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Stevens Transport Reviews

Updated June 6, 2018
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  • "Home time is shorter than I'd like and not frequent enough" (in 13 reviews)

  • "low pay ,hard to get home time terrible experience" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best training in industry, at least I learned how to get 80k lbs down a mountain without a Jake brake still hold that knowledge I gave them 4years, No not every load is gravy or where you wanna go just prove that you can deliver on time the respect becomes mutual, and yes you get better not always perfect but better loads

    Cons

    None really step up accept what they have to offer

    Advice to Management

    It's a multi billion yes that's right whatever a driver can come up with management has either seen or heard,

    Stevens Transport Response

    Apr 13, 2018 – Director of Talent & Development

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review! We are also very proud of our training program, but prouder of drivers like you who are able to take that training and turn it into a... More


  2. "Terrible company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience as they push you beyond your working abilities. If you can handle this place of work you can literally be successful anywhere.

    Cons

    Greedy, un-trusting, long hours, no work/family balance, degrading ownership (I once had a fork thrown at me), told you're worthless (but hear you are doing a fantastic job through others), belittling, yelled and cursed at by ownership at the top of their lungs to break you down.

    Advice to Management

    I would compare my working experience there similar to an abused person. You get knocked around mentally and emotionally until you are broken down and think there is something wrong with you personally. Once you get out of that place you realize you're a fantastic employee that any company would be grateful to have. I am the happiest I have ever been after leaving that rut of a company and rather successful as well. Nothing phases me now, things that other employees would be considered terrible are literally nothing in my eyes. Once you have worked for this company you can do anything you put your mind to. You are a stringer person and employee because of your terrible experiences here.

    Stevens Transport Response

    Jun 12, 2018 – Director of Talent & Development

    Thank you for leaving us your feedback. We are very sorry for the experience you described you had while working for Stevens Transport. We certainly never intend for anyone to feel degraded. Our... More

  3. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Operations in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environment feel overall

    Cons

    Terrible upper management and extremely arrogant ownership

    Advice to Management

    Too much to list. Be aware of non truthful general management

    Stevens Transport Response

    May 7, 2018 – Director of Talent & Development

    Thank you for leaving us your feedback. We are glad that you experienced the team and family environment we work hard to create at Stevens Transport, but are sorry you felt some frustration during... More


  4. "Terrible company"

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

    I worked at Stevens Transport full-time

    Pros

    The only good thing I can say is that they have new trucks. But the payments are astronomically high, along with the insurance and gas.

    Cons

    I was in the allicance program with Stevens. They give you very little miles but no matter how little miles they give you, you are expected to make the huge truck payment WEEKLY! I would not recommend this program to anyone! They label it a “school” so they can rob you blind and keep their pockets full. Do your research there are many other negative reviews for this place even on the company side. But the alliance program is a big gimmick and rip off. Heed the warning please.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your drivers better. But that won’t happen. Stevens is interested in one thing and that’s keeping their pockets nice and full.

    Stevens Transport Response

    May 7, 2018 – Director of Talent & Development

    Thank you for leaving us your review and input. Our lease program was created to help our drivers, with as little risk as possible, to transition from being a company driver to owning their own... More


  5. "Don't work here"

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    Former Employee - Sand Driver in Stockdale, TX
    Former Employee - Sand Driver in Stockdale, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stevens Transport full-time

    Pros

    None, a few great dispatchers but few and far between

    Cons

    They charge you foe hundreds of $$$ in equipment needed for the job, then use loopholes to keep it even after its returned.
     Extremely poor management that will ignorantly argue d.o.t hos laws, call will your sleeping, on days off, or even unloading wanting to know what your doing.
     No real compliance dept, and will lose days of work trying to get cab cards, pm, or anything else involving legal needed paperwork. Dispatch doesnt have a clue.
     Driver managers seem to be able to run computers but know nothing about trucks or life on the road.
     You are set up to fail from day one.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new managers and stop screwing drivers out of the little money they're able to earn.

    Stevens Transport Response

    Apr 13, 2018 – Director of Talent & Development

    It seems like you have had a rough experience! However, I did notice that you are listed as a Sand Driver in Stockdale, TX. Stevens Transport specialized in OTR Reefer loads and does not haul sand. I... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Truck Operator"

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    Former Employee - Truck Operator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Truck Operator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was decent, and my driver manager was helpful and professional, and the company kept me busy just about every day. There was the opportunity to earn extra income whenever I had the chance to lump my own load. The company emphasized safety measures. I experienced the open road across our beautiful nation.

    Cons

    I drove throughout the 48 mainland states picking up and delivering goods, and this meant that I was away from home for long periods of time so I was away from my beloved family far too often.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to offer your drivers the opportunity for operating dedicated or regional routes. These routes should be designed to offer Truck Operators the ability to return to their homes more often.

    Stevens Transport Response

    Mar 26, 2018 – Director of Talent & Development

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It seems like you had a positive experience with Stevens as a whole, although we understand that OTR can be difficult for some and we do tend to... More


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Horrible, greedy company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was “ok,” nothing special

    Cons

    BEWARE FRAUDULENT GLASSDOOR POSTINGS - during my tenure, the HR staff actually had the gall to encourage staff to get on Glassdoor and input positive reviews, then would get entered into a raffle! Outrageous but true, I know!! Please read further for an HONEST review
    Benefits AWFUL - $400/year 401k match is a joke! Insurance is pitiful. Believe ownership owns the insurance company, as you will have nothing but problems with insurance. Was declined for a medicine before, also declined any help on a treatment I underwent. It was all paid out of pocket like I didn’t have insurance! Sick time accrued 4 days/year. Vacation awful too, 8 days/year until you’re there for 3 years.
    Ownership - doesn’t care about anyone no matter how long you work there, only $.
    Short staffed in every department - every single department is understaffed, all the drivers and staff know it. Again, all about the $. This creates a ton of stress for all those involved, except ownership of course.
    Loyalty - nonexistent at Stevens unless you’re a driver. For drivers you could literally take a month off with no contact and Stevens would take you back. This is ONLY due to their horrendous pay and thus inability to attract drivers, so they hold on tight to whatever drivers they manage to persuade to join.
    Work life balance - full time is 42.5 hours/week and some weekends. Overtime and even working off the clock is encouraged, this company does some serious, borderline illegal things to save a $
    Culture - management is toxic. Rarely IF EVER will you be encouraged or recognized for your efforts, instead, you will just be berated and told to work harder. If you suggest something and it costs any $ whatsoever, you will be ignored.
    Career opportunities - none really, unless you want to work 60-80 hours/week in management role. Otherwise you will make tops $50k/year if you’re lucky and talented enough.

    Bottom line - I wouldn’t recommend this company to my worst enemy. Employment there will stress you out to the max. 99% of other companies will provide you much better benefits, a decent culture, and work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    No advice as management doesn’t listen to anyone, only the almighty dollar. Once had an independent company audit their staff levels in driver management to see optimum level of drivers per driver manager. Told by auditors 40-45. They ignored that and routinely have 55-60+ drivers per DM. Drivers constantly complain about not being able to reach their DM, and really all other departments.

    Wait I DO have one piece of advice! Pick up a modern management book. Paid time off is the cheapest way to boost morale of your already pitifully low morale workers. For their sake

    Stevens Transport Response

    Mar 13, 2018 – Director of Talent & Development

    We certainly appreciate your feedback on your experience working at Stevens. However, we do need to make it clear none of our Glassdoor reviews are fraudulent. Furthermore, as reviews are anonymous... More

  8. "Just a number"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was weekly so that was great

    Cons

    Micromanaged and made workers feel like a number

    Advice to Management

    Less pressure on quota

    Stevens Transport Response

    Mar 26, 2018 – Director of Talent & Development

    You are not just a number here! We do truly value your input and hard work even when times are stressful. Please keep in mind, if you are in a position here at Stevens that has a ‘quota’ it is not a... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It gets better"

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    Current Employee - Company Driver in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Company Driver in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    New equipment, once you prove yourself you can make good money

    Cons

    High office employee turn over. Very few will ever know you by name. Hard at first as you don't know what areas to stay away from.

    Advice to Management

    Pay driver managers more especially the good ones so they stick around

    Stevens Transport Response

    Jan 12, 2018 – Director of Talent & Development

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad to see your positive attitude and your understanding that in any industry, it takes a little bit of time to learn. No matter what... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Okay."

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    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gained experience and training and got to see all of the beautiful United States of America.

    Cons

    Leasing division would try to take my good load assignments, give me there crappy load. Usually on the Ohio Turnpike.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay.

    Stevens Transport Response

    Jan 12, 2018 – Director of Talent & Development

    Even though you are no longer a part of out team, we love to see that you would still recommend us to others!

    We will sometimes ask to swap loads with Drives, both company and contracted, but it... More


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