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Marten Transport Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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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 11 reviews)

  • Fast Paced, never boring, good people, good pay, leadership experience, good benefits (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • I was told I had just had home time and they didn't have any loads headed to Calif for her services (in 11 reviews)

  • Sliding pay scale is hard to understand (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "not as good as used to be!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    4 weeks vacation and worked here 18yrs

    Cons

    have to clean out truck for vacation time wages have not kept up with cost of living

    Advice to Management

    driver need pay increase, not referral bonus for hiring more driver to compete with for limited frieght. keep driver you already have happy! new driver pool is drying up!

    Marten Transport Response

    Aug 21, 2017 – Recruiting

    Thank you for sharing this advice with us. We will use this information to improve and keep our drivers happy.


  2. "Work life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marten Transport full-time

    Pros

    Pay well, they pay a decent wage

    Cons

    No appreciation, too stressful, no incentive to work there and no advancement

    Marten Transport Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – Recruiting

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and concerns with us. We try to do a number of things to show our appreciation to each of our employees. Last week we had multiple different activities and... More

  3. "It is the best decision I've made in my career."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver/Upper Midwest Driver Mentor in Chippewa Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Driver/Upper Midwest Driver Mentor in Chippewa Falls, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very family orientated, great pay ,awesome benefits,and you get home when your scheduled to be home .

    Cons

    The one thing that sticks out in my mind is the steps that the dispatcher has to take to get you a load. First your dispatcher has to pick the load then they send it to the planner who in turn sends it to customer service then back to the planner and again back to the dispatcher then finally out to the truck.
    There has to be a much easier way to do this .

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

    Marten Transport Response

    Aug 28, 2017 – Recruiting

    Thank you for sharing your optimistic and constructive review. We appreciate your positive feedback and always like hearing about our drivers enjoying their driving career here at Marten Transport!


  4. "Regional Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    > short work hour days

    Cons

    > Working with truck drivers
    > Management
    > Low Pay that's due to there is no money to be made in the field of transportation.

    Advice to Management

    It's a gatekeepers community. In order to harvest a better work environment, I'd suggest focusing on office personnel over driver retention.


  5. "Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice pay. thats about it

    Cons

    Co-workers are want to be bosses. no work/life balance

    Marten Transport Response

    Aug 28, 2017 – Recruiting

    We are disappointed to hear about your unpleasant working experiences. However, we appreciate you taking the time to share your review of Marten Transport. We will do our best to improve the working... More


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marten Transport full-time

    Pros

    Well-established company. Fast paced. Good pay. Flexible planned time off.

    Cons

    Location of corporate office terminal.


  7. "Terrible, uncaring, deceitful"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver
    Former Employee - Truck Driver
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marten Transport (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good dispatchers are far and few

    Cons

    I had a wreck with a drunk driver that hit me 4 times, and after i started hurting i let workers compensation know about it not even 7 hrs later was fired. I had worked with the company over 6 yrs. I had 1 at fault accident and then this one a week later and was FIRED. Workers comp is complete bs, they don't care about you at all. Don't get any kind of insurance not only is it sorry it won't pay. I pay less with no insurance than having any. Short and long term disability is a joke as well. Hope this helps

    Marten Transport Response

    Sep 5, 2017 – Recruiting

    Yes, this does help. We appreciate receiving both positive and negative comments. Negative feedback allows us to become more aware of the things we can improve on. We will work with our Workers... More

  8. "Account manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tucker, GA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tucker, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good job in a stable industry. Low turnover for office personnel (people aren't getting fired every other month) pay is descent enough. Management is fair and favoritism is not apparent.

    Cons

    Fast paced, very busy. Work load doubles/triples when others take PTO and can be very stressful.

    PTO is earned rather than given upon job acceptance.


  9. "Bad experience"

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    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Jurupa Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Jurupa Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can't think of one good thing I liked about working there

    Cons

    Terrible management. Upper management don't care about employees. No return phone calls. No communication.

    Advice to Management

    When upper management dosnt care, it will trickle down all the way to the drivers

    Marten Transport Response

    Aug 4, 2017 – Recruiting

    We apologize for your unpleasant experience here at Marten Transport. Thank you for taking the time to give us this information and advice. We will work harder to better our communication throughout... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it seems to be"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Driver in Shelbyville, TN
    Former Employee - Regional Driver in Shelbyville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Equipment is in good shape, they have freight, good customer base. If you like to stay out over the road this is a company for you

    Cons

    Low pay, sliding pay scale is bs never get you home on time, and pressures you to take loads when u don't have the hours to complete. Watch your miles this company will steal from you and not credit you your miles. Extremely hard to tell if you are getting paid what you earn I will be leaving shortly.

    Advice to Management

    Up the pay or you will continue to lose credible drivers. I can only speak on there regional fleet but there is no money here. You have to be either on a dedicated account or OTR to make at least a 1000 dollars. I was regional and only made between 600 to 700 dollars a week and never went home.

    Marten Transport Response

    Aug 4, 2017 – Recruiting

    We are sorry to hear about your negative experience at Marten Transport. We are currently working to offer more driving opportunities that better support drivers with more frequent hometime and... More


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