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C.H. Robinson Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  • work/life balance, stress of job (in 81 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good first job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Ex in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Ex in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere
    Small company feel

    Cons

    Very performance driven
    Can be stressful


  2. "Sales Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment with a ton of young people. Great hours and good pay from the start

    Cons

    Very hard to get on commission on the customer side. Company needs to care more about their employees

    Advice to Management

    Increase base pay


  3. Helpful (8)

    "A huge disappointment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Carrier Representative Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carrier Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Carrier Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open work environment, Good location, Friendly staff, Never boring

    Cons

    very high pace of work, Extreme multitasking.


  5. "cold call companies under $60M"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good job for right after college

    Cons

    employees have to clock in and out, commission doesnt start for about 3 years , micromanaged, no dress code

    Advice to Management

    be more professional and less like a fraternity


  6. "Ocean Export Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ocean Export Coordinator in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Ocean Export Coordinator in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Terrible culture and terrible management

    Advice to Management

    You MUST be able to understand what your employees' job entails before you can harp on them all day about it.


  7. "LAN Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LAN Administrator in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - LAN Administrator in Maple Grove, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work life balance, which is difficult to achieve in IT.
    - Emphasis on team building
    - Management does a great job of empowering their employees
    - Very low turnover
    - Great training program
    - Flexible working schedule
    - Lot's of skilled senior level peers to collaborate and learn from
    - Company values and invests in IT & Dev, if you are in tech it's an exciting place to be.

    Cons

    - Sometimes difficult to find ways to make a big impact, which is usually true of any large company.


  8. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very team oriented environment. Upper management is always there to help if you need it. The program that they use is pretty easy to learn and navigate as well.

    Cons

    A lot of your day is bidding on freight, and trying to be the lowest carrier. Because of this, ethics can be riding the line of right and wrong as well. Had to work one Saturday a month as well.

    Advice to Management

    Once I left they were going to implement a new program so that new employees would get a lot more acquainted with the program and industry. I think this will help turnover a ton!


  9. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Great office, coworkers become like family"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Representative in Traverse City, MI
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Representative in Traverse City, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers and environment are great! Flexible and encouraging office with massive growth potential. GM is knowledgeable and very much in touch with everything going on within the office.

    Cons

    Very stressful at times, but hey, any job can be. Overall if you can keep a positive attitude you won't get chewed up and spit out.


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