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Swift Transportation Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Had a good driver manager which makes all the difference (in 19 reviews)

  • good people good pay, decent benefit (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Strict home time policies that suck (in 29 reviews)

  • Being away from home for this job just wasn't for me and my family (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great Academy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I started out brand new to everything dealing with trucking. The Academy at Swift is amazing. They are always willing to work with you and they want you to succeed. I am glad I decided on the Swift Academy!

    Cons

    Some instructors hold your hand a little too much through training and it can be hard to learn things for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "For driver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of travel across country

    Cons

    Forced dispatch and bad emergency management

  3. "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, Opportunity for advancement, Work life balance

    Cons

    Swift is Great, but some Terminals don't adhere to Swift values.

    Advice to Management

    Tolerance and acceptance of all people at every Swift terminal!!!


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable Company where you can grow within.

    Cons

    Could have better benefits


  5. "Best pay"

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    Current Employee - Mentor in Ocala, FL
    Current Employee - Mentor in Ocala, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for big company in trucking

    Cons

    62 mph trucks. Away from home minimum 12 days.


  6. "Regional driver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Great training and safety standards

    Cons

    Not sure there are cons


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Still operates old school"

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    Former Employee - Transportation Coordinator in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Transportation Coordinator in Springdale, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company has been around for many years and survived the hard times in 2008 and 2009. Have pretty good benefits at a reasonable price. Start earning pto from day one.

    Cons

    Very low pay for what is expected of you and a lot below what other companies pay for the same position. Technology is way behind what is standard. Basically have no one that can resolve anything working at their help desk. Told during interview there was big growth and with my experience would advance quickly. Found out later that was completely not true you must be in your position a year to even be considered for something that you were qualified for prior to working there. There seems to be financial issues according to what I read in the news and from emails sent to employees about upcoming changes.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people what they are worth or lose them to your competitors.

  8. "Take the Extra Time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Valley City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The terminal where I worked had a great family environment. Office employees and drivers got along great!

    Cons

    When Swift took over, it was less about people and employees. More about getting the driver off the phone as fast as possible. Moving them through like cattle rather than people with concerns or problems.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and remember where the money is being made. Take time to know ALL your employees. Taking the little extra time to do it right is better than fast and cleaning up mistakes afterwards.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Company driver"

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    Current Employee - Company Driver in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Company Driver in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Right now I have almost 4 months in with my CDL. I didn't get it with Swift, but as far as the 200hr training I had a very good trainer and as of now been driving on my own for about 2 weeks now. It's fairly easy to do the paperwork, but this company still has its basic bs that you go through from time to time. I'm out of the Jonestown, PA terminal and my DM is very nice and patient with me. Only thing with this company is that if you're inexperienced like me you're going to have to be patient with being OTR until about a month/month and a half then you can start getting better routes that you might want.

    Cons

    Sometimes they can have you running around for loads that were already given to someone else.


  10. "Director of Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Laredo, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Laredo, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swift Transportation (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Equal opportunity and promotions from inside. There is politics between business lanes but still there is a can i help culture around

    Cons

    Bad apples can last long time before leaving . There is rotation of personnel, but it is due the market

    Advice to Management

    Consienten training


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