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Estes Express Reviews

Updated June 20, 2018
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Estes Express President and CEO Rob Estes Jr.
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Pros
  • "Stable Company good pay great benefits" (in 45 reviews)

  • "Far pay and benefits, Friendly people" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Terrible local/upper management" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Overtime doesn't start until you work over 55 hours" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the work environment. The vision package is a little confusing.

    Cons

    The vision package is somewhat confusing

    Advice to Management

    Send out insurance cards and a list of participating providers


  2. "Good Pay"

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    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Estes Express full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay considering the work

    Cons

    Rough working environment and people were not that happy to work there

    Advice to Management

    WAY more training

  3. "Truck driver"

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    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Pine Brook, NJ
    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Pine Brook, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Estes Express full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Steady work, use the same equipment most of the time

    Cons

    Sratight time up to 55 hours

    Advice to Management

    Value hard your employees more


  4. "Dock Worker"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Dock Worker in McCook, IL
    Current Employee - Part Time Dock Worker in McCook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay scale, plenty of work,

    Cons

    No overtime until 55 hours, Mandatory weekends every week, dock is very dirty, poorly loaded trailers, to many forklift broken


  5. "Just another 2nd rate LTL carrier"

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    Current Employee - P & D Driver in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - P & D Driver in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay & benefits if you’re hourly (local P&D); even better if you’re a line driver w/ mileage pay.

    Cons

    Hugely lacking in terms of quality, efficiency, & safety.

    Advice to Management

    Being a privately held org (closed to external scrutiny), the time is beyond ripe to begin observing the metrics, business model, & SOPs of sucessful competitors within the LTL segment. The company suffers from a variety of associated problems of growth beyond what a family ma & pop shop can effectively deal with...


  6. "Wouldn’t recommend"

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    Former Employee - Diesel Technician
    Former Employee - Diesel Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, laid back environment

    Cons

    Management doesn’t care about employees, drivers treated poorly, driver hours are crazy, no opportunity for advancement unless you’re related to the ownership or somebody quits, overtime isn’t payed until after 55hrs/wk, safety is very lax, employee discipline is almost non existent.


  7. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Far pay and benefits, Friendly people

    Cons

    Managed out of Corp. office, Unrealistic goals

    Advice to Management

    Clean the facilities and equipment

  8. "clerk"

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

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time

    Pros

    The pay is pretty well.

    Cons

    They tell you one thing and do the other.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equal do not have favorites.


  9. "Local P&D"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. Equipment is decent.

    Cons

    Management needs to learn how to respect employees


  10. "Great Family Oriented place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, the people you are working with have just a calm and happy demeanor. Challenges are worked together on thru multiple teams

    Cons

    slow pace of innovation

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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