Werner Enterprises Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
116 Reviews
2.5
116 Reviews
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Werner Enterprises Vice Chairman and CEO Gregory L. Werner
Gregory L. Werner
55 Ratings

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.  

    Great Company , Great atmosphere, decent pay and they have a gym!!!

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    Current Employee - Claims Analyst  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Claims Analyst in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Werner Enterprises full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I absolutely love the team of employees

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons in regards to this company or the dept I worked in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best in the Business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Company Driver
    Former Employee - Company Driver

    I worked at Werner Enterprises full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Werner Enterprises is a company who stands behind its drivers. They provide excellent training, great benefits and relatively dependent home time. In this industry there are always things that can happen to delay home time, among many other things like having to go home or deliver late because of a breakdown. Some things just cannot be avoided. But the Fleet Managers always work with the driver as long as the driver works with them. I would go back to, and am thinking about doing so, any time.

    Cons

    Werner is on the lower end of the pay scale for drivers, but they always have freight. All things considered, there are no cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. Only one thing I would change and that is go back to 3200 gallons on the service of the trucks. Where you are now is only going to hurt your truck reliability in the long run.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Ok starting company, as long as

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Company Driver
    Former Employee - Company Driver

    I worked at Werner Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    ease of getting a first driving job

    Cons

    low pay for student driving, some of the student trainers

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Driving for Werner

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Werner Enterprises full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good miles when my fleet manager is working. I think Werner is trying to improve, but for this driver, the process is too slow, and I will be moving on.

    Cons

    Lowest pay of all the large companies. As with many large companies, night and weekend dispatch don't have the resources available to keep drivers productive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of portal videos stating the spending of $250M on new equipment, raise driver pay across all boards. You might just retain alot of quality drivers. Furthermore, you might be a bit more selective in your hiring process...perhaps hire fewer drivers, but improve the quality of new hires...AND PAY THEM!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Net Ops In a Nutshell

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Net Ops Driver  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Net Ops Driver in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Werner Enterprises full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Home nightly barring rare events.
    Few problems resolving issues with home office (Safety, permits, etc)
    Consistent miles ~2500 a week

    Cons

    Loss of major holidays (Labor Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day)
    Low base pay and salary cap keeps people out of the division.
    Certain "incentives" are rigged in such a way as to not actually pay for performance. (Fuel Mileage Lottery, extra run bonus program)

    Seniority matters very little, due to high division turnover.
    Division requires HazMat endorsement, but offers no premium for hazmat loads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to keep drivers you must compete with the rates offered by the other local employers, this town alone has several viable competing jobs that pay 25-45% more than you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Stayed there too long

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    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Werner Enterprises full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  8.  

    Lateral raises

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Werner Enterprises full-time for more than a year

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gained lots of experience at sitting still

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    Current Employee - New Driver  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - New Driver in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Werner Enterprises full-time for less than a year

    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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start a career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Werner Enterprises

    Pros

    Great employees. Family atmosphere

    Cons

    High Stress. Very long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Training Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver  in  Alachua, FL
    Former Employee - Driver in Alachua, FL

    I worked at Werner Enterprises full-time for less than a year

    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

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