Saia Motor Freight Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits are average (in 5 reviews)

  • Good pay, great equipment ,ok benefits (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management is absolutely terrible (in 7 reviews)

  • If a thorough review of their job performance was done, they would be out (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Stable Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Saia Motor Freight

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Saia is a strong company that is growing in stature in the industry. They have given company wide wage increases for the past three years. Updated equipment all the way around.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of. Micromanagement can be an issue in some regions. Central Dispatch can be difficult to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Work on linehaul/ driver relations. Communication to hourly employees is a necessity. Supervisors don't always get the backing of upper management.


  2. appointment clerk

    Former Employee - Customer Service in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Environment, Co workers, pay was good

    Cons

    could use updates in office


  3. Helpful (1)

    good bad and otherwise

    Former Employee - Director of Maintenance in Metairie, LA
    Former Employee - Director of Maintenance in Metairie, LA

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great job, wonderful benefits and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Change in upper management ended my career earlier than I wanted. He was dismissed several months later. Wish I'd managed to play his way a little longer, I would liked to have retired with them.

    Advice to Management

    Be more careful in hiring of upper management, sometimes people lie about their experience. Not holding people accountable for damage was a big problem.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    I love this place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Position in Johns Creek, GA
    Current Employee - Corporate Position in Johns Creek, GA

    I have been working at Saia Motor Freight full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, benefits are amazing, I have the best coworkers!

    Cons

    This company only gets better. I've been here for over 10 years and they keep improving areas that need work.


  6. My experience here was up and down.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dock Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Dock Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is competitive. There are plenty of people who care about what they do.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Inadequate training. Lack of tools to do your job effectively. 12 to 13 hour days (5 days a week). No breaks or lunch. Advancement opportunities are minimum. The company has little regard for their most important asset..... (The people). High turnover (Supervisors). Good people leave because management doesn't care and will not put you in a place to succeed or be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees.
    Establish a training program that will be the same for every location that Saia operates.
    Open a second Atlanta terminal location.
    (How can Saia be successful if you're the only LTL company in the Atlanta area with only one location)
    Figure out how to keep the good people that you do have before the rest follow and leave to work for the competition.
    You don't have that many left, and they all will leave if given the right opportunity.


  7. Best part time job ever

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

    I have been working at Saia Motor Freight part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co workers, paid vacation. Excellent raises. Very fast paced. Spring, summer, and fall are great! Top out is good

    Cons

    Communication with management can be difficult at times. The winter sucks because you're out in the elements. Freezing cold! Gets old!


  8. Dockworker

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Saia Motor Freight (More than a year)

    Pros

    good job and good pay

    Cons

    You have to work odd hours


  9. Not so cool

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Free medical in ten years is something to look forward to. Pay is decent. maxes out in 18 months.

    Cons

    Some managers and supervisors are blatantly racist. overtime comes after 45 hours. You're stuck at 40 hours. Some company rules are a bit petty

    Advice to Management

    To upper management be more aware of the type of person you herein lower management. Good hard working, dedicated employees are being forced out because of it.


  10. great

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Safety Manager in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Safety Manager in Spring, TX

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a good place to work. I enjoyed my time there

    Cons

    This is a good place to work. I enjoyed my time there


  11. dock

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

    I have been working at Saia Motor Freight full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good. Benefits are good if full time. The equipment such as the forklifts and trailers are new for the most part so that is a nice thing to have.

    Cons

    The hours are not good. Be prepared to work 12 hour days everyday and they make you work for the money.

    Advice to Management

    Become more involved with your work group. Try to see what they go through on a day to day basis by actually rolling up your sleeves and doing it every once in a while.



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