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- "Low pay and un organized don't get you home when they say tbey will" (in 113 reviews)
- "poor management especially sales department" (in 42 reviews)
- "long hours always available hard to meet quota" (in 29 reviews)
- "Poor communication and unorganized." (in 17 reviews)
- "Bad trips and managers don't care" (in 15 reviews)
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- 1.0Feb 27, 2015Dedicated DriverCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearGary, IN
Benefits are great, they have a lot of services available to you such as a CDL Legal defender, financial issues, personal issues, and much more. They pay for the home depot and sears account suppose to be good i haven't made it to that point because the orientation process was horrible.
Disorganized, if you make it to your mentor your free from that horrible hotel they put you . They supply no transportation to gas stations, grocery stores etc. only to their swift facility. They don't seem to care about how they treat you. Not to many friendly people that will offer you a ride to stores at the Gary Terminal. I was lied to about the pay you will only make state min wage for the two days of orientation after 3 days of orientation you will be sent out with a mentor to train for a possible 6 weeks depending on you. My recruiter made it seem like i was going to be home the weekend she lied. She said the hotel had breakfast, i thought continental, wrong, more like a white doggy bag with a hard oak granola bar muffin and tiny orange juice. They pay for lunch thats the decent meal you will get. Stay away from this company, don't consider it its horrible you will get lied to just so they get you down to the terminal. When its to good to be true you will know. All i can say to each its own.
- 5.0Aug 26, 2023Class A Cdl Truck DriverFormer Employee
The only reason I put 5 stars was so that everyone can see this review and help them to not fall for this company!!!!
For starters when you get hired you go to a 2-3 day orientation, and they tell you in the very last day that the 4-5 week training program will not be on your city but that will be located all over the US depending on the available instructors, you will not be returning to your home for those 4-5 weeks, they tell you that since you are gonna be in another city/state the company will give you travel allowance to help you with food expenses, YOU CANNOT TAKE A COOLER OR A LOT OF FOOD with you, given the fact that you are gonna be invading your instructor space and you should not be doing that, the pay during the training it's supposed to be $700 per week + the travel allowance. You are supposed to have the 34 hour restart every week at a hotel the company pays for, and they have laundry machines at the swift station so that you can wash your clothes in that time for free. After the hiring and orientation process they sent me in a bus to my location, a day before my arrival I was on that bus for 22 hours and when I got there on monday I had to start driving the same morning I arrived. -The instructor let me know on the first day that swift DOES NOT GIVE YOU TRAVEL ALLOWANCE as they claimed to when they hired me. -I was able to take my first bath after 3 days on the road. -I do not know what happened but when I got to the location after the first week on saturday morning (after I had ben driving on saturday also), my instructor moved the hours I do not know how so that I was able to keep driving even though I had no more hours, I finished driving on a saturday morning, they put me in hotel after noon and on SUNDAY IN EARLY MORNING I was driving AGAIN!! I did not get my 34 hour restart, I was not able to wash my clothes I was not able to REST, I had less than 18 hours to rest! After driving for almost 4000 miles that first week! My instructor also modified the book several times so the hours I was driving 'looked like they were his' so I could keep driving. -The pay it's also a joke they pay you after the first 2 weeks and it's not $700, you end up with $500 ish per week, and no travel allowance, no rest. -After I told them I was leaving and not finishing training they kept changing my bus ticket everyday so I couldn't go home. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS COMPANY, almost every good thing they tell you at the hiring process it's a LIE!!
- 4.0May 9, 2020OTR Truck DriverFormer Employee, less than 1 yearPhoenix, AZ
Their orientation what's smooth, they're training was top notch which says a lot for the trainers that they have available during those five or six weeks that you're out there is a newbie! You not only develop the skill but the confidence that's necessary to do a good job...
Driver managers tend to be young and inexperienced, they could do a better job hiring within... They do happen to know a lot of experience truck drivers! It's a no-brainer1
- 4.0May 24, 2015OTR Truck DriverCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearMenasha, WI
My orientation was held in Menasha, WI. They paid for my Greyhound fare from Milwaukee. Paid for lodging at La Quinta Hoel for 3 days. Free hotel breakfast. Lunch they paid for during orientation held at swift terminal in Menasha. Overall the orientation process is informative. Got my medical and drug test done and paid for by swift.
A lot of waiting around. Kiosk slow. Overall I'm pleased with the hiring and orientation process.
- 1.0Feb 12, 2019Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
I TRUST NOT TO TRUST THIS COMPANY.
I was Recruited by this Company in late January. I went to their Johnstown Terminal for 2 Days of Orientation. I, along with other, Prospective Drivers were Promised to be paid the Hourly Minimum Wage for the Orientation. My Employment was put on Hold after my 2 Day Orientation as I wait to have my Medical CardMedical CardMedical Card updated. I was sent home as I waited. The Company said that I would receive my Check in the mail. Three weeks and Two Unanswered Phone Messages later, STILL NO CHECK. Now with Medical Card in Hand, I wouldn't Trust working for This Company for Any Sum of money. For me, Trust goes a Longer Way than Money. Acquaintances I met at Orientation also say that they haven't been paid as well. WAY TO GO SWIFT.3