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ABF Freight Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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ABF Freight CEO Judy R. McReynolds
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Pros
  • Pay and benefits are outstanding and work is generally stress free (in 23 reviews)

  • Best place ever to work for on the trucking bussines good pay and benefits can get better then this (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours with no regard to employee morale or fairness (in 33 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. "Great place to for work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABF Freight full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have learned many great skills about freight businesses and transportation. Pay is great, experiences, co-workers, customers, quality, and schedule.

    Cons

    Long hours wihtout lunch breaks, poor benefits, poor training and politics.


  2. "Operations Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    No help from upper management.

  3. "dock worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABF Freight part-time

    Pros

    good pay, good blue collar workers, staff is professional

    Cons

    hard work, 30 minute lunch, may have to work multiple shifts

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Nice work envoiroment"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Part Time Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HOURS are great and the management is accessible

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons at this point


  5. "Good Pay and Benefits, is it worth it?"

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABF Freight full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay and Benefits. Management Colleagues are nice to work with. Most Drivers/Dock Employees are good people and work hard for you. Not very nit-picky about some work rules/policies. More laid back than other companies (can be good to a degree) I have spoken to employees at other terminals and Linehaul drivers, very nice people.

    Cons

    Terminal management is afraid of upper management and Union employees. A handful of Union employees are like a Cancer at the Detroit Terminal. Hence the saying, " a few bad apples spoil the bunch". They can create a very poor work environment. Terminal Service Manager(s) seem too young and inexperienced to deal with a larger terminal such as Detroit. Bad communication. Excessive terminal slow down when other LTL companies are thriving; no explanation from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Get some backbone! Defend your fellow managers and terminal operation to upper management. Stop cowering to rouge and disrespectful employees. Just because you have "loud voices" from SOME employees crying about doing there job (which they receive GREAT pay and bene's) stand up and manage them, don't let them manage you! I was told to use a bit more sugar when managing the employees. (which I felt I was respectful and fair overall) Remember that too MUCH sugar rots your teeth out. I always felt in the end we need to be customer and service driven and not overly concern ourselves with accommodating employees. While we are at it, communicate better and address issues that merit addressing early on, that is the key to success!


  6. "Final Mile"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABF Freight full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are decent for the area.

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance can be difficult.


  7. "city driver p and d"

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    Current Employee - City Driver
    Current Employee - City Driver

    I have been working at ABF Freight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, good pay, and great people to work with

    Cons

    long days, union company with union employees

    Advice to Management

    their hands are tied because of the union

  8. "Temporary Clerical Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABF Freight full-time

    Pros

    Learning the many different job responsibilities really keeps you on your toes and you feel accomplished when you finally learn something. The people are friendly at all of the locations and answer any questions you may have.

    Cons

    With having to learn all the office duties in a short period of time, it can get a little overwhelming. But, if you take notes during the first weeks and make an effort to learn, the basics start to click.


  9. "Loader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loader postition has flexible work schedule

    Cons

    May not receive full time work


  10. "SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABF Freight full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Under the right managers and staff a Great Place to Work!

    Cons

    Dissension among rank and file; strategies are inconsistent and regions are not consistent to national and local needs. At the time I was there we had great staff, trainers and mentors; most left when management changed. Core philosophic changed and thus re juggling of sales and marketing personnel and job changes caused disruption of strategy. Too many cooks in the Kitchen. Service and Reliability was the mainstay until then.

    Advice to Management

    Empower sales staff look at competition closer and don't underestimate them, look at ease of use and simplicity, review service and believe in your staff.


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