PLS Logistics Services

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PLS Logistics Services Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
107 Reviews
3.1
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Pros
  • I literally wake up and get excited to come to work and use my book of business to its full potential (in 7 reviews)

  • Its a young environment and fast paced (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Job was very stressful and worked long hours (in 8 reviews)

  • Stressful sales job but can be lucrative (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    good people, tough job

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Cranberry Township, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Cranberry Township, PA

    I worked at PLS Logistics Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    opportunity to create your own success with hard work. great training to learn logistics and managers to help grow. possible to make a good living if lucky enough to land the right accounts. 10 days off in a year.

    Cons

    long hours, stressful environment, sales quotas to hit which leads to high turnover. unhealthy to sit in a chair with a phone in your ear minimum of 745am to 515pm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help ease the stress and expectations of employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun Fast paced Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX

    I have been working at PLS Logistics Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun fast pased sales environment
    The Culture
    Contest
    Freight Never Stops Moving!!!

    Cons

    Heavy turnover (you have to bring it EVERYDAY!! if your not prepared to do so, then i wouldnt reccommend applying)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open Office in San Fransisco

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run away and look somewhere else !!! Seriously !

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at PLS Logistics Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People you work with are in the same boat you are in.

    Cons

    Where to start leadership is a joke.

    The business model should not appeal to you if you are a decent person.

    Extremely high turn over rate, poor quality leads, high volume of cold calling.

    Top players stay there thanks to the efforts of others.

    For recent college grads. 20 to 1 guy/girl ratio that should be a clue to the environment.

    Overall just a 6 month job !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop allowing this to be a fraternity environment, get rid of these ridiculous sales goals, stop the high turnover rate. It goes on but Glassdoor wont let me put it on here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid company for dedicated workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive Trainee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive Trainee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at PLS Logistics Services

    Pros

    Management is supportive, trade is quick and relatively simple to pick up, relaxed but professional work environment, fast paced problem solving and multi tasking, co workers are often team oriented and forgiving of minor mistakes, easy to excel if you dedicate your time. Benefits are strong, good 401; fast growing and positive company

    Cons

    High turnover rate can demoralize and intimidate. Nature of job leads to avg 100+ mixed in and out calls per day starting, and if unorganized or those not with thick skin, easy to feel bullied by carriers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay positive!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    account executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive Trainee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive Trainee in Houston, TX

    I worked at PLS Logistics Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    fun place
    good manager
    office is really nice in Houston

    Cons

    People cuss way too much
    People look very unprofessional (some)
    out of a training class of 20, 10 will be gone within the first month. Most by choice. The next 7 will be fired over the next few months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only hire people that are positive, confident, okay with hearing "No" a thousand times a day, and willing to work their tail off all day and after hours.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Pay..No Job Security and High stresses in this industry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at PLS Logistics Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Starting pay of 38k as an entry level position
    Great People-younger environment(very laid back)
    Fun activities in the office

    Cons

    Pull your hair out kind of work
    After 3 months of training you enter into selling with a sink or swim mentality
    Training doesnt prepare you for it whatsoever and favorites usually get handed the best clientele
    Good luck being a girl in this market-they say it's pure luck but really its a logistics company and its a man's world
    Don't settle for this job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase your training and make sure you hire equally across the board
    Make sure people know what the job description actually is like before they commit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    PLS Logistics provides a solid Entry Level or Lifelong Career. They really invest in their trainees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive Trainee
    Former Employee - Account Executive Trainee

    I worked at PLS Logistics Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    2 week Industry Training is provided.
    Management is available to help with issues that arise.
    Lots of freedom to specialize in transportation that interest you.
    Effort is directly proportional to success.
    Strong job security for those who make it through the 1.5yr training. Lots of transfer options into other departments.
    3 Months with a mentor is provided to learn the operations of the business. Support is available.

    Cons

    it takes a LOT of effort to be successful and sometimes a little luck.
    It's a sales job, you'll cold call businesses, get over it, it's not that hard.
    The first year is extremely difficult to succeed on a standard 40hr work week schedule. The first year is 60-80hrs a week include outside work research and preparation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire less, but better individuals. Nurture those especially talented. It may even sound crazy, but somewhere in the training process, offer people a payment to quit right there - you'll save yourself money in the long run.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Do not work here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PLS Logistics Services

    Pros

    People are friendly and you can meet people your own age
    Logistics is an interesting industry, but 3PL is not the stress
    You will learn about many different places in the U.S and Canada via Google maps

    Cons

    Extremely high employee turnover
    Immature environment and management is obsessed with sports which is a huge distraction. Definitely a "bro" environment (there are even football graphics on the wall...) Not that I don't like sports, but it was a little bit overwhelming
    Hard work for little gain
    Not professional. Some employees do not even have college degrees
    Dead-end job
    Favoritism and clicks
    Insufficient training that does not give you the tools you need to succeed
    Saturated industry
    Cold calling and long after hours (you will even need to work on weekends in order to meet the sales quota)
    80% of trainees will be out of a job within 6 months
    Definitely sucks if you relocated for this job to a city that you don't really like and then be out of a job 6 months later

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try a new approach to management
    Train your employees longer. Don't fire someone just because they didn't meet a lofty sales quota. PLS fires employees right when they are starting to get the hang of the place, and it would be wiser to INVEST in your employees and improve your sales training techniques.
    Hire people with some experience. Don't just hire someone with no degree just to see if they can make the cut.
    Diversify the workplace, especially when it comes to gender.
    Somewhat more professional dress code. No jeans

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PLS Logistics Services

    Pros

    Awesome atmosphere, helpful managers, and an uncapped salary.

    Cons

    Hours may seem long if you are not working hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

  11.  

    Challenging but fulfilling!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive Trainee
    Current Employee - Account Executive Trainee

    I have been working at PLS Logistics Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Young and energetic company
    Ping Pong, air hockey, basket ball, putting green, and other fun activities to wind down
    Fun corporate events
    Management is extremely helpful
    Training was quick and simple, they let you get on the floor to get practical training.
    Attractive compensation plan and benefits
    Rapid expansion, hiring managers from within
    The harder you work the better your chance of making it! It's up to you!

    Cons

    Long hours, but time passes by quickly
    Quotas can be challenging to reach, but anything good is worth the effort

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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