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ABF Freight Reviews

Updated November 19, 2018
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ABF Freight CEO Judy R. McReynolds
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Pros
  • "Best place ever to work for on the trucking bussines good pay and benefits can get better then this" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Good Pay, Good benefits, Okay vacation time" (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours with no regard to employee morale or fairness" (in 34 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be an issue if you let it, otherwise it's a great place to work" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Best job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - City Driver in Chicago Heights, IL
    Current Employee - City Driver in Chicago Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ABF Freight full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay benefits and home time. We start at $25.85 hr after 8 hrs you get O.T. All ins. is pd thru union dues that are less than $73 a mth. I get to see my family everyday I'm like when I was over the road.

    Cons

    They need a better training program for new people.


  2. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABF Freight full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay but not the best

    Cons

    Bad Hours but not the worst

  3. "This job is awful, don’t work here unless you have your cdl you will be taken advantage of by management and the union"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    More focused on quantity of work rather than quality

    Advice to Management

    Make it to where casuals are actually in the union


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Dock Worker (Checker) P/T"

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    Current Employee - Checker/Dock Worker in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Checker/Dock Worker in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ABF Freight part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Shifts go fast. Workers are 99% great. Work is interesting and pay is about the best around for a part-time gig.

    Cons

    Can be a bit miserable at times when hot and humid, making midnight to 8 my preferred shift. Guess it will be worse when it is really cold. (Open air- no heat) Not flexible with shift times. midnight to 8 am, 8am to 4pm, 4pm to midnight. I asked to work 4:30pm to 12:30 am- no go.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Awful garbage dump of a company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ABF Freight full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You learn some things about the industry

    Cons

    Long hours, Lazy, uninvolved management who sit in their offices and do nothing to help operations. Poor pay for the hours. Bad morale, unrealistic expectations

    Advice to Management

    Stop hazing new supervisor staff like it's some fraternity. You need new blood and if you keep treating your new employees like you do you'll never hold on to any new staff for more than a few months.


  6. "Dock worker"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Dock Worker in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Part Time Dock Worker in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at ABF Freight part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management lets you do your job, very laid back and the people are nice

    Cons

    As a casual you have no set hours you have to hustle to get work

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABF Freight full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are some of the best people I have worked with. Hard working and caring. Fun environment when the stress isn’t at an extreme level. Benefits are decent and insurance is fairly affordable.

    Cons

    Image is everything. More important than the employees. Union environment can be very challenging at times.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your employees, they are the business.

  8. "Overall a solid company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Center Manager
    Current Employee - Service Center Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABF Freight full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Leadership and Good Vision

    Cons

    Union environment can sometimes be a struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in good leaders.


  9. "Best company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This is by far the best company I have ever been at. They take good care of there people.

    Cons

    High cost in shipping makes it difficult to find and retain clients.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABF Freight full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None. Relentless weekend/ afterhours email stream from top Executives on down.

    Cons

    Noncompetitive pay, little to no advancement opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Revert back to the family atmosphere of the pre-ArcBest days.