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Estes Express Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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Estes Express President and CEO Rob Estes Jr.
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Pros
  • Good pay, Flexible hours with seniority (in 43 reviews)

  • The company offers great pay and benefits to everyone (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Hiring idiots from other trucking companies who try to bring in ideas that didn't work where they used to be employed, mainly upper management (in 17 reviews)

  • No overtime till after 55 hours (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Forklift Operator"

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

    I have been working at Estes Express part-time

    Pros

    Great management there to help you advance.

    Cons

    Long hours with unpredictable work load .

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Needing to be home more often."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional driver and experience 4 the last two decades.

    Cons

    Need to be more appreciative of The Professional drivers.

    Advice to Management

    Dependable!

  3. "Truck driver"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Greenwood, IN
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Greenwood, IN

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Dispatch don't understand drivers roles

    Advice to Management

    Take care of Senior drivers


  4. "Dockworker"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time

    Pros

    Excellent culture and compensation for what the work is.

    Cons

    Short staffed currently means many hours.


  5. "Employee"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company with excellent benefits. Competitive compensation and safety orientated. I've enjoyed the opportunity to be employed by this company and it has definitely been a blessing to my family and I.

    Cons

    Although I believe that this is a great company to work for, the hours that you put in can be a bit long. The compensation is more than fair, so that kinda makes up for the long hours. At times, the communication can be a little better, but overall, a very great place to work in my opinion!

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to keep this company competitive in the industy. Continue to value your employees and providing a healthy environment for it's employed to work in .


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly environment with good pay."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - P&D Driver in McCook, IL
    Current Employee - P&D Driver in McCook, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good. Plenty of hours to work. Willing to work with anytime you need off of you talk to them. Most of the equipment is in good condition. Almost all of the employees are friendly.

    Cons

    Overtime doesn't start until you work over 55 hours. They will push you right to overtime and send you home early when reach 54 hours. They randomly mandate you for your days off and if you have plans you have to cancel them or be told it will go against your attendance record. Management is hard to get in-touch with.

    Advice to Management

    55 hours is a lot of hours to work to reach overtime. If you have people willing to work it you should allow them to get the overtime. Plus people have a life outside of work the random mandatory days need a little bit more notice. Also management is almost impossible to get in-touch with when you have an issue.


  7. "Growing but not fast enough"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Virtual Customer Service Representative in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Virtual Customer Service Representative in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Estes Express part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    regular raises (small)
    holidays off
    provides equipment to home reps
    great tech support
    holiday gifts

    Cons

    managers do not reply to emails
    time off requesting is odd and low tech (it is not a first request first approve.)
    if you request time off a year prior they will not let you know approval or denial until 10 days before the request date.
    not enough staff hold times for customer and staff are 20 mins +
    all request even HR and payroll are routed through customer Service

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people.

  8. "Its provide for my family and it’s been a learning"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Southaven, MS
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Southaven, MS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I’ve been able to provide for my family and have learned the ins and outs of the trucking industry. I like the people I work with and they are like family.

    Cons

    They don’t have a Monday through Friday schedule and your time doesn’t mean anything to them. It’s a one way street. Not there for there people who make them there profits.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people!


  9. "CDL-A PICK UP AN DELIVERY DEIVER"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Class A CDL Delivery Driver in Methuen, MA
    Current Employee - Class A CDL Delivery Driver in Methuen, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, fun, easy going place to work

    Cons

    Money and no overtime pay !!!

    Advice to Management

    Start paying OT 1.5 after 8/40


  10. "Terminal manager thief"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Got terminal manager fired. Before him it was great. Had an approachable terminal manager who used to be a driver and had an understanding of freight top to bottom.

    Cons

    Should have gotten the people in office fired also. Hiring idiots from other trucking companies who try to bring in ideas that didn't work where they used to be employed, mainly upper management

    Advice to Management

    Watch for regional management putting unrealistic goals on terminal manager that leads them to cheating their employees


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