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PTI Reviews

Updated March 12, 2017
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Ronald Romain
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Pros
  • good people that are hard workers (in 7 reviews)

  • Nice people to work for and with (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • If you need to make more than minimum wage than this is not the company for you (in 11 reviews)

  • Terrible low pay and inconsistent wages (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "So far so good."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in South Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in South Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom. If you enjoy driving and being of service this is a great place. $15/hr++

    Cons

    Haven't found any. Maybe too long of hours if you have a demanding family life.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Supporting us drivers and DEMANDING Safety FIRST.


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    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PTI full-time

    Pros

    People are nice and very friendly

    Cons

    The commute is rather lengthy


  3. "van driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitefish, MT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitefish, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PTI full-time

    Pros

    Easy job especially good for older workers.

    Cons

    Time from hire date to becoming a van driver is usually over five weeks. Terribly managed both in hiring and van maintenance. Nearly impossible to get call backs either from local management or main office.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to attract good management. Pay drivers a living wage. Also, the maintenance on the vans is poor, resulting in a high number of vans being out of service creating a problem finding vans to drive when you are call in for a run.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "You really have to be desparate to work here!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PTI full-time

    Pros

    The one and only reason is the rail crews. They are OUTSTANDING! Very, very few troublemakers or rude ones. They're really the ones who do the training for PTI. Their longstanding view is that the van trip to or for a train run is the most dangerous part of their job.

    Cons

    *The owner, Ronald Romain, has no conscience WHATSOEVER. None. Nada.
    *They will hire ANYONE -- drunks, druggies, hookers, psychos. The crews say over and over that PTI will hire anyone with a pulse, and that's as close to the truth as it gets.
    *The training is the absolute minimum they think they can get away with. The crews say PTI stands for Poorly Trained Idiots.
    *I've had more than 20 local managers, and at least three-quarters of them were really good people. But PTI treats them like garbage (they're usually on duty 24/7, and they usually don't last long.
    *They make a LOT of mistakes on your paycheck, all to PTI's advantage, like 'accidentally' dropping one or two of your long runs, or they send you on a deliver across the state (200/300 miles one-way), and only pay you for the trip with the crew, not for the return trip, or if you work for 4 hrs and 13 minutes, they drop the 13 minutes (not occasionally -- every time).
    *You can tell them about the errors on your paycheck, but they will never be corrected.
    *Google 'Ronald Romain Huffington Post' and see what comes up.

    Advice to Management

    "Management" is Ronald Romain, and there is NOTHING you can tell him, because the way it is, is the way he wants it. If he could get away with paying us 25 cents a day, he would do it in a heartbeat.


  6. "Good People to Work With"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Railcrew Driver in Kankakee, IL
    Current Employee - Railcrew Driver in Kankakee, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PTI part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful people who treat you as a professional and with courtesy
    Caring and professional supervisor who works right beside us daily.
    Established routes with maps and GPS.
    Good network among drivers and supervisor for assistance for any question.

    Cons

    Dispatch doesn't seem to notice when you come off a long shift (14-15 hours) and will immediately attempt to send you back out on a run.
    Minimum wage training pay.

    Advice to Management

    Set up the auto dispatch system to read the hours a driver has worked and allow at least 10 hours before issueing a new load when a driver has worked over 12 hours already.


  7. "Horrible! They pay so little and don't care about you or your safety."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Pecos, TX
    Former Employee - Driver in Pecos, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best part of this job is the rail crews. I really enjoy working with the guys. Other then that, I wouldn't recommend this job in this area to anyone.

    Cons

    The current manager is REAL bad at her job. She has caused so much contention in our two branches. We had a real good manager about a year ago, she left and now no one wants to work here. Most people work 24 hours on the clock before they get a break.

    Advice to Management

    Get this crappy manager out of here!


  8. "PTI"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shuttle Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Shuttle Driver in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at PTI (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hours as Shuttle Driver were good

    Cons

    Hard to make a living. Gave no raises for years.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Driver in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PTI (More than a year)

    Pros

    They hire immediately; they provide hours of training with a mentor before you start.

    Cons

    Only compensated for time when on the road with crew; long hours; low pay; vehicles constantly in need of repair; rude dispatchers

    Advice to Management

    Pay one flat rate for entire shift instead of mileage when we actually get runs. Reduce shift times from twelve to ten hours.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pti is a joke run"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Van Driver in Collinsville, IL
    Current Employee - Van Driver in Collinsville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sitting in one spot most day playing on your phone

    Cons

    Not making enough money,
    There's not enough hours
    Never know when your actually gonna work sit on board all day getting paid nothing.
    No steady hours


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Working for THEIVES"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OTR Driver
    Former Employee - OTR Driver
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job, hauling good people.

    Cons

    Pay is consistently short. Paid by mileage when you are actually rolling, never the same for the same trip. You will be short paid for 2 or 3 trips every payday. Payroll is a joke, actually I think it is designed to make it hard to get pay issues corrected. If you call every pay period they stop calling you back. You are required to do work without pay. Fueling your van, doing inspection etc is off the clock. Business model is built to rob the worker. The owner actually had a paid politician submit a bill to exempt drivers from minimum wage laws, it was voted down in congress. Google it. Tells you a lot about the owner, private jet on the backs of cheated workers. Worn out vehicles, if you break down, your pay stops, you might sit for hours waiting for a wrecker, happened to me two times, no pay. Had days I was on call for 12 hours without a trip, pay for that day, 0, big goose egg. This is a sharp company, they prey on people, they want retired people that don't depend on this job for their primary income.

    Advice to Management

    A loaf of bread, gallon of milk, pair of shoes for the kids, that is what you cheat the workers out of.



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