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Western Express Reviews

Updated October 14, 2018
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Paul Wieck
105 Ratings

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Pros
  • "second chance company, get the needed experience for new drivers with backgrounds" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Best reasons are new trucks no force dispatch" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Home time not really guaranteed for requested days" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Low Pay could be much much better" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Express full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Folks in the office are always smiling and asking how I'm doing. Everyone seems to enjoy working with one another.

    Cons

    none so far. Great right now.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positivity!


  2. "truck driver"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver
    Current Employee - Truck Driver
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Western Express full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    all ways under a load

    Cons

    none that comes to mind

  3. "Really Good Gig"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Express full-time

    Pros

    Great people.

    Good pay.

    Good opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Upper management have a bit of a disconnect.


  4. "OTR driver trainer flatbed"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR Trainer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - OTR Trainer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Western Express full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Make great money training.
    See the country.
    Good experience.

    Cons

    Lose contact with friends family and personal life

    Advice to Management

    Pay students more then 250 a week especially when you advertise 400


  5. "Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Express full-time

    Pros

    The people, the environment, the way they treat workers

    Cons

    None I just love working here


  6. "Truck driver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Western Express full-time

    Pros

    They give Second Chances to everyone

    Cons

    Should pay more money for long routes


  7. "Otr"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Western Express full-time

    Pros

    If your looking to start out in the trucking world and you have a checkered pass the western express is the place to go. New trucks .

    Cons

    Ooo the con's pay sucks but you get paid. It is a sliding pay scale if your a rookie 26¢ a mile over 600 any thing under 300 miles is 34¢ . if you run hard and stay out for 5 weeks don't think your going home even if you tell them a month a week in advance. 34 hour reset you better not do it lol. Planers don't plan DM's don't manage supervisor swing golf clubs that's what the do. If you live on the east cost great that's were they will keep you running. If you have a medical problems and you have to go to the doctor. They don't care. The hotel is the worst they will not reimburse for nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Tell the DM to stop swinging golf clubs and help there drivers be the best they can be. Because the DM's work for the drivers . and when the driver needs help with medical stuff. Get them home because now he or she is out of a job because you could not get them home . Paul Wieck you need to do better or the western van eastern will not grow.

  8. "Best company I've worked for in my adult life"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Express full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Double bonus opportunity, can work from home

    Cons

    Medical benefits dont kick in for 60 days

    Advice to Management

    Really enjoyed my time here and I"m only leaving because I got a job with my dream company. When your team does well, the CEO buys everyone shots. You are not micromanaged and can take lunch whenever you want. There are lots of opportunities to move up. My manager was really flexible with my personal crises and I like it here so much that I brought a few of my friends over. The entire recruiting department also just got a raise from $12/hour to $15 hour, my last two companies just gave me pay cuts.


  9. "Miles they pay are not actual miles driven"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western Express full-time

    Pros

    Can not think of one thing

    Cons

    They pay loaded and empty miles but not actual miles it is zip code to zip code. So you are losing money. You have to wait for loads and you don't get paid for it.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue to what is really going on here.


  10. "Never a dull moment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Express full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible, laid-back, fast-paced, open to suggestions, open to alternative methods, job security, competitive, great managers

    Cons

    communication between departments, constantly changing job function

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. This industry is constantly evolving. Trial and error is to be expected.


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