Mainfreight

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Mainfreight Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
52 Reviews
3.2
52 Reviews
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Mainfreight CEO John Hepworth
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours if you actually tell them what you want to work (in 3 reviews)

  • Good Pay and some upward mobility (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Never ending, no work life balance because replenishment runs 4am-6pm (in 4 reviews)

  • very long hours and the job can burn you out very quickly if you are not careful (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Special People, Special Compamy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mainfreight full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Teamwork is a priority. None of the "that's not my job" attitude is tolerated. Good pay, family time is strongly encouraged!!!

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for promotion within the branch due to the size of the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest into Career Development Tools / Training for team members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Review

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Air import in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Air import in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great core beliefs. Reasonable resources. Growing very steadily in the United States and experience growth pains.

    Cons

    Issues following through with promises

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Forklift Operator

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator/Material Handler in South Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator/Material Handler in South Houston, TX

    I worked at Mainfreight full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It brought in money when I couldn't find a decent job.

    Cons

    Managers talk down on you like you're stupid, managers have no idea what they are doing, pay sucks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I love working here.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - PC Technician in Carson, CA
    Current Employee - PC Technician in Carson, CA

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

    Pros

    IT Department is great. There is some travel and after hours work but just enough to make it interesting. Not too much. There is a budget for IT education which is very attractive. There is room for growth.

    Cons

    Some options as far as what we do are limited to choices made in our parent company's head quarters in New Zealand. It's not a large company - if you start at the bottom you'll probably never reach the top of the IT department unless someone leaves a vacancy and you are overqualified for your position already.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. I'm very satisfied.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Job safety but no movement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in Cockeysville, MD
    Current Employee - Team Member in Cockeysville, MD

    I have been working at Mainfreight

    Pros

    Job Safety
    Occasional free food
    Occasional fun event

    Cons

    Physical job
    Low pay
    No movement, you're stuck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise wages, more fun events, advance employees who do well

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It's new and fun yet frustrating and annoying?

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Mainfreight

    Pros

    Good people to work with sometimes.
    Working early
    Finishing work early

    Cons

    Raises aren't worth it
    Manager is questionable
    not enough worker to get job done
    Boring at some points

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put yourself in you employees before you speak. Trust them a lot more then you do. Stop talking to them as if they have no idea how to do there job and hire more people to get the job done as fast as you wish it to be done instead of becoming angry at your workers for not finishing on time because there weren't enough people.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging. rewarding at times, but lots of tough days and unhappiness

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Team Lead in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Executive Team Lead in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Mainfreight

    Pros

    Good Pay and some upward mobility

    Cons

    Experience depends highly on your individual manager, corporate culture was not enough to overcome this.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fun & Easy.

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Kingston, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Kingston, NY

    I have been working at Mainfreight

    Pros

    The Work is very easy. All you have to do is make sure you are fast, can lift heavy boxes, and make sure your done before the store opens.

    Cons

    It's work. You have a job to do, and sometimes it's not the easiest to do, even though you've did the same work before, over and over and over again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really like working for Target, it's the best experience I have, and am having a blast doing it. I wouldn't choose any other store to work for, I enjoy the low prices, the store is always clean & neat, and that's the way it should always be, I wouldn't change a thing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    a joke,

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Backroom Team Member in Vauxhall, NJ
    Former Employee - Backroom Team Member in Vauxhall, NJ

    I worked at Mainfreight

    Pros

    discount, team members, parking lot, location, time.

    Cons

    favoritism, poor management, equipment sucks, no room for growth and management only cares about themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let the sups run the shift

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    The job itself is ok, but ther is currently no opportunity for advancement.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flow Team Member Logistics Stocker in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Flow Team Member Logistics Stocker in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at Mainfreight

    Pros

    Well, you get to go home early and have the rest of the day to yourself if you don' t like having a lot of hours.

    Cons

    They rush ou too much and don't give you enough hours. Opportunities for advancement seem to be non-existent and picking up heavy boxes is stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training and more hours would be great. Team leads need to recognize the work of team members and not rush them so much. Opportunities to advance need to be expressed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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