Transportation Solutions Group Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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Transportation Solutions Group President Tim Zelasko
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  1. Work hard for little pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Transportation Solutions Group full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment and management were nice people

    Cons

    non stop work expected to be on call at all times and yet get paid like dirt. If you want to be a telephone marketer it is cool but if you are an actual salesperson it is a waste of your time and skills.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the good people what they deserve


  2. Operations

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Transportation Solutions Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place for getting entry level training in this industry.

    Cons

    The pay is subpar and the hours are long with no lunch.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the company culture.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Sales Rep

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Transportation Solutions Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Upper Management is good to the employees who deserve it, the company is growing, a lot of opportunity;

    Cons

    Some of the so called "leaders" and upper level management are anything but a leader, Company plays favorites;

    Advice to Management

    Start living up to your name, mainly the soutions part; you don't have solutions when it comes to growing organically,


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Enjoyable Work Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Transportation Solutions Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    TSG is a great place to call home. This company knows how to bring the best out of their employees and reward them for their hard work. TSG knows how to make the work environment fun but can also kick it into work mode and get tasks done. The sky is the limit at TSG and if you prove that you are a hard-working employee you will be able to rise the ranks.

    Cons

    The hours and stress sometimes can be rough but that is every job. I cannot think of a con for TSG. If you show up to work and do your job there is nothing to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to just keep things the same and not change the way TSG functions. I would hate to see the company lose its fun energetic environment because that is what makes coming into work enjoyable.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Leaving TSG Was The Best Thing I Ever Did

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carrier Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Carrier Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Transportation Solutions Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wear whatever you want. Free cheeseburgers when they keep you there until 19:00 on a Friday night. Superior software program. All you have to do to get promoted is take your shirt off and run around the floor in a speedo.

    Cons

    They overwork their employees BIGTIME. They take freight a whee bit too serious. They book and bounce their freight. It's a company of favorites - i.e. The recent promotion of a very immature individual who absolutely did not deserve that promotion (prob 10+ carrier reps that deserved that promotion more).

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and change your day to day. Spread your carrier reps and carrier managers on a bigger flex schedule. You all know you make some reps stay till 6 and 7pm (because that's how the TSG freight is (nothing wrong with that))everyday so just create that 09:00 to 19:00 carrier schedule for some that fit it. 10 hours a day is ENOUGH! Stop making these guys work 12 hours a day 2-3 times a week. Remember your employees are human and there's more to life than freight. Think about the numerous carrier reps you guys have lost lately and think deep as to why that is (most of those reps are about as good as it gets too). Take more freight, it's okay to fail once in a while as long as you keep taking risks. Fix the internal condescending nature of TSG.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Workplace

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Transportation Solutions Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people, atmosphere, and activities are fun and rewarding. I wake up excited to go to work everyday and enjoy the daily challenge that is presented. Overall - satisfied with my position and have met some great friends in the office thus far. TSG is a fun place to work and has a fast paced, lively atmosphere.

    Cons

    Sometimes have to work weekends/longer hours than others in the office. Overall though, this is a fun place to work with a good group of employees and management.

    Advice to Management

    Management has an effective system in place.


  8. Helpful (1)

    An amazing environment that is never boring and always keeps you on your toes

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Transportation Solutions Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with intelligent people in a fast paced environment couldn't possibly be more motivating

    Cons

    When someone responds with a revised contract, it can take the legal team a day or two to return a signed copy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the happy hours coming! These outings definitely help with morale and give us the opportunity to mingle with people we may not normally encounter.


  9. Helpful (1)

    HURRY AND GET ABOARD THIS FREIGHT TRAIN BEFORE YOU MISS OUT!!!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Carrier Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Carrier Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Transportation Solutions Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, tremendous opportunity of growth, never a slow day very fast paced and competitive, TSG only wants to see you succeed and will help in any which way to make sure this happens. Management is very professional and go out of their way to get to know you and your family on a personal level. From the President of the Company all the way down, everyone is always available to speak at anytime. I have been at this company for four years now and couldnt be more proud to be an employee and part of something special. TSG is a family and a company only gets this way if it starts from the top!!!!!!!

    Cons

    Its hard to leave work related issues at work and not bring them home with you.... On the other hand in this industry the more issues you are dealing with the more money you are making...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the GREAT WORK!!!!!!!


  10. Taking On New Challenges

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Transportation Solutions Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - opportunity to grow, develop new service lines, take the reigns and go - great environment, good music, casual dress - new challenges every day, industry is always changing - love the chance to win every day, every transaction is a chance to develop a new relationship

    Cons

    - hours can be long, there are usually incentives to get out early though

    Advice to Management

    -Keep giving your young reps the chances to rise up!


  11. Love Coming to Work Everyday

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carrier Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Carrier Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Transportation Solutions Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great leadership with solid group of mentors. Culture is awesome here, they are always doing something fun to keep things interesting. I have moved up pretty quickly in two years and have a great knowledge of the industry. I started out being a young rookie with a lot to learn, and although I still am learning something new every day, I now get to help out with the newer reps and point them in the right direction.

    Cons

    Everyday comes with it challenges as this is transportation and issues do occur. The hours can be long as well, but the time flies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and never sit back on your laurels.



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