Saia Motor Freight

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Updated Jul 8, 2014

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2.8 71 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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Rick O'Dell

(38 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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)

  • Waiting for freight,back stabbing drivers(in 3 reviews)

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    Great!!!

    Dock Worker (Current Employee) Ellenwood, GA

    ProsThere is excellent career advancement.

    ConsWorking in all types of weather.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company

    Import Coordinator (Former Employee) Gardena, CA

    ProsPays well, good culture throughout the company.

    ConsThe pay is below industry average

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement was awesome. I would recommend.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dock Worker

    Dock Worker (Former Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsGood Pay for part time
    Good people to work with
    Good Bosses

    ConsNot Many as a part time worker

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Average

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosthey have very good health benefits

    Consnot much opportunity to advance in your career

    Advice to Senior Managementvery few of the management team even acknowledges you (senior)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A very up and down experience

    Dock Worker (Current Employee) Garland, TX

    Pros*Good pay
    *Plenty of hours
    *Great employees
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    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 Senior Management*Listen to the workers that got you to this high level:

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not sure what to say..

    Logistics (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsGood people, health, vision and dental.

    ConsLocated 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 Senior ManagementTrain your people! Competitive wages! Less micro managing! Do YOUR job, don’t pass it off and take credit.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    WOW, what did I sign up for??

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome flexibility with your schedule.
    The pay and benefits are ok.

    ConsThe daily administrative work takes at least 50% of your time. Operations and Sales are not aliened, which seems to be the norm at most companies. Communication....not much of any really. You have to inquire and keep inquiring to get your requests processed or even acknowledge, if it does get acknowledged. High level of turn over and I can understand why.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Local City Driver

    Local City Driver (Former Employee) Ellenwood, GA

    ProsMet some great coworkers and customers, benefits

    ConsExtremely High Turnover, Work load and Management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sweat Shop

    Dock Worker (Former Employee) Elk Grove, CA

    Prospay and , co workers are ok once you get to know them

    ConsAnnoying, rude, disrespectful supervisors.
    Run like an Indian Sweatshop.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain supervisors on people skills and management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I am begging you to watch out for this crazy company!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe benefits package is pretty good.

    ConsUpper Management is absolutely terrible. They are old school and offer no room for innovation and fresh ideas. Seriously, they are micro managing and rude and have no interpersonal skills whatsoever. In the time that I worked at Saia, they fired about 20 different people in like a year. From what I hear, they are on a roll in firing more people as I write this. Their turnover rate is pretty high, and they are all crazy!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease exit the building. Your terrible!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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