Schneider Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
217 Reviews
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217 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • They give plenty of time off and a good work - life balance (in 6 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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  1.  

    All they cared about was talk time - STM Schneider Logistics

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Schneider full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A majority of the people are pretty easy to work with. The hours aren't too bad, start at 7 and leave at 4.

    Cons

    Poor week long training before they throw you out there into a cutthroat call center environment. All management cared about was making sure you hit 2 hours of talk time, and don't care if you are an office sales leader or not. There is a big problem with other sales rep not following the rules of engagement where if you make a note in the management database they are not allowed to contact your potential customer under 30 days. This gets broken all the time where other reps will steal a customer you have been working and then when push comes to shove if the other rep earns more management will give that customer to the other rep. Monthly quota to hit after 6 months is 10k.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees further before sending them out. Sale managers need to actually work to improve their team by helping their employees prospect and be better at handling customer service issues outside of your control to ensure you do not lose clients that you worked so hard to acquire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awsome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Schneider as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Actively hire prior Military members

    Cons

    None to mention. They treat you fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring Military

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    lease operator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at Schneider full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    run your own show on choice program , make as much as you are willing to work for, have plenty of good paying freight

    Cons

    must be diligent in what you do , spend hours on load board learning freight lanes and customers , but well worth the effort if willing to work hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Green Bay, WI

    I worked at Schneider as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people and good work life balance. The corporate culture relay cares about the people working together and having the resources needed to get the job done.

    Cons

    Requires a lot of self management. It is very difficult to get situated as a new hire at this company because they have such a high retention rate they rarely train new people and it shows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help new hires acclimate and have more productive work available. It would also be more productive to give contractors similar office facilities to direct employees preforming the same tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    You can find a very rewarding path at Schneider. It's on your shoulders to make your path.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI

    I worked at Schneider full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Schneider is a company of integrity. They will at times put themselves in a position to lose business in order to do things the right way. This is true through all parts of the company. Schneider has an incredible track record as a leader in safety and they spend a lot of time and effort to continue to lead their industry in that regard. The company has several different lines of business, so it is possible to experience different projects and objectives and grow in different ways. Most managers support working-from-home if the work permits. Schneider is very supportive of families and the community.

    Cons

    Schneider doesn't take developing their employees seriously. They require a development plan, but they do not put up the dollars or training necessary to truly invest in their employees. Any development is truly self-development. Schneider also lumps large numbers of employees into the same classifications. Therefore, promotions are few, far between, and usually very overdue. Leadership development is virtually non-existant. Leaders step into their roles completely unprepared. Some grow into the roles and some do not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're pushing your best and brightest out the door by failing to provide opportunities for development and leadership. As a result, there is a growing leadership void.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leader
    Current Employee - Leader

    I have been working at Schneider full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is agreable to market trends and your location. They have plenty of information at your disposal to assist in your development if you are not a leader or if you work at the Corporate Offices. Vaction policy is awesome. The longer you are there the more you get. Good retirement plans and free financial advisors. Great technical development programs. Fair hiring practices. Love the ideology of the core values. Great Corporate building.

    Cons

    Spread thin in regards to responsibilities vs time to complete them. Long hours and weekends at work and home. Salary associates are required to track all time off but no compensation for the long hours you put in. If you use up your flex or vacation then you have to work an extra day. Underhanded, backstabbing mentality at the corporate and supprt levels. Healthcare benefits are horrible.No formal development for leaders at sites other than corporate headquarters. Promise of Individual Development Plans or Crosstraining but yet to see anything developed. FAVORTISM! at the local and corporate levels. If you work at another site other than corporate it is just about getting the equipment up. The company preaches Core values but the majority of associates I have met do not espouse it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide your leaders at all levels more than one venue for development. not just their supervisor. Biased opinions and lack of experience can deter the development of those lower level leaders. If your company does not want to provide professional development for their leaders then reimburse us for College classes, certifications and graduate programs that help to develop us. "Support" roles should do just that without scrutiny and ridicule. If you seek "support" to make something better or right and all you get is strife, you are less liekly to be an agent of improvement or change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like any national company, you have good and bad. Make the most of the good.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OTR in North Salt Lake, UT
    Current Employee - OTR in North Salt Lake, UT

    I have been working at Schneider full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Once you show how much you will drive - and do it their way - the miles will come as long as the freight is there. I did the five live loads in LA in a day to go to Phoenix. Then from Phoenix to Miami.
    The office staff is willing to work with you.
    They know their drivers in the office.
    The mechanics take care of the equipment. Not the fastest shop. But light years better than Fontana, Gary and Atlanta.
    2,700 miles per week is realistic. My norm was 12,500 per month.

    Cons

    Like any OTR job, time away from home. The pay is lower for starting out than when I started. But if you can show a good record after six months and then negotiate a higher wage than they offer, they will pay it. I raised my CPM by almost ten cents in a three year period.
    When it is slow for freight, it is really slow. So don't plan on always getting home on time.
    The food at various terminals is bad. The food prepared is cheap and sold at a premium like it was a truck stop and not a home away from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit making it hard to stay as a rookie by raising the pay.
    Provide a truck wash to drivers who do not get to Gary or West Memphis at least every other month.
    Actually have nutrition/fitness classes available for drivers at the larger terminals. Not posters and hope to get an appointment with the rehab.
    When the terminal managers, operations manager and all dbl in office recommend an office job for a driver, but that driver does not have a four year degree, listen to them. Don't tell the driver he is stuck as either a driver or mechanic. The office workers know the person much better than a generic employee in Green Bay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Happy Driver

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at Schneider as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very fair. Advanced technologies making life easier, work more productive, and money paid quicker., Excellent compensation.

    Cons

    Excellent safety goals but the extra safety work tends to add to the stress. For example, every year an additional driving test must done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Communication

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

    Overworked, underpaid, and unappreciated

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver Business Leader in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Driver Business Leader in Fontana, CA

    I worked at Schneider full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great management experience for those new to the work force (out of college or career transition). Great people, most (outside of upper management) are really down to earth, friendly, and hard working.

    Cons

    Company values are a facade. They are only emphasized or used as a guideline when convenient for management. Office culture is work to the bone, warm bodies in seats mentality. Management has no interest in developing talent, only want to keep people in the positions they are in. Front line leaders are the work horse, while other managers try to appear busy and make themselves unavailable/unapproachable. They are also very quick to place blame on anyone else but themselves. No accountability, yet preach accountability constantly. Just a terrible, toxic environment, avoid if possible. Schneider couldn't care less how you feel or what you think. They just want to drive profit at the expense of your happiness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some interest in your team. Find ways to motivate rather than constantly riding people and piling on more responsibility. Be open to suggestions for improvement or just new ideas. Drivers aren't the only associates who need to feel valued. Stop hiding information or keeping it from everyone, it undermines the team and questions people's intelligence. Invest more in your people; profit is great but the company could do so much better if people felt valued and appreciated. Take a close, long look at some of the upper managers that are in place, stop making excuses for them and brushing incidents/associate surveys under the rug. Take action! Some of these characters are a joke and everyone knows it. I could go on and on but nobody that can make any change at Schneider will read this or do anything about it because that is the company culture. What a sad situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Schneider National - Bulk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bulk Driver
    Current Employee - Bulk Driver

    I have been working at Schneider full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good for beginning drivers that do not have a family and especially, not trying to start a family.

    Cons

    They trick you into signing a contract. Seems pretty sleazy to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more local jobs (THAT STILL PAY WELL) for new recruits as well as seasoned employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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