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Solar Transport Reviews

Updated March 10, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company & Great Associates"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in West Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Solar Transport full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The People! Strong benefits, great associates, and always working as a team to make business better.

    Cons

    Nothing, always making it a great day at Solar!

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your associates; drivers & office. Continue to make each day better, and business even stronger. Serving customers to the best that we can; strong customer service both internally & externally.

    Solar Transport Response

    Jan 11, 2018 – HR Generalist

    Thank you for your feedback! Agreed, Solar associates are the best!


  2. "Driver"

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

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

    Pros

    Always loads to run

    Cons

    If your not into the weather elements. It's only for a short time. .

    Advice to Management

    Expect drivers to turn down runs..

  3. "paid every week"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Solar Transport full-time

    Pros

    paid every week check on the computer

    Cons

    they show favortisum for there friends

    Solar Transport Response

    Mar 19, 2018

    We appreciate your feedback. We truly value each and every one of our drivers and are sorry to hear of your experience. Please give HR a call with more information so that we can best understand what... More


  4. "Worst Company To Work For!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Driver in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training program and friendly drivers.

    Cons

    Management is a joke. They have no idea how to retain or relate to us drivers.
    Having a driver appreciation event once a year and getting drunk does not qualify as good management.
    They stress to us about referral bonus and getting more drivers. But, yet when my friend applies the recruiter refuses to call him back. What a JOKE!!
    Solar, if you haven't noticed there's a shortage of drivers in the industry and your 5K sign on bonus ain't gone cut it with your incompetent recruiter and deceiving style of management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to drivers just to keep us on board.

    Solar Transport Response

    Mar 2, 2018

    Thank you for the feedback. We're sorry to hear about your negative experience. We will use this as an opportunity to follow up with these issues and improve our employee and customer experience. We... More


  5. "The Worst Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    0- There are ZERO pros

    Cons

    The managers are all out for themselves and are not bright. (bad combination)

    Advice to Management

    They are bumbling and inept - I don't think they know what "due diligence" is.

    Solar Transport Response

    Feb 26, 2018

    We are sorry to hear about your experience working for Solar and appreciate your input. Our managers are committed to making Solar a great place to work for our drivers and our office staff. We value... More


  6. "Driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly dispatch "day" some what nice equipment only 3 new trucks park at Ryder yard

    Cons

    Pay is about 15% lower than all other crude oil company. Night dispatch is rude disrespectful and can't read a map to utilize fuel and time... company has "safety/driver" appreciation meetings every once in a while but and it's a drunken fest on company's dime. Managers and regional operations manager will lie to you just to shut you up.. if you don't work a minimal 12 hrs punishments will be enjoyed the next day

    Advice to Management

    Jeff get ahold of your staff. When I started there was a video that said drivers were first but yet we are treated like garbage

    Solar Transport Response

    Dec 21, 2017 – HR Generalist

    I am so sorry to hear about these concerns, our drivers our our top priority and we don't want you to feel this way. The HR team would like to speak with you to discuss these concerns so that we can... More


  7. "Office Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture at Solar is amazing, everyone is so friendly and you truly feel that the company cares about you as an individual. There's a focus on work-life balance, which is appreciated. It's a family friendly company and a very positive work environment. I enjoy coming to work everyday.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say, it truly is a great place to work. As with any small company, we need more associates. There's a lot of great work going on but we can do more!

    Advice to Management

    Please keep working on growing the departments, there is so much potential for growth, both as a company and for current associates. Solar is a great place to work, let's continue on that path and focus on providing a great company culture!

  8. "Overall excellent company to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, in large part driven by leader Jeff Moe. He creates an environment of accountability, without an overbearing management style. This is not common in the trucking industry at large.

    Cons

    Trucking is a difficult industry to work in, and Solar is not immune to that. Having a large sister company who is the largest customer presents unique challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep and improve the culture created and fostered during the past 10-12 years.

    Solar Transport Response

    Sep 29, 2017 – HR Generalist

    Thank you so much for your feedback and your honesty is appreciated. Our biggest focus is our culture and something that we are very proud of. We will continue to make improvements and make sure that... More


  9. "Product Delivery Truck Driver"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Fontana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respect, Management very professional, company works with you any time you need help.

    Cons

    Schedule, pay O.T. More safety meetings

    Advice to Management

    Pay Bonus base on safety not on productivity.

    Solar Transport Response

    Sep 29, 2017 – HR Generalist

    Thank you for your feedback. We strive to be a company that offers competitive pay. Please continue to give us feedback on how we can do better! We have made so many improvements and there are... More


  10. "Driver"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Bell Gardens, CA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Bell Gardens, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The simple fact that solar transport respects all of their employees, it is awesome!!

    Cons

    As of today? I have not experienced a downside to this company in solar?

    Advice to Management

    The best feeling to coming in to work, knowing that we as employees are appreciated, great work!!

    Solar Transport Response

    Sep 29, 2017 – HR Generalist

    Thank you for the feedback! It's great to know that you are happy with Solar and can recognize all the hard work that we have done in order to become a great place to work! Please continue to send us... More


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