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PTI Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Many of the drivers are good people (in 8 reviews)

  • Easy job especially good for older workers (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • If you need to make more than minimum wage than this is not the company for you (in 13 reviews)

  • Terrible low pay and inconsistent wages (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Driver Work was sooty and few between"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Center, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Center, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Drive time good to see the site es

    Cons

    Check the oil every day and get the tremble to work.

    Advice to Management

    New tremble equipment


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Run and never look back!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co- worker (drivers) are nice and helpful

    Cons

    Management, Unprofessional Dispatch &HR. Rude HR PERSONNEL

    Advice to Management

    WORK ON PROPER COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR EMPLOYEES AND PROVIDE BETTER TRAINING

  3. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's an easy job to get, and if your hurting for money you will get a check

    Cons

    you are expected to be on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and your employees will make more money for less work.

    Advice to Management

    To get quality people working for you stop treating it like a but in the seat business.


  4. "customer service"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I don't have anything to mention.

    Cons

    Everything seemed to be wrong with the position.

    Advice to Management

    You would never get a chance to advance with 1 percent raises.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good Job Only if You're Retired"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Meeting new people. Some of the crews can be a riot and very entertaining on a long drive.

    Cons

    Everything. Low pay. Low. Unhealthy working conditions. DOT requires 8 hours of sleep for every 10 hours of drive time. I would get off a 12-hour shift (almost capped at 10 hours of drive time), go home to sleep, and then 2 hours later I was getting calls from dispatch. And they would be trying to tell me I was ok to drive, even though I was not only unsafe to drive, but it was illegal for me to drive by DOT standards.

    The vehicles were disgusting. One of our vans had someone who had thrown up in the back seats, and it must have sat in the yard for weeks before it was taken to get cleaned.

    Word on the street is they're going to get bought out again. I think they've already been bought and merged about 6 times already.

    Advice to Management

    Get new managers that care about their people


  6. "OTR Driver"

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    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere, flexible and understanding management. This is an easy position so long as you are competent and prioritize safety.

    Cons

    Pay is minimal at best. There is an hourly rate for when you are not actively driving of minimum wage, but you are paid by the mile when actively driving. To top this off the OTR position is on call, to which you may or may not work at all in a shift. Which you do not get paid unless you are actively on a trip.

    Advice to Management

    Higher up in the company, for the immediate management is amazing, fix your pay scale to resemble something liveable. It is bad enough that some weeks the work is slim, but at least have a better pay scale.
    Keep up the good safety efforts.


  7. "GM Management DOO Management"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working with Railroad Management/Crew is a joy. PTI upper Management Management was very Un professional and Un organized. The local Management team was forced to operate in very stressful environment, and demanding Un ethical rules that Corporate did not know about.

    Cons

    Stress, Un organized, bad training ethics.

    Advice to Management

    I was in Management, the pay is not worth the stress.
    Drivers make more for less stress.

  8. "OTR driver"

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    Former Employee - OTR Driver in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in La Crosse, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Railroad employees are great people. I liked meeting many of them. Many of the drivers are good people {even when treated like crap by an adversarial middle and upper management team.} The local manager was nice, but he has since left as well.

    Cons

    Terrible hours. flagrant favoritism,, incompetent managers, Upper management doesn't care one bit about their drivers. Pressured to drive when not able. Management by terrorism.

    Advice to Management

    PTI, Your lunch will be eaten by your competition and deservedly so.


  9. "Forget about it!"

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    Current Employee - Driver
    Current Employee - Driver
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a job in a crummy economy

    Cons

    Minimum wage job, violates Union Contract daily and twist words around for their benefit, refuses to pay employees the contract negotiated raises that they agreed to i the contract negotiations. They also aren't paying employees correct amounts, then when they "find out the amount is wrong" they are not paying promptly. Schedule is kind of crazy because it is dictated by the railroad and traffic so you can be working every 8 hours or you can be working after 15 or 16. It is not consistent at all, therefore hard to have a real life outside the railroad and nearly impossible to get a 2nd job to help you pay your bills since the wages are so low. I would say to work here only if you have another job and/or source if income and just need this for a little supplement

    Advice to Management

    Abide by the union contract, pay attention to drivers and show some respect to them. Without us, you are unemployed!


  10. "So far so good."

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    • 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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