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Schneider Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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Schneider President and CEO Chris Lofgren
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Pros
  • Managers respect work / life balance , and allow the option to work from home full time (in 19 reviews)

  • Flexible and great people everywhere (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (in 21 reviews)

  • low pay but room for improvement (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Logistics"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Green Bay, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schneider full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great experience in transportation related field

    Cons

    Top Management needs to be more engaged.

    Advice to Management

    Be more engaged and praise associates more than criticized. Make a more positive environment.


  2. "Okay for Rookies"

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

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

    Pros

    For the most part, the people at Schneider are decent. I had a great dispatcher, and the opportunity to drive under a dedicated account with no prior experience in the industry.

    Cons

    My trainer was terrible. He slept when I was driving and avoided backing like the plague. Thankfully, I was only OTR with him for 5 days. The pay is terrible, even for a rookie. Last but definitely not least, the equipment is atrocious! Almost every tire on the truck needed to be replaced before it was issued to me. It was filthy inside & out. When I went in for preventative maintenance, I was in Atlanta for 3 days because there were so many mechanical issues with the truck. I did get breakdown pay, which is better than nothing but still; 3 days is a long time to sit when you're supposed to be driving and making money. I would say that 90% of the trailers have tires that need to be replaced. Many of them are missing mud flaps, the tandems are next to impossible to slide sometimes (WD-40 will be your best friend). In the event of an emergency breakdown, be prepared to wait at least 3-7 hours before help arrives. The emergency maintenance department has no sense of urgency, and don't seem to be concerned about the driver nor the customer; I've missed delivery windows due to the faulty equipment.

    Advice to Management

    If Schneider focused more on maintaining/upgrading their equipment, they wouldn't be terrible to work for. But poorly maintained equipment can & will come in between you & your paycheck. Also, it wouldn't hurt to increase driver pay. For those of you with no experience, maybe you should consider Schneider to gain experience and then move on to something better. I drove for them for 6 months, I had some good times but the bad outweighed the good for sure.

  3. "An Awesome Company to Grow With"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lucrative package, insurance, 401k with company matching, ability to travel, ability to move within the company, centrally located.

    Cons

    Some managers remain in the same positions too long; they have amazing skills to move forward, but become comfortable where they are. They could be much more beneficial in other areas of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Trust yourselves!


  4. "NA"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Green Bay, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good training program, cross training. First company I worked for that had a caring feel for their employees and family

    Cons

    Pay scale is on the low side for the industry. Company very much promotes more on who you know rather than what you know.


  5. "Typical corporate company"

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    Former Employee - Class A CDL Delivery Driver in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Class A CDL Delivery Driver in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training program for new employees.

    Cons

    Bait and switch definitely! I was told I would be local till I started then I was regional. GPS equipment is useless!

    Advice to Management

    Stop being a typical Corporate Company. You really should give people a 2nd chance! Especially around the holidays!


  6. "Otr driver"

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

    I worked at Schneider full-time

    Pros

    A Very good Orientation classes

    Cons

    A better understanding of the business


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people. Everyone from the other drivers all the way up. Every terminal has a cafe and the food is a lot better than a lot of the truck stops, not to mention the pay is pretty dog on good just way to many pros to list

    Cons

    My only problem is they are going to an all automatic transmission fleet, I'm not an automatic type of guy (it is nice in rush hour traffic though).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. "Went public and no longer care about employees - maximizing profit above everything else"

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    Current Employee - Director of New Business Development
    Current Employee - Director of New Business Development
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Jobs in Green Bay are more secure than outside sales. Health insurance is okay. I can think of little more to add

    Cons

    Too many to list. Unrealistic sales goals when the hardest sales to make are internal. Very inflexible when working with new customers.

    Advice to Management

    Short term focus on profit maximization will hurt this company more than you know. When the market softens, customers will remember how you took advantage and raised rates. They will either leave you completely or make Schneider reduce its rates in order to keep their business.


  9. "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elwood, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elwood, IL

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

    Pros

    The pay, the shifts, the people you work with. It’s nomally a laid back place unless things are going bad then they go crazy

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations that the company has for its employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the associates more. Look at the CPH’s and see if they truly are attainable for people on a daily basis


  10. "working at schneider"

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    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its not as bad as other carriers on scale 1-10 i give them 7

    Cons

    have to watch the tricks the DBL try to play on loads already late when you pick them up with no chance being on time

    Advice to Management

    quit passing the buck when drivers are on active loads


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