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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok company to start. Not great for a finish.

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

    Pros

    Some good people have stayed and have not left yet. A lot of opportunities to advance or move around if you are working in Green Bay or willing to relocate to Green Bay.The corporate center is very nice.

    Cons

    High turnover rate of both leaders and drivers. Not a whole lot of opportunity to advance if you are in the field, unless you are willing to relocate. I have never worked for a company before where I have seen so many well paid leaders give notice and resign. Pretty scary feeling when you think about which employer you would like to remain for retirement.

    For the drivers, they have the strangest quarterly bonus program. Out of route has to be less than 2% and not a lot of clear answers in this area. A lot of grey area. If your out of route is 2.5%, there is a great chance as a driver you will not make bonus. Every driver has a scorecard for performance in areas such as out of route, safety and a couple more areas. This bonus program is extremely complicated. It almost feels like you are looking at a drivers report card in high school. No over exaggeration when I say this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of potential. A lot of people are quitting their leaders here, not their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company but no advancement if you're in the field

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    Pros

    Good people. Good culture. 401k match. Good work/life balance. No micromanagement. Foster empowerment.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities if you work in a field office unless you are willing to move to Green Bay. Poor bonus structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Inside Sales

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

    Pros

    Great managers! Really fun company and a great job if your just old of college.

    Cons

    A lot of turnover in sales. That's just the way it is. They definitely keep a close eye on your to make sure you are hitting your numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for

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

    Pros

    Good benefits with opportunity to move to different postions.

    Cons

    Large company. Your happiness will depend on who you report to and the size of the department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Large company and not all employees are treated equally. Try to standardize rules and policies to be followed by middle management. Some managers can be difficult to work for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Life with Schneider National went from pretty good to unbearable

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver
    Former Employee - Truck Driver

    Pros

    The Pros all died with Don Schneider (RIP - you are missed)

    Cons

    No pay raises, impossible to earn bonuses, no holiday pay, poor miles, lousy communication and leadership. Leaders who lie constantly especially to our customers, making the driver look like an idiot when we are face to face with that customer and ignorant to what they think they know and what they expect us to know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of the "drivers are a dime a dozen" mentality. Stop lying to us and especially to the customers. You falsely advertise great miles and home time. Special favors and friendships must be forged with leaders in order to get close to either one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    They starve their drivers

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

    Pros

    It paid the bills, barely..working with the drivers were great, learned a lot about transportation working here.

    Cons

    The team I worked on worked together well but the management kept driving them away as they had no idea what was really happening in this field office. The manager running the office would snore so loud during his afternoon nap that he could be heard by everyone in the room. He did not project good management skills or professional aptitude. "Special" employees were allowed to work from home while others were working 16 hour days consistently.
    They talk safety as being a core value but don't follow thru, their actual core value is money, not the safety of their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop in at your field offices, you may find out what is really happening out there. Talk to employees at all levels to get a good cross of opinions and values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good first sales opportunity, use the job to get a better job, limited upward mobility

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

    Pros

    The benefits of working at Schneider are a relaxed environment in the freight game. Decent young culture and a good spot to learn sales basics. Opportunity to make big checks if you can land good accounts.

    Cons

    The problem with Schneider is there is no upward growth. You need to spend 4 years as a low rung sales rep in order to "make it" to an inside sales lead. Management puts no value in rep development or churn metrics. The worst part of the job is the constant short sighted views of management, they don't value talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest and keep your talent that thinks at a higher level to build a better management team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Pretty Relaxed, Private Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule including flex-time.

    Cons

    Compensation is just average, same with benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience

    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive

    Pros

    Culture was great there all the time

    Cons

    Room for growth is not too good

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Learning, growth, wings and chopped

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    Former Employee - Fleet Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Great, professional, personable Field Leadership

    Cons

    Corporate Headquarters Leadership lacks respect, integrity and knowing how to set the example.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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