Saia Motor Freight Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
75 Reviews

3.1
75 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • great pay and benefits good time off and work environment (in 5 reviews)

  • Good pay, not overly strict, guarded parking lot, great co workers, and good management (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has absolutely no clue what I do and my management shrugs it off when (in 6 reviews)

  • Waiting for freight,back stabbing drivers (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Import Coordinator  in  Gardena, CA
    Former Employee - Import Coordinator in Gardena, CA

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pays well, good culture throughout the company.

    Cons

    The pay is below industry average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was awesome. I would recommend.

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

    Controlling

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Associate  in  Houma, LA
    Current Employee - Claims Associate in Houma, LA

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

    Pros

    Great pay and insurance

    Cons

    Controlling managers, pointed for everything, stressful environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to relax and make the job and employees feel more valuable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Its ok.

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    Current Employee - Mechanic
    Current Employee - Mechanic

    I have been working at Saia Motor Freight full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They have affordable benefits at a good price for full time employees. They will work with you if you need time off as long as its not around certain busy times of the year. There really are some good folks working there that are truly there to do their best for the company

    Cons

    Not a great place to try to move up in the company. Salaries are based on across the board method . so basically if you've been there 20 years and another guy has been there 2 years, he makes the same as you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    My experience was not bad nor awesome

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Other employees are willing to help you learn. Pay advances.

    Cons

    Management is not very good. They need to take care of their employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great!!!

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    Current Employee - Dock Worker  in  Ellenwood, GA
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Ellenwood, GA

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

    Pros

    There is excellent career advancement.

    Cons

    Working in all types of weather.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Dock Worker

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    Former Employee - Dock Worker  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Good Pay for part time
    Good people to work with
    Good Bosses

    Cons

    Not Many as a part time worker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Average

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    they have very good health benefits

    Cons

    not much opportunity to advance in your career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    very few of the management team even acknowledges you (senior)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A very up and down experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dock Worker  in  Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Garland, TX

    I have been working at Saia Motor Freight full-time

    Pros

    *Good pay
    *Plenty of hours
    *Great employees
    *

    Cons

    *Lack of leadership
    *Inexperienced supervisors fresh out of high school
    *Employees looked down upon for missing work for illness,vacation,personal days,etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *Listen to the workers that got you to this high level:

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not sure what to say..

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    Current Employee - Logistics  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Logistics in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Good people, health, vision and dental.

    Cons

    Located in the ghetto, aside from my small office it feels like the only thing I know of Saia is the name badge they sent me in the mail. Stock options are broker fees waived only. Training is nonexistent. Upper management has absolutely no clue what I do and my management shrugs it off when “up” slathers on irrelevant tasks or makes uneducated statements. Under staffed and under paid. I may have overheard others jumping ship for less headaches, more pay and structure.
    I’m seeing opportunities out there paying 10k more for me as well. I might have a few sick days in a suit coming up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your people! Competitive wages! Less micro managing! Do YOUR job, don’t pass it off and take credit.

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

    WOW, what did I sign up for??

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saia Motor Freight full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some flexibility with your schedule.
    The pay and benefits are ok.

    Cons

    The daily administrative work takes at least 50% of your time. Operations and Sales are not aliened, which seems to be the norm at most companies. Communication....not much of any really. You have to inquire and keep inquiring to get your requests processed or even acknowledge, if it does get acknowledged. High level of turn over and I can understand why.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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