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Redwood Logistics Reviews

Updated April 4, 2019
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Pros
  • "Fast growing company with tremendous potential for all skill sets" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Being able to rub elbows with upper management" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "no cons, if you do not like a fast paced work environment then that would be the only cons" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Scrums" are just status reports with your lead on a one on one basis" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Would recommend to friends"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Redwood Logistics full-time

    Pros

    The daily atmosphere definitely gets you hyped up to work every day. You work hard and play even harder.

    Cons

    Advancement can be difficult sometimes and you need to show your doing the work before being compensated.


  2. "Good place to start your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People really wanted to build value to customers. Always knew someone could come through with a solution

    Cons

    The amount of partying people want to do it a bit much. Also if you don't get in with the primary people there is no chance for growth.

  3. "Growing company, great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integration Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Integration Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Agile environment with motivated staff and engaged management

    Cons

    Parking can be a challenge sometime sif you have to drive in

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing--I see big things in your future for this company.


  4. "Top-heavy. Don’t care about people."

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You need a job and can’t find anything else

    Cons

    HR writes their positive reviews
    No professional development, sink or swim mentality with limited support and no development of skills.
    Tell you to be “salesmen” and to “build relationships, in reality pushes you to be telemarketers
    Only 10 PTO days, insulting
    Expensive benefits compared to industry average
    Mandatory overtime
    Extremely non-competitive commission structure

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. Complete overhaul. Your employees are unhappy.


  5. "Lots of high energy extremely fun place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good music (sometimes)
    Great people to work with.
    Being able to rub elbows with upper management.
    Support from everyone.

    Cons

    Takes a while to get on commission and out of training pod.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing you!


  6. "Operations"

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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 Redwood Logistics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Never a dull moment very lively place to work.

    Cons

    Room for growth within the complany


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked under appreciated"

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    Former Employee - Auditor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Auditor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    All benefits offered are good and the culture is very relaxed to a point till something goes wrong that’s is out of your control or not your fault. Great intro company to start and learn a bit, but leave after the year.

    Cons

    They are clueless in how each department runs and account manager and manager do not understand workflow. Pressure is on you to handle more accounts than there are people for coverage. Training is very lacking and management can careless if you were trained when it comes to the blame game. Very over worked for the Skelton staff they are trying to have in certain departments. Don’t ever expect a raise for doing your job or going above and beyond. Raises are unheard of in this company. They play the favoritism game here over employees. Everything is tribal knowledge and nothing is in handbooks or official training. A very sink or swim environment here.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to hear your staff and not your managers as the message is getting lost in translation. Have the desire to keep your staff happy and give raise to allow for people to stay rather than breeding a revolving door environment. You are a growing company doing all the wrong things when it come to keeping your employees.

  8. "Sales"

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

    I worked at Redwood Logistics full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, fun environment and culture

    Cons

    Poor training, misguided senior managment


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Building Something is Hard Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integrated Solutions Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Integrated Solutions Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked at Redwood since well before it was called Redwood. The company has lived up to the promises it had made me from the first day: if you work hard and you want to build something, you can dictate your career path.
    That held true when I started in operations then took on implementations and account management. I've held probably 9 or 10 different titles since starting almost 8 years ago and manage a team entirely unrelated to the function I worked when I started.

    The culture is entirely unique. I've seen reviews that claim an "insider" culture. My experience has been far from that. For me it seems very simple to gain recognition - it's a culture that rewards achievement, not tenure. Nobody here hands you anything, it's all earned. Work hard and produce and the company rewards the effort 10 out of 10 times.

    Cons

    Cons would be similar to the pros - just depends who you are. The company has historically run very lean - which means when an unusually large wave of work comes through, we really have to roll up our sleeves. Most of the people here embrace the challenge and get through it as a team - but the company doesn't have much patience for those who can't (or won't) rise to the occasion. For me, that's a good thing since it means I'm surrounded by some really great people - but for others who may thrive in more of a "corporate" structure it can be a tough ride.

    Advice to Management

    Management as a whole has a "lead from the front" attitude. That's a great attitude for leaders but sometimes to develop people, a "management" (vs. leadership) approach is needed.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work and great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been at Redwood about 14 months in the IT department. The company is growing rapidly, undergoing change, and there's opportunity to grow with it. The work that we're executing is fascinating, getting to utilize a cutting edge tech stack to deliver products/services I can stand behind. Personally, I've moved from a Jr title to a Lead in this time. Redwood leadership appreciates hard work, which is motivating. Also have some great friends I've made along the way.

    Cons

    There's a lot of change ongoing as a result of acquisitions and mergers. It takes patience to wait for decisions to be made since there's a lot of action. Trending in the right direction, certainly no lack of excitement.