Schneider Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
204 Reviews
2.9
204 Reviews
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Schneider President and CEO Chris Lofgren
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92 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.  

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

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

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

    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
  2. 3 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

    I worked at Schneider full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  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

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

    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

    I worked at Schneider full-time for more than 3 years

    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.  

    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

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

    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
  7.  

    Pretty Relaxed, Private Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule including flex-time.

    Cons

    Compensation is just average, same with benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience

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

    I worked at Schneider full-time

    Pros

    Culture was great there all the time

    Cons

    Room for growth is not too good

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company driver. Very difficult to get home time.

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    Former Employee - Company Driver
    Former Employee - Company Driver

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

    Pros

    Great training, good pay. Nice driver centers.

    Cons

    Difficult dispatch, hard to get home time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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

    I worked at Schneider full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  11.  

    Overwhelming

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Representative  in  Elwood, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Representative in Elwood, IL

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

    Pros

    Lots of free stuff and food frequently. Some of the other employees I worked with were awesome. Schneider Corporate is amazing and takes care of their people. Schneider Logistics is the problem child of the company.

    Cons

    Management and communication is drastically lacking. If they want to get rid of you they make it their mission! If you accept a job continue to apply other places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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