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Schneider Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
197 Reviews

2.9
197 Reviews
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Schneider President and CEO Chris Lofgren
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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.  

    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
  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.  

    Be cautious of their new program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bulk Driver  in  La Réserve (Haiti)
    Former Employee - Bulk Driver in La Réserve (Haiti)

    Pros

    Friendly local office personnel. They will train you for 65.00 a day over n over. You provide your own food and you can sleep in their trucks.

    Cons

    They are advertising fraudulently. I left a job with in writing 50k to 70k job expectations. They lost 50milliion in contracts just recently and have yards of parked trailers and trucks. Reserve LA lost 21 drivers in last week or so....trained drivers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act ethical it is kids and families that suffer when people fall victim to false advertisements. Please, note facts are as per Schneider management person to myself direct comments.... No here say rumors all of this review is first hand with no rumors. My last check was 296.00 gross for over the road work for five days out. Needless to say I am college educated and my last job was with same employer for 18years. This company is borderline scam artists cashing in on government Va/work programs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion 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.  

    Schneider Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 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
  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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.  

    Cold Calling and Luck of the Draw

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    M-F, Downtown, Young Office, Mostly energetic

    Cons

    150 Cold calls a day
    Management is not true management, just people who were good account executives
    Hope you get lucky and make the right cold call otherwise you're screwed
    Creepy, older management guys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire real managers, not account executives that have been there longest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 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

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