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Forward Air Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  • I worked there full time for 5 years and the last 2 years part time (in 4 reviews)

  • Long Hours 12 or more earlt start time (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Its ok for most of the time"

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    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forward Air part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours are good not too many for part time people you work with and around are nice.

    Cons

    Some times you don't know how many trucks you will have coming in for the day


  2. "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forward Air full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best People. Great Culture. Management mentor and motivates. You have to WANT to move up.

    Cons

    Pay needs to catch up with Peers

  3. "Solid company"

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

    I have been working at Forward Air full-time

    Pros

    Large enough to be stable, but small enough to still be entrepreneurial and family like.

    Cons

    Could use a little more structure and process.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to think about the next step and solidify a foundation for the futur.


  4. "Dock agent forklift operator"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forward Air full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Positive attitude fast pase work loading trucks unloading truck using hand scanners great place to work love the environment

    Cons

    Long hour didn't mind lots of people that didn't know how to handle freight

    Advice to Management

    Teach your new employees the proper way to do there job


  5. "Dock Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Dock Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Dock Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forward Air full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team oriented, management/employee respect (no matter position), "open door" discussion pipeline, friendly staff, pressure but realistic in goal setting

    Cons

    Part-time to full time transition not as often unless someone really stands out, pay wage for Chicago area not as competitive as similar LTL, tools and equipment a bit slow to fix or replace

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make COMMUNICATION from all areas #1 on priority list. Everyone can make a difference no matter their job status there.


  6. "Dock Associated"

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    Former Employee - Dock Associated in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Dock Associated in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Forward Air full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They care about the employee,happiness there safety an willing to give you the opportunity to excel in the Company.

    Cons

    When at crunch time there may not be.enough supervisors out on the dock.

    Advice to Management

    Have an open door policy for all employee so that there's concern are at least heard.


  7. "Growing and changing Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forward Air full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good hardworking people.
    Straight forward work
    Leader in their transportation niche

    Cons

    Very repetitive in what is done every day.
    Always fighting cost, quality, and service

    Advice to Management

    The 5 year plan needs to be relayed from the top down. While I am confident that Forward Air will maintain their place in the transportation industry, I am not sure what it will look like.

  8. "Dock worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forward Air part-time

    Pros

    The schedule was convenient. The local management was helpful with scheduling and training as a new employee. Experience was preferred but they were welcoming to all

    Cons

    There was no paid time off for part time. The paid time off for full time employees wasnt great. I think it maxed out at 3 weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more. There would be less turnover and better quality of work.


  9. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Kingwood, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Kingwood, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for middle level management is extremely supportive.

    Cons

    Many sales reps are there for a long time so advancement is hard with no one leaving.


  10. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, easy work, not much skill required.

    Cons

    Crazy about hours, no leadership at all just straight bosses.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they are part of the team. Be leaders not bosses.


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