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"First driving job, nothing else to compare it to"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Truck Driver in North Salt Lake, UT
Current Employee - Truck Driver in North Salt Lake, UT
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

-Almost guaranteed that you will be hired as soon as you get your CDL. Only two people I know of weren't able to get hired; the first was obese and could not pass the physical(you have to be able to get down and under the trailer to properly inspect your equipment), and the other was unable to perform a 90 backing procedure. Other than that, you're pretty much golden!
-I get all the miles I need, my DBL(fancy name for the dispatcher) does a fair job of keeping me rolling with whatever loads are available in my area.
-Newer equipment. I was able to get into a 2 year old Cascadia after only 8 months with the company, and they seem to be trying to roll all of the older trucks out in favor of newer trucks and trailers.

Cons

-Pay caps way too early. I've been with the company only a year and a half, and already my pay has capped at $0.36/mile. That's a pretty low figure compared to other companies.
-Insurance is obscenely expensive, with high deductible. I'm paying out $200-$300 a week for my insurance, and still have to pay a $5000 annual deductible before the medical will even cover anything. Seeing as I don't regularly fall down stair wells, I have yet to actually pay this deductible to be able to make use of the insurance I am paying so much for.
-Software is bugged beyond belief. For starters, it is quite obvious that no driver input was used in the design of the software, as many necessary features were completely left out. And it is a coin toss whether your estimates will actually be recognized in the system. Most of the time I update an ETA, when I get to the customer it asks why I'm late, even though my Qualcomm shows that I'm a half hour early to my pickup.
-DBL's give no support, and are often extremely rude. I moved a few months ago, and asked how to update my address with the company. All I got back was"update on the website". The website is a disorganized monstrosity, and there was no option I could find to update that information. I finally had to go into the office and ask, and point out that they couldn't find the ability to update either before they finally did the update for me. As for rude, if I am late to the customer for pickup or delivery for ANY reason, even equipment failure, I get screamed at. This is probably my #1 reason for looking for another company right now.
-Technology is continually getting "upgraded", but the upgrades always have many issues long after they've gone live, and it takes several months before they bother to fix them. Current favorite is an "upgrade" to keep the truck from idling except in extreme temperatures(below 20 or above 80 F). Problem that they failed to anticipate, however, was that they installed the sensor next to the exhaust manifold, so it was reading the significantly higher temps radiating off of the exhaust. We went pretty much all of winter without anyone able to idle unless the temp was below 5 F.

Advice to Management

Stop throwing out all of these random upgrades! Focus on fixing what software we are currently using instead of flushing an investment into replacements.
With as much focus as there is on safety, start putting some requirements on making the workplace a bit less hostile. If I wanted to get yelled at for things out of my control I'd have remained in the Navy for better pay and significantly better benefits.

Other Employee Reviews for Schneider

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Rocky Relationship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Green Bay, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people I work with are a fun group of people
    - Some of the projects are quite interesting.
    - The high turnover causes advancement opportunities
    - Decent amount of time off early on in career, although it caps at 4 weeks at 12 years (I think there should be a fifth week at 20).

    Cons

    - The company is extremely aggressive around dead lines.
    - Upper leadership is out of touch with the associates in the trenches.
    - Managers threaten to fire people who discuss pay.
    - There is one manager (not mine) who clearly plays favorites with his associates.
    - Health Insurance has a big "donut hole" where the company does not reimburse between $750 and $2250 dollars.
    - My initial offer was significantly below the industry average and what I eventually negotiated is still low compared to what Glass Door says I'm worth.


  2. "Dead end career path with little compensation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have some met some great associates, but it seems all the goods leave.

    Cons

    Where to start? Little compensation, little help from managers that don't care about helping you with your career only care about how you can fill there pockets. Other logistics companies pay a lot better and give mutual respect. There are several managers that are inappropriate and unprofessional. Also told to buy into the Schneider way only to be let down and lied to. They have a huge turnover rate and unless you are handed a golden account don't plan on getting a commission check. Also managers aren't easy to approach. No opportunities to advance. Go find yourself another logistics company because there are plenty that are better and have better compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that know how to motivate and not make employees feel uncomfortable.

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