Quicksilver Express Courier

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Quicksilver Express Courier Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
12 Reviews
2.9
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fantastic company

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Accounting in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Quicksilver Express Courier part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working in the office is a great experience. Owners and other high ups are accessible and value good ideas. Good workers are recognized. Positions are almost always filled from within.

    Cons

    There aren't a lot of job openings available in the office. Most positions are hired from which is great but can be difficult to obtain a job here at any given time. Jump at any chance. Drivers are always wanted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    They dislike the the drivers.

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    Current Employee - Courier in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Courier in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Quicksilver Express Courier full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy to get a job. They have an incredible turnover so you can get hired very easily. The company is growing and is always looking for drivers.

    Cons

    Low pay; you don't know what a run pays. Have to leave sticker on car when off duty. They don' keep you in your area. Too many unnecessary miles driven. Your better off with a 1099 job and getting deductions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm not your boyfriend or husband or son. Be more professional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    only a glutton for punishment for punishment should work for QEC

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    Former Employee - Driver in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Driver in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Quicksilver Express Courier full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    No reason for anybody with self respect to work here

    Cons

    Abuse from customers, management and poor communication between office staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a driver for a month and see if you like how you are treated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Quicksilver is not an employee friendly company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Quicksilver Express Courier full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hours are good. Pay is fair but could be better. Certain office personnel are fabulous and pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Verbal abuse by supervisors is normal, has no problem jeopardizing the safety of employees so that the job is accomplished. TERRIBLE benefits, no pension, no 401K, no health care, no sick time and very limited vacation time. Employee burn out happens very quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quicksilver needs to focus on the health and welfare of their employees by offering a benefits package, better vacation/sick time package and a better salary. You need to VALUE your employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Family like atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Courier in Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - Courier in Lakewood, CO

    I have been working at Quicksilver Express Courier full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Wear and tear on vehicle is very expensive and makes it hard to make a living.

  7.  

    Not what I expected

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    Current Employee - Courier in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Courier in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Quicksilver Express Courier full-time

    Pros

    The work hours are good. But not a set schedule

    Cons

    You ruin your car. You spend more than you make in gas.

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

    One of the best jobs I've ever had.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Courier
    Current Employee - Courier

    I have been working at Quicksilver Express Courier full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Scheduling is immensely flexible; from part time to 7 days a week, you can make your own schedule (with advance notice, of course). Staff (dispatchers and management) is down-to-Earth. Pay is pretty good, at least to me, for what you're doing- it's mostly dependent on your willingness to work and willingness to take mileage runs (out of the city, et cetera). They also reimburse for gas usage (27 cents/mile).

    Cons

    Of course, the fact that you use your own vehicle (unless you work in Freight); this also means you have to maintain and have very high insurance coverage on your vehicle. As an on-call, non-routed driver, your deliveries are random and you may get a lot of low-priority (read: lower paying) jobs throughout any given day simply based on where you're located in town. They don't offer any health coverage, but who does these days?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please have more discretion in hiring; it seems you hire some riff-raff. I've seen fellow drivers with their shirt tails out, with superfluous tattoos, looking generally unkempt, and who grunt at me when I give them a greeting. I'm all for equal opportunity, but I feel we may lose some customers due to this and that affects the potential salary of drivers who make efforts to look and act professional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good 9-5 place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quicksilver Express Courier

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. I would say the environment and people are all really nice and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Not much interesting work. Just kind of clock in and clock out kind of job. Be prepared in case you are looking for something really different or exciting

  10.  

    Quicksilver rip off report

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    Current Employee - Driver in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Driver in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Quicksilver Express Courier full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You work first shift and there flexible.

    Cons

    You don't make enough to survive. You burn out your car because you only get a small % of the customer charge. They give the customer great deals and rip off the driver. Bottom line you dont make money and they use you to make money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I still miss them....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courier in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Courier in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Quicksilver Express Courier full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Incredible staff support. Encouraging and good supervision. High morale.

    Cons

    Low salary compared to inflation rates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loved the company, but it could pay more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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