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3.0
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47%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
Approve of CEO
John D. Groendyke
62 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good and well maintained equipment and Great & friendly, knowledgeable Mechanics(in 5 reviews)

  • "Good Company, Good Benifits, Great People(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poor dispatch they pay 52 cents a mile but no miles they don't care if you sit out and wait(in 16 reviews)

  • "Groendyke is a good company and they do listen wether you think they do or not(in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Ok company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Clerk in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Groendyke Transport full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have a steady work schedule, home daily.

    Cons

    New dispatch system has not been so great with drivers. Few kinks still needs to be worked out.

    Groendyke Transport2019-01-30
  2. "Increasingly impersonal and driven from the top"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transportation Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Groendyke Transport full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    At its best, a good work/life balance was in place. I don't know if that will be maintained as the company shifts to a centralized operations model. There is still a strong emphasis on safety.

    Cons

    New business model will result in significant office layoffs, and operations will be managed from a remote office. New operational software has not been properly programmed to capture important data or function as it is supposed to. Benefits keep getting cut. Promotions and raises that are promised are not always delivered. Corporate culture favors longevity over competence. Nuances of differences in operational...

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    Advice to Management

    Not all employees are equal. Know who your strong/weak performers are. Listen to concerns and advice from the ground level. Know when a project has failed and stop throwing money at it.

    Groendyke Transport2019-04-21
  3. "Working with incompetence"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training in Enid, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Groendyke Transport full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great, caring coworkers always meaning and doing their best to do what is right

    Cons

    Department director without the skills and education to lead a corporate training department. Not listening to experienced training/support professionals on how to train adults in high risk HAZMAT jobs right the first time instead of reacting after incidents/accidents or just pushing through for the sake of career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking away! Fix it before the department implodes and prevent further damage to company operations as a whole.

    Groendyke Transport2019-02-16

    Groendyke Transport Response

    February 18, 2019Communications and Brand Development Manager

    Thank you for your candid feedback. We're sorry to hear that you felt marginalized during your time with Groendyke Transport. As a family-owned company, we go to great lengths to treat our employees with respect and integrity. We would appreciate the chance to hear details of your ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not Looking Good"

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      Current Employee - Professional Truck Driver 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at Groendyke Transport full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Have not seen any yet.

      Cons

      1 week into Groendyke taking over McKenzie Tank Lines and my truck has no registration or insurance card. Groendyke told McKenzie the drivers would keep what they currently have. I am now being told I will have no TV and if my refrigerator breaks its on me to fix it. The fridge is factory standard installed. Health insurance is beyond outrageous and definitly not in the employees best interest. So now we have no insurance.

      Advice to Management

      Would like to see you walk in my shoes for 1 week. This entails living in a space the size of a small walk in closet for up to 4 weeks at a time. You will have no tv and no refridgerator so after driving this hazerdous load for 10 hours a day and being awake for up to 14 hours you will go into the truck stop and pay outrageous prices for food that will kill you eventually. This is an extremely stressful job and the drivers...

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      Groendyke Transport2019-01-07

      Groendyke Transport Response

      January 8, 2019Communications and Brand Development Manager

      We’re sorry to hear you’re experiencing these difficulties with the transition. We understand change isn’t easy, but it’s our intent to do what’s best for the driver and the company. We want to address your concerns, so we strongly encourage you to contact the Groendyke Talent Office ...

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    • "This is a great place to work"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Groendyke Transport full-time

        Pros

        A good family feel to this job. Plenty of opportunities to advance.

        Cons

        High stress job at times

        Groendyke Transport2018-10-26
      • Helpful (2)

        "BEWARE!!!!!"

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        • Senior Management
        Current Employee - Truck Driver in Tulsa, OK
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Groendyke Transport full-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        NONE THERE NICE AT FIRST AND AFTER A WEEK THEY STAB YOU IN THE BACK

        Cons

        2 FACED MANAGERS AND BACK STABBING TRAINERS

        Advice to Management

        It was a nice in the beginning but this company has a lot of issue specially on the Patriot side,Groendyke bought Patriot anther company and they are the poor stepbrother of this company they get the hand me downs of Groendyke.....They make u jump threw hoops there is no communications I tried to be professional but even the trainers when they believe that there hording in on your job that was selected by the terminal...

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        Groendyke Transport2018-08-14

        Groendyke Transport Response

        August 15, 2018Communications and Brand Development Manager

        Thank you for sharing. It sounds like you’re experiencing a lot of issues, and I’m not sure I fully understand all of what’s going on. Still, we want to help resolve these and make sure we get things back on the right track. We really do care about our people and strive to treat everyone ...

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      • "Truck Driver"

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        • Culture & Values
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        • Senior Management
        Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Enid, OK
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Groendyke Transport full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Good Company, Good Benifits, Great People.

        Cons

        No raises and insurance went downhill.

        Groendyke Transport2018-05-29

        Groendyke Transport Response

        May 30, 2018Communications and Brand Development Manager

        It’s great to hear you’re enjoying your time at Groendyke. You’ll also be happy to know that we recently approved the largest driver pay raise in company history, and it includes raises for all drivers. Thank you again for the kind words. If you ever have any concerns or questions, ...

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      • "Transportation coordinator"

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

        I worked at Groendyke Transport full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        None that come to mind.

        Cons

        Highly stressful, low pay, backstabbing management that only care for their job. Will lie about something to cover themselves and throw you under a bus.

        Advice to Management

        Get new management

        Groendyke Transport2018-07-01

        Groendyke Transport Response

        July 2, 2018Communications and Brand Development Manager

        We’re sorry to hear that you had such a negative experience with us. We certainly do not condone the actions of management that you have described, so we would like to learn more about the situation so we can address it. As a company, we believe strongly in treating our employees ...

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      • "Driver"

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        • Senior Management
        Current Employee - Driver in Hutchinson, KS
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Groendyke Transport full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        You make it Home each night as a fuel hauler

        Cons

        Variable shifts. Sometimes you get backed into an hos violation

        Advice to Management

        Advise dispatch to be more consistent with load planning

        Groendyke Transport2018-05-16

        Groendyke Transport Response

        May 21, 2018Communications and Brand Development Manager

        It’s great to hear you’re enjoying your work schedule and your time as a Groendyke driver. Thank you for all the hard work you do. As a leader in safety in the tank truck industry, we take hours of service (HOS) violations very seriously, and, as such, we will be looking into ...

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      • "Driver"

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        • Work/Life Balance
        • Culture & Values
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        • Compensation and Benefits
        • Senior Management
        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Groendyke Transport full-time

        Pros

        Good people, small company atmosphere. Very good to the drivers

        Cons

        Equipment needs to be maintained better.

        Groendyke Transport2018-03-15

        Groendyke Transport Response

        March 16, 2018Communications and Brand Development Manager

        Thanks for the review. It’s great to know that you’re enjoying your time at Groendyke and that you feel well treated. As for your equipment concern, we’d really like to know more details. We take great pride in the condition of our equipment, and we have just moved a 500,000-mile, ...

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