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Updated January 29, 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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    • 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. "Driver"

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    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


  4. "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!


  5. "Overall excellent company to work for."

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    • 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


  6. "Product Delivery Truck Driver"

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    • 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


  7. "Driver"

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    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "What you asked for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Colton, CA
    Current Employee - Driver in Colton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solar has pretty much always kept good equipment for the drivers. I like the 401k and Christmas club and the pay is on par with the rest of the industry

    Cons

    There have been no raises and the industry has gone up to our level in the past year so we are no longer top dog.
    I do not like when I take a day off that I am forced to use my pto time I feel I should have the ability to take a day without pay if I like and save my pto for what it's intended for vacation. Solar has switched the pto to hours instead of days in California however I still have to use 10 hours for a day off I feel I should be able to say something like "I only want to use 5 hours for this day"
    I really don't like the fact that nobody can explain how the bonus system works. The only thing I have been told is we know that the bonus system does not work for the Colton drivers due to the excessive rack wait. If I am not receiving a bonus that means I'm doing something wrong however I don't know what I'm doing wrong if nobody can tell me why I didn't receive the bonus. That is extremely frustrating. I know I'm not the fastest guy out here but I pride myself in professionalism and job experience. I have no recordable mistakes and I was also the first drive in the Solar pacific fleet to earn an award from Mobil Vernan for following operating procedures correctly.

    Advice to Management

    I really like our management here at solar I just wish at times I could see more of you.

    Solar Transport Response

    Sep 29, 2017 – HR Generalist

    Thank you! We are happy that you enjoy the 401k and Christmas Club savings account benefit, these are benefits that not every company can provide and we are happy to offer these. Our management team... More


  9. "Office Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Solar Transport has wonderful values and beliefs! I have been with the company for over 3 years and have nothing bad to say. I love coming to work, the environment is great, management treats everyone equally and most importantly every position, every employer is valued and appreciated!! Management works with staff to make sure everyones needs are met, or the best they can. Also everything introduced to you is what you'll get. Most transportation companies from my experience have made false promises especially to drivers- and Solar is not one of them. Everything is laid out in front of you.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great culture! From the president of the company to a low entry position worker, you wouldn't know the different because everyone treats each other equally, and that is very rare to find!

    Solar Transport Response

    Sep 29, 2017 – HR Generalist

    Thank you! Our culture is extremely important and it's great to know that our associates feel valued. We pride ourselves on being transparent with our associates and recruits, it's one of our core... More


  10. "Driver"

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

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

    Pros

    Will go to back for you, just do your job and don't be part of the problem. I have had no problems with Solar. I come to work to do my job and go home to my family. I try to be part of the solution, not the problem and in return, they have been great! Benefits were active 45 days of hire, they have a savings program that I take full advantage of and use for family vacations and I'm home every night!

    Cons

    No one... no company is perfect! My advise, listen to the recruiters because they are up front and honest. Then, you will be able to make and informed decision whether or not Solar is a good fit. You're not going to like EVERYTHING, but that's life and part of any job you will get.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work. They listen, they review, and they act... good job!

    Solar Transport Response

    Sep 29, 2017 – HR Generalist

    It's great to hear that you are enjoying our benefits! We are proud of the savings program, not many other companies offer this benefit and we are thrilled to be able to. We definitely listen to what... More


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