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Updated January 8, 2018
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  1. "Work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbian Logistics Network full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work , they work with employees to help them succeed . They encourage healthy liVing offering programs and challenges for healthier life styles. It's very often challenging , but management works with all employees to correct issues and help serve customers in a timely manner

    Cons

    Seasonal ups and down, finding quality employees


  2. "Lack of communication"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Columbian Logistics Network full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people are friendly.

    Cons

    Don't pay you for what you earned. Bad hours and upper management complains about overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Think about your employees. Pay them for what they earn. Communication should be better.

    Columbian Logistics Network Response

    Jan 11, 2018 – HR Manager

    Columbian treasures its family heritage of honesty and hard work. Our behavior proves we value our associates, customers and suppliers. If an associate is concerned with the accuracy of their pay... More

  3. "Dishonest Management"

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    Former Employee - Transportation Coordinator
    Former Employee - Transportation Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbian Logistics Network full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is well stocked with assets, and a healthy revenue line. It's a very old company, that isn't going away anytime soon.

    Cons

    Management core is dishonest with its customers and subordinates. The leadership is disconnected and ultimately more concerned about perception rather than substance. Very poor treatment has resulted in customers fleeing to more professional providers.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to your workers and your customers. If a customer ever saw what happened on the other side of the phone, the few left would leave also.

    Columbian Logistics Network Response

    Jun 13, 2017 – HR Manager

    Thankyou for the feedback. Columbian Logistics Network has been in business for over 100 years, owned by the same family through multiple generations and always centered in Grand Rapids MI. Our... More


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been here for a few months and I love it! We have such a fun, awesome team to work with- both in upper management and in facilities. I am always presented new opportunities to challenge myself here.

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints so far!


  5. "So disconnected"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Columbian Logistics Network (More than a year)

    Pros

    Transportation and Warehouse managers (for the most part) care about their employees.

    Cons

    Management is so disconnected from the staff it's laughable. The upper management think everything is fine and that is so far from the truth. They do not let their union employees comes to company events like the yearly company outing. They fired one employee for talking to a union employee from another company. Say that it was due to something else but management knows the real reason.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.

    Columbian Logistics Network Response

    Aug 15, 2016 – HR Manager

    Thankyou for the feedback. We continue to work on creating opportunities for open communication between employees and upper management which will allow us to stay in touch. In 2016, we hosted... More


  6. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Columbian Logistics Network (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with. They make coming to work fun. Good team work.

    Cons

    Huge disconnect between the floor and upper management. Those making policies and decisions do not have any idea on what it takes to get the work done and leave the answers up to lower management.

    Advice to Management

    Take what the floor workers have to say to heart and stop asking management and taking their word for everything.

    Columbian Logistics Network Response

    Jun 11, 2016 – HR Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We can always learn from the insight provided in this open/ candid forum. We are happy to hear you appreciated an engaging and positive working... More


  7. "Was a good place to work, people good to work with"

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    Former Employee - Bus Driver, Straight Truck Driver in Corinth, TX
    Former Employee - Bus Driver, Straight Truck Driver in Corinth, TX

    I worked at Columbian Logistics Network full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was a good place to work. Learned a lot from the people I was working with. Getting payed every week was a good thing. Lot of lifting, kepted in shape.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement, closed down Department

    Advice to Management

    Having good people to work for your company, and put there all into what they are doing for the Company, The Company should of put there all into the employees, to work out a contract with the company they were dealing with to continue to Deliver there product. Instead of just closing down the Department and putting out there people that are working for them out of a job.

    Columbian Logistics Network Response

    Nov 25, 2014 – HR Manager

    Columbian’s Core Values guide our actions and define our culture. One of those core values is respect for our employees, and the contributions they make every day. Columbian is also dedicated to the... More

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Very positive environment to work in with really nice co workers."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbian Logistics Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management group really cares about both the business and the people. Both employee and product safety is taken very seriously. Customer service is very important and the company recognizes those employees that make the extra effort.

    Cons

    Operations are going twenty four / seven and there are times when people need to work even on holidays. The company is spread through out Grand Rapids and employees work various hours so it is difficult to communicate to everyone at once.


  9. "Great Company to Work For"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbian Logistics Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family Culture and Happy Employees
    Hire within the company, great opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Some people are hard to work with but outside of those few it is great


  10. "A challenging position."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in KenTownshipood, MI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in KenTownshipood, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The benefits are OK if working for this company but could be better.

    Cons

    Company has favortism of certain employees.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make the company a better place to work.

    Columbian Logistics Network Response

    Jan 5, 2016 – HR Manager

    Columbian Logistics Network Management works with a set of important core values. These values guide our actions and define our culture. Our first value is Safety, that of our employees and our... More


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