Landstar System

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Landstar System Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
31 Reviews
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31 Reviews
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Landstar System President, CEO, and Director, Landstar and Landstar System Holdings Henry H. Gerkens
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  1.  

    Love the freedom. Hate the 35%

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Capacity Owner in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Business Capacity Owner in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Landstar System as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Freedom of choosing when and where I want to go.

    Cons

    They take 35% and don't do a lot for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give 5% back for every 5 years of service up to 25%.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for (if you land in the right department)

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Landstar System full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits, strong company, good IT upper management and affordable health care if you are reasonably healthy. Quarterly bonuses based on company performance. Good work life balance and very nice office and location.

    Cons

    Very strict computing environment, no access to outside email, only gives you 25MB of Landstar email storage. Pay slightly below market value. Not much room for advancement because nobody ever leaves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Politics has a tendency to get in the way of progress, which is to be expected in a huge organization.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Landstar System full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Training opportunities are worthwhile and help you keep up to date on the industry. Work-life balance is great as a normal company should be.

    Cons

    The benefits seem to have gotten worse over time, there is a lot of politics and scheming in upper management that prevents progress sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a 3rd party to evaluate your technology department(s) and determine which one is doing things properly, then have the others follow suit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Agent
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Agent

    I have been working at Landstar System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a pretty good place to be, with a ton of opportunities if you're movitvated and at least a little aggressive.

    Cons

    You have to go get your own customers, and some of the things they should take care of, you have to do. Pay can get to be pretty good, but it takes tome time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate should provide more support to the agents with knowing how to grow their businesses, and they really need to get up to speed with peers in the industry from a technology standpoint.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Invoice Auditor in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Invoice Auditor in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Landstar System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great coworker and company. The pay is good and benefits are also.

    Cons

    Managers need training to keep the team positive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When more than one person complain there is truely a problem.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Landstar System full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are lots of benefits. The location is really a good spot. It's right next to a golf course. It's a nice work environment.
    There are rewarding challenges.

    Cons

    I can't come up with any negatives to report except that the location is a little bit isolated from food establishments. It's not bad but you do have to drive to get near nice eating places.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Had the opportunity to run my on business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Owner Operator in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Owner Operator in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Landstar System as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Be my own boss

    Cons

    Keeping up with load board

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    That most Agents do not care about Hrs. of service

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Supply Chain Solutions Design

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Administrative in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Landstar System full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    No comments relating to the company overall.

    Cons

    There were no advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Clerk in Rockford, IL

    I have been working at Landstar System full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent hours and work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Stable and Safe Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Landstar System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable company with a nice work environment.

    Cons

    Working policies and practices tend to lead toward a general lack of accountability across the board. Little, if any, opportunity for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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