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Strive Logistics Reviews

Updated October 31, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great benefits package, cool culture, and company is heading in a great direction"

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

    I have been working at Strive Logistics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Culture is super laid back and inviting. Great people to work with and lots of great things are on the horizon for Strive. As for benefits, it is fantastic that Strive sponsors 75% of medical and dental insurance and provides free vision insurance. They also sponsor 100% of LTD and Short term disability which is rare. Pretty great that they have everything from life insurance to pet insurance with lots of additional perks.

    Cons

    The industry can be difficult but rewarding. Sounds like they are working on a 401(k) match.


  2. "Customer Operations Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Strive Logistics full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, Monday through Friday

    Cons

    Can be hard to transfer departments, depending on timing and open positions

  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Strive Logistics full-time

    Pros

    Good commission structure. Friendly co-workers. Happy Hours galore.

    Cons

    Work never stops in logistics - not a great fit for everyone


  4. "Fun Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super relaxed environment with no real dress code. Most coworkers were great people.

    Cons

    Little to no guidance on how to grow within the company, let alone your own career. It's extremely easy to become complacent and just collect a paycheck...until they let you go.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a growth path, especially for those coming straight out of college. Enforce a more rigid performance review and spend the time to assure your employees are meeting their goals.


  5. "Good Company with high standards, high quality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edwardsville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edwardsville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong Fair leadership. reasonable pay for management. High Quality and Safe and Clean workplace.

    Cons

    Very demanding, high volume, stressful, not climate controlled, low pay for warehouse staff

    Advice to Management

    Try to increase basic wages and create more full time entry level positions instead of using so much Temp staff that don't get benefits.


  6. "Strive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team of people who want you to succeed

    Cons

    Work / life balance can be tough


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Carrier sales"

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

    Pros

    Fun peers to work with, the guys felt like it was college. Some managers was easier than others and groups were ok

    Cons

    Management need to work on the work life balance. We will work 10 hours straight and at the end of the day when we are about to leave, the managers will tell us to stay another hour to work without notices.

  8. "Carrier Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Strive Logistics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strive is a great place to jump start a career. Strives awesome "work hard play hard" culture is really reflected with the people you work with and the management team. You get the opportunity to work with some really smart people. I was given the tools to thrive at Strive and make some cash while doing it. The harder your work the more money you can make.

    Cons

    Transportation is a tough industry. The days are a grind. They also do not provide 401K matching.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Make sure not to forget (and to reward) the veteran employees.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Horrible Place to Work"

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

    I worked at Strive Logistics full-time

    Pros

    It is possible to make okay money. You may meet some cool people working there.

    Cons

    They do not value their long term employees. When money needs to be cut, they look first to who has been there the longest and lay them off with no warning. For sales people, watch your paychecks. They will try to stiff you by saying the company gets 90 days to pay and "it could come any time" so it may not show up in your check. Super sketchy. They are not good with work-life balance and do not give the benefit of doubt to people in need of time for grief, or otherwise, even unpaid, and even if you've proven your worth over time. If you do need something to improve your skills on the floor, they will string you along until you're so stressed out you quit. I saw it happen tons of times when I was there. They fired two of the best salespeople I've known for some innocuous reasons that could not be explained to the rest of us. If you're a woman, don't even bother. They won't give you the time of day, and you will work three times harder than any man to succeed there, since all the customer service reps feed the "bros" big sales before they even hit the boards. if you try to advance, you will be overlooked for an alpha male. Stay late and find your own book of business, only to have your own coworkers try to steal your work. And that's allowed, and even encouraged, to "keep it competitive." Again- what's good for Strive but not the employee wins. Man or woman, don't work here unless you're looking to use them as much as they use you. This is the epitome of a no-strings-attached relationship - don't misunderstand that.

    Advice to Management

    Value the people who have given you years of service. Give people a chance to do that by creating an open environment for communication.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Representative"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Development in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked at Strive for 3 years and I truly enjoyed my time there. Great people. The Strive Chicago office works hard, but the managing partners do a great job of making sure it is an enjoyable atmosphere. The industry is naturally stressful as a broker, but the mood is kept light and playful from the management on down. Managers and upper management are very accessible and hands on. One of the partners will not hesitate to help in any situation and will often get right into the weeds with anyone who asks for help or an assist on a call.

    Cons

    commission structure - Not Strive as much as an industry standard, it can take a while to see meaningful commission checks. If you find the right type of customers that pay on time, it helps a great deal. That said, the base is fair for the industry.

    Advice to Management

    I have been gone for a while so it is not really fair to give advice to management.


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