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freightquote.com Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
102 Reviews
2.8
102 Reviews
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Tyler Ellison
10 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work Life Balance- Managers care and will work with you on life events, etc (in 9 reviews)

  • They have a decent health plan, 401k and generally good benefits overall (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Popularity contest some people get handed a whole book of business and then management acts like they built it themselves (in 6 reviews)

  • Work/life balance has become less of a company focus than it used to be (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Freight Broker

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

    I worked at freightquote.com

    Pros

    Good life/work balance
    Not a bad starting base pay
    Freightsocials, it gives the employees time away from being on the phones.
    Help you learn to sell
    Good training program and benefits

    Cons

    Management
    Commission Plan
    Room for growth within the company
    Mirco-managed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micromanage your employees, help them. The commission structure was awesome prior to March of 2014. It gives the people with massive books a huge advantage and the people starting out crap.

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

    Account Exec

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at freightquote.com

    Pros

    Flexible hora and time off when hitting goals.

    Cons

    Must suck up to management to get anywhere. Hitting sales goals isn't enough.

  3.  

    Grind

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

    I have been working at freightquote.com

    Pros

    People, benefits, technology, facility, flexibility

    Cons

    Lots of moving parts, need more/better support to continuously grow. Very hard to make money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees consistent support

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    High stress atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at freightquote.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent salary good job for new college grad.

    Cons

    Popularity contest some people get handed a whole book of business and then management acts like they built it themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to everyone and distribute the wealth evenly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started great but company is falling apart.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Carrier Compliance in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Carrier Compliance in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at freightquote.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with and onsite cafeteria

    Cons

    Management, inconsistent, pay, false promises and who you are friends with is more important then how hard you work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of some dept managers they serve no purpose and are some of the laziest people I have ever worked with. Appreciate work and not just kiss-ups and yes men/women.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Numbers Game

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at freightquote.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great entry level sales experience.
    Benefits.
    Got comfortable cold calling.
    Friendly culture.
    PTO
    Work-life balance

    Cons

    Training consisted of learning about the industry, and had minimal sales training.
    With no sales background I had to learn from those around me.
    Better accounts were given to higher up reps.
    Industry is so competitive that it got to the point where I wasn't making much margin on sales.
    Minimal opportunity to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Need Some Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freight Broker in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Freight Broker in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at freightquote.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Home to Work life is great, 8am to 5pm no weekends, great PTO beneifits, great co-workers, easy going management.

    Cons

    Commission structure needs to be reformatted, needs a better company focus, better trained managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to get back to being a employee focused company, trying to grow to big to fast will be the down fall if not corrected.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great environment!

    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at freightquote.com

    Pros

    FQ provides an awesome culture, decent base salary, and the opportunity to earn hefty commissions.

    Cons

    No real cons here anymore. You have to sign a non-compete agreement after training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FQ has come a long way by way of improving mgmt styles and techniques. No further advice to give.

  10.  

    phone interview

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

    I have been working at freightquote.com

    Pros

    great i would recommend. the interview was short , basic questions on the phone

    Cons

    non- i haven't had my onsite interview

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    So far, so good, but needs improvement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at freightquote.com full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities for those who work hard. Great that the top 100 reps were allowed to have laptops and can work from home now and then.

    Cons

    Serious favoritism and good ol' boy club mentality, with perks and special accounts given to those who've already gotten ahead with favoritism. Certain reps given big accounts and then allowed to just charge a handful of customers utterly ridiculous amounts of money, then treated like big shots for all the money they're making and never made to really work, and that's IF they even show up! Makes honest salespeople feel like there's no point when things are so unfair, and we've lost way too many good ones.

    And what's with never hiring even one person in a wheelchair!?!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward and recognize the people who are loyal, reliable, honest, and hard-working, not just those who already make obscene money by hook or by crook.

    Get with modern business times and allow senior reps to prove they can be trusted to work from home and still be as or more productive.

    Train support staff and reps in other departments to treat customers' issues like they are *their* customers too, and to fight for them, and not to fight against Sales reps.

    Stop making everything about sports analogies, and saying things like "big boy brokerage", as it isolates and separates those who don't fit in with those terms. And not everyone can or should give a crap about Corporate Challenge, either. It's just a huge marketing gimmick anyway.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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