Saia Motor Freight

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Saia Motor Freight Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
75 Reviews
3.0
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)

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

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  1.  

    Great!!!

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

    I have been working at Saia Motor Freight part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is excellent career advancement.

    Cons

    Working in all types of weather.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Dont care about veteran drivers, only numbers with corporate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Driver in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    After 10 years free benefits, youll need it cause no bonuses, or raises in years, also, nice co workers

    Cons

    Management does not or care to follow up with details with customer issues, freight damages, time constraints, bunch of pen pushers in cold air con rooms deciding, how fast travel time and delivery should be, never give safety bonuses, a piece of paper and a patch, even if your customers are happy and you get awarded isaia , all you get is a pat on the back, they over hire and started giving even veteran drivers 3 to 4 day work week with no on call pay! No regular hours of work week even after 10 plus years of service, cannot support family of 4 on salary, they gave $1 raise since 5 years, you are not judged individually as a productive part of team, they give raises when they feel like it, the company has declined no longer have compassion and reliability, its sad to see companys that are too far out of touch with their loyal employees, too much money for corporate they get the bonuses, drivers families suffering, no company picnics, bonuses, safety bonuses, christmas party, drivers and employee morale is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at employees based on individual merit and contribution to the company, a guy who just got a job 2 yrs is making the same amount of money as a vetran of 10 years, who has proved and has kept productivity high and kept customers happy, stop overhiring, if u cant even give regular drivers hours they deserve,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Controlling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
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  5.  

    Its ok.

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

    I have been working at Saia Motor Freight full-time (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
  6.  

    My experience was not bad nor awesome

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

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight full-time (more than an 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
  7.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Import Coordinator in Gardena, CA
    Former Employee - Import Coordinator in Gardena, CA

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight full-time (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
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    Dock Worker

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight part-time (less than an 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
  9.  

    Average

    • 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 full-time (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
  10.  

    A very up and down experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11.  

    Not sure what to say..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Logistics in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Saia Motor Freight full-time (more than an 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

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