Werner Enterprises Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
126 Reviews
2.6
126 Reviews
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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)

  • Their training program is not the best, but you will get the experience you need (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • low pay for student driving, some of the student trainers (in 7 reviews)

  • The worst part about this place is communication not only with drivers but with management (in 37 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It a good employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Werner Enterprises

    Pros

    Its a great company to get you started in to your trucking career. Trucks are pretty clean and dispatch communicated when needed.

    Cons

    The dollar general account is a lot physical and mental work. You might last 1 year doing that account by yourself and it takes a tole on your body.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage your drivers to keep up the good job because they are sacrificing a lot being away from home and there families and risking there lives daily.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Family friendly policies.
    Great benefits.
    Competitive pay.

    Cons

    No problems that I can think of...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Work to Life Ratio

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

    I have been working at Werner Enterprises full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Training was top notch, and the quality of team mates was really good

    Cons

    Salary was "okay", but there could be more emphasis on one to one mentoring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just pay attention to the little guys

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Truck Driver

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Werner Enterprises as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    no boss hanging over you pays not bad

    Cons

    away from home miss out a lot of family & friends functions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more pay & better runs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place for rookies

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

    I worked at Werner Enterprises full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They hire new drivers and have a decent training program, depending on your trainer.
    Good benefits

    Cons

    pay is low as they tend to churn drivers a lot
    lots of downtime waiting for dispatchers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your drivers with more respect and the compensation they deserve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to start with after school

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Werner Enterprises

    Pros

    Good starting company they will run you far if you are team

    Cons

    Very unorganized don't keep their promises. The dm's have no clue as to what's going on in the driver world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to learn to listen to the drivers more they may learn a thing or two from the drivers.

  8.  

    Low compensation rates, not enough shop staff to perform repairs in a timely manner so drivers sit losing money

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Company Driver
    Former Employee - Company Driver

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

    Pros

    Relatively new trucks and trailers in most cases.

    Cons

    Not enough home time between runs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never met any of them, would not know what to say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Unappreciated

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Werner Enterprises full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    provided the needed training, anyone can do it. Gives you the opportunity to learn how to manage people older than you if you are right of school.

    Cons

    little care among middle management. Salary is low for hours worked, drivers make more than the managers in many occasions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    High stress long hours little time away from work for not nearly enough $

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Werner Enterprises

    Pros

    There is most often a run for u each day

    Cons

    Low $ and constant attempts to hinder your work by safety even when its qualcom malfunction or hos violation due to moving broken equipment to safe location after being fixed on interstate . Complete lack of reason when explaining situation to paper pushers in office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work 6 weeks straight but do not go home every day just crawl under your desk sleep and start every day this way then u can tell me how I should do my job and when I say I need time away from work I don't mean 2 weeks or more from that date I asked for .

  11.  

    Fleet Manager

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

    I worked at Werner Enterprises full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, very competitive. You are quickly given a lot of responsibility, and the freedom to make your own decisions.

    Cons

    The time off policy is arcane. You get 6 days your first year, then move up to 10 days for the next three years. There are no sick days or personal days. Also, you have to work one saturday a month. I wasn't told this until after I'd already strarted working there. The work days are also 10 hours long by schedule, but I worked an extra 1-2 hours every night. Almost everybody stayed late, or took their laptop home with them and worked extra from home. Those who didn't were fired in pretty short order. Senior management had highly unrealistic expectations, and there simply wasn't enough time in the day to complete all of the work that was piled on you. When you combine the late nights, and the extra day every month, I averaged about 60 hours a week. The pay would have been fair for a standard 40-45 hour workweek, but this simply wasn't the case. Drivers were nickle and dimed at every corner, which was hard to watch, since they are the backbone of the company. Within the office, there were several abrasive personalities. I don't think this is because the staff was particularly mean, but rather because they were all very stressed and overworked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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