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Atlas Van Lines Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  1. "Awesome Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OA Coordinator in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - OA Coordinator in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Atlas Van Lines full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enviroment, ideals, support. Great job overall.

    Cons

    No cons at all for me.


  2. "Use only as a stepping stone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Leader in Saint Marys, GA
    Current Employee - Crew Leader in Saint Marys, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Atlas Van Lines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to network and gain experience in the industry

    Cons

    Horrible hours and workload. Takes a long time to advance

    Advice to Management

    hire more guys to lighten the load


  3. "Okay for the area"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Van Lines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wear jeans/tee-shirts to work, laid back environment

    Cons

    Pay is low for the industry, management either micro-manages or provides no help, benefits continue to get worse


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  5. "Unloader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unloader in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Unloader in San Marcos, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Atlas Van Lines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's good hours and money

    Cons

    It's very hard and not worth the work

    Advice to Management

    It need more stability


  6. "Good Intentions, but Lacking Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Atlas Van Lines (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It felt like management did care about their employees, but being a satellite of the main office limited their ability to look after their own.

    Cons

    The industry was seasonal, and there wasn't adequate staffing during the busiest time of the year.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "For Atlas International"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy to gain experience in shipping

    Cons

    Overworked, management only cared about your numbers. They could use more people during the summer, but they don't and you're expected to handle vast volumes of shipments.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff more if you want them to stick around


  8. "Interwest Moving & Storage"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Mover/Truck Driver in Idaho Falls, ID
    Former Employee - Mover/Truck Driver in Idaho Falls, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of work during the summer. Much of the equipment and trucks are new and kept in good working order. There were many chances to work for drivers for cash.

    Cons

    Very slow in the winter. Management has a hard time listening to the needs of their employees. Only hires through temp agencies so they don't have to health insurance.

    Advice to Management

    If you take care of your employees, they will take care of you. I was once in a meeting where the owner basically said they don't care about us, we are replaceable.


  9. "Great place to work, but not a place to stay permanently"

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    Current Employee - International Relocation Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - International Relocation Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Van Lines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Adjustable hours for commuters so that employees don't have to waste hours in traffic. Generous sick time policy.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy/red tape can make it hard to feel like your opinion or work is really valued. Lots of inefficiency as well.

    Advice to Management

    Narrow the chasm between management and lower level employees. Upper level management seems to have no idea what their employees are ACTUALLY accomplishing.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "No room for advancement. Poor management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - International Relocation - Government/Military in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - International Relocation - Government/Military in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Van Lines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    SOME of the employees are great to work with and very willing to help out. Really no other pros. None.

    Cons

    Upper management was the most disconnected I've ever have worked with. Many employees who have worked there for years are grumpy, set in their ways and not willing to improve processes. Even when you are making all your goals, you still aren't rewarded for it. Low pay, even if you have a degree and experience, minimal raises.

    Management stomps around as if they are untouchable and own the company. Middle management supervisors are mostly inept of their job and don't even know how to perform your job. No work-life balance. No flexible schedule if you live in the city and single. Again, below average pay. Highly recommended to look elsewhere. Many other better run companies in Seattle.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that people are people and have lives. Reward employees for meeting goals, instead of penalizing them for minor fouls. Learn the art of adapting to younger employees instead of forcing them into your idealized box. Allow flexible schedules, better pay. Don't promote people for being your yes man, rather promote them for their intellect, ideas, motivation, and willingness to be creative. Stop stomping around the office.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Disorganized, no one willing to train, unfriendly, and unrealistic."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Document Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I wasn't there long enough to see any.

    Cons

    I was told there were several people who would answer questions when I needed help. When I went to those supposedly "helpful" people, I was brushed off or glared at. How can I be expected to learn a new job if I am not trained?

    Advice to Management

    Don't advertise an entry-level position and expect your new-hire to learn specifics through osmosis. Have a handbook of terms and procedures for new employees instead of expecting them to create their own - your company is a for-profit business where time is of the essence and your lack of a good training manual is inexcusable.


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