McCollisters Transportation Systems

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McCollisters Transportation Systems Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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  1.  

    14 years of dedicated service.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McCollisters Transportation Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Being part of a team. Having the enjoyment of a job well done. Being able to interact with repeat customers.

    Cons

    Little to no incentive to continually providing the best service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For senior management to remember; its the people doing the day to day interactions with the customers that keep the company moving forward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Used to be a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at McCollisters Transportation Systems

    Pros

    The thing that most impressed me was the long term employees that were there.

    Cons

    They keep laying off people to stay afloat and then turn around and hire new people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to stop doing work for free and cut losses on companies that you are not making with and replace with good business. And for goodness sake, get out of Household.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Patience

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    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Burlington, NJ
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Burlington, NJ

    I have been working at McCollisters Transportation Systems as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    As a Lease Operator, I obviously get to work when I want to. That doesn't necessarily equate to setting my own hours but, when I need to take time off I haven't really had an issue doing so. Some of the best people I've met are in their various offices and can be a pleasure to work with. There is a lot of give and take as with most companies and unfortunately there is a running phrase that can sum things up quite succinctly at times, "It is what it is". As many times as I've felt like I wanted to just walk away, the money is hard to replace. I haven't got to a point in my life financially where I'm willing to take a drastic pay cut to relieve me of the usual stress that comes with the job.

    Cons

    There are times when you can sit in one location for 3-10 days waiting for a reload depending on where you end up emptying out. The pay at times can be insufferably slow which doesn't help you to stay caught up or even with your monthly expenses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen, listen, listen. Granted, not all advice is worth a second thought but, there are things that are overlooked and would help everyone in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good opportunities for driven sales people

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in West Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in West Chicago, IL

    I worked at McCollisters Transportation Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good upper management, very accessible and good mentors.

    Cons

    Incompetent middle management, lots of penny pinching

  6.  

    Don't do it. You will be sorry.

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    Current Employee - Driver in West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Driver in West Chicago, IL

    I have been working at McCollisters Transportation Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    None. Ask anyone who has worked there.

    Cons

    Employees are not valued by owner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Throw in the towel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Interesting and frustrating

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    Current Employee - Finance in Burlington City, NJ
    Current Employee - Finance in Burlington City, NJ

    I have been working at McCollisters Transportation Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have the great pleasure of working with good, helpful people who do their jobs well. This organization is very lucky.

    Cons

    They have an archaic computer system. It barely provides and produces what we need to do our jobs well. The management seems confused and not sure what direction to go in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect. Compensate them as they deserve. Don't forget their loyalty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent organization on the up

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    Current Employee - Director of Information Technology in Burlington, NJ
    Current Employee - Director of Information Technology in Burlington, NJ

    I have been working at McCollisters Transportation Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nationwide locations, supporting International business, government and financial institutions, electronic OEMs, Hospitals, aerospace, military and home relocations ...

    Cons

    Shrinking driver pools, industry needs qualified drivers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the tremendous work to diversify company portfolio of service offerings, markets, customer base and support of Corporate america's logistics, warehousing and transportation needs - adding tremendous value to supply chains globally, and providing employees a living and lively hood of a company they can be proud of working for -- thank you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Unstable Chicago Location

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McCollisters Transportation Systems

    Pros

    Like anywhere else, there are some relationships that you miss. Some others not so much. Lunch treat every so often.

    Cons

    Be careful if you get a job here. Lay offs are a regular occurrence. Vicious cycle of hire and lay off. No such thing as security there. Too many chiefs. Terrible management. People steal your lunch. Repossessed water machines, complaints from customers, cleaning people, village for non payment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire unless you know how to offer a stable position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Not enough of this & too much of that

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McCollisters Transportation Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hours are typical & conveniently located, casual dress

    Cons

    initial pay is poor, current employees took multiple pay cuts, gossip runs rampent, rules are written in chalk since it's family run. Benefits are expensive and you must wait 6 months. I was hired and layed off within 4 months due to poor financial planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Count your money before venturing into new projects and cut riduculous spending and give it back in the way of salary. RECYCLE! IT'S THE LAW !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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