I have been working at Ben E. Keith full-time (More than 5 years)
Excellent wages for work done. Quality insurance with 3k max out of pocket per year, $35 copay. Great retirement with profit sharing plan and pension, both company paid. No employee contribution needed or available. Fully vested after 6 years. Two weeks vacation after one year, three weeks after eight years.
Seniority means nothing. As a shuttle driver...working nights, you miss out on time spent with family in the evening. Work week is Sun night-Fri night. Tractors are automatic and turned down to minimum power settings. Older tractors are not maintained as well as they should be. If you belong to satellite yard in Oklahoma, you will not have an assigned truck unless you've won Driver of the Year.
Advice to Management
Treat your employees like they are real people, not just a number. Take a vested interest in their lives and actually listen to their concerns on how to make it a better place. Assign trucks, really, it's not that difficult.
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Ben E. Keith (Shreveport, LA) in June 2016.
I applied online and a few days later received a call about an interview. Came in to a friendly office and talked to the hiring manager. Ha gave me the full lay out off the job good and bad. We had a great question and answer session. After that he offered me the job, pending my drug test and physical and I accepted.
We both had found what we wanted in a worker and in the job offered. It was little negotiation it was all laid on the table for both of us.