Landstar System

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Landstar System Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
30 Reviews
3.5
30 Reviews
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Landstar System President, CEO, and Director, Landstar and Landstar System Holdings Henry H. Gerkens
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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for 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
  2.  

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

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

    I worked at Landstar System full-time for more than a 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
  3.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for 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
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  5.  

    Awesome job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for 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
  6.  

    Software developer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than a 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
  7.  

    Had the opportunity to run my on business

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

    I worked at Landstar System as a contractor for 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent hours and work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    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 for more than a 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.  

    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 for 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
  11.  

    BCO compensation too low

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

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

    Pros

    The so called "freedom" of non forced dispatch

    Cons

    Agents play favorites, good loads never make it to load board. Load board praised as its life blood for BCO's but in reality its mostly junk freight going to dead holes with no out bound freight or very cheap freight. Percentage of load paid to BCO is dreadfully too low to make money at current rates. Proof is in what BCO's are driving for trucks. Mostly old fleet trucks now. 8 years ago more BCO's had late model trucks O/O spec'd. Just proves how standard of living has gone down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking everything is perfectly fine. Sure, maybe 10 % of the BCO's are actually making OK money hauling good freight. But the rest wash out within a year. Turn over goes up and age of equipment is also going up. Load board is a joke so admit it and find a better solution. Too many agents for the freight available. We don't need 5 agents posting the same dreadfully cheap load. That just proves how desparate agents are and how worthless the load board is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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