Saia Motor Freight Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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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 7 reviews)

  • Still using some old equipment, and most major decisions are not made at the terminal level (in 2 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    It has been great!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Pay is good! Benefits are great! Management works well with employees. There is a lot of room to move up in the company if you are willing to move

    Cons

    There are really no cons that I can think about. As any company they do try to do more with less which can be challenging when trying to maintain customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. The company is in the right direction and is positioned for growth behind a group of great leaders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Hard work

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    Current Employee - Driver in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Driver in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay is good and great benefits

    Cons

    Some days workload is overwhelming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add some more drivers to help with pickups

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Always

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    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Burr Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Burr Ridge, IL

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

    Pros

    Good pay benefits are ok

    Cons

    Poor management poor equipment poor maintance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send someone in upper management undercover

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Good job but depends on management

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    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Austin, TX

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight

    Pros

    The pay was great for what I was doing. Fast paced work environment which makes the day or should I say night go by pretty fast. As long as you work you have nothing to worry about

    Cons

    There's no set time so you don't kno what time you will be getting off each day is different. The management doesn't care about there employees at all they just want you work and do what they say. They talk to most of there employees any kind of way very disrespectful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better and the company will be 100 times better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. passing through

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    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight

    Pros

    Associates are helpful and good to work with

    Cons

    Schedule changing, no union, very filthy conditions,Faulty equipment, made to come in on off days. production standards not realistic for all circumstances and not fair across the board depending on what they have you doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all locations get together to ensure proper loading of freight so that it won't limit a workers production'

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. One of the worst companies I have worked for in 30 years of the trucking business.

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    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Very little on the job training. Rude dispatchers and very little assistance from people at the terminals that are not your home terminal. Central dispatch are the biggest bunch of jerks I've ever dealt with in this business. Very hostile work enviroment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in a truck and ride with a line haul driver for a week and see how bad drivers are treated by the rest of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight

    Pros

    Pay was competitive, terminal manager did his job well at chesapeake va. Joey knows his stuff and he is far

    Cons

    There is a such thing as too much work at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Company is doing much better with new equipment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Saia Motor Freight part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay day is every Wednesday. Starting pay was around $15/hr with 50 cent increments every six months. After completion of two years my pay jumped to the full amount. Monday through Friday schedule. Most coworkers are laid back with thick skin.

    Cons

    Freight is not uniform. Many times cumbersome items come through that need to be loaded by hand. The system is almost completely paperless so much time is spent typing and touching a scanner. It isn't too bad though, just annoying when the connection is slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Dysfunctional

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight

    Pros

    Pay was very good, however it doesn't take long to figure out why they pay you well.. As an Account Executive in order to keep your head above water, you will work on average of 65 hours per week

    Cons

    Everything.. Expectations are not attainable and service is horrible which means you better have a fire truck for your company car.. Because that is all you do is put out fires with no support from upper management.. Only excuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They never listen to the employee or the customers.. It's easier to stick your head in the sand

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    The worst ltl company

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    Former Employee - City Pick Up and Delivery Driver in Greer, SC
    Former Employee - City Pick Up and Delivery Driver in Greer, SC

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight

    Pros

    no good reason to work for saia

    Cons

    Bad management and will control you hours so you don't make any money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need new mangament and Dispatcher

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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