Vitran Express

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Vitran Express Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
23 Reviews
2.2
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Had local branch running good, but US operation sold and is out of business

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    Former Employee - Dock Supervisor  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Dock Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Vitran Express full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    out of business so does not matter still in business in Canada so if you live there it would be great

    Cons

    too many hours, linehaul operation sucked between Houston and Memphis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good and Bad

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    Former Employee - Combo Driver  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Combo Driver in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Vitran Express full-time for 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
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    Miss managed

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Vitran Express full-time for more than a 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
  7.  

    Vitran Express IT Dept.

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    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 for 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
  8.  

    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 for 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
  9.  

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

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    Former Employee - Administration  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Administration in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Vitran Express full-time for 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
  10.  

    rate former employer

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    Former Employee - P&D Driver  in  South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - P&D Driver in South Bend, IN

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

    Pros

    I liked the job, but company sold out to another company and I got laid off.

    Cons

    low pay, no room for advancment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    good linehaul experience

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    They have set runs you bid on so you always know where you are going for the most part. The maintenance is on site and very quick about fixing the problems.

    Cons

    Some of the drivers are not as considerate for the other drivers so they take their time getting to the meets. Meet wait time pay has been lowered significantly.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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