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Werner Enterprises Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
111 Reviews

2.6
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Werner Enterprises Vice Chairman and CEO Gregory L. Werner
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of miles if you are willing to work for them (in 4 reviews)

  • good training company with good trainers (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Very low pay for their drivers especially if you are a minority (in 6 reviews)

  • Very high stress/pressure and long hours (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Stayed there too long

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Omaha, NE

    Pros

    Good tractors, trailers are getting better but still a few that are rotting away.

    Cons

    Getting timely service at terminals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Lateral raises

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Omaha, NE

    Pros

    Lots of movement.
    Easy to get employed.

    Cons

    Most "promotions" are lateral movements, so don't expect to move up.
    Production driven, with little care for efficiency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Gained lots of experience at sitting still

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - New Driver  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - New Driver in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    I got a brand new 2015 freightliner cascadia with only 18 miles on it shortly after I finished my training period and my trainer was the best.

    Cons

    a normal day was spent: sitting waiting to get a load all day, then when I did receive a load, it would already be late to be picked up, after spending 1-3 hours finding an empty trailer, I would then either have to have maintence done or registration updated. roadside breakdown was laughable. they were constantly offering me a dedicated route promising me xxxx money, then pull me off that do something else without even telling me. two weeks in a row, my check was for $0.00 because they couldn't keep a load under me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train your trip planning department, and tell your recruiters to stop telling lies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    good training company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver  in  La Canada, CA
    Former Employee - Driver in La Canada, CA

    Pros

    good training company with good trainers

    Cons

    driver managers indifferent to needs of drivers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    schedule more home time and allow the driver to take it

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start a career.

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

    Pros

    Great employees. Family atmosphere

    Cons

    High Stress. Very long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Training Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver  in  Alachua, FL
    Former Employee - Driver in Alachua, FL

    Pros

    Good job to let you see the country

    Cons

    Not enough money for the labor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider paying better stop/unloading pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Java Developer II  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Java Developer II in Omaha, NE

    Pros

    Management loves their position. Full of enthusiasm. It's been a pleasure to work for them and am very happy to have got to know them.

    I have been treated very well. They fully understood the learning curves of an employee new to their career, company and industry. They had been very patient with me as I grew into the position and literally would pull me to the side to find out how I am doing and repeatedly told me to come to them for any needs.

    My confidence is sky high because of their outreach and management style. So much so that I have never before believed such a great work environment exists. Still having a hard time forthcoming it today. I am driven to want to work extra for these guys even though it is not expected of me.

    I literally just gave a much lowers opinion in a review just now for a previous company which stands in deep contrast to my opinion of Werner. No incentive to post this other than to give credit where it is due.

    They are very flexible too.

    Cons

    My pay was decent for my experience level. Still far below what other Werner developers have been making. So to be fair, I was compensated my fair market value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for the great experience. Thanks for everything!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company for the beginner!

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

    Pros

    Great environment to begin your career! Better to be in a great, in-demand area of the country to get the really good, dedicated accounts for better pay!

    Cons

    Not enough miles at times for the new driver!

  10.  

    Once I get my experience, I'm moving on!!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver

    Pros

    Training, that's about it!!

    Cons

    1st Con: They promise .33 cpm, what they actually pay is a joke, .27 c.p.m. And don't expect a pay raise after the 90 day evaluation period!! There making MILLIONS off the sweat of the OTR driver's brow!!

    2nd con: Avoid the terminals like the plaque!! God forbid you need or even want to take a shower after a loooong 14 hr day, I saw a previous comment about how there clean, where & which terminal?? Every terminal I've ever been at, there disgusting & filthy dirty!! But yet again I'm a woman on the road, so cleanliness matters to me!! Unlike the men!!

    3rd con: Breakdown is a complete joke!! Sat for over 12 hrs because the trailer tandems wouldn't move, had to explain 4 times to my fleet manager about it!! Sent in the Macro 6 different times, wasn't until a woman called me at 10:30 at night & explained to me that I somehow "fell through the cracks", & I sent the 1st macro that morning!! She also explained to me that the freight was more important than the driver's, raised a HUGE red flag for me!! And I thanked her for her honesty!!

    4th con: The night & weekend fleet manager's are completely useless!! I'm currently under a load that the BOL says that this load is going to California, where do they send me, to no man's land in the middle of Minnesota!! To a dry bean factory of ALL thing's!! Even called a fleet manager & asked him, he said yes. And God forbid you need an empty trailer, they'll send you to places where they don't release them!! And then send you to drop yard's in the middle of the hood, & expect you to wait for one!! I told them NO!! And went back to the same truck stop that I was at the night before to shut down!! All I've got to say about ALL that, is I got paid for all those miles, thank GOD!!

    5TH Con: Fleet manager's have NO idea what we go through!! "0" Zip Nada!! They have no idea & it can be VERY, VERY frustrating!! Especially when you're running hard every day, & expect them to "have your back", just wish they would get some "insight" of what we go through out here!!

    6th Con: Werner Cares is a joke!! The only thing they care about is themselves!! That's just a slogan they use to reel you in, & I think it's sad. We make sacrifices every day, away from home for month's on end just to "make ends meet", pay our bill's, & help out our families, I miss spending quality time with my family....

    I'm going to get my 6 month's in & moving on!! Because a company this BIG needs some REAL help!! You know the old saying, "The bigger they are, the HARDER they fall"!! And I don't want to be a part of a company that is more concerned about there freight, than there driver's!! How do you think it get's there??

    Anyway, hope this review helps ALOT of people looking to get with Werner, & if you don't believe me, become a driver for them & find out "the hard way", & my favorite saying, "pain is your GREATEST teacher"!! Good luck to all!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the driver the priority, & the freight will follow. How do you think it get's there?? And stop promising .33 cpm when it's actually .27 cpm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    They suck

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OTR Driver  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Omaha, NE

    Pros

    nothing here to brag on

    Cons

    They cheat you every chance they get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new management!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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