Velocity Express Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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  1. Entrepreneurial environment; Highly experienced professionals in all leadership positions

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment; Highly experienced professionals in all leadership positions;

    Cons

    Company is struggling with profitability and with competitive positioning

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to find a niche where you will succeed - you have all the necessary skills and infrastructure in place


  2. Horrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Velocity Express (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing comes to mind. Negligible

    Cons

    Great business models. Horrible practices and policies. Upper management goes after negative profit business and balanced books on charges to the Independent Contractors


  3. It was an interesting 4 months.

    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Velocity Express full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My supervisor (the City Manager, and also no longer with the company) was a true blessing. He had the trust in me, and gave me the opportunity, to succeed.

    Cons

    The only true challenge was trying to be honest with the drivers, yet knowing that the "unspoken" policy was ACTUALLY the policy

    Advice to Management

    Be true to your drivers, and their unit operations management. They drive the business.


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  5. Overworked & Underpaid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Velocity Express full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice Office and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Non-communication on important issues, too much secrecy and behind closed doors policy


  6. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Terminal Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Terminal Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Velocity Express full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Permitted growth from within. Allowed local management to sink or swim to a certain point.

    Cons

    Too many levels of management. Constant repeat of explanations to various levels as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Hire experienced Terminal Managers and do away with all the go-betweens up to 4 total V's for the country!


  7. Ex- Employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Velocity Express full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company need to acquire direct deposit so that employees are not strapping in going to check cashing places and banks limiting there time.

    Cons

    No real organization. The most unorganized company I ever worked for. No organized training for the employee. Employees are overworked and underpaid and forced to work consistent 12-14 hour shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Send all Management throughout leadership training from an outside source.


  8. Decent company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Stafford, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Stafford, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Velocity Express full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent pay, casual environment.

    Cons

    The commute, not enough training, not enough employees for the work load. Was laid off after 10 years as the company was sold.

    Advice to Management

    More communication, better health insurance, need to improve overall employee morale.


  9. It was not good, I was treated poorly

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    working from home was great

    Cons

    poor management, poor working environment, and poor business plan


  10. Poorly run company owned by PE guys who know nothing about Logistics

    Former Employee - Terminal Manager
    Former Employee - Terminal Manager

    I worked at Velocity Express full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of any

    Cons

    poor working conditions, no benefits

    Advice to Management

    Get a new CEO that knows the business


  11. Health hazard

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Claims in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Velocity Express full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None I can think of

    Cons

    Filthy office, caused severe asthma problems, had to work from home in order to breathe without use of medications. No management onsite. Offices were not cleaned at all. Bathrooms overflowing.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house, literally and figuratively



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