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Landstar Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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  • 70% of their freight never makes it to the load board -- agents hoard the good freight for their trucks or favorite drivers (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Hourly Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Some friendly people, relaxed dress code

    Cons

    Excessive micromanagement, unprofessional, poor opportunities for advancement, low pay, workload unevenly distributed

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees to work flexibly, raise the bar on hiring practices, increase efficiency by leaving the "low cost of labor" model


  2. "Great IT management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer - Team Lead in Rockton, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer - Team Lead in Rockton, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Landstar (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay, and bonus structure. Great IT organization, policies, and procedures.

    Cons

    Office politics. Limited advancement outside of headquarters.

    Advice to Management

    I don't understand why there is a minimum advice to management. I have no advice to give.

  3. "Worst working experience ever!"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefit options
    Flexible with time off

    Cons

    Unorganized, Unprofessional Management - there's no accountability for management, just wrist slapping

    Advice to Management

    Hold your leadership accountable for their actions and behaviors towards employees. Also, make expectations for your employees more structured so the workload is even - you have too many employees sitting around on your dime doing nothing because they don't have a real set of expectations.


  4. "was told training would be extensive and teach you everything you needed to know. farthest thing from the truth."

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    Former Employee - Agent in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Agent in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    it was a fun environment

    Cons

    lack of training, deceitful,

    Advice to Management

    more rigorous training. develop talent, owner knows nothing of industry


  5. "Not sure what to put here."

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    Former Employee - Dispatcher
    Former Employee - Dispatcher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a good company to work for like family.

    Cons

    No time off too many hours don't pay enough.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "50/50 Flexible for agent, last minute let down for customers"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Lockport, IL
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Lockport, IL

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

    Pros

    Perfect searching and promouting loads e-system, great main-office support for the agent, big flexibility on equipment e.t.c

    Cons

    RE-BROKERING , last minute refuses of the assigned loads, bad reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Make an exclusive customers set-up opportunity for your agents


  7. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of autonomous work with the support of superiors. Leadership did well to celebrate team members and holidays, including pot lucks for work lunches.

    Cons

    Unable to move up within company because it's so small.

    Advice to Management

    If you want a team to work, make sure the team is talking to each other, instead of gossiping to you all their problems.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Departmental"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work days are Monday through Friday with the latest shift being 10AM to 7PM. They are very understanding if you have a valid reason for being late or calling out as long as you do not make a habit of it. If you like working in a typical, corporate cubical environment where you come in, do your job and then leave it at the office when your shift is over, Landstar is good place to do it at.

    Cons

    A few of their departments are understaffed which creates an extremely stressful environment to operate in. When the department is busy, one person carries out the workload of four and because the department remains understaffed, there is very little opportunity for advancement. / You must show proof of medical coverage if you do not want to participate in their insurance programs, otherwise you are forced to participate. / Their corporate culture is stagnant.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Low wages and outdated technology"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead, IT in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Team Lead, IT in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is good
    There are some good people with good intentions that work here
    Involved with the community
    The company has an in house training department

    Cons

    Low wages as a result of all the money going out to the VP's and above
    No more quarterly bonuses-which was a selling point when I was hired
    Technology and the IT methodology is very outdated. If you want to work in an Agile work place don't look here
    No stock options for high performing employees

    Advice to Management

    Start adapting new work technologies
    Need to start paying competitive wages


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good long term company"

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. As long as you know and follow the rules/laws you will get along well. Be courteous and professional with them and they will be the same with you.

    Cons

    There are sometimes a lot of layers you will have to work through to get your questions answered. Not always a one phone call fix.


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