere I’ve worked in the past.

    This is a dedicated, extremely reliable, brilliant team of people.

    The atmosphere is that of a welcoming family.

    ConsLogistics is a complex, demanding field and can be a bit overwhelming to a newcomer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work. Highland Forwarding is successful because of the high expectations of management. The average person may not fit in, but this is an above average business and employment opportunity, which is why you are the "BEST."

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    What are we doing now ?

    Logistics (Former Employee) Bedford, NH

    ProsFast Growth in the us.

    ConsLong Hours to get the job done .

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advise to give at this time..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Highland Forwarding President responded to this review

    Oct 9, 2013

    Hello, sorry your employment with us did not work out. Highland is not right for everybody. It is very busy environment with a lot of energy and 'do-it' attitude. We try very hard to hire the right ... More
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    Import (Current Employee) Manchester, NH

    ProsInteresting industry. Close to boston.

    ConsVery bad management. Dishonest to their employees and to their customers. The owner has a couple favorites in the office and it shows. New and innovative ways of doing business is frowned upon and dismissed by the owner/management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice. The owner does really not do anything without the permission of his wife, so no advice would help.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Highland Forwarding President responded to this review

    Oct 9, 2013

    We do not believe this comment is from any current or former employee as some of the factual information is wrong in it. It is possible it has been posted by a competitor. We have asked to have it ... More
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    Business Development

    Business Development (Current Employee) Bedford, NH

    ProsThis appears to be a professional working environment. Many good managers in the office.

    ConsLacks a marketing and sales plan . They are on a production mentality rather than a "business " plan for sales. Once you have sold your initial customers no guidance on future markets. They claim a team but when something unexpected pops up I am not sure they are looking at things objectively and from a marketing standpoint.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need a marketing plan and system with built in lead generation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Highland Forwarding President responded to this review

    Oct 9, 2013

    Thank you for the feedback. As we grow we are putting in better sales and marketing system in place. We are lucky that many customers come to us through word of mouth as they hear about our excellent ... More
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    Seem fair and accomodating . Open to new ideas and want to incentify people.

    Business Development (Current Employee) Bedford, NH

    ProsFlexible and seem like good people. A nice family business .Growing and its exciting .

    ConsThey need to get to the next level to be even more competative.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnsure at this time what to advice not worked here long enough.

    Highland Forwarding President responded to this review

    Oct 9, 2013

    Thank you for your comments. Yes we are always growing since customers seem to seek us out in search of highly professional personalized service. New ideas are always welcome, at our monthly ... More
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    Professional Environment

    Logistics Specialist (Current Employee) Bedford, NH

    ProsPositive energy and professional workers. Everyone cares about doing the job right.

    ConsCompensation is fair but not sure if they keep pace with what you would get at other forwarders. This may change as they grow and get more long term employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain leadership and try not to be to idealistic with employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Highland Forwarding President responded to this review

    Oct 9, 2013

    Thank you for your review. We are very glad you are happy and appreciate the work environment.

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