Werner Enterprises

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Werner Enterprises Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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2.7 109 reviews

48% Approve of the CEO

Werner Enterprises Vice Chairman and CEO Gregory L. Werner

Gregory L. Werner

(50 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Stayed there too long

    OTR Truck Driver (Former Employee) Omaha, NE

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

    ConsGetting timely service at terminals.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to start a career.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat employees. Family atmosphere

    ConsHigh Stress. Very long hours.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Training Company

    Driver (Former Employee) Alachua, FL

    ProsGood job to let you see the country

    ConsNot enough money for the labor

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider paying better stop/unloading pay

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Gained lots of experience at sitting still

    New Driver (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsI 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.

    Consa 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 Senior Managementtrain your trip planning department, and tell your recruiters to stop telling lies

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good training company

    Driver (Former Employee) La Canada, CA

    Prosgood training company with good trainers

    Consdriver managers indifferent to needs of drivers

    Advice to Senior Managementschedule more home time and allow the driver to take it

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    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    They suck

    OTR Driver (Current Employee) Omaha, NE

    Prosnothing here to brag on

    ConsThey cheat you every chance they get.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire new management!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome experience

    Java Developer II (Current Employee) Omaha, NE

    ProsManagement 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.

    ConsMy 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 Senior ManagementThanks for the great experience. Thanks for everything!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company for the beginner!

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat 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!

    ConsNot enough miles at times for the new driver!

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

    OTR Truck Driver (Current Employee)

    ProsTraining, that's about it!!

    Cons1st 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 Senior ManagementMake 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    werner- W e E mploye R ookies N o E xperience R equired

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice Clean Terminals, Nice Showers, Plenty Good Management, Net Opps

    ConsThe pay is horrible!
    Werner is lowest pay in the industry!
    They put a bad dac report on me because i resigned ...after pulling there freight over a year!
    I made 17000 dollars with werner in one year... Yes sitting and dead head miles including
    crappy runs is part of the business ( 21 1/2 cents a mile )
    What can you expect?
    Thats the reason i left... I used them for experience and left
    This company is 90 percent students and
    people with less than a year experience .. and 10 percent are the trainers and they have 1-5 year otr experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou cant expect good reviews when paying truck drivers like high school kids workin fast food.
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    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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