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CRST International Reviews

Updated February 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "CRST is a great place to grow, I started straight out of college and have been given the opportunity to advance my career in a short amount of time" (in 6 reviews)

  • "high entry level wage, advancement opportunities, fast paced good experiences" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Automatic restriction on your license low pay" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Often you deal with driver managers that have never drove a semi truck" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "This Company Cares"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver Recruiter in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Driver Recruiter in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CRST International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A large company with many locations. Stable. Competitive wages. Career path. Professional development.

    Cons

    Sorry, can’t think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Great managers that have been well trained. They are consistent, promote integrity and truly care about their people

    CRST International Response

    May 2, 2018 – HR Manager

    Thank you for your feedback!!


  2. "Good Place to Work With Opportunities For Growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chino, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Chino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CRST International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is family owned with an aggressive approach on growth which gives opportunities to everyone for promotion. CRST has a clear Mission State on growth and building a strong organization.

    Cons

    In the time that I have been with CRST there have been no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to guide CRST on the same path.

  3. "Good People Doing Good Work"

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

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

    Pros

    - good bosses
    - helpful co-employees
    - robust leadership development program
    - interesting and important work
    - decision making authority within areas of responsibility
    - a growing, profitable, stable company

    Cons

    Because it is a 24/7/365 operation, evening and weekend work for management personnel is common.


  4. "Best company to work for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver Recruiter in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Driver Recruiter in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CRST International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    M-F hours, pay, benefits, management team!

    Cons

    fluctuation of quartely pay package

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Alot of Work with Not Enough Pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there is room for movement within the company
    you are always busy, hardly any idle time

    Cons

    hardly any recognition
    pay is on the smaller scale(raises are meer cents)

    Advice to Management

    more understanding when we are short staffed, lead by example, get on the phones make the phone calls to vendors


  6. "Driving across country moving assigned freight"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Otranto, IA
    Current Employee - Driver in Otranto, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CRST International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Independent and fun seeing the country

    Cons

    Low pay, living in the truck.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better with affordable health insurance


  7. Helpful (1)

    "ROOKIES TEACHING ROOKIES"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Driver in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CRST International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is according to a drivers experience. Mostly drop and hook so no waiting at the shipper and receiver.

    Cons

    They rush these student drivers with only 3 weeks of class and 3 weeks with a trainer, who is a leash purchase that was a student just 6 months ago they teach nothing. You will see money when with your trainer but after that your miles go down and you are sitting more then running. Then the new hire student gets pair up with a co-driver and then the fun starts. They will shut you down for rain, fog, snow, and any manner of winter driving. Sometimes for up to 4 days no lay-over pay because you are under a load. Teams should make up to 5000 a week and you are lucky if you see 2000.

    Advice to Management

    Put these student with more experience drivers, and stop using leash purchase as trainers. They get to pick and choose and they love to kick back and collect their pay but don't want to drive. I ask questions to my trainer and he said "figure it out for your self" He get the credit for my good driving but it not him it my Dad who I team with he a 24 year vet and if it was not for him I would be lost out here. And get safety to let the experience driver decide if it safe or not. I cant learn how to driver in winter weather if you are always shutting us down. letting us know when there is a safety issue is good. But mandatory shut down when the road is dry and you send in pitchers to show they are dry and they will not listen means safety needs an over hull.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good and bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Truck Driver in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Professional Truck Driver in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid schooling, entry level positions, get to see the US

    Cons

    Bad Driver Management, Poor accountability, poor home time, bad pay scale, poor equipment

    Advice to Management

    Take care off your driver's, we're the ones make you money. Get us home to our families on time, fix the trucks right the first time, and offer a bonus to teams who are consistently on time.


  9. "My Home Away from Home"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CRST International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I truly enjoy working for CRST. The staff is great. Love the diversity and inclusion mindset.

    Cons

    None that affect me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it real. Collectively, character is the backbone of all successful companies.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CRST International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have gotten very lucky to have great teammates and lots of learning opportunities in the time that I have been with CRST. There has been a lot of chances to expand my knowledge, step out of my comfort zone and excel at areas I knew nothing of when I started with the company.

    Cons

    It takes some time to move up. Promises can be made with no action taken for lengthy periods of time.