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Estes Express Reviews

Updated July 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay and benifits plenty of ot (in 35 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Upper management sometimes had unrealistic goals (in 14 reviews)

  • In the final analysis, it's just the total lack of communication around here (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Wish they weren't so rude and disorganized."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Alexandria, LA
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Alexandria, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Estes Express part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and the fact that you work part time and still have enough time to work a normal job. Also the ladies in the office were very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Management, Didn't know who was who. Never was properly trained right. Had fellow dock hands not caring about teaching me.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure dock workers are trained properly.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Line haul driver"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can make a lot of money here if you are willing to work. Medical insurance is above average.

    Cons

    The vacation policy is the worst in the industry. They claim to have an open door policy, but although the door is always open, they are in no way interested in solving either their or your issues. When you walk through the door, their primary concern is how to get you out. They treat their customers the same way which makes working as a city driver an unpleasant experience. Management is, for the most part, very unprofessional and completely devoid of leadership skills. They are arrogant and condescending. I would look elsewhere for employment if I was just starting out.

    Advice to Management

    Take some leadership courses.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Dockworker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dockworker in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Dockworker in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good coworkers

    Cons

    You always left dirty everyday


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Longview, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Longview, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for! They promote from within, and they give great support to sales reps. Estes is growing fast and is a very stable company. Good pay and benefits! Must be motivated to work here. if you are not self driven... you will fail!

    Cons

    Many changes happening all the time from a local to corporate level. This is not necessary a con.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees know that they are valued (at all levels) and appreciated and continue noticing improvements. This is a great company to work for and I have no bad words to say about the company itself.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "supervisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Estes Express full-time

    Pros

    pay but the pay is not worth all the stress and lack of support from management

    Cons

    worst company ever worked for.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Clerik"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Clerk in Greenwood, IN
    Former Employee - Clerk in Greenwood, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay --- insurance ok.

    Cons

    You get written up for every little thing .... if you take to long in the bathroom - they have someone come and get you....

    Advice to Management

    How did you get into management? No values they say they do..they lie...


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Pay good, benefits awful"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Estes Express full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is the only pro

    Cons

    No sick time, work is in cold and hot weather, constant rebid in shifts, all employees past 10 years end up fired, hostile environment from management and coworkers, you get punished if others take your freight off the truck after you load it and don't replace it.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Dock workee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Fenton, MO
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Fenton, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, 401k guaranteed hours ok management

    Cons

    Long hours, hot, cold , outbound supervisors and upper management

    Advice to Management

    Dock workers are the key to the success


  9. Helpful (1)

    "over all nice place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Ellenwood, GA
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Ellenwood, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Estes Express full-time

    Pros

    great pay and over time

    Cons

    will fire you for almost anything


  10. "P&D Driver"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    I am an older guy that was given a chance. You just can't get another good job these days at my age.

    Cons

    You get that third week of vacation after 9 years. I would rather see it set at seven years. I can't really find anything else that I don't like.

    Advice to Management

    My management and dispatchers are good people. They treat me well. Can't ask for a better situation for a man my age.


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