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  1. "The best place to work if you like more work than you've ever had in your life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    You are never bored. Pretty casual environment unless you work on the top floor of the executive suite. Company is attempting to spread out across the U.S. with better rates, less freight damage and all around new business model. There is possible room for growth in a few years if the new ideas implemented are successful. The upper eschelon of management has a set tiered responsibility, which allows for accountability.

    Cons

    There are too many older "PJAX" legacy employees that can't seem to break out of the "well we used to do it this way," mentality. The Server farm was overburdened and made conpleting the most menial tasks, daunting. There seems to be a significant trend of ambiguity in the responsibilities of lower positions at the company. You may work for Accounts Recieveable, or HR, but you do work for other departments as well. The pay, sub-par. You could not support yourself if you are single as an entry level assistant. Some VP's and SVP's, although educated, have lost the academic training received years ago. Knowledge of Office Suites is lacking. A report was released to the nation web site, which when open, showed elementary grammatical errors that were not corrected before publication.

    Advice to Management

    I am but a mere former employee, my advice is irrevelant


  2. "driver not dock worker"

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

    I worked at Vitran full-time

    Pros

    Nice drivers to work with

    Cons

    After driving 8-10 hours no one wants to assist on dock. They hired people for that

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the mundane meetings, drivers only drive and lists to your workers.


  3. "supervisor"

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

    I have been working at Vitran full-time

    Pros

    Nice co workers to work with.

    Cons

    management was never on the same page.

    Advice to Management

    care about emoyees


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  5. "Long time driver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vitran (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Home daily good co workers

    Cons

    New management experience is inconsistent

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize routes communicate strategy


  6. "Vitran is a good company"

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

    Pros

    great place to work vitran pays well has a great benofit plan and car allowance i would recomend

    Cons

    Poor managment bad location no training tools or seminars sales department

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with your team


  7. "Bad Experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales In Charge in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Sales In Charge in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Nothing much to say about it

    Cons

    Everything is bad, name it and there you are


  8. "you have to be part of the "old boys club" to fit in"

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

    I worked at Vitran (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours allows us to attend school functions etc for .our children

    Cons

    No room for advancement, low pay. Responsibility without authority