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Western Express Reviews

Updated June 18, 2018
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Paul Wieck
93 Ratings

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Pros
  • "second chance company, get the needed experience for new drivers with backgrounds" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Good company to get experince otr" (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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "This place feels like family"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome company from the ground up. Great place for people to develop their careers from drivers to admins.

    Cons

    Could use a little more vacation time :D


  2. "na"

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    Current Employee - Weekend Operations Tracker in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Weekend Operations Tracker in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, Great company

    Cons

    Attitude's and no overtime when needed

    Advice to Management

    NA

  3. "Recruiter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good money with hard work
    -Hard work pays off here
    -The team I worked with was great and my boss was great

    Cons

    -Sometimes hard to recruit for due to other competitive wages
    -Moral and ethics of other recruiters are terrible
    -only 1 possible promotion available within recruiting


  4. "Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities, money is good, people are great

    Cons

    chaotic and hard company to recruit for

    Advice to Management

    less recruiters


  5. "Great company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    This is a great company with plenty of room for advancement. Work hard and get rewarded!

    Cons

    None that I've run in to


  6. "Love it here!"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits after 30 days
    paid holidays
    Great People
    Family owned and operated company based in the South (whats not to love)

    Cons

    Doesn't have any cons at all!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Otr flatbed driver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hired me when nobody else would. Trained me, started n a brand new truck and when I had to have more home time because of family they transferred me to dedicated route home every Friday! Awesome company to me!

    Cons

    Not the best pay and otr driver is definitely gonna spend time away from home... but that’s the job some employees are full of BS

  8. "A few good things a whole lot of bad..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • A lot of really great people to work with.
    • Driver Managers keep you moving.
    • Good place for a new driver or someone needing a second chance in life.
    • A lot of new trucks.
    • Payroll is on time.

    Cons

    • Very low pay per mile.
    • The recruiters will lie and say anything to get you in the door.
    • A VERY disorganized company.
    • The Driver Managers ONLY care about keeping you moving. If you breakdown you’re on your own.
    • It takes forever to get anyone on the phone for issues.
    • The hotel they put you up at in Nashville is a true slum motel.
    • They will hire anyone, even fresh out of prison.
    • The training is very rushed and incomplete.
    • The mechanics don’t really know what they’re doing and don’t maintain the trucks very well.
    • You are pretty much thrown in to sink or swim.
    • You will get yelled at for things that aren’t your fault.
    • All they care about is getting the load there on time. They aren’t really very driver support oriented.
    • Very inefficient company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    You really need to hire an efficiency expert and start showing you really care about your employees, not just talking like you do.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "If you REALLY can't get hired anywhere else..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Driver in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flat bedders stay running since most truckers hate doing hard work. There's always some kind of load.

    Cons

    They owe me training pay for two days where I was on a trainer's truck. The woman in charge of trainee's pay is literally ducking a dodging me.

    You'll be treated like garbage, but that's mostly ALL trucking companies.

    The motel they stick you in is complete doo doo butter, but I'm sure truckers are accustomed to that.

    In the even that you want to, or need to, go home, they won't pay for it. They lure you here and screw you.

    They don't want you to hook up inverters in the trucks, so if you need to eat a specialized diet like I do, either disregard(like I did), or keep it pushing on to the next company.

    Home time? HAHAHAHA

    They'll feed you Mcdonald's cards while you're training, so prepare for stomach cancer.

     They have a gym on site at their Nashville terminal, but not for truckers because...well...I don't know. I would ASSUME that flatbedders would probably benefit from weight lifting immensely, but what do I know? I'm just gym nut trucker...

    Advice to Management

    Wow...where to begin?

    I'll just keep it short. Please stop treating your drivers like you want them to quit. Having a below negative rating truly isn't a good thing for a company as big as Western, and it really hurts our industry when slummy companies dog out good drivers.


  10. "driver"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    second chance company, get the needed experience for new drivers with backgrounds

    Cons

    less then excellent pay, not a lot of hometime


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