Saia Motor Freight Reviews

Updated April 24, 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. Driver

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    Former Employee - City Pick Up and Delivery Driver in Burr Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - City Pick Up and Delivery Driver in Burr Ridge, IL

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of overtime great pay new trucks

    Cons

    Too many supervisors all telling you different things 2 feet away from each other and they don't communicate

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of management that's there now In burr rideg

  2. linedriver

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    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Saia Motor Freight full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Top in industry pay, good safe equipment, home daily, and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours and difficult to get time off approved.

    Advice to Management

    Praise the employee, make them feel special, and get in the trenches with them to help, and then the employees will romance the customer and make them feel special!

  3. Helpful (4)

    It has been great!

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

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

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

    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 Management

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

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  5. Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company car, decent base pay

    Cons

    Set up to never make commissions

  6. Helpful (1)

    Very unprofessional management.

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

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight

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

    Pros

    Good service provider. Good sales team. Nothing else good to say.

    Cons

    Care more about temp employee than supervisor. Use temp employee as snitch.

  7. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is good and great benefits

    Cons

    Some days workload is overwhelming

    Advice to Management

    Add some more drivers to help with pickups

  8. Helpful (4)

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Helpful (1)

    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Helpful (1)

    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

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

    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 Management

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

  11. Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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

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