Saia Motor Freight

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Saia Motor Freight Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
87 Reviews
3.0
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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 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.  

    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.

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Driver

    • 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

    Decent pay, good benefits, set bid runs

    Cons

    Inconsistent freight levels at times, hard to get a hold of central dispatch, not paid for everything you do like fueling, hooking and breaking sets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay drivers for everything they do and better communication and you will have happy drivers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best trucking company around!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - City Driver in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - City Driver in Savannah, GA

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

    Pros

    Employee recognition is second to none, great team environment with managers and other drivers. New equipment. Feels like a family.

    Cons

    Central dispatch if you work linehaul can be tough to deal with, confusing at first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    Great management, training, benefits and pay

    Cons

    I haven't come across many cons if any since employed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving in this direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Local Driver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Local P/D Driver in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Local P/D Driver in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and the benefits are the best I've ever had.In the busy season(Feb-Nov.) expect to work at least 55hrs a week,depending on your terminals location and the amount of freight the flows through.Time and a half pay after 40 or 45hrs (cant remember which)Good coworkers,equipment needs to be updated,insurance free after 10 years Very fast paced LOTS OF CITY DRIVING! Be very cautious and aware in traffic. No weekend work.Expect to make good money but you will work for every penny.Get a GPS before you work here,you'll need it.

    Cons

    Many driver tend to burn out fast because of the long hours.If your not prepared to work at least 12 to 14 hrs a day and deliver in difficult areas and traffic dont work for a local p/d company, period.Terminal can be disorganized because of all of the freight that needs to be delivered and they want it all delivered no matter how late they get you loaded.Over all its a good company compared to similar freight companies.Your success depends on your attitude and what kind of work your comfortable with.It can be frustrating at times especially when you have 15 to 20 deliveries and pickups and your superiors try to push you to get it all done.Don't get pushed around and have a accident being in a hurry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company looses good drivers because they are worked to hard and to many hours.Managers need better organizational skills. Saia needs to seriously update there equipment,computer systems,and held hand devices at their terminals.Find better ways to use your man power and get drivers to the right areas at the right time to get the job done.Everyone runs around like chickens with their heads cut off because there's not enough tractors,trailers or drivers used in a organized way in order to get the job done.Bottom line;invest in your company and relieve some pressure off of your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    forklift driver

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Roseville, MN

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great pay for part time work

    Cons

    little chance for full time work. No benefits for part time workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No advance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight

    Pros

    Good pay good group of coworkers paid holidays well some what weekly paycheck

    Cons

    Management sucks show a lot of favoritism to certain dock workers also he causes it to be a hostile environment by coming out on the dock

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone as equal and stay in your office and let supervisors run the dock

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    2 years dock worker/hostler

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. Will work you a lot on full time. Good benefits. Good opportunities to move up. Good place to work if you're single

    Cons

    Work you too much sometimes, 60+ hours/week. Supervisors withhold important info that could make the night easier. Communication is terrible between supervisors and employees. Never know when/if/how long you're working. Good ol boys club.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Same freight paperwork for both shifts.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Try em out

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saia Motor Freight

    Pros

    Fast paced
    Good wage per hour.

    Cons

    Supervisors dont care what you do
    Your not held accountable for someone misloading
    trailers ect

    having to freeze in the winter

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