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Schneider Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
198 Reviews

2.9
198 Reviews
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Schneider President and CEO Chris Lofgren
Chris Lofgren
90 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Starting pay & benefits are good (in 13 reviews)

  • Some good people have stayed and have not left yet (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • big and some times you can be lost in the mass of people, as you move up work/life balance takes a hit (in 11 reviews)

  • The vast majority of opportunities lead to Green Bay (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have had a very good experience working for Schneider.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rating and Resolution Specialist  in  Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Rating and Resolution Specialist in Green Bay, WI

    Pros

    My supervisors are supportive and helpful. I feel like I work hard and that my work is appreciated. It can be stressful but any worthwhile job is.

    Cons

    I am not thrilled with the changing of the insurance policy. I like having insurance but I found the contributions to our HSA helpful and they are no longer doing that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish the cafeteria had more healthful food. It is all very processed and does not provide energy for working. I think it would be easy to have more choices that are nutritious and taste good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity, if you handle the stress.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    By and large, really good people who work very hard in a difficult industry. There is opportunity, but you need to be a hustler and willing to live in Green Bay.

    Cons

    The industry is really struggling and will go through some significant changes in the near future if it is to stay relevant. Driver force can be a real challenge at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out in the field and get some real perspective! The company is becoming very "inbred" with top-down descision making. Your people have the solutions. Listen to them.

  3.  

    Truck Driver

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver  in  Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Urbandale, IA

    Pros

    Working with dbls was easy and efficient. they were also friendly. they always knew it was important to have time off.

    Cons

    Time off was very scarce due to my time of year working there. pay was also low and it always feels like youre just a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise pay for lower paid drivers at least every 3 months. Benfits can be better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great starting point

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits are sronger than most in the same field.

    Cons

    Work load increase by tehe hourand management only looks out for each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide all tools needed to suceed, stop trying to run everything with numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a good company for a guy just getting started in trucking.

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    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver  in  Edwardsville, IL
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Edwardsville, IL

    Pros

    Schneider's training is excellent, with a heavy emphasis on safety. Their equipment and facilities are pretty good, with numerous centers across the country where you can fuel, eat, shower etc.

    Cons

    When there is downtime waiting for a load their detention pay is minimal. As a non-smoker I've received some disgusting, smelly trucks that I had to make a major fuss to get switched out of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better detention pay and non-smokers should get non-smoked in trucks.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Schneider Review

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    Current Employee - Director of Operations  in  Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Muscatine, IA

    Pros

    They offer the opportunity to excel in your role with clear direction. Depending on the role, work/life balance can vary.

    Cons

    Very difficult to effect organizational change and the company is adverse to large organizational risks. If you want a fast growing company, Schneider is not it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good people working in a stressful environment

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    Former Employee - Driver Business Leader
    Former Employee - Driver Business Leader

    Pros

    Great coworkers and management in terms of personality. Team attitude present throughout company. Nearly everyone willing to help whenever needed. They were flexible with time off. Lots to do to keep busy.

    Cons

    Most opportunities for advancement only available if you're willing to move. Day to day operations can be overwhelming at times. Expectations sometimes unrealistic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Career advancement opportunities are plentiful

    Cons

    not perfect but overall a great place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Account Executive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    young work environment, great location downtown and flexible hours

    Cons

    day got to be somewhat repetitive of making around 100 cold calls each day, not much chance for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that are knowledgable and smart, don't just promote successful account executives

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Truth in Reviews....

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver Associate  in  Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Driver Associate in Green Bay, WI

    Pros

    Most of the operating centers have On-Site PT, a restaurant (of some sort), Vending machines, shop services (depending on whether you've made an appointment or not 2-5 days in advance).

    Cons

    Company values. Division of Revenue (no dividend plan for employees based on excellent quarterly revenue), No APU Units, Maintenance is spotty in performance and timely execution of labor, upper management and associates in corporate office are concentrating more on the bottom line than the drivers, as it was the opposite several years ago. Expect to pay 100$ a week for a family of 3 when it comes to Insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of spending money on the "Haul of Fame" or any other ridiculous additions to the corporate structure, maybe you would consider just awarding the drivers in a less 'immortal' sense. Invest in a maintenance structure that reflects the performance of Honda Service Quality or GM's service systems and outlines for execution of service. In addition, when it comes to the comfort of the driver, have a corporate representative try to sleep in a 65 degree truck with 80-100% humidity. Some drivers can't breathe when the humidity is high. I am one that has a mild issue, but not a big issue. APU units would greatly help the drivers be able to feel more like they're "At Home" and in return make the driver perform at an increased pace. Growth comes from quality, not quantity. This was something Schneider was based on years ago. DON'T issue NEW trucks to new drivers. I started in 2006 with a 2002, everyone else should do the same. If you're a driver with safety longevity, you should be entitled to newer equipment. Just sit down and look at it from the driver's perspective instead of from a dollar perspective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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