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Mondovi, WI

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Marten Transport Chairman, President, and CEO Randy Marten
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Pros
  • Paperwork is easy, good equipment well maintained (in 10 reviews)

  • Good pay, equipment, managers, terminals (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Very difficult to get home time when needed (in 9 reviews)

  • Dispatch and load planners need to understand there are some serious jerks out there messing with us truck drivers constantly (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Transportation Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Area Sales Director in Mondovi, WI
    Former Employee - Area Sales Director in Mondovi, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marten Transport full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with.
    All departments work well together.
    Good business hours.
    Work is not hard, but fast paced.

    Cons

    Management - a new director was hired and he hid in his office. Did not come out on the floor very often to talk to his employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved with your employees on a regular basis, not just when you need something.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Truck Driver"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Mondovi, WI
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Mondovi, WI

    Pros

    company has a good pay scale.

    Cons

    Don't stand by employee's, when involved in non re-portable incidents. Parking lot trailer incidents.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great over the road carrier."

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    Current Employee - CDL Driver in Mondovi, WI
    Current Employee - CDL Driver in Mondovi, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marten Transport full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, equipment, managers, terminals. Pay for detention, pay to park when roads are icy, pay for time spent broke down and motel when truck is in shop and not available. t

    Cons

    Too fire happy. I saw many drivers let go the first year for minor mishaps. I think there should be more close up mentor management for first year drivers to help them not have those incidents that get them fired.

    Advice to Management

    Always remember that the drivers are people too with hopes, dreams and families that they need to see on a frequent bases.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "don't even think of working here"

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    Current Employee - Company Driver in Mondovi, WI
    Current Employee - Company Driver in Mondovi, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good equipment with apus direct deposit they have multiple fleet manager's so they know your name and everything. That's all.

    Cons

    They suck at paying I was promised .42 cents flat rate mile. But they will only pay .16 cents a mile till u get 1500$ a month than pay ur mileage rate. Wait forever for a comcheck to get lumped fee. Waited 3 hrs once. Lost my car, house and everything. I'm looking for another job b4 I quit. If u have any brains don't work for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat us drivers like u should us otr drivers need money to. And pay like u promised to.


  6. "driver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mondovi, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mondovi, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay you for just about everything

    Cons

    Get your paperwork in quick or you won't get paid for your detention time


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Leadership through intimidation and fear."

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    Former Employee - Operations in Mondovi, WI
    Former Employee - Operations in Mondovi, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marten Transport full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is very stable, a leader in their industry - it looks good to have them on your resume.If you listen enough, you'll absorb enough knowledge and be able to use it to your advantage at the next place you work.
    Their methodology of how to run a trucking company is very sound, they know how to make money (while still paying employees fairly) and they are a good investment, if you have the money to play the stock market.

    Cons

    The management team in the Mondovi terminal leads through intimidation, degradation, and fear. This occurs at all levels, from Randy Marten (ceo) all the way down to supervisors. At any given time, there are multiple employees afraid they will be fired for disagreeing with a manager. Almost every employee in operations has been yelled at publicly to the point of embarrassment at least one time in their career. this is unless you're one of their "favorites", then you can't do anything wrong. This is not to say the 'yellers' are bad people - they just have to make themselves fit in to the culture.

    Nepotism abounds, but since the pool of employees in the area is small, I don't think this is abnormal.

    They rarely promote women beyond "manager" level in operations, even if they are more qualified / a better leader than the director they report to.

    I do not know what it is like at outside terminals, but when you have to talk to people there, they seem happy. Also, drivers seem to be treated differently/compensated well, at least employees are told that they are.

    Advice to Management

    Yell less, coach more. Do not discipline employees in front of others. Stop being sexist and borderline racist.


  8. "Not 100% happy"

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    Current Employee - OTR in Mondovi, WI
    Current Employee - OTR in Mondovi, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not sure on pros really.

    Cons

    Otr driver but run mid east more then otr.

    Advice to Management

    Give otr driver's otr.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "How do they get away with it ?"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Mondovi, WI
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Mondovi, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for Marten 1 1/2 year. Marten is a very safe company when it comes to equipment, not when it comes to driver safety. Marten drivers are public safety nightmare waiting to happen,

    Cons

    My problems with marten was breaking the law.They ask you to log off duty when loading and unloading and the law says all loading and unloading are to be on duty not driving. They want every minute of your time. they want you to sleep on demand so you are driving when you are sleepy and awake when you supposed to be asleep, and you wander why so many drivers have sleep apnea. They want you to sleep at there customer some who don't even have bathrooms for the driver to used because they are closed. Every driver has a system to get the sleep he or she need for operating safety. You can't do this at marten because the drivers managers own you. I think marten operation is a imminent hazard to public safety and the Wisconsin D.O.T and F.M.C.S.A need to take a closer look at this company electronic logs.

    Advice to Management

    Take another look at the law and stop pushing drivers to the limit. May I suggest an electronic survey of all drivers over the Qualcomm. Ask them do they think the company push them to the limit of unsafely operating there equipment when it comes to sleep, showers, eating, and movement. YES or NO. You'll be surprised of the answers, I was!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good company, but there is a disconnect between managment and training on there floor."

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    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Mondovi, WI
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Mondovi, WI
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very intimate work environment for a large company. Impressed with the management team.

    Cons

    Like everywhere else, there is less and less concern for employees and more concern for the bottom line. Great management team with good ideas, but team leaders and "mentors" responsible for training really have little experience with training. In their defense, they are expected to carry out their own normal responsibilities AND train new employees. They are spread very thin. It is a high pressure job which involves managing what are often times less than desirable employees.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a "real" training program for new operations employees. Mentors and team leaders need "training" on training! Just because and employee is good at their job doesn't mean they have the skill set to train others.


  11. "I'm a Happy" Blue bird""

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Driver in Mondovi, WI
    Current Employee - Regional Driver in Mondovi, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New Equipment, Good Benefit's, Great Road support.

    Cons

    Mandatory Perd pay. More infor from Rumor then Management.

    Advice to Management

    Enhance driver interaction through web site, Safety tests, Complaint dept, monthly or Quarterly web meeting. Via Web cams.


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