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  1. "Velocity Express"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Velocity Express full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Close knit family type atmosphere to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from managers and higher ups.


  2. "Eh."

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    Former Employee - File Clerk, Driver Qualification Representative in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - File Clerk, Driver Qualification Representative in Baytown, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Velocity Express full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with,

    Cons

    Vague job duties, also sitting and staring at a wall for three months was great since I had literally nothing to do when they kept the girl who took over my duties on maternity leave when I came back and she was still doing my work.

    Advice to Management

    None - Out of business

  3. "Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Velocity Express (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good working environment, team work from all departments.

    Cons

    More positive leads for sales department

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. "Terminal Manager"

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    Former Employee - Terminal Manager in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - Terminal Manager in Miramar, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Empowered to run like your own business

    Cons

    Too fat at the executive level and it burdened the company

    Advice to Management

    Thin out; reorganize


  5. "Collections"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Velocity Express full-time

    Pros

    coworkers were great group of people

    Cons

    no clear mission for overall organization; no motivation


  6. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Velocity Express (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing comes to mind. Negligible

    Cons

    Great business models. Horrible practices and policies. Upper management goes after negative profit business and balanced books on charges to the Independent Contractors


  7. "Entrepreneurial environment; Highly experienced professionals in all leadership positions"

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment; Highly experienced professionals in all leadership positions;

    Cons

    Company is struggling with profitability and with competitive positioning

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to find a niche where you will succeed - you have all the necessary skills and infrastructure in place

  8. "It was an interesting 4 months."

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Velocity Express full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My supervisor (the City Manager, and also no longer with the company) was a true blessing. He had the trust in me, and gave me the opportunity, to succeed.

    Cons

    The only true challenge was trying to be honest with the drivers, yet knowing that the "unspoken" policy was ACTUALLY the policy

    Advice to Management

    Be true to your drivers, and their unit operations management. They drive the business.


  9. "Overworked & Underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Velocity Express full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice Office and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Non-communication on important issues, too much secrecy and behind closed doors policy


  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Terminal Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Terminal Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Velocity Express full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Permitted growth from within. Allowed local management to sink or swim to a certain point.

    Cons

    Too many levels of management. Constant repeat of explanations to various levels as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Hire experienced Terminal Managers and do away with all the go-betweens up to 4 total V's for the country!


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