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Saia Motor Freight Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
96 Reviews
2.9
96 Reviews
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Rick O'Dell
47 Ratings

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 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job but depends on management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Company is doing much better with new equipment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    Good Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saia Motor Freight

    Pros

    Benefits are great... great work environment.... Open door policy.... Potential advancement

    Cons

    Sometime hard to move into other departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Really good company, typical for the LTL industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outbound Operations Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Outbound Operations Manager in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight

    Pros

    Great people to work with at all locations with whom I interacted.

    Cons

    Typical for LTL, tough to maintain a good work-life balance. I heard a rumor that management in the state I was working in was going to be eliminated as a cost-cutting measure. That was the only reason I left. 6 weeks later, all management was let go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Would never work there again

    Current Employee - Night Billing Clerk in Nampa, ID
    Current Employee - Night Billing Clerk in Nampa, ID

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

    Pros

    I started out at a decent wage, and with the frequent raises the company gave, I ended up with a pretty good way fairly quickly. The benefits were okay. You have your own desk/workspace area.

    Cons

    The hours could be really long. When I was there, full-time meant you got there at a certain time and you were there until the work was done, which could mean 6 hour shifts some nights, or 9 hour shifts other nights. The reason pay was so high is that the job itself is really taxing, and mentally & physically exhausting. The management team was full of their little cliques, and if you weren't part of them, you were going to be miserable and far more expendable. The "clear-cut rules", such as not using your cellphone on the floor, or rules on attendance and attendance points, went right out the window if you were part of the cliques, but they sure applied if you weren't. Office politics were just awful. While there was an "open-door policy," it was pretty much meaningless. Sure, you could talk to them, but you really wouldn't be heard. Management wasn't at all receptive to feedback or suggestions, and there was a complete refusal to innovate or look at ways to improve, because the way they'd always done things was good enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people who are on the floor, handling the work day in and day out, can have some really valuable insight to give on how to make improvements. Be willing to really hear them. Be professional with your employees and avoid playing favorites.

  8.  

    Horrible and stressful. You are just a number.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Saia Motor Freight

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good.

    Cons

    Management and dispatchers are on a different page as the drivers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to listen to your drivers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    pays the bills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    management seems not to care about the employees, will not let you leave after 8 hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be understandable and resonable

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

    Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saia Motor Freight full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great, the processes are easy to understand. The peopleare easy to work with. Non management gets paid every Wednesday.

    Cons

    While we do get raises they can be very small (less than COLA) Company spends a lot of money on equipment rather than the people who make the equipment run.

  11.  

    puragtory

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight

    Pros

    starting pay is good so are benefits

    Cons

    not enough hours company spends too much time shaving off hours from employees by not having a set schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat workers betteer

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