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Groendyke Transport Reviews

Updated May 16, 2018
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Groendyke Transport Chairman and CEO John D. Groendyke
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Pros
  • The company is taking a very proactive stance in providing good equipment (in 5 reviews)

  • Good and well maintained equipment and Great & friendly, knowledgeable Mechanics (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 15 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very good company to work for. We're like a big family"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Class A CDL Driver/HazMat Tanker in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Class A CDL Driver/HazMat Tanker in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groendyke Transport (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great bosses my wife was pregnant and I was able to make it to every doctors appointment. Nice equipment ,good trucks dispatch is awesome coworkers are great. They really care about you as a person not just another employee. Great pay quarterly safety bonus.

    Cons

    Benefits are a little high but that's to be expected now a days. Took away million mile safety banquets but will get a end of the year bonus instead

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Bring back the million mile banquets

    Groendyke Transport Response

    Aug 28, 2017 – Communications and Brand Development Manager

    We appreciate the feedback. It’s great to hear that you’re enjoying working for Groendyke Transport. It’s good to know you feel at home and valued here. We will take your comments about the... More


  2. "Driver"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Hutchinson, KS
    Current Employee - Driver in Hutchinson, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groendyke Transport full-time (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

  3. "Driver"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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 Transport Response

    Mar 16, 2018 – Communications 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... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good company overall, the pay need to be more competitive."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Class A CDL Driver/HazMat Tanker in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Class A CDL Driver/HazMat Tanker in Beaumont, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management , allows you to take requested time off. Good about repairing failed equipment in a timely manner. You’re never away from home for a extended period of time.

    Cons

    The pay scale could be substantially better for the work that’s being performed. Overall it’s a good company to be employed with.

    Groendyke Transport Response

    Jan 15, 2018 – Communications and Brand Development Manager

    Thanks for the review. We’re glad to have you on board and to hear you’re happy at Groendyke. Driver pay is a hot topic of discussion in our senior leadership’s planning meetings, as we’re always... More


  5. "fuel hauler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Groendyke Transport full-time

    Pros

    lots of work good pay and good co=workers

    Cons

    work and family balance is out of wack

    Groendyke Transport Response

    Jan 10, 2018 – Communications and Brand Development Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to review us. It’s great to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Also, if you have any details you would be willing to share with us regarding your concerns about... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good money when paid on time and corporate doesn't care about fixing it. Employed for almost 8 years considering leaving"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Groendyke Transport full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's only nice working here when you are away from all the complaining. Equipment is nice when it's maintained. Salary improved each year here.

    Cons

    Not having hoses to do your job with and not knowing if your paycheck is going to be correct. Insurance was supposed to start 1-1-18 but new HSA didn't have money in it until 12 days later. When paychecks are incorrect sometimes it takes 2 more paychecks to finally get your money. When you use your own money on scale tickets it may take a month to get that money back. It's starting to not be worth not staying for retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Fix pay roll and start looking out for all your drivers not just some of them. Hold more people accountable for their mistakes and if it's not broke then don't try and fix it. For once corporate should try and live on 150 dollars for 2 weeks and be away from home for 6 days of those 2 weeks and put food on the table for the family. It can't be done on this economy.

    Groendyke Transport Response

    Jan 15, 2018 – Communications and Brand Development Manager

    We’re sorry to hear that you’re thinking of leaving Groendyke. You have listed a lot of concerns, and we’d like to help. With regards to hoses and equipment issues, we take great pride in the quality... More


  7. "The New Insurance is horrible!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Driver in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Groendyke Transport full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    *Good and well maintained equipment and Great & friendly, knowledgeable Mechanics. -
    * Brand New State of the Art Terminal being built across the street.
    * Friendly Dispatch

    Cons

    The new Insurance IS A DISASTER!!!!
    Your going to lose Drivers over this, they will be seeking other forms of employment by Companies with offer much better affordable health insurance plans. I’m still on the fence on whether I’m leaving or staying, I’m keeping my eyes open to different opportunities just because of this Insurance change.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t insult our intelligence by trying to sugar coat the new Insurance, you know yourself it is horrible, just admit that it is what it is.

    *We have taken on so much additional business with other products that we have spread ourselves thin, stores are running low and you have your drivers running hard and long. We work 60 hours + every week “ (More hours then anyone in the terminal) in the elements, Extrem hot, cold, rain, snow and NEED two days off, that is only 48 hours off! We are humans, have families, make plans weekly as to how we are using our time off, to recharge, for recreation, celebration etc. being constantly harassed to give a day up from our days off just because we have ran ourselves thin from so much Bio Diesel, Red Dyed, Ethanol, Vectrons and cant keep up with our main source of revenue, Kroger and QT! Management has two days off and also Holidays, Dispatch have plenty of days off, So you have lost touch with the human side and needs of your drivers. Come up with a better solution, we NEED two consecutive days off a week plain and simple.
    * Instead of getting us together every month to tell us how bad we are doing, why don’t we have a few meetings that Foucus on nothing but the positive points for a change.

    Groendyke Transport Response

    Nov 16, 2017 – Communications and Brand Development Manager

    Thank you for your candid feedback.

    You are certainly not alone in having concerns about the new health plan. It definitely works differently than plans we’ve had in the past. However, we’ve run... More

  8. "Response from last review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Driver in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groendyke Transport full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have been with groendyke for almost 10 years some bad times most Good Times but that is the way it is at a lot of companies for the most part I've been very happy with this company if you do your job the way you're asked in the way you're supposed to there is no problem with the management they want things done by procedure as it should be

    Cons

    I have no problems with groendyke in a hole they are great company and trying to grow the only problem is that you have some drivers they want to do things their way and that's not how it works policies and procedures are set for a reason they need to be followed you can't do it your way just because it may be easier for you management has to think about everybody within the company not just a few if people would just do how they're trained and follow procedure there wouldn't be any problems

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing great the only advice that I could give is to follow through what policies you set down being relaxed for some is not right for everybody else

    Groendyke Transport Response

    Nov 10, 2017 – Communications and Brand Development Manager

    We’re glad to hear you’re enjoying your career at Groendyke, and we appreciate the feedback. As always, if you need anything, feel free to discuss with your terminal management or give our Talent... More


  9. "Dispatcher"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Groendyke Transport full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company had a first class safety program.

    Cons

    In the short time I was employed by GT, I experienced horrible management, harrassment, complete disorganization and lack of care for their employees. I was disgusted as to how the drivers were treated and paid. Both local and regional management were of no support and lacked tact. Statements such as you'll never be a manager or train yourself stupid, was common place. If GT reads this, please note I am an operations manager now (5 years) for an international company employing over 25k - who are supported and offered opportunities!Leaving GT was the best decision I ever made.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the guiding principles implemented by GT's founder.

    Groendyke Transport Response

    Dec 5, 2017 – Communications and Brand Development Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. It looks like it has been five years since you’ve worked for Groendyke, and we’ve had both terminal and regional management changeover since then. Still, we would like to... More


  10. "Fort Worth employee"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groendyke Transport full-time

    Pros

    Unfortunately some will be more consumed with who the messenger is rather than the content of this message.

    Cons

    Drivers are often referred to as stupid, morons, dumba$$es, retards, etc. The work environment is toxic. Drivers are talked down to, they are made to feel replaceable. They are often told things like ship up or ship out. Drivers are punished like children. Forced to work with less equipment vital to their job simply because they made a mistake. FORCED to work days off due to management's inept scheduling.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps corporate could do a survey. Get a feel of the pulse of Fort Worth employees. Robbie Parrish needs to go. A lot of malcontent within this terminal.

    I often contemplate resigning and coming back under new management.

    Groendyke Transport Response

    Nov 8, 2017 – Communications and Brand Development Manager

    We appreciate your feedback and would welcome an opportunity to speak with you further about the instances you are describing. As a company, we take great pride in our culture of community and... More


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