Schneider Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
206 Reviews
2.8
206 Reviews
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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    good company to start driving for to gain experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schneider full-time

    Pros

    They are very understanding especially with new drivers. they take into consideration the problems you report on the highways and so forth when they plan the loads for you.

    Cons

    not too much home time but that happens with just about any company but other than that I have no complaints about them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    stable work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at Schneider full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    stable company that has been around for a long time, the benefits are good and the people are very nice. They give plenty of time off and a good work - life balance. Management allows for people to make decisions.

    Cons

    Nothing you have done before you started at Schneider counts as experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to differentiate between the people who work hard and deserve a promotion and the ones who network well but do not have a good work ethic. Be careful not to discount experience as an asset.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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

    I worked at Schneider full-time for more than a year

    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
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  5.  

    A lot of talk from middle and upper managers but no action for frontline managers.

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    Former Employee - Fleet Manager  in  Haslet, TX
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Haslet, TX

    I worked at Schneider full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    SNI had a good education reimbursement program for managers that have since been cut back. Working with the drivers as a team was great, working together to help them earn a good living and have a good life balance as far as a driver goes.

    Cons

    Middle Managers that constantly put out fires instead of preplanning or foreseeing the issues. Even when frontline Fleet Managers would ask questions or make suggestions they are pushed aside and bad things happen in the operation then. Communication in management is dismal at best especially in Texas Intermodal. Managers are promoted by how well they can agree with upper management, not by experience and foresight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the Fleet Managers. The station managers are generally going to tell you what you want to hear. If you really care for the truth the Fleet Managers will tell you. Then again I'm not sure you wanted to hear the truth about inter office relations and neglect. Actually follow up on the "Core Values" you talk about. If someone utilizes the education reimbursement they probably want grow in the company, don't blockade that, use their knowledge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good while it lasted.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schneider full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Reported to an outstanding leader while I was there. Company is very big, and has the financial strength to offer its employees excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Company is not very loyal. Stability for anyone is highly questionable. They go through people quite a bit, and don't think twice about eliminating jobs regardless of many years of service and loyalty. They also make promises they have no intention of keeping just to get what they need out of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ownership and executive management needs to get more involved in the decision making and people skills of their senior managers that create disharmony in the organization, and come to the realization that they didn't get where they are predicated on their current position in the market place. I know this type behavior was not Don Schneider's vision.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schneider full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    As long as you do a good job you will have a job

    Cons

    Your ability to move around in the company depends too much on your leaders oppinions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not bad, but not great... above the average

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver  in  Edwardsville, IL
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Edwardsville, IL

    I worked at Schneider full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good routes, excellent home time.

    Cons

    Just like every other company, many of the DBL's have no idea what's going on, and unless you keep on them, are of little help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before sending out a job, make sure it can actually be done, so I don't sit for hours on / off the phone trying to figure out what to do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    excellent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schneider

    Pros

    it is a good company

    Cons

    I have any bad things

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I enjoyed the people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at Schneider as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Many ways to expand your knowledge and opportunities

    Cons

    Top management get all the praise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better compensation to the little guys

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Entry Level - Carrier Sales Executive

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    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Schneider full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great base salary for a sales based position straight out of college. Incentive structure makes it worth putting in extra hours.

    Cons

    Incentives really aren't that great if you're carrier sales. They make it sound like a great deal, but really you can work your fingers to the bone only to make a few extra pennies. Base salary barely covers living expenses in Chicago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time developing your new people, but don't lose sight of the people who have been around for a while. We may have been doing good before, but if we're struggling take a minute to see what's going on instead of threatening our jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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