United Van Lines

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United Van Lines Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
22 Reviews
3.4
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Van Lines full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great place to work and one of the best places to work in Kent WA

    Cons

    great place to and great place to work and one of the best places to work in Kent WA

    Recommends
  2.  

    hourly wage

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Van Lines

    Pros

    nice being outdoors get in shape

    Cons

    random pay scale by job

  3.  

    united van lines

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Van Lines part-time

    Pros

    good hours
    felxable schedule
    good people
    good pay

    Cons

    more leadership
    balance of hours
    more structure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Otr owner operator Truth

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    Current Employee - Owner Operator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Owner Operator in New York, NY

    I have been working at United Van Lines as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    See the country, be your own boss, paid to work out and being part of a company with great values

    Cons

    Expensive! The amount of money you profit does not let you have any other life outside of your truck.. basically you live your life for your truck, this is not a job it is a way of life .
    I've only been a O/O for 3 years but I can say this is my last season. I can't make a dime over what I spend and 90% of the time I'm eating hot dogs and pb&j to stay in the black.
    If you want to get into this business get a reliable truck with a GOOD warranty and run with a strong person with a CDL and try to handle most jobs just the 2 of you and split the driving and profits. Run your hours down to the last but don't make ANY mistakes if you do you will be paying some pretty hefty fines!
    If you have a family at home or want a family DONT DO THIS!!
    I have probably discouraged 30+ guys from getting in this business for a great reason

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase percentage, increase fuel surcharges and demand agency training.
    90% of the labor we receive on the road are inexperienced or over 55 years old and demand high pay...
    my remarks have been pretty discouraging above to potential drivers and they should be.
    Every one keeps saying their is a driver shortage, if this is the case why aren't we seeing more money?
    65% line haul to agent O/O drivers would be amazing! Dead head miles would be excellent and with fuel being 30% higher then it was 5 years ago I think we should see a 15-30% increase in the surcharges

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    best overall service in the industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at United Van Lines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    solid financial company, while many struggle to stay in business there is no need to worry here

    Cons

    very competitive sales environment due to ever increasing shortage of qualified drivers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    warehouse manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Van Lines

    Pros

    great people to work with and for

    Cons

    low pay, long hours, on call 24/7

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    working in right direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fun, for crap pay

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    Current Employee - Warehouse in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at United Van Lines full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    40 hours plus a week in the warehouse

    Cons

    no way to move up pay scale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

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

    Company is ok to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Van Lines full-time

    Pros

    No one standing over you all day, you work at your own pace.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours with no team work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people in the summer to help release some of the summer impact.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good for summer work

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    Current Employee - Mover in Belle Vernon, PA
    Current Employee - Mover in Belle Vernon, PA

    I have been working at United Van Lines full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Under the table pay/tips, good for summer work, as it gets pretty busy

    Cons

    Long Hours, hard work. Bad scheduling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Difficult industry to work in

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Move Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Move Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at United Van Lines full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    No room to advance, high stress job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer some employee incentives, bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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