Werner Enterprises Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
118 Reviews
2.6
118 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)

  • Very high stress/pressure and long hours (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the best company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Werner Enterprises full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Experience with other corp that Werner has contact with

    Cons

    little support, minimal salary, and long work hrs with no compensation for overtime. Overtime is expected everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better, salary is probably the low end of industry. Support your employees better. Two of the top reasons your best employees leaving the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Werner is a pretty good company but they have some issues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Werner Enterprises

    Pros

    Nice people, company is in good financial standing

    Cons

    not working at the corporate office keeps you out of the loop

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Werner Enterprises full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good overall culture, can work for a large trucking company and gain experience in all modes of transportation.

    Cons

    long hours, below average pay and benefits

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company Driver

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    Current Employee - Company Driver  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Company Driver in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Can gain experience to find a better job

    Cons

    Low pay, brain dead dispatcher, poor condition of equipment, PAY, miles too many to type

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your divers more, listen to your drives, answer the freaking phone when your driver calls, PAY your drivers more than what you are paying them, quit sitting on new trucks and assigning trucks in horrible condition and PAY your drivers more than you are paying them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many poor leaders

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    Current Employee - Programmer  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Programmer in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Werner Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities. Appears to be growing, peppered with many hard workers, company can be a global mover in the trucking and logistics arena if it can tap into the wealth of lower level workers.

    Cons

    Management and poor leadership seem to stifle so many careers and innovations. Salary is not enough to keep the talented workers and it is the poor leadership actions that drives them away..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pour into those who are trying to move the company forward. Give back to those who are giving and don't try to bleed them dry of energy and ideas. More quality training, better policies for office employee's ...stop treating them like truck drivers...they are NOT.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    good starter company

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver  in  Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Fontana, CA

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

    Pros

    they will take you right out of school with no experience. Lots of miles if you are willing to work for them. the will always reimburse you for truck purchases.

    Cons

    night time dispatch, weekend dispatch, breakdown procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    tell dispatch to treat their drivers with more respect, they keep your company going. get some new trailers & get rid of the jalopies. make an easier way to get a hotel when you break down because not everyone accepts those E.F.S checks " like none do. Tell your recruiters to stop lying. western regional should mean western regional.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior management is a joke

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Werner Enterprises

    Pros

    OK pay, good co workers

    Cons

    benefits aren't great. Don't get on management's bad side or watch out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a business, stop making things personal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good ol' boys' club

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Worked with a lot of good people; the company provides great services for customers; the company can be employee focused; excellent, safe drivers

    Cons

    Keeping your job and career progression is all about who you know - I resigned, but saw plenty of instances of inconsistent treatment of employees and violations of policy/law.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cronyism and nepotism reign; if you are not in the buddy groups of Op Sups and Directors, you'll stagnate.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    There are some long-term people who have accrued a wealth of knowledge and are willing to help you out and learn. There is some degree of interdepartmental collaboration when getting things done that fosters a sense of team-work and quid pro quo for getting things done. Standard benefits package and PTO when you accrue it.The opportunity to have a job rather than nothing is of course appreciated, and it is stable enough as long as, like anywhere I suppose, you learn, perform well and contribute. A few of the higher-level managers in the company have some good ideas and experience.

    Cons

    Directors are indifferent to all needs but their own. In VAS, one is a micro-managing annoyance, one is out of touch with his employees except for his pals who bull-poop in his office (and he doesn't acknowledge the minions nor wants to), another is a pompous donkey rear-end who gets overly worked up and shows little respect for a select few, and the other is the same as the previously described one except more donkey rear-end. One person was hired directly into a sup position which irked quite a few people in other areas, especially when hired just a few months before someone else with more extensive managerial experience, and a higher education with a grad degree from a respected, AACSB accredited university...but the person hired is prettier (and there are more than one of those)...but diversity quotas must be met I assume. Inadequate pay for most positions, and rising through the ranks, unless you are a crony, will take some time. Usual bureaucratic redtape and bullpoop. No COL raises either, so to keep up with and surpass inflation, you had better have a spouse with a better job that DOES, or learn to love bartending or stocking groceries at night. Rather opaque unless, again, you are in the "buddy system" with the "in" crowd.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some levels of management are adequate, but many feel that they know more than other people without even giving them a chance and not knowing a thing about their background, intelligence, potential, etc. Don't use the excuse "it's transportation" or "it's a hard industry". Quality employers truly have an emphasis on people involvement, development, retention and respect. As soon as I am able to hopefully move on to something better, I am out the door.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a very good experience overall.

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    Former Employee - CDL OTR DRIVER
    Former Employee - CDL OTR DRIVER

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

    Pros

    weekly paychecks, opportunity to become trainer and make more money

    Cons

    Always on the road as an OTR driver and no family time.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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