Werner Enterprises Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
112 Reviews

2.6
112 Reviews
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Werner Enterprises Vice Chairman and CEO Gregory L. Werner
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.  

    Ok starting company, as long as

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  2.  

    Net Ops In a Nutshell

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    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

    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
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start a career.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    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

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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
  8.  

    good training company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver  in  La Canada, CA
    Former Employee - Driver in La Canada, CA

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

    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
  9. 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

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

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Training Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  11.  

    Awesome experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    I have been working at Werner Enterprises full-time for more than 3 years

    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

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