Landstar System Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Landstar System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    job security is something you can depend on some have been here over 40 years

    Cons

    no room for advancement unless you know someone or can kiss a round rear

    Advice to Management

    take customer service classes


  2. Automotive coordinator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Landstar System

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Awful place for anybody to work

    Cons

    Nobody would want to be here


  3. It made me an impeccable business worker and for that I am glad

    Current Employee - Freight Executive
    Current Employee - Freight Executive

    I have been working at Landstar System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the skills learned are great for future business

    Cons

    we can no longer post trucks which made the job more valuable


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  5. Owner Operator /

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    Former Employee - Owner Operator in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Owner Operator in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Landstar System

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    This review is requesting that I place atleast 5 words for the Pros of this company. I opted out.

    Cons

    The rates for taking a load does not pay enough to break even. Very poor brokering and no room for negotiation. Put your time, money, and driver somewhere else

    Advice to Management

    Please come to the realization that owner operators are in business to make a profit; same as you. The rates are a complete insult to our industry. We are hardworking people. We are not looking to gouge the company, just trying to make a living.


  6. Only worth working there if you end up in right department.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Freight Coordinator in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Business Freight Coordinator in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Landstar System

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. If in right department most people stay forever.

    Cons

    No movement. 3rd party carrier departments are the WORST place to end up. especially in Rockford, IL office. STAY AWAY!

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to be more involved in the actual job instead of vacations and online shopping. Supervisors need to not micromanage.


  7. Nothing is up for negotiation, it's the boss's way or the highway.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Broker in Fayetteville, AR
    Current Employee - Broker in Fayetteville, AR

    I have been working at Landstar System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If you get lucky, you can get some good customers that don't already use one of the thousands of Landstar agents which could result in decent $.

    Cons

    You do all the work for less than half the pay.

    Advice to Management

    Ha, like it would even be heard.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Landstar was good company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Landstar System

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    self dispatch. You can choose where you run and when you get home

    Cons

    I was there when economy crashed. It was messed up everywhere.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Landstar System full-time (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    None


  11. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Agent
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Agent

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

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

    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 Management

    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.



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