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Forward Air Reviews

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

  • Very low pay for what work is required almost minimum wage (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "I love it i go to work every day i love the people and my bosses. forwardair is a great to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dock Worker/Fill In Supervisor in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Dock Worker/Fill In Supervisor in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forward Air full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good pay fun to work for great people. i love it. like i said forwardair is number one in my book.

    Cons

    getting look over for a superviser job for last 5 years and i fill in a lot for superviser on there day off.

    Advice to Management

    they are great if you have a problem at work or at home they will talk to you about it and help you with it.


  2. "unloading/ cargo handler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unloader/Cargo Handler in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Unloader/Cargo Handler in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    meet new people almost everyday

    Cons

    the job is overexhausting and to overwhelming

    Advice to Management

    we need a raise


  3. "Its a perfect balance between life and work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Forward Air full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, Understanding, Less work load, Good managers, bonuses

    Cons

    Small teams, Less growth, Less challenging work


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  5. "It was an new and excellent experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cargo Handler in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Cargo Handler in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great pay and flexible schedule

    Cons

    a lot of people didn't do the job assigned to them


  6. "Very good experience......great managers, great people!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast Paced, growing company with a bright future!

    Cons

    Could use some more formal training, not just OJT.


  7. "Employee Oriented"

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

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

    Pros

    Company values, benefits are very good. Positive work environment and RVP support

    Cons

    Sales team is required to be in the office daily

    Advice to Management

    Allow field sales reps to start their day straight from home as opposed to the office/warehouse


  8. "Dynamic, growing company well position for continued growth and future success. Top-notch senior management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forward Air full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid pay with very good benefits and incentive programs; good opportunity to move up within the organization as they continue to grow; top-notch, seasoned middle and senior management professionals who provide an opportunity for employees to learn and develop as professionals. Great culture and great people.

    Cons

    One of the FA mantra's is "Work hard, play hard; but work always comes first" As a FA employee you will have good opportunity to go above and beyond and advance within the company, but be prepared to work long hours and pay your dues to the company first as that is how the leaders of the company got to where they are today: with many years of hard work beginning at the ground level. For some this could be a con for the work/life balance, but for others this is a positive as each employee will have the opportunity to decide and be in control of their own success with this company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the internal incentive programs and contest that involved all of the FA employees to have the opportunity to contribute their ideas and input on ways to improve the operations of the company. I believe that this is an excellent way to get all employees to be on the same page regarding how FA operates and how they are able to provide the highest quality of service in their respective industry.


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    "TLX/Truckload Services"

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

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

    Pros

    Great growth potential for those willing to work.
    Fast paced and challenging atmosphere
    It takes a motivated individual to be successful here, but there is freedom to innovate and improve the company.

    Cons

    Dated systems/ No in house IT- Negatively impacts employee effectiveness.
    Limited training provided and lack of continued development programs
    Vacation package needs to be re-evaluated.

    Advice to Management

    Continued, consistent development on people and systems will vastly improve the operation.


  10. "Operations Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Clerk in Elk Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Clerk in Elk Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Top leaders in the industry. Modern day technology. Fast growing and fast paced. Constantly evolving to stay in the rankings.

    Cons

    Working out the merging kinks. Allowing some of the previous top preformers fall through the craks.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on what and who has made the company strong keep the opportunities flowing.


  11. "Appliance installer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Appliance Installer in North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Appliance Installer in North Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Learn new things about houses and how to install new appliances. The pay is desirable

    Cons

    They don't work me enough through the week

    Advice to Management

    Arrange Mount come to where one employee can work 6 days a week


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