Vitran Express

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Vitran Express Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
25 Reviews
2.4
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good once we turned the operation around. Awesome terminal manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Vitran Express full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Overall it was good to work

    Cons

    Could have had a better shop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none, went out of business in the US last year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great potential, did not have enough time at the company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vitran Express

    Pros

    Good service, flexibility to get your work completed.

    Cons

    Not enough time here to consider the cons.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very poor experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Haul Driver in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Line Haul Driver in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at Vitran Express full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If there were any pros it was the complete lack of supervision. Though if your a quality driver you should stay away from this place.

    Cons

    Down right dangerous equipment, slip seating, constant schedule changes. The location I worked at had a lot of drivers but there was no designated seniority board, which i found was rather odd.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs a top down review.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good and Bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Combo Driver in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Combo Driver in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Vitran Express full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay a little below other LTL carriers but decent. Usually plenty of work and hours. Steady runs usually.

    Cons

    Below average benefits. With each new merger the equipment gets worse. Corporate is out of touch with employees. Many times terminals are short handed and you work until you run out of hours for the week. Has cut pay eliminated 401k match and the cost of the benefits for what you get is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get up to same level as other LTL companies. Take care of the drivers they are the backbone of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Worked with good people for a failing company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vitran Express

    Pros

    Learned the logistics industry through their various shortcomings; had to resolve a lot of issues.

    Cons

    Pay, uncertainty, poor performance, managers coming and going with their career opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They were overstretched in the American market; stick to Canada.

  7.  

    long hours

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    Former Employee - Dock Supervisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Dock Supervisor in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Vitran Express full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good pay andgood co workers

    Cons

    walking in the door day after day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your workers and put safety first

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Miss managed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Vitran Express full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Coworkers were friendly, good work atmosphere

    Cons

    Upper management appeared to be clueless

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire someone that actually know how to run a trucking company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Vitran Express IT Dept.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Department Team Member in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - IT Department Team Member in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Vitran Express full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Dept. - at least before PJAX acquisition. Excellent management and a great place to work. We had access to training on a project basis only so additional access to training would have been nice. We used best of breed solutions and followed best practices as often as practical. Overall, very satisfied with position, co-workers, management and company.

    Cons

    raises were non-existent for a few years and very small other years. hard to get pay increases without a promotion. more access to training would have been beneficial to both myself and my co-workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More frequent raises would be nice.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    general office clerk. customer service was top priority.

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    Former Employee - General Office Clerk in Markham, IL
    Former Employee - General Office Clerk in Markham, IL

    I worked at Vitran Express full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    loved talking with the customers on the telephone, always glad to help them with all of their needs.

    Cons

    did not have any. it was a great place to work for, until they were bought out and we were told to look for another job, because the new company did not use office help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please be more up front with the employees with the news about the buy-out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Poor Management. Few good seeds outweighed by many man bad ones.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administration in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Administration in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Vitran Express full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Entry-Level experience to prepare yourself for the world especially if you don't have all the qualifications the bigger and better managed companies require. If you are looking to get your foot in the door, and are tired of hearing "NO" this is a start. Use it to your advantage!

    Cons

    Poor Management. Not a good place to work. No raises, long work days, no opportunities to advance. Nepotism out of this world

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is ok. Mid level and supervisor level HORRIBLE!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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