TMC Transportation

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TMC Transportation Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
14 Reviews
3.3
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great first job

    Current Employee - Professional Flatbed Driver  in  Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Professional Flatbed Driver in Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Made very good money as a company driver/trainer. Very safety conscious company. Excellent equipment to drive

    Cons

    none that I can think of. I loved my job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The operations team embraces collaboration

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    Former Employee - Fleet Manager  in  Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at TMC Transportation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people! The various departments communication was open and honest.

    Cons

    worked a lot of hours!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work Life balance was not compensated appropriately

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    fleet manager, stressful with few rewards

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    Former Employee - Fleet Manager  in  Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at TMC Transportation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good experience right out of college. Real world management. Most of the people are pretty enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    Very stressful. Everything is always your fault, even things you have no control over. I would not recommend working here unless you have NO other options. Very little if no room at all for advancement. Poor pay with tiny little raises that don't come but every few years. Expensive benefits package.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    EASE UP ON THE FLEET MANAGERS!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fleet Manager

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    Former Employee - Fleet Manager  in  Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at TMC Transportation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The money is good for an entry level role but the company is very small and there's not a lot of space to grow. Real management experience right out of college.

    Cons

    Very stressful work environment where everything is always your fault, lack of transparency from management, people get downsized often when the economy turns, stressful industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Line Haul Driver

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    Current Employee - Driver  in  Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Driver in Albany, NY

    I have been working at TMC Transportation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hometime, pay, and great equiptment

    Cons

    trucks only run at 62mph

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's a job

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    Current Employee - Fleet Manager  in  Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Fleet Manager in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at TMC Transportation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible lunch hours, when you get to take a lunch. Casual dress, free coffee, and nice landscaping to look at when you come into park in the morning. There is more freedom than you have at most entry level jobs. They're pretty upfront about what to expect with most aspects of the jobs they provide.

    Cons

    Entry level office jobs with very little chance to be promoted, ever. Mostly salary positions that are treated like hourly positions whenever it benefits the company so you're stuck with the worst of both worlds. You'll be expected to work a minimum of 10 hour days and rotating weekends. Benefits are the lowest that can legally be provided; Vacation time is horrible, but that's often the case with transportation companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in employees growth and treat them like an asset. You can't lead by only using fear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    A company you can be proud to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TMC Transportation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High standards, great reputation among drivers in an industry where most drivers do not trust company management. Good, honest people to work with at all levels. The best group of drivers I have been asociated with after many years in the industry.

    Cons

    Management could be more progressive but they are improving in this area. Career advancement opportunities are not always obvious and there is no formal development training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 9 people found this helpful  

    The best company that'll hire new drivers

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    Former Employee - Driver  in  Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Driver in Ypsilanti, MI

    I worked at TMC Transportation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overall, the company was good to work for. The trucks are maintained very well. I made about $1000 a week after taxes, and the company will get you home almost every weekend. The training program is solid, safety(read: liability) is paramount, and they care about their drivers. They won't make you do anything unsafe, or get upset with you for conforming to hours of service laws provided you're operating efficiently. Pay is variable based on how well you drive- if you get good fuel economy and don't go out of route, your pay will improve. Load securement can be a pain, but the exercise is good for you and will help keep you from becoming fat. Your driver manager is everything, so if you don't like the one you've got, speak up about it and get assigned a new one. I was overall pretty happy working for TMC, and only left because I was moving to a place they don't operate.

    Cons

    A lot of the people in the training program are enormous jackasses(it is very much like the military), but stick it out and it's much better when you get on the road. The trucks are "well equipped", but what that means is a lot of "safety" sensors that will beep at you annoyingly and drive you nuts. Maintenance is slow as all hell, and if anything breaks, you're going to be spending a ridiculous amount of time in the terminal. When you're put in a hotel, they will put two drivers in a room, which means the other person will snore like a foghorn or blast stupid crap on the TV, and you won't get good sleep. The safety department cares about liability first, cost next, and safety as a distant third. People in the safety department can be extremely disrespectful. They have absolutely insane rules about cleanliness, and you'll be washing out the inside of your truck for untold hours when you go in for maintenance. No prepass on most trucks- you pay tolls out of pocket and get reimbursed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The Blame Game

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    Former Employee - Fleet Manager
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager

    I worked at TMC Transportation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Get your check every week

    Cons

    Upper Management blames everything on the bottom guy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    follow the rules you have the worker follow and apply them fairly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great environment to be involved with

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Sales in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at TMC Transportation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and professional group of people

    Cons

    A bit stuck in their ways

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open dialogue

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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