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Strive Logistics Reviews

Updated May 8, 2019

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  1. "Great atmosphere!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Strive Logistics full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      A casual dress environment with great coworkers. New office location in Lincoln Park with awesome surrounding businesses! Strive does a great job at keeping the culture fun and motivating!

      Cons

      The work can be challenging, but the training program is thorough.

      Strive Logistics2018-11-09

      Strive Logistics Response

      December 28, 2018Human Resources

      Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you are having a positive experience at Strive! We are thrilled to be in our new office space in Lincoln Park and have access to many businesses within walking distance. As we continue to grow as a company, what lies ahead for us is ...

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    • "Not for everyone"

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      Former Employee - Carrier Procurement Representative in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Strive Logistics full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      All the people that work there are pretty cool

      Cons

      Difficult to make a commission

      Advice to Management

      Try to help your reps succeed

      Strive Logistics2019-05-08
    • "Better Places to Work"

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      Former Employee - Carrier Procurement Representative 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Strive Logistics full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Meet a lot of nice people, a lot of social events, gives you the ability to form solid business relationships.

      Cons

      Where to start..management is a joke. They hold set expectations for carrier reps to hit benchmarks yet they do not bring in any more freight so people are suffering and constantly worried that they are going to be fired each day. It is no surprise that Redwood bought them out. Hopefully they can do a much better job than Strive was able to.

      Advice to Management

      Stop making reps feel like they are not sure if they are going to come in each day and be fired. It is unhealthy and obviously does not help morale as this is a general consensus of more than 50% of the carrier procurement side.

      Strive Logistics2019-05-02
    • "Decent place to start out"

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      Current Employee - Customer Operations Coordinator in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Strive Logistics full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      - open office - small perks (occasional lunch, swag, beer on Friday) - nice and competent management

      Cons

      - low pay for Chicago, even to start out - they preach culture but in my time never saw many leagues or social gatherings - not a whole lot of room for growth

      Advice to Management

      Transition with Redwood will do a lot of good. The above is strictly what I noticed in my time, but do believe merging with a larger and similar organization will do everyone some good. Keep building and following through on culture, and provide opportunities for others to learn so they can grow professionally, even if it doesn't happen within Strive/Redwood.

      Strive Logistics2019-04-18
    • "Great Place To Work"

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      Former Employee - Executive in Austin, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Strive Logistics full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great working environment in downtown Austin

      Cons

      Difficult to work after hours or remote

      Strive Logistics2019-03-21
    • "It's completely based on your personality..."

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      Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Strive Logistics full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Management and HR are very nice

      Cons

      Cold calling all day can be very depressing People generally don't want to talk to you You get hit on by truck drivers High turnover

      Advice to Management

      If you're not a sales person, this is not the job for you. By sales person, I mean you don't no for an answer, what people say doesn't hurt your feelings, and on the days when you have ten calls that end up with some one yelling at you, you are able to bounce back.

      Strive Logistics2018-11-13

      Strive Logistics Response

      January 2, 2019Human Resources

      Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you had a positive experience working with your Management and HR team at Strive! Sales roles can be very rewarding, but also have their challenges. We are sorry to hear you had this experience while talking with your drivers. If you ...

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    • "Avoid IT and Development"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Strive Logistics full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      There are some very nice people here.

      Cons

      Software Development Management is very difficult to communicate with. Software is over-engineered. There is a long history of turnover and poor management of employees.

      Advice to Management

      Find an Architect to reverse engineer the slow, over-engineered software to make it a more simple architecture.

      Strive Logistics2018-11-02

      Strive Logistics Response

      December 28, 2018Human Resources

      Thank you for your feedback. Strive has a fun, innovative, collaborative company culture and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time working alongside your co-workers. We take your constructive criticism seriously and are sorry to hear you had this experience. Strive values all ...

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    • "Customer Operations Coordinator"

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

      I worked at Strive Logistics full-time

      Pros

      Fun environment and nice people to work with

      Cons

      No upside to advancement of career

      Strive Logistics2018-08-14

      Strive Logistics Response

      August 20, 2018HR & Office Coordinator

      Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate you mentioning our fun culture and atmosphere at Strive! We care about our employees, their success and personal growth while a part of our team. We provide a mentorship program, training program and professional development resources that ...

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      "Software Developer"

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      Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Strive Logistics for more than a year

      Pros

      1. Fun environment, there are many young people. They hire right out of college.

      Cons

      1. Poor Management - lacks experience, poor interpersonal skills. 2. Doesn't value business knowledge. 3. High turnover as a result of 1 and 2.

      Advice to Management

      Should obtain managers with management experience and good interpersonal skills.

      Strive Logistics2018-07-31

      Strive Logistics Response

      August 20, 2018HR & Office Coordinator

      Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate you mentioning the fun work environment we have at Strive! We are proud to offer several perks, team building activities and great benefits to our employees. We take your constructive criticism seriously and are sorry to hear you had this ...

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    • "Young Company With Room for Improvement"

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

      I worked at Strive Logistics full-time

      Pros

      Young company average age around 27, with plenty of recent graduates. Good place to start entry level out of college to make friends. They have many happy hours, and encourage drinking in/out of office. There are some good managers that care for the growth of their employees.

      Cons

      There is no set strategy for company or career growth. They do not promote the proper people, and getting a raise is extremely difficult. Turnover is extremely high in an industry that is not too interesting to most, and must do a better job in retaining the talent that they already have. When they do hire, it is usually for quantity and not quality. Many of the top employees have left in search of better jobs due to...

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      Advice to Management

      Needs incentives for top level talent especially in the management side to be retained. Hiring and promoting new employees is less cost effective than keeping existing ones. Need more effective Customer Sales managers in order to continue to grow the business and keep moral from bottoming. Promote the proper employees that demonstrate leadership skills and performance. Need a more comprehensive and clear growth plan,...

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