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Central Refrigerated Service Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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  1. "Or truck driver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Valley City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Central Refrigerated Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They train u to be a truck driver with no money out of your pocket and getting paid to do it.

    Cons

    It is impossible to have a family life outside of this job


  2. "They don't check their drivers"

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    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Refrigerated Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nothing in this company really attracts

    Cons

    They keep employees that lie, steal and has healthy problems

    Advice to Management

    Need a better background check on your drivers, didn't know that driver with diabetes type 2, insulin dependent could be working, and plus, didn't know that drivers could steal and go impune about

  3. "Worst company I have ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Carson City, NV
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Carson City, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Central Refrigerated Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    none that I know of

    Cons

    Everything leave you stranded If you can drive at all in ice and snow that is where you will be all winter

    Advice to Management

    quit


  4. "Really?"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in West Valley City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Central Refrigerated Service full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training was good,great place to start.get 6 months of experience and find a new employer.

    Cons

    To many to list,low miles,low pay, dms that don't comuinicate, shop won't fix trucks and no real benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Go out and ride with a driver for awhile. See if you would like to be treated this way?


  5. "Over the Road driver"

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    Former Employee - OTR Driver
    Former Employee - OTR Driver
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Traveling not having to be tied to a desk all day

    Cons

    Being away from your family for weeks at a time

    Advice to Management

    Be sympathetic to the drivers, and their needs


  6. "OTR DRIVER"

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    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Central Refrigerated Service full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Newer trucks, routes and fuel stops pre-planned. Great driver-mentors, thorough training for brand new drivers

    Cons

    Dispatch is horrible, had 5 different driver/managers in less than a year, and none EVER remembered who I was even after 5-6 weeks. Bonuses of any kind are a joke after first quarter. After a year still never received 2, 3, 4, quarter bonuses for previous year, told every excuse in the book. Final straw, out for 5 weeks( never out less than 4, 5 was typical.) put in for 5 days off, AGAIN told I could only have 3. Too bad they couldn't work as hard for me as I did for them! Look long and hard at different companies!!

    Advice to Management

    Care about your drivers, not just the almighty dollar.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "OTR Driver Training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Valley City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Central Refrigerated Service full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Central provides a good school to get your cdl. I had a decent OTR trainer and learned as much as I could in my four weeks out in the road with him. Starting pay once solo was more than other companies.

    Cons

    Being away from home for weeks at a time. This is to be expected of an OTR driver though. Sitting waiting for loads. Or shippers/consignee taking forever to load or upload, often without you recieving any pay for your time.

    Advice to Management

    Left right before swift officially purchased the company. Operations could make you feel more like a human and less like a number, but you'll get that at any starting company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Confusing! Received monthly memo's describing excellent customer service then terminated..."

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    Former Employee - Driver Trainer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Driver Trainer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Central Refrigerated Service part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    After becoming an Owner Operator it was very difficult to please this company, and get a pay check.

    Cons

    Will never work for this company again. They look out for themselves, not the drivers.

    Advice to Management

    Drivers leaders have to do what there told. My driver leader did not want to fire me.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good school, grossly suppressive and controlling management."

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    Former Employee - OTR Driver, Lease Operator in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - OTR Driver, Lease Operator in West Valley City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Central Refrigerated Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Driver instructors are down to earth working class citizens.

    Cons

    Management in contact with drivers see them as guilty till proven innocent. Are all about controlling every aspect of your life. Deficate on your constitutional rights by virtue of corporate policy. Have no respect for your sacrifice and care less if they destroy your family. Former drivers in mgt are artificially elevated on cubicle life looking down at the very core that makes their livelihood possible as with the academic corporate privelidged. Condescending conversations as an arrogant communist government would talk to working class but with the shareholders and investors to answer to and not the drivers.

    Advice to Management

    This organization is beyond advice due to its suppressive, controlling and right in their own eyes style of management. All whom know they are guilty must look in the mirror and prepare to pay for your transgressions since the cloud of greed makes a paradigm shift impossible. I wish you the best of luck and made the right choice by walking away when I did.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Company driver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Seeing the country and have the freedom to stop and enjoy it.

    Cons

    Poor management, company is owned by swift and swift is the worst company to work for, and don't care about their drivers.


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