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Saia LTL Freight Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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Pros
  • The pay is good they have many benefits like dock to driver program which the top pay I heard is 25 (in 56 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits are good also (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Write ups when they don't have air bags straps or cardboard to do the job successfully I been targeted by upper management forced to quit after 2 years (in 15 reviews)

  • Work long hours, no family time (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Saia LTL Freight full-time

    Pros

    Great people and good business outlook!

    Cons

    There are none that I can recall! I really enjoyed working there!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Way to stress ful"

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    Current Employee - Biller in Johns Creek, GA
    Current Employee - Biller in Johns Creek, GA

    I have been working at Saia LTL Freight full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A pretty good starting wage,that goes up automatically for the first 18monthz. ,good health insurance ,and thats all i can think of honestly

    Cons

    Stress,revolving door of employees, constant fear of being fired. Very long hours of just sitting cause u cant get up

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Saia is awesome"

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    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saia LTL Freight full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I been line haul system driver soon to be 3 months. The training is excellent, the management is understanding and the pay is outstanding. A bad day at saia is better than a good day most everywhere else!!! I plan to retire here and when I do saia plans for me to be taken care of. Great company.

    Cons

    No cons I understand cameras and paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    N/a

    Saia LTL Freight Response

    Oct 30, 2017 – Saia LTL Freight

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. Nothing makes our day more than hearing our employees say they plan to retire from Saia! Keep up the great work and positive attitude!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "line haul driver"

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    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saia LTL Freight full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    pay is good, benefits are okay

    Cons

    camera in the trucks, to strict on compling

    Advice to Management

    stop treating employees as number


  5. "Local Driver"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Roseville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Saia LTL Freight full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was great! Hours were okay.

    Cons

    Took about half a year for Saia to hire me. During that time I was at another place (further from home). After Saia played me back and forth, they offered me a job. Finally, I was hired, quit my other job just for Saia to let me go after about 2 months. The reason for that was bc corporate called every employer I previously worked for and my first employer had told Saia that I had a “attendance” problem. I’ve worked for a few trucking companies and never had this problem but with Saia, I did. Pretty upset I wasted my time with them.

    Advice to Management

    Quit beating around the bush. HR is also too lazy.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Lost Their Way"

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    Current Employee - Driver
    Current Employee - Driver
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Saia LTL Freight full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, 98% great people to work with, decent equipment, 401k match, health benefits, company supplied uniforms are mandatory.

    Cons

    Nit-picking management. Cameras everywhere including in the truck to watch the drivers, micro-management, expanding too fast to focus on main goal: moving freight and keeping customers happy. No phones or C.B. allowed to be used in the trucks, zero tolerance policy for ANY communication device, first time suspended and second time termination, forced overtime for everyone. Despicable unsanitary bathrooms. Paper towels have been cut due to budget restraints. They installed blowers that are useless. Morale is terrible since the company decided to put cameras in the trucks to watch drivers. Everybody I know is looking for another job.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to be the best, trust your employees. You might be surprised that increasing respect will increase morale. Increasing morale will increase productivity. Let it happen and learn. Let people use phones and C.B. It's legal by D.O.T. Regulations. Relax ALL the ridiculous policies and stop trying to terminate everybody. Building an employee file filled with negativity is the company goal so anyone can be fired whenever you feel like it. Just stop it. We're not stupid. Get back to quality customer service instead of trying to harass employees with meaningless rules. We're lied to and treated like we're idiots. Did you think we didn't notice?


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great pay and benefits, unreal spectations."

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    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saia LTL Freight full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is great and it goes up every 6 months, amazing benefits and modern trucks

    Cons

    Company only care about them self, not so much about​ their employees. They don't listen to their employees, they're always right even if the have no clue and never been into the situation. Very negative environment their rules and regulations beside been unreal make your every day instead of feeling safe to feel nervous, stress and very uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, and please if you never been a driver don't have a know it all attitude. Try to have a family environment, value your employees and make the feel comfortable and happy, remember they're the face of the company and if the are happy they will do a better job representing you.

  8. "Good stepping stone"

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    Current Employee - Dock Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Dock Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saia LTL Freight (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and job location

    Cons

    poor management, a lot of favoritism


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Line Haul Driver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saia LTL Freight full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with! Great management team. Great benefits! Great Pay!

    Cons

    Very few. Serious about doing the job.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the cameras inside the trucks!


  10. "Great place"

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

    I worked at Saia LTL Freight part-time

    Pros

    Flexible part time schedule is available

    Cons

    It's cold in the warehouse during winter

    Saia LTL Freight Response

    Oct 30, 2017 – Saia LTL Freight

    We appreciate you taking the time to provide your positive feedback! We're glad to hear you love working here!


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