truck driver (Former Employee), Ottawa, IL – June 20, 2015
Pros: good equipment, excellent pay, good management
Cons: lackadaisical employees, poor management in the end
I am a former driver for Cardinal that did the Petsmart account. I made very good paychecks while I was there.We had an excellent terminal manager to start out with. Then he got promoted and his replacement – more... did NOT take the job very serious. The camaraderie really went south. This manager would only show up an average of 2 days per week. I learned a lot about this company where as you really had to screw up big time to get fired. The original dispatcher was excellent. She ran you the way you wanted to run and make money. The co-workers,well they had some extreme crybabies. We were told in orientation this would be a 6 day a week job. After a couple months they were refusing to work weekends.This made the job a lot harder than it should have been. The best part of my job was meeting the Petsmart personnel at the stores. I made some everlasting friendships in the 2 3/4 years I worked there. Then I was forced tout because of an illness. Now I am on disability. – less
Fun, but serious atmosphere, coworkers like 2nd family
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee), Groveport, OH – June 18, 2015
Pros: Flexible schedules
Cons: always on call, no room for growth
The essential functions of this job include, but are not limited to: invoicing, routing, dispatching drivers, driver settlements, dealing with DOT violations and compliance, building customer relationships, – more... and maintaining equipment. Will provide communication to customers in regards to orders scheduled for delivery, and act as liaison between customers, stores, and drivers to ensure efficient operations. Fast paced environment, with large volume, and critical delivery parameters. Recruits, orients and monitors progression of new drivers. – less
Van Operator, Courier (Former Employee), Rochester, NY – June 17, 2015
Pros: company was very safety conscious all the time
This was a great company to work for. I worked with a great bunch of people and enjoyed all the new customers I met through all the years .Every morning I would find and inspect my van and then start my route.which met I would drive to certain buildings and then pick up packages ,envelopes,and totes and then deliver them.
Processor (Former Employee), Concord, NC – May 11, 2015
They were a great company to work for, I am glad I had the pleasure. I gained great experience by learning how to review a drivers application accurately, and get all verifications done. I learned how to know if Medical Cards were up to date, checked Criminal backgrounds.
driver (Former Employee), Peachtree city, GA – April 2, 2015
Pros: half of your bonus the week after orientation.
Cons: POOR MANAGERMENT. PAY COULD BE BETTER
Management does not listen.. NO ADVANCEMENT.. no increases. . new equipment. Thats the only good thing I can say about cardinal. you work a week in the hole before you get your first paycheck. Manager is so ARROGANT. He does not understand truckers because he has never been on the road dealing with the everyday elements. I would stay away from cardinal..
Truck Driver (Former Employee), Ontario CA – March 26, 2015
Pros: $1000 wk Training
Cons: Your CDL License and Record will be put in danger
I'm not sure about any other accounts with Cardinal but the AutoZone account in Ontario Ca was dangerous to work for. Management was terrible and were fighting constantly, a lot of chaos. The safety manager – more... is a joke and has no ppl skills. They will not train you and expect for you to do the job. The auto zone locations are extremely tight and every driver i spoke with has hit cars, people, and buildings. The equipment is extremely bad and will break down on you guaranteed. They work you extremely long hours and you only get one day off a week. You are also asked to do one out of town trip a week. They will tell you that you will make money but thats not true. They pay .34cpm and $17 per stop. The electric pallet jacks looked horrible and were always braking down, causing the driver to use a manual pallet jack which was unbearable on the body. All the drivers have been pulled over for inspections by DOT for high CSA points, you can check this yourself, and DOT will find violations with the equipment because its so bad. If you like having a bullseye on your back than drive for this company. – less
Truck Driver (Former Employee), Pennsboro, WV – March 17, 2015
after being out sourced to this company it was difficult to make the change. only because i had been employed with simonton for 25 yrs and the hired me however got a huge pay cut and it wasn't possible to move up or do a nything different.
When they took over my previous employers business bad news
Class A CDL Delivery Driver (Former Employee), Thompsontown, PA – January 30, 2015
Pros: decent pay
Cons: incompetent managment, shoddy equipment
They took over business for a company I used to work for delivering cabinets and didn't do a good job. They were going to suspend me for not paying NYC tolls out of pocket because they had a bad ez pass. – more... Cleaned out my truck that day wouldn't recommend this company to anyone. Also what was supposed to be a smooth transition into cardinal/great wide was an absolute nightmare. It may vary depending on your location and management but I was very upset with their business practices. – less
Truck Driver (Former Employee), Phoenix Arizona Metro – January 15, 2015
The management was very involved in employee relations and was a pleasure to work for. They seemed to listen to suggestions and implemented new idea's to make sure the job was done to the customers satisfaction and yet the employees were proud to go up and above what was expected. Excellent company to work for
Very family orientated. They know the job does not come first
Driver (Current Employee), Dallas, TX – October 27, 2014
Pros: very good staff
Cons: away from home for extended lengths of time.
A good company to work for. They understand that you have a family and that you have responsibilities. They do a very good job of working around that. The staff that you work with are very friendly and they know their job. They do a very good job of keeping you working, very little down time.
I loved my job working for a manager who gave 100% to his drivers. My job was very challenging at times regarding location and sometimes, "How am I going to complete this delivery today?! As a company, we cared about what kind of service we provided. The hardest part of the job was just being a safe driver looking out for others who drove aggressively in which can cause an accident.