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C.H. Robinson Eden Prairie Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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Eden Prairie, MN

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C.H. Robinson Chairman & CEO John P. Wiehoff
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Pros
  • Great work life balance, which is difficult to achieve in IT (in 32 reviews)

  • great people, fast paced dynamic work (in 73 reviews)

Cons
  • work/life balance, stress of job (in 80 reviews)

  • long hours, not enough advancement opportunities (in 86 reviews)

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  1. "Key account manager"

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    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and team atmosphere, fun people to work with. Freedom to make independent decisions on your own business and be entrepreneurial.

    Cons

    Complicated compensation structure and team based which shifts risk to employee. Weekend work expectations with no evolution toward remote options


  2. "Overall Experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at C.H. Robinson (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, holidays off, strict 8am-5pm days.

    Cons

    Employees were not very friendly.


  3. "Great for Recent Grads"

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at C.H. Robinson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good job for just starting out of college. Entry level.

    Cons

    Felt very micro managed and not trusted. Salary was very poor for position. Not a lot of growth if interested in other departments.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees. If you hired them, they should be trusted.


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  5. "Senior Level"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at C.H. Robinson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    CH Robinson is a forward thinking company with the financial resources to invest in system developments and technology.

    Cons

    CH Robinson has a very corporate culture making quick decision making difficult.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Job out of college"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People, Celebrating Successes, Health insurance is great.

    Cons

    Put in 5 years then use experience to find new career. Used to have work hard play hard mentality, but that Is now gone. Lot's of Politics. Company is designed so you argue with other offices and basically spend all your time fighting with someone.

    Advice to Management

    Restore the culture that was once at CHR. Start stressing that we are all on the same team. Honestly we spend more time fighting internally than I do with customers/carriers. Keep up with the times and start adapting to a competitive job market place.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Work here. It's awesome!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C.H. Robinson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love the work environment, great people, lots of opportunity to develop your career, and trusting leadership. Empowered to make good decisions and grow. Looking forward to working here as long as I can.

    Cons

    If you're not in IT, this review may not apply to you. The corporate culture seems to vary significantly depending on which building you're sitting in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep cultivating the talent from within. If you empower them and pay them well, they will stay. Reward your top employees.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Successful Company Despite Itself"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at C.H. Robinson full-time

    Pros

    Excellent money, employee stock benefits are very valuable.

    Cons

    Bloated management. Middle management in particular is excessive and filled with yes-men who have no actual job skills and contribute nothing. Gossip and back-stabbing define the culture as people jockey for ever-higher positions/bonuses. The people lower on the pay scale work the hardest. Young people, women and minorities have a tough time here.

    Advice to Management

    Examine the "lifers" and you'll find the source of much of the toxicity in the organization. There are many people in this company who make too much money to leave, yet are bitter and ungrateful about their good fortune and create a negative atmosphere that stifles innovation.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "A huge disappointment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at C.H. Robinson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Having C.H. Robinson on your resume looks good to future employers as they're not aware of the internal chaos and shenanigans that happen.

    Cons

    I think this company could have great potential...if they taught their managers to treat their employees just as good as the managers are treated. Managers think so little of their employees it's disgusting. Their employees are only there to do a job and make management look good, but receive no help, little pay and bad remarks. Having worked at corporate, it's appalling to see that my team's size dropped nearly in half in only one year (50+ to 30ish), yet executives took no care as to why people were quitting. Management instead just feverishly hired temp/contract employees and put more pressure on their full time employee to get the job done with less. Ch strives to say that they help grow careers, however budgets are "so low", they can't afford to send anyone but management to trainings and industry conferences; employees must stay behind as someone must be there at all times. Their promotion of employees leaves little to be desired as they won't promote outperforming employees because they can't imagine loosing a top employee in that role. It's also very interesting to note the people that quit versus ones that are let go because mainly men are let go by being forced out and set up to fail - take on projects that are doomed from the beginning. It's absolutely mind boggling how this company continues to win "Best Place to Work" year after year. I also understand departments vary and so do managers, however it was rare to hear about a good manager.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach and treat employees with respect and actually help grow their career. Don't be condescending to your employees, they alone are the ones making you look good for executives. There's a lot more to your company than sales, so you should pay your employees accordingly. Just because you give people a large looking raise on paper doesn't mean it's a huge raise when the employee starts out so low.


  10. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer (Consultant) in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer (Consultant) in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at C.H. Robinson (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company
    Strong Business line
    Excellent People

    Cons

    Nothing that I know. All is doing welll

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  11. "Enjoyed time there, not too challenging"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at C.H. Robinson full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people work at this company. I enjoyed connecting with others, the corporate culture enabled strong relationships amongst coworkers.
    I also really appreciated Leadership. I had the opportunity to work with multiple levels from corporate to Branch Management and they all had a true interest in investing in the company and their coworkers.

    Cons

    The work can sometimes be a typical 9-5 desk job with few challenges and pretty repetitive work, even for someone who worked on projects. Life is a little less fast-paced than other corporate cultures, but hey this is definitely a Pro for a lot of people!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to foster your employees, and consider driving a few more challenges their way. Trust your team with the difficult tasks and give them ownership over the process


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