Werner Enterprises Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Great Work to Life Ratio

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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 full-time (more than a 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
  2. Worst employer ever

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

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

    Pros

    They will take just about anyone and give them a chance out of trucking school. That's about all that this company has going for them.

    Cons

    They say "Werner Cares." Yea, about their office staff in Omaha, it sure isn't their drivers. There was one week I lived off of two cans of Spam I had portioned out and bottled water I had in my truck, because I couldn't make enough there to survive. Awful pay, no miles, ignorant night/weekend dispatch. Run, don't walk away from this joke of a company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the people who are earning the money, and take care of them instead of leaving them to starve. Think about someone other than yourselves.

    Disapproves of CEO
  3. It's a start and not much more.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    You will get the opportunity to start as a class a truck driver, it's a first job and not much more than that. Don't become discouraged there are many better jabs out there but you have to get experience and that's what you will get at Werner.

    Cons

    The company is huge and really does not have great organization from a drivers point of view. Yes they are successful however at the expense of their drivers. That's why they turn over better than 100% of their driving force. Low, low pay for being out on the road two to three weeks at a time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay some decent money to your drivers and maybe they will stay. Increase the number of dispatchers so drivers don't "get lost in the system" and "forgotten about". The quotes were actually stated to me by dispatch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Good place for rookies

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    • 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
  6. 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.

  7. Good so far

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Night Fleet Coordinator in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Night Fleet Coordinator in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    atmosphere is good, really like the people i work with

    Cons

    none i can think of right now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Fleet Manager

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    • 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 a 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    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 .

  10. 1 person found this helpful

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Unappreciated

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 a 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

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