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Dot Foods Joliet Reviews

Updated July 1, 2017
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Joliet, IL

4.0
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John M. Tracy
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Pros
  • Growing company great pay have to deal with a business that is growing (in 8 reviews)

  • Family-owned company and they try to treat employees as family (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Home time is limited because of the volume of loads getting home as promised non exsistent (in 4 reviews)

  • Company no longer cares about employees (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dot Foods (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good starting pay right out of driving school, excellent dispatchers to talk too' I enjoyed working with my driver manager

    Cons

    long wait to get a local position


  2. Helpful (1)

    "good starter company for drivers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dot Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are a driver right out of school, this is the company to work for. I can not think of any truck companies out there that would hire a student driver and pay them 55k a year. That is what you would make in the first year. They have an excellent training program. You will learn good driving skills.

    Cons

    You throw freight!! The pay scale is structured so the only way you can make real money is to throw their freight. the mileage pay is garbage. And it is hard grueling work. The best thing to do is work for them for the first 6 months out of truck school. you'll make 26-28k in that 6 months. Your body will hurt though. After 6 months apply to non freight throwing companies where the pay is more structured to miles and driving. After 6 months many companies will hire you at higher rates to even out the gap between dot and real trucking wages.


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