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  • 71 employees say

    Excellent (31)
    43.661971830986%
    Good (12)
    16.901408450704%
    Satisfactory (15)
    21.12676056338%
    Subpar (13)
    18.30985915493%
    3.35
  • 0 applicants say

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

Reviews for Schneider National, Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

3.35 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • On top of 11 1/2 hour shifts, our days off rotated. It was very hard on us as well as our families. Having the same days off every week adds positively to the work/life balance.

What I like about the company

I learned a lot as a Schneider mechanic. The training is excellent as are the benefits. I learned to weld, use an acetylene torch, and countless other skills I would have had to pay to learn anywhere else. Schneider bought all my work boots and allowed me opportunities for advancement. In my opinion, the most unique thing about Schneider was getting a week vacation after only 6 months of employment.

Along with generous compensation, Schneider also recognizes mechanics for things like going a year without having an accident (I received a Carhart coat) and we had barbeques in the summer and award events all year long . Getting paid 2 1/2 times normal pay for working holidays was nice too.

In all, Schneider was the best company I've ever worked for.

What I dislike about the company

Our leadership people changed/moved on often, making our work environment stressful, as we had to get used to doing things each lead person's way. Just as we would acclimate to one Team Leader's style, he would move on and another took his place. On the same subject, the shop manager was very out-of-the-loop when it came to us mechanics and how things worked in the shop. Things would have run more smoothly had he just walked around and talked to us while we worked instead of getting secondhand information.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    SCHNEIDER NATIONAL CARRIERS, INC.
  • City
    West Memphis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Improvements could include removing junk food from vending machines or providing healthy eating options at a reduced cost. An improved recycling program would also show a commitment to the environment which is important for a company that has a significant and negative impact on the environment.

What I like about the company

Many people that work at the company have been here for many years. They are dedicated to the continued success of the company. There is a great spirit of teamwork and hard work but the company retains its values of maintaining a comfortable and safe work environment.

What I dislike about the company

Company culture and morale varies from location to location, team to team. Some teams are very fun and creative while others are very strict and focused. Company leadership tends to lean toward a strict and focused work environment and this does not foster teams that are hard working while being fun at the same time.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Schneider National Bulk Carriers, Inc.
  • City
    Green Bay
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 17.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

In the almost 16 years I have been involved with this company, the overall culture has changed greatly. Things that used to be considered very important by management, are now often just a poster on the wall.

Support from management

If the weakest links are at the top of the chain, then everything else will unravel. I believe that the upper levels of management are pretty much clueless about how the company actually operates.

Teamwork

Again, Schneider is dropping the ball on this. Because there are so many layers between the front line personnel, and those who make the decisions, it caused me great frustration.

Freedom to work independently

With all the technology, and ease of communication, the “freedom of the open road” at least as I knew it, is gone.

Internal Communication

This area has slipped as well. It seems to me that the way the company has gone, is that if it’s good for the individual manager, then that is all that matters.

Gender Equality

I believe Schneider is doing very well in the category. There seems to be a balance between female and male office personnel. Most of the drivers are male, but that is in most other trucking companies too.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Overall, Schneider takes good care of those who have worked for the company long term.

Career Development

Schneider has great potential for advancing through the ranks, and to help people better themselves.,

Overall compensation for your work

I felt that I was fairly compensated for the work I performed, while at Schneider.

Office / Work Environment

There could definitely be improvement shown in this area. The leaders are not allowed to lead. Due to the constant fear of being labeled as a “somethingIST” because someone doesn’t like the way you spoke/looked at them, it causes frustration amongst the staff.

Environmental Friendliness

I’m not an expert on what constitutes environmental friendliness. From what I do know, Schneider seems to be doing ok.

Work-Life Balance

Schneider has improved immensely in this category, compared to when I first started.

Company Image

Over the years, I believe Schneider’s image has changed. From my perspective, the company has done a 180, and become a totally different organization.

Job Security

This is one of Schneider’s strong points.

Handicapped Accessibility

No issues here.

Workplace Safety

This is a difficult category to rank. The company motto of “Safety first and Always” in my opinion has been reduced to a poster on the wall. That is not to say that individual drivers can’t do the right thing, it means that the management doesn’t understand what it is that the drivers should be doing, that causes friction between the bosses and the worker bees.

Challenging Work

Yes, absolutely! However many of the challenges that drivers deal with, could be alleviated if more attention was put into solving the more serious issues .

Inclusive / Diverse

Schneider does very well in this category.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Actually train drivers to safely operate the equipment, and not rely on any electronic babysitters , to do the driver’s job Communicate/Communicate/Communicate!!! Oftentimes information is not shared, because the individual who should be able to guide you, doesn’t know, and isn’t willing to admit it. When I started at Schneider, the majority of the office personnel were subject matter experts on how the corporation worked. Now, one hand doesn’t know what the other is doing.

What I like about the company

Quite a few things. The fact that Schneider gives new drivers a chance. The many good people I have met there over the years. The fact that anyone can contact, and speak with any of the leadership is a great thing as well!!!

What I dislike about the company

My biggest complaint is how the quality of driver training has slipped. There are several other reasons as well, but I believe I have addressed the highlights in the categories above...

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    SCHNEIDER NATIONAL CARRIERS, INC.
  • City
    GrennBay
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered

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Review averages

  • 71 employees say

    Excellent (31)
    43.661971830986%
    Good (12)
    16.901408450704%
    Satisfactory (15)
    21.12676056338%
    Subpar (13)
    18.30985915493%
    3.35
  • 0 applicants say

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

kununu score comparisons

Schneider National, Inc.
3.35
71 reviews

Industry average (Transportation and Logistics)
3.04
66,075 reviews

kununu average
3.32
2,948,000 reviews