Werner Enterprises

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Werner Enterprises Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
133 Reviews
2.7
133 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • They have a good training program and lots of loads for OTR and Local positions (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Low, low pay for being out on the road two to three weeks at a time (in 8 reviews)

  • Very high stress/pressure and long hours (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Walmart Dedicated/ Starter or Team Company

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

    I have been working at Werner Enterprises

    Pros

    great starting pay Walmart really takes care of their trailers and people... Werner/Walmart dispatcher Mark is awesome he cares and my job was fairly relaxing and quite chill... Home time was great i was home the day i requested or the next day...

    You have to make any job your own , dont wait til everything goes haywire to care about your career ...My time on the WMT acct was good and when you and your dispatcher has an understanding like a team its great

    Cons

    When Walmart switched my dispatcher and Mark started working weekends only... UNTIL they assigned 2 lilboys Z n B who are scared to communicate with you as if your going to bite there heads off... meaning they always think your trying to tell them what to do always on defense it was strange... like guys hey im on your side.. if u can avoid these 2 plz do... it was always like some secret if they didnt have u a load im like dude i dont mind being on relax mode until u find me a load but they kept u on edge let me know whats going on...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    its alright to talk to the drivers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Satisfied overall, but could use a few improvements.

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

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Werner would be the amount of dedicated opportunities avaliable. I would have to say another reason would be that the company is debt free, and your paycheck will always be there.

    Cons

    The challenges of working at Werner would have to be the empty trailer hunting. Dispatch can never seem to correctly locate empty trailers, therefore the driver loses time and money searching for an empty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advise would be to make the input for empty trailer numbers mandatory in order to send loaded and empty macros. Also to communicate with drivers better on reimbursement statuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Werner do not care

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver

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

    Pros

    Welcome you with open arms

    Cons

    Do not get hurt they will tell their doctor to release you and kick you out like last weeks trash.Get a lawyer from day one you will need one,they will not do anything for you unless the court makes them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Dedicated Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work hours vary if you are on-site

    Cons

    Lack of help from supervisors
    No flexibility with work schedule

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Local Truck Driver in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Local Truck Driver in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    Werner Enterprises is a good company to work for. They care about their drives unlike most big carriers in trucking. The benefits are good and they are affordable. They have a good training program and lots of loads for OTR and Local positions. They communicate well with the drivers, if you call they almost always answer right away. If you leave a message someone always gets back to you in a timely manner. I also like the fact that the management communicates weather and road updates to you on the Qualcomm. They have new trucks and keep up on Maintenance. Good company for experienced drivers and drivers coming right out of Truck driving school.

    Cons

    Long hours but if you want to make money it comes with being a truck driver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace all super single tires with Dual tires on rear of tractors. The super single sucks in snow dual tires are better and safer.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    It a good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

    Great Work to Life Ratio

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  10.  

    Truck Driver

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

    Good place for rookies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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