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Landstar Reviews

Updated Oct 27, 2019

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3.3
52%
Recommend to a Friend
60%
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Landstar CEO Jim B. Gattoni
Jim B. Gattoni
41 Ratings
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  • "the loads paid terrible and you cannot use another load board but their's(in 8 reviews)

  • "And not remembering without the driver freight won’t move(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for and great staff always willing to help."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Landstar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pick and choose your own loads.

    Cons

    Some of the agents are shady and rude.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work with the great software!

    Landstar2019-08-29
  2. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Landstar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Coffee, laid back environment

    Cons

    Not many good place to work

    Landstar2019-10-27
  3. "Petty drama and politics"

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    Former Employee - Truckload Settlements Clerk in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Landstar full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Most holidays off, office job, cafe is nice

    Cons

    Very stressful, petty drama, office politics, agenda-pushing

    Advice to Management

    Do not criticize and bully employees who have a different political and or spiritual standing, other than yours!

    Landstar2019-10-06
  4. "A company with many flaws"

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    Former Employee - Logs 

    I worked at Landstar full-time

    Pros

    It was a job to have

    Cons

    pay low, management and hr make many lies to cover company

    Landstar2019-10-21
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Owner Operator in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Landstar full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Freedom to run your business as you choose to and benefits of a company that stands behind you every step of the way.

    Cons

    Wish they offered a higher percentage rate to the owner operators.And if you’re used to been dispatch this is not the place to be,you find your own loads here in their load board.

    Advice to Management

    It’s not about how many trucks you can get it’s how many good drivers you can keep that’s what makes a company strong it might make you more money but it will also hurt the company.

    Landstar2019-07-10
  6. "Don’t expect much."

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    Former Employee - Various Departments in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Landstar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It’s a job, it’s a paycheck.

    Cons

    No room for growth as the buddy-buddy system is in full effect.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the people who DESERVE it, not because they are your friend or drinking buddy or because you’ve got matching tattoos. Management are incompetent and spiteful.

    Landstar2019-08-15
  7. "Many tenured employees. No room for advancement in technical area."

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Landstar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Always a Paycheck on time.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement ever.

    Advice to Management

    It becomes difficult to advance when your staff is sub standard. Who would replace you?

    Landstar2019-06-21
  8. "Stable Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Landstar full-time

    Pros

    Very stable company to work for

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Landstar2019-05-17
  9. "Terrible Compensation and Very Little Support"

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    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Landstar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is some potential to increase your earnings if you are lucky enough to have a manager who will let you broker loads rather than deal with greedy shippers who pay less than the bare minimum.

    Cons

    Dispatchers earn only 6.86% of the revenue that drivers get. Since most shippers refuse to pay truckers anything reasonable, dispatchers usually end up making less than $50 per load. The problem with that is that Landstar takes a minimum of $50 from dispatchers for every load, meaning if you make anything less than $100 on a load, you’re screwed. If you have a boss who isn’t greedy that will let you broker loads,... you earn up to 80% commission on the load. Good luck finding a supervisor generous enough to give you brokerable accounts. There is a one-day training on how to deal with customers. After that, you’re pretty much on your own.

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    Advice to Management

    Help your employees grow and succeed by providing better training and support. Don’t be greedy.

    Landstar2019-06-04
  10. "Jansson LLC"

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    Former Employee - Lead Generator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Landstar part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is a good job for a dog.

    Cons

    They basically lie to you in efforts to pique your interest in staying on board but it’s all a fake joke. Don’t believe anything that the lead agent says. The turnover rate out of that office is ridiculously large for how small the business is.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t lie to people looking to make a career. Don’t waste people’s time and be professional.

    Landstar2019-05-24
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