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Updated March 9, 2017
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  1. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture
    Competitive salary
    Room for growth

    Cons

    minimal vacation time
    Corporate-y but culture is changing


  2. "You can do better than ArcBest"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead in Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Lead in Fort Smith, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ArcBest full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great job right out of college, good starting point, a resume builder job

    Some departments look like fun to work in, but that's only because they have great people.
    If you aren't in that department, you'll wish you were

    Cons

    Wait too long to promote
    Don't promote for the right reasons
    Dangle promotions to keep you hoping you'll get it
    Very cliquey - if you are different, you'll be seen as weird
    No degree gets you a better pay than someone with a masters degree (helps when family member is a director)
    Little recognition for hard work
    Underpaid for making company millions
    If you don't have kids, you are singled out
    Make you compete against coworkers fostering a fake sense of teamwork
    Silent bullying
    Bosses don't have your back

    Advice to Management

    If you don't promote people, people will promote themselves by leaving. Also, increase your community impact - it's basically non-existent


  3. "Typical corporate job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were quite a few attractive female co workers

    Cons

    highly regulated and micromanaged. Very few perks or benefits

    Advice to Management

    Get out sales way and let us do what sales people do best


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, but lots of fluff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture and people within the organization. Truly a great place to work that you enjoy coming to every day.

    Cons

    There is always a lot of talk about new opportunities and growth and getting help by adding head count, but it hardly ever materializes. Work/life balance is absolutely terrible. A 40 hour work week does not exist here.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to get the help that is needed instead of working people to their limit and calling mercy before hiring help.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, solid work/life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * So many *good* people at ABT
    * Managers are reasonable and caring people
    * Flexible work hours
    * Daily catering avaiable
    * Excellent pay
    * Stable employment, low turnover
    * Interesting projects, lots of new code to write
    * Mile-long walking trail is beautiful and a great way to make friends at work. Many people take a lap in the morning and a lap in the afternoon.
    * Corporation is constantly introducing healthy living initiatives. Very cool!
    * Private family doctor within walking distance from the office - extremely convenient.
    * ABT has many *expert* software developers. You are guaranteed to grow as a programmer.
    * Top-notch, well-funded, extensive training program for new employees. Lots of valuable skills to learn.
    * The trucking industry is NOT boring. Lots of interesting problems to solve!

    Cons

    * Relatively stingy with vacation
    * Cubicle farm
    * Legacy software is a harsh reality for tech companies that have been around for this long
    * Management is effecient and stable, so promotions can be slow
    * Heavily invested in proprietary software (WIndows + IBM, virtually no Linux)


  7. "Noticed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst/Programmer in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst/Programmer in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ArcBest (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good work environment, they care about their employees. You arent just another number.

    Cons

    Tenure seems to rule all instead of good work


  8. "System Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good working environment. good management. Friendly

    Cons

    does not have laptop to work at home.


  9. "Getting better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Things seem to getting better

    Cons

    Good work doesn't seem to get noticed.


  10. "Systems Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people and culture are really helpful.

    Cons

    There are absolutely no cons. This company has treated me extremely well.


  11. "Good Company, wouldn't recommend working in household moving dept."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Customer service was not scripted. Company encouraged individuality while maintaining professional attitude. Occasional pay raises once or twice each year. Opportunity to go full-time after graduation

    Cons

    Nearly the same responsibilities of Full-Time employee for small portion of the pay. May or may not work with your requested schedule. Tedious, repetitive work can be uninspiring.

    Advice to Management

    More open communication and respect to employees, especially those who are unhappy. Communication can make the difference between someone staying and someone leaving.



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