Vitran Express Reviews

Updated August 15, 2015
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  1. Solid Start

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    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. Outbound Supervisor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Outbound Supervisor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Outbound Supervisor in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good work life balance, Freedom to do the job your way no micromanagement, decent pay and benefits, No weekend work

    Cons

    Poor management at the corporate level, old equipment that was in disrepair, lagged behind in technology, still using late 80's early 90's technology

    Advice to Management

    Company is now closed because of poor decisions of upper management, my advice would be to make better decisions when it came to spending put the money where is need not in you own pocket


  3. Corporate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, supportive coworkers. New corporate office.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, less than terrible direction and vision.

    Advice to Management

    Update that resume gang...


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  5. AR Accociate

    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Associate in New Castle, PA
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Associate in New Castle, PA

    I worked at Vitran Express (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and good work atmosphere

    Cons

    Management was unorganized. No actual position assignment for management teams


  6. Freight Relocation Specialist/ Dock Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vitran Express full-time

    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.


  7. Good once we turned the operation around. Awesome terminal manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


  8. Very poor experience.

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    Former Employee - Line Haul Driver in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Line Haul Driver in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Company needs a top down review.


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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good service, flexibility to get your work completed.

    Cons

    Not enough time here to consider the cons.


  10. Worked with good people for a failing company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.


  11. Good and Bad

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    Former Employee - Combo Driver in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Combo Driver in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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



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