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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. Helpful (1)

    "Night Fleet Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Night Fleet Manager in Groveport, OH
    Current Employee - Night Fleet Manager in Groveport, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules with opportunities for overtime

    Cons

    no opportunities to grow within the company, not a career.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "o/o"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Company Driver in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Company Driver in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are a company that will go to the end with you the company itself is growing day byday

    Cons

    They don't seem to care about your employment or trying to keep YOU on as a employee to much dead weight in management

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing 9 to 5 and going home


  3. "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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  5. "forward air solution Grappevine"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very bad ornagisation you do not really know who you are working for. they do not records the timesheet properly and the even have a the worst management i have ever seen. you work but you do not know exactly how many hours you've work and you have to stick every days with those superviors. i worked there for 5days and i was totaly lost i didn't know for which company i was working for. they told me i was working for prologstics but i was totaly lost. they did not pay me the days i worked there. the management there i did not like it. they still have my money till today......there

    Cons

    poor management, bad organization. leader are respectloss. i worked there for five day and i was a kind of lost because i even didn't know to whom to report. they present me a bunch of people to report to but sofar they never pay my money.
    something needs to be done in that site

    Advice to Management

    poor management in the Grappevine ,tx site. there is a big mess in the management team. two people there got me mad....they record my time like they did not really want to do it and finally the have never paid me. the grappevine site in texas Esters Blv, the management team needs to be restructured.


  6. "Horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Freight Handler in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Freight Handler in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Forward Air full-time

    Pros

    The only good thing is their benefits package.

    Cons

    Very low wages, Unprofessional environment, Filthy with Dirt, Unsafe work facility due to damages to the dock doors and dock plates, they use you to do more work than they pay you for, they send you home when the week is slow.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Overall a good place to work."

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

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

    Pros

    I have never had managers and supervisors which cared so much about what I have going on away from work. Easy to get time off when you need to. Very stable job.

    Cons

    Forward Air pays below average. Every time you speak with management about it, you will get the company line. Also, it's hard to get fired there so there is dead weight.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to rock the boat. Fight for more money for your employees. Wouldn't you prefer to retain good employees versus training new ones all the time?


  8. "Forward Air"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cargo Handler in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Cargo Handler in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like the work and most of the employees

    Cons

    Not enough hours to make it worth the job

    Advice to Management

    Get more business


  9. Helpful (1)

    "keep it simple"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Owner Operator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Owner Operator in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    keep you moving,plenty of loads

    Cons

    lack of communication, disorganized. could care less about getting you home

    Advice to Management

    listen too the drivers,


  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. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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