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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

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    Good (1)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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    3.50
  • 0 applicants say

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Reviews for Professional Transportation

Reviews - What employees say

3.50 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 09.Feb 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

While the branch manager is always there to support, encourage and coach the employees, it is rather difficult to reach anyone from the corporate level without going through the branch manager.

Support from management

The manager of the Sheffield branch is awesome to work for. She is always willing to go to bat for you if you are in the right. But don't mess up with her, because her trust is easy to earn in the beginning but hard to get back.

Teamwork

This is mostly a solitary position that does not have you interacting very much with co-workers. You may have some interaction, but mainly at safety and branch meetings.

Freedom to work independently

Work is there for those that follow the rules. If you don't make yourself available when you need to, then you may lose out on trips. There is money to be made, if your willing to put forth the effort.

Internal Communication

All the necessary information pertaining to how we are doing individually and as a branch are regularly forthcoming, recognition from a corporate level is few and far between as is any information pertaining the profits and margins of the company as a whole.

Gender Equality

This is an equal opportunity employer.

Attitude towards older colleagues

This is a position that is very good for retired persons looking to supplement their income or for someone looking to take on a secondary employment position.

Career Development

There is room for growth within the company, many of the drivers have gone on to become branch manager, general managers, field safety officers and other high level positions.

Overall compensation for your work

The pay scale for this position is not very competitive for the industry as a whole. In the area for this particular branch there are no other companies that offer these services, therefore there is no way of competing. The pay is not great, but it is not the worst either.

Office / Work Environment

The office for this location is literally mobile. We do not work out of an office, we wait at home for a trip and then spend the rest of our shift in a 7-passenger mini van. They are kept up in maintenance and our communication systems are updated regularly.

Environmental Friendliness

This company is all about safety, each branch is required to hold monthly safety meeting, have a safety committee to keep safety in the forefront of all drivers minds and puts all new employees through a defensive driving course and all employees go through a refresher course yearly, as well as all employees must pass a Department of Transportation physical in order to employed by the company.

Work-Life Balance

The hours are performed in 8 or 112 hour blocks of time, depending on the position. Regular days off are assigned and vacations are available after one year of service, which can be taken as off days, or paid out while still working.

Company Image

This branch has not had a great image due to previous mismanagement. However, the current branch manager is working diligently to turn the bad reputation around and create a better place to work.

Job Security

There is quite a bit of job security, as long as the drivers are doing what they are supposed to, they can look forward to long term employment.

Handicapped Accessibility

There is not too much need for accessibility with these positions. As long as a person can pass the Department of Transportation physical, Department of Motor Vehicles check and Homeland Security Background check, they most likely will be offered a position.

Workplace Safety

Defensive driving courses, inclement weather courses and constant safety evaluations are mandatory at all branches and levels of service for we are carrying the most precious of cargo out there - human life. We are provided with all the training we could possibly need and then some.

Challenging Work

The most challenging part of this position is dealing with the traffic and road conditions on a daily basis.

Inclusive / Diverse

There is a certain amount of diversity in the employees, other than that there is only two options for positions: over the road or dedicated yard drivers.

Suggestions for improvement

  • PTI needs to look into giving their drivers more money per hour and/or mile, maybe then we would be able to maintain drivers longer, instead of them coming in for a short time until something better comes along.
  • Drivers should be rewarded with more than a cap and a pat on the back for dedicated services that span, at times, decades.

What I like about the company

Being from a small rural town there is not a lot of options for me, PTI has been steady employment for me for the past 5 years. I have a set position on the yard and would not trade it for anything (short of a better shift).

What I dislike about the company

Being that we are driving all the time, we are putting our lives and the lives of our passengers in the line every time we are on the road. A higher rate of pay would help to make this more worth while.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Professional Transportation
  • City
    Irondale
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (1)
    100%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    3.50
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Professional Transportation
3.50
1 review

Industry average (Consulting)
3.72
85,286 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,661,000 reviews