Vitran Express Reviews

Updated June 11, 2015
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  1. Solid Start

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Billing Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Billing Specialist in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    The work is not difficult, and the environment is comfortable. Hours are reasonable and you have some freedom with appearance and listening to music for example.

    Cons

    Tasks are mundane and can lead to watching the clock closely.


  2. Freight Relocation Specialist/ Dock Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vitran Express full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent laid back company to work for.

    Cons

    Need to invest into building matinance and reinvest into company equipment

    Advice to Management

    Need to have more personnel meetings with a structured theme for streamlining. Need's an over all organization plan.


  3. 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall it was good to work

    Cons

    Could have had a better shop

    Advice to Management

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


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  5. Very poor experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Company needs a top down review.


  6. 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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good service, flexibility to get your work completed.

    Cons

    Not enough time here to consider the cons.


  7. 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 Management

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


  8. Good and Bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  9. Miss managed

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers were friendly, good work atmosphere

    Cons

    Upper management appeared to be clueless

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone that actually know how to run a trucking company


  10. long hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    good pay andgood co workers

    Cons

    walking in the door day after day

    Advice to Management

    listen to your workers and put safety first


  11. Vitran Express IT Dept.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    More frequent raises would be nice.



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