New England Motor Freight

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New England Motor Freight Reviews

Updated October 25, 2014
Updated October 25, 2014
16 Reviews
3.0
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    I had an excellent time and good atmosphere

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New England Motor Freight

    Pros

    The staff was friendly and the hours were flexible. I enjoyed my time there with the company.

    Cons

    The working conditions were rough at times. The breaks were sporadic, and the facility was no ventilated .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend higher pay to part time workers.

  2.  

    My experience has been good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Driver in New York, NY

    I have been working at New England Motor Freight full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management tends to leave you alone if you are doing your job
    Pension plan
    Good benefits
    Hired with start time, no call ins
    Old equipment being replaced

    Cons

    Does not match 401K although website says so
    Old equipment
    Management doesn't realize that 48 13'6 trailers can't go every where
    Expect you to break down shipments and hand offload without lift gates.
    New hires don't have great starting hours
    A lot of trucks have broken air conditioners

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the equipment. Get smaller trailers with lift gates. Listen to the driver when they know a certain stop

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in South Plainfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in South Plainfield, NJ

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

    Pros

    I can't think of any.

    Cons

    Bad pay and terrible working conditions. No way of securing freight and all of the equipment is outdated. And the equipment that isn't outdated is always deadlined for one reason or another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company to someone that cares about their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Customer Service

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Former Employee - Customer Service

    I worked at New England Motor Freight part-time (more than an 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
  6.  

    Poorly ran and out of date.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Richfield, OH
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Richfield, OH

    I worked at New England Motor Freight part-time (less than an 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
  7.  

    not good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Driver in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at New England Motor Freight full-time (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
  8.  

    Look Elsewhere.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Elizabeth, NJ
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Elizabeth, NJ

    I worked at New England Motor Freight full-time (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
  9.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk in Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Clerk in Elizabeth, NJ

    I have been working at New England Motor Freight full-time (more than an 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
  10.  

    Dot worker load/ unload trailers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dot Worker in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Dot Worker in Miami, FL

    I worked at New England Motor Freight full-time (more than an 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
  11.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Columbus, OH

    I worked at New England Motor Freight full-time (less than an 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

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