Southeastern Freight Lines

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Southeastern Freight Lines Reviews

Updated January 16, 2015
Updated January 16, 2015
38 Reviews
3.7
38 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company that values its employees. An increasingly maturing IT shop.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Southeastern Freight Lines full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The transportation industry is probably not the first thing you think of when you think about technology, but Southeastern is on the leading edge of technology in our industry. The trajectory of the use of technology is decidedly upward, and in my opinion, Southeastern is one of the better Java shops in Columbia.

    As a mid-sized, privately owned company, you will get a fairly wide range of experience.
    Solid company culture of doing quality work and valuing people, which the company stands by.

    Better benefits package than most IT shops in town.

    Fair salary structure.

    Family feel to the work environment.

    Cons

    Every job is what you make of it. If you work here and don't really have a desire to grow professionally, you can do that. If you have a desire to learn and improve yourself and the company, you can do that too.

    The company is over 50 years old, so it still makes use of a lot of older technology. There is a fair amount of COBOL development, so if that's your thing, then go for it; but if you want to do java / web development, make sure you know what the job description is before accepting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work of continually improving and giving your employees the resources, training, and motivation to excel at their jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Outstanding Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Full Time Freight Handler in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Full Time Freight Handler in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Southeastern Freight Lines full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome people and outstanding and friendly management. Good Christian company

    Cons

    some of the other employees are lazy and complacent, dont act like they want to work so it can be frustrating, this causes the management to at times place extra work on other employees that actually do work hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little nicer to the guys who come in to pick up other employees slack and show your appreciation for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Southeastern Freight Lines full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with! Benefits of a publicly traded company with stability of private ownership.

    Cons

    I can not think of any con's to list in this section...damn are we at the twenty word minimum yet????

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Awesome experience at a great company

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southeastern Freight Lines part-time

    Pros

    Great company culture with good management and clear direction is given to employees. The leadership is great and it trickles down to the employees

    Cons

    There aren't a ton of cons that I can think of. It may tend to get a little hot on the dock during the summer, but that is what is signed up for when you take the job.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Moved from dock to CDL driver and eventually into the office as Dispatch Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA

    I worked at Southeastern Freight Lines full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, and great hours. Get CDL training while working!

    Cons

    Can take a while to move into management. Usually have to start at the bottom and work up through seniority.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Southeastern, Memphis terminal,,,,. Worst place to work or do business with !!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver/Dock Worker in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Truck Driver/Dock Worker in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Southeastern Freight Lines full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is ok, all But the Memphis Terminal

    Cons

    Memphis is not a good place to work have had problems for years and now getting worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more professional people to run the terminal and Managers that knows how to relate to people !!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    What a pleasure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Observer
    Current Employee - Observer

    I have been working at Southeastern Freight Lines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    What a pleasure its been to spend the last decade+ of my life working here. In exchange for my commitment to "earn" my paycheck (within the culture's parameters) this company has enable me to purchase my home, educate my children, volunteer my free time to my passions, help others within the company achieve their goals....the list goes on. Simply, working here has been a "value" for me. I have received so much.....it's humbling. Even more so than "the company", my leaders at the regional level have made my tenure here possible. Their commitment to servant leadership and understanding that their is no one "right" way to manage a SC , has allowed my SCM(s) to create an environment that is conducive to great moral AND great goal attainment. As TC recently reminded us, most people don't quit their jobs, they quit their boss. I've been fortunate enough to have some great ones. If you're considering coming to work here, come interview US, it's a rare opportunity.

    Cons

    It's hot in Florida, :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be mindful of groupthink. Lots of position churning lately. Lots of like minded people being tapped. Servant leadership needs to be the litmus test if the culture is to continue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The land of misfit toys

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Southeastern Freight Lines full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Its a job if you really are desperate.

    Cons

    They are so fake about their culture as if no other company has a positive culture toward employees. They are constantly pushing religion on employees as noted in the quarterly news letter. Expect to work 12 hours every day with no overtime pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freight Handler in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Freight Handler in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Southeastern Freight Lines

    Pros

    Training is a major priority! Provide you with the right tools to do your job! Excellent pay and everyone gets along.

    Cons

    Terminal manager seems to only care about what we do when corporate employees come to town

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose a better terminal manager

  11.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southeastern Freight Lines

    Pros

    They are good to their employees.

    Cons

    Seniority decides what shift you work and since they do not have a lot of turnover you could be on 2nd or 3rd shift for awhile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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