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Landstar Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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  • About 70 % of losds on their load board is cheap loads from other load boards that are duplicated (in 6 reviews)

  • Low Pay, care more about Agents than employees and BCOs (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Freight Broker"

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    Current Employee - Freight Broker in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Freight Broker in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality and leadership is what Landstar is known for & it always delivers.

    Cons

    There is not much room for growth potential.

    Advice to Management

    Do monthly reviews.


  2. "Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Managed Business Coordinator in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Managed Business Coordinator in Rockford, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progressive company, great planning for future.

    Cons

    All departments are not managed the same and seems unfair. Management is top heavy.

    Advice to Management

    If you have a department where the people are continuously trying to opt out you might want to find out why.

  3. "Compliance Representative"

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    Current Employee - Compliance Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Compliance Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, opportunity to advance, located in Jacksonville, Fl. offer of improving education, training and development courses for use of inside or outside of Landstar.

    Cons

    Communication in some of the departments is non existant

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of your people and communicate with your team and other management


  4. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work for corporate not agent. Agents treat drivers like dogs.

    Cons

    The agents are the worst. Will not always be ethical.


  5. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Agent in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Agent in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have everything ready for you, very little to no liability

    Cons

    They cut they take is too high

    Advice to Management

    NONE


  6. "Business Capacity Owner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellant work place to work for , great long term oppertunitys

    Cons

    haveing a hard time thinking of the cons, really found it to be a great place to work for

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Well managed, but kind of a grind"

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

    I worked at Landstar full-time

    Pros

    Management was fantastic. I was a freight broker in an office of about 12 people, and my manager was extremely competent and genuinely wanted to help the team succeed. He'd bring in successful brokers from around the company to coach us and field questions. We were regularly invited to 1-on-1 lunches with the branch's GM, where he'd ask us how it was going and if there was anything that he could do to make our work easier.

    Cons

    Freight brokering is just, overall, a monotonous and disappointment-intensive field. That being said, the only real cons at Landstar (for me) had to do with the industry itself and not the company or the management.

    Advice to Management

    I think there is a huge opportunity to be an industry leader in technology that a larger corporation with lots of resources (like Landstar) could easily pounce on. For example, we still relied on faxes for sending rate confirmations and checked carriers' insurance / DOT status with an awkward & outdated system. It would make the entire company more effective to streamline these processes using modern practices and would help to position Landstar as a true leader in the industry.

  8. "Great company to work for"

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

    I worked at Landstar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits were good. The work environment was pretty casual .

    Cons

    the work environment was sometimes too casual and it felt more like a high school setting.

    Advice to Management

    be more involved in whats going on with your employees within the departments. don't let them get too off track.


  9. "Dependable but cheap"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very steady company
    lots of tenure of current employees
    Dont do layoffs
    good culture and for the most part good people

    Cons

    lots of tenure leads to no upward mobility
    stale talent needs to go
    very poor pay leads to weak hiring pool and weak talent

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the problem employees and get rid of them. It's way to hard to get fired and lots of people know that and take advantage of it


  10. "50% luck 50% people skills and patience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Landstar full-time

    Pros

    The sky is the limit with income potential as long as you are willing to put in a LOT of effort and time and are not dissuaded by multiple "nos" in sales. I have been working for Landstar for nearly 3 years and my second year i grossed $48,900 ... and in this part of AR that is an awesome salary for non-professionals.

    Cons

    Anything can happen ... and does... Contract didctates that you cannot work in a similar capacity for 10 years after working if you quit. Management can be harsh and the training is ... marginal at best. Like many jobs.. there is training and then there is real life.

    Advice to Management

    Transformational leadership. If you tell a person they are doing well and can or if you tell them they are doing poorly .... you are probably setting the pace for the rest of their career. Teach, encourage, comfort.... can work wonders for increasing loyalty and effort. If you want respect, give it.


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