New England Motor Freight

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New England Motor Freight Reviews

Updated June 27, 2014
Updated June 27, 2014
13 Reviews

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  1.  

    Dot worker load/ unload trailers.

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    Former Employee - Dot Worker  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Dot Worker in Miami, FL

    I worked at New England Motor Freight full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with my co-worker as a team.

    Cons

    Company with little work and taking hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share good relationship.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Customer Service

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    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Former Employee - Customer Service

    I worked at New England Motor Freight part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers, not hard to get time off (since it's unpaid)

    Cons

    No full time employees outside of management and drivers. Everyone had to be out of the door in under 30 hours per week so company wouldn't have to cover benefits. Also, whatever you are hired in at is your pay for life. There are no raises for hourly (non driver) employees and no chance to go full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people for full time as these are not part time positions. You will never get employees invested in doing a great job when you deny them basic necessities. The owners of company are certainly able to afford to offer employees health insurance and a decent wage. Also you need more qualified people, which you won't get without offering better pay & benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Poorly ran and out of date.

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    Former Employee - Dock Worker  in  Richfield, OH
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Richfield, OH

    I worked at New England Motor Freight part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    One of the biggest pro's is also a con. It is very laid back. For me personally it is TOO laid back. I want to do relevant work when I am working. The co-workers were some of the friendliest co-workers I have worked with.

    Cons

    The equipment is out of date. There are more dock workers then there are forklifts. They have an out of date tracking system. They don't secure and protect the freight (which bothered me from an ethical standpoint) and load things in ways where it is guaranteed to be damaged. This lack of securing freight also applies to their handling of hazmat. The have no straps on the premise and rarely have cling wrap. Training was almost non existent. Pay is below average. I would not recommend this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your equipment and methods! The money that could be saved from damages if you took a little effort to care!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    not good

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    Current Employee - Driver  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Driver in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at New England Motor Freight full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    benefits are good, home time is good

    Cons

    equipment is old, with no current plans for tractor replacement. currently assigned an 11 yr old tractor, and when it breaks down (frequently) or goes in for service the replacement is a 22 yr old truck. Dock workers do not block and brace freight or use dunnage. freight tracking system is outdated. pay is well below current industry standard. Union has very little power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start reinvesting in the equipment, facilities, freight handling training, and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Look Elsewhere.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Elizabeth, NJ
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Elizabeth, NJ

    I worked at New England Motor Freight full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Honestly Can't Think Of Any. I was with the company for 8 years with no opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    No raises, no employer 401k match, money stays with the Family. Overall service and claims are horrible. After 4 years with no raise increase and 401 JFK match company wide I went elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth. Get a grasp of the service and claims, they are both in the toilet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a bad place to work, but I don't think for long term.

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    Current Employee - Clerk  in  Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Clerk in Elizabeth, NJ

    I have been working at New England Motor Freight full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers. You get to interact with upper management since they walk around the building all the time. Most of the managers are flexible with employees needing certain days off. Good place to see and learn as operations take place.

    Cons

    There are no 401k contributions. You have to give something! I haven't received any opportunity for advancement after graduating college. My coworkers tell me no one has received a raise in six years, but the company seems to be doing well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the talent you have. I finished a double major and graduated with my bachelors in May, but no one has approached me about doing more in the company. Without providing opportunities for advancement people will look elsewhere as I've been doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Mechanic  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Columbus, OH

    I worked at New England Motor Freight full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great pay great group of people to work with and a management team that really takes care of the "little people" highly recommended

    Cons

    long hours sometimes exposed to adverse working conditions or incelement weather need to be a jack of all trades because you will find yourself working outside of the job title

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't be afraid to fire people who don't get the job done safely. it's better to have no one in the position then to have someone hurt because someone wouldn't fire someone else.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Love It!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  North East, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North East, MD

    I have been working at New England Motor Freight part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really enjoy working for NEMF. Great people, great attitudes. Love going to work everyday.

    Cons

    Communication between terminals is lacking. Training is wide scaled with everyone at different levels in various parts of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on a way to provide better communication between employees of different terminals. Create a thorough training process for new terminals that are beginning to open.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Company is more concerned about the bottom line.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lehighton, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehighton, PA

    I have been working at New England Motor Freight

    Pros

    Wages aren't too bad but could be higher.

    Cons

    Equipment is old/outdated which includes the data systems in the office and lift equipment on the docks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update equipment and work on making the job less stressful by getting the small tools that make the job easier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Ok place to work, Not organized

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    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic  in  Elkton, MD
    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic in Elkton, MD

    I have been working at New England Motor Freight

    Pros

    No management breathing down your neck, but no appreciation for work done.

    Cons

    Very old equipment. Never any parts in stock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of paper work orders, get a computer system to save time. Keep a better inventory of parts on hand.

    No opinion of CEO

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