IT (Former Employee) – Niles, IL – February 20, 2017
I learned a lot and the job was nice for a while however, you are just a number here and there is no room to move up. I worked 50+ hours a week with an underpaid salary with solid yearly reviews but always an excuse to not pay you what you are worth. The hardest part was dealing with my manager who had no experience managing people. The best part was the friends I made while working there, nice culture and the perks of free lunch on Friday, gym, and ping pong table were enjoyable. My typical work day was arrive before 8 am eat lunch at my desk while working most of the time and leave by 6:30 pm at best.
Free lunch once a week, company outings once a quarter, gym, ping pong table
Poor management, no room for growth, years spent mean nothing for promotions
Carrier Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Niles, IL – January 17, 2015
AFN has is a fun and enjoyable place to work and breeds a competitive atmosphere that challenges you everyday. Management is always eager to help and provide guidance to make sure everyone has a great chance of success. While each day can be a grind, the competitive nature of the industry makes everyday exciting and unpredictable leading to new challenges and professional growth.
Fast paced, casual work environment working with Freight truck and Inter-modal logistics.
Senior Office Administrator (Former Employee) – Niles, IL – March 28, 2014
Working with different levels of aggressive personalities, having tough skin to meet your deadlines, dispatching directions to drivers into warehouse facilities was usually a typical day. I've learned different components of a tractor, the difference between 48" and 53" trucks and OS&D claims. Most management and co workers who exemplified honest work ethic were available for assistance when needed in difficult situations.
In house gym, casual dress code and Friday lunches provided by company!
Quantity trumps QUALITY... you're kind of viewed as just a "number".
Procurement Representative (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 20, 2014
In carrier sales my typical hours start at 6:30 am (mandatory) and end between 5-6 pm depending on what we have left for the day. While demanding and intense, the day does seem to fly by quickly as you are constantly engaged with new and different situations.
My co-workers are also generally upbeat and typically under 30 and I love the management (open and receptive to anything). The company also offers free lunch on Fridays and extracurricular activities (sports, bar crawls, charity events etc...) to get to know co-workers.
If this job were only an 8 hour day I would absolutely love working here. However, the long work day and stress of working in sales is a definite negative. Even with the extracurricular activities offered by management to counteract the long hours, the work/life balance is heavily weighted to the work side. There has also been a high amount of turnover in the last year on the sales side as a result of competition.
Only seek out if you are high energy and competitive.
National Carrier Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Niles, IL – November 12, 2013
AFN has done a poor job balancing staffing needs between departments and a poor job projecting production. This has led to low amount of opportunity to grow and heavy downsizing in the company. The culture at the company quickly became unhappy, bitter between departments, and a poor sense of job security.
Logistics Coordinator (Former Employee) – Niles, IL – October 10, 2013
Tracking & tracing services of Full Truckload shipments to ensure on-time pickup and delivery; Communicate one on one with drivers and carriers to identify problems and resolve issues in a timely manner and to help make sure freight is tracked and secure for the customer; I learned about about logistics in what is involved in the transportation of a commodity; Management was very supportive; No part of the job was hard, just a learning experience; and The most enjoyable part of the job was working with a team.
Free lunches on Fridays, monthly birthday/anniversary breakfast; bowling teams, baseballs teams, Christmas party, etc.
Radio Technician (Former Employee) – Italy, TX – August 1, 2013
I would clock in go to my office that was assigned for me, I would put cd's in the computer that we had and that would be playing on the radio that day. Then go to the back to do commercials or be the DJ. I learned how to do everything to do with the radio. Management was good. Co workers was fun to be around. There really wasn't anything hard about the job. Enjoyable part was being in control of the music playing.
Procurement Representative (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – December 18, 2012
Overall this is a great company to work for if you do not have a family. There is no distiction between the begining and the end of the day. They expect you to be on call 24/7 365. Hours are extremely long typical is 0630 to 1800. There is very little guidance from management. If you are not a top producer right away they do not help guide you in anyway to make it to that next level.