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Tidewater Transit Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  1. "Terminal Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great corporate staff. Great safety and training program. Good shop.

    Cons

    Pay is a little below standards but the atmosphere and people make it a great place to be

    Advice to Management

    Stay classy


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ok company"

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Cowpens, SC
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Cowpens, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tidewater Transit (More than a year)

    Pros

    I came in knowing very little about diesel engines and not knowing anything about working on trailers but I have learned a lot

    Cons

    Not much room to advance. Not enough pay for the amount of work they want. No bonuses for the mechanics just the wash bay personnel and drivers

    Advice to Management

    More money would be great

  3. "Cdl driver dalton ga"

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    Current Employee - CDL Driver in Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - CDL Driver in Dalton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are none at all...

    Cons

    2 months without a paycheck... dispatcher plays favorites. Manager will tell u to do something then write you up for it
    .. also will get cussed at on the daily... most unprofessional place I've ever been employed.

    Advice to Management

    Find a new job.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "driver"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Cowpens, SC
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Cowpens, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Tidewater Transit full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    home time was great.

    Cons

    this was one of the best places to work until they changed management

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the better than thou mentality, it used to be drivers were your life blood, until you moved around some managers.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "CDL Driver"

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    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tidewater Transit full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    More money would be a plus


  6. Helpful (4)

    "A company that honestly cares about their employees"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Driver in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tidewater Transit full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Home time when it's needed. Stable, debt free, honest, understanding, etc. Dispatch is great and understands how you like to run. The entire company feels like one big family no matter what terminal you may visit. From shop to VP everyone is always happy to see you and their for you when ya need them. Equipment is top notch and when I have had something break, it's fixed ASAP.

    Cons

    Benefits are a little expensive, yet still affordable, when compared to other companies, but quality of life outweighs this con by far. Other companies pay more, but again they do not treat you as well as TWT.

    Advice to Management

    You are wonderful and have made my career a dream!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Worst job I ever had. Tank driver slaving out of Columbia, SC."

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    Current Employee - Tanker Driver in West Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Tanker Driver in West Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tidewater Transit full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros. If I could just work in the office it would be great. Monday through Friday, company paid lunch everyday and a knap after lunch. I could leave early on Friday and tell everyone " it sucks to be you".

    Cons

    Health insurance is out of reach expensive. You have drivers that have no insurance. We cannot afford it. No insurance no check ups or physicals. twt should be ashamed of what's happening in Columbia!
    DAK what a joy
    70 hours of week oh thanks
    work every weekend wooo hooo
    Pay is terrible
    Assistant mechanic rummaging through belongings in your truck thanks

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like humans not a commodity you use up and throw out. Keep hiring student drivers. Enjoy your pay back to treating experienced drivers like dogs. Safety is a joke! Keep taking our money, twt obviously needs it worse.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "One Year too long"

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    Former Employee - Tanker Driver in Cowpens, SC
    Former Employee - Tanker Driver in Cowpens, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Tidewater Transit full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    gave me the year I needed to move along

    Cons

    the truck was fairly new, mechanic played favorites with equipment so never could make tracks to make any money; insurance cost an arm, leg and liver and we will be paying the hospitals forever; clerical staff must be having fun because they cannot get peoples paperwork done so you get paid for what you do... I worked hard too but don't consider myself above others... just wanted HoNest days pay for my honest long day!

    Advice to Management

    you will always have a job while drivers come and go... consider some automation beside that out-dated PeopleNet. A benefit would be some folks who understand concept of customer service goes beyond the customer being served, its to one another. Kindness goes Very far in this world. Truck drivers are not all trash.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Driver in kingsport Tn. For 6+ years"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Kingsport, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Tidewater Transit full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good truck & trailers Great people in shop.

    Cons

    Low pay high insurance they are cheap on loading &unload pay only pay 50.00 dollar for holiday pay

    Advice to Management

    Wakeup before it to late


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Driver for 4 years here."

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    Current Employee - Tanker Driver in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Tanker Driver in Kingsport, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Tidewater Transit full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hometime is better than most other companies in my area. Pretty driver friendly company in my terminal (Kingsport) and trucks are above avg.

    Cons

    However, pay is lower, benefits are very poor (health ins. Is worst I've ever had due to very high cost and poor plan) no sick days, only $50 holiday pay and 401 k is average. Management is only out for themselves. They will not go to bat for drivers and are micromanaging the company way too much. They act like your best friend and try to make you feel important then their actions speak louder than words. I bust my butt for them with no appreciation in return. I don't feel like there is a future here and I will only last until I get a better opportunity with another company.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage your employees through positive reinforcement not through punishment and intimidation. It's all about respect and management has none.


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