Forklift Operator/Dock Associate (Former Employee), Detroit, MI – April 9, 2014
Pros: hours always available, decent pay....
Cons: frequent harassment, no job security, benefits terrible, no heat during winter months faulty equipment.....
Working at Central Transport was overall ok. But when it came down to it, this place sucks!!! You work through the winter months without any heat, no doors on the entire dock, no heaters, faulty equipment, no supplies to help you work more efficiently, management wasn't great, you worked at their will or else. There was always frequent foul cursing – more... in the office from management from the Terminal manager on down to the receptionists, there's absolutely NO job security there. Granted the money was alright but you didn't receive overtime pay until you worked past 55hrs. Your checks would come up short, you are harassed by dock leads constantly to move freight, while you are struggling to keep your forklift charged up to move the freight in question, Drivers, as well as dock workers quit on a regular basis due to the negative treatment here......simply put I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone, but they are ALWAYS hiring..... – less
Dispatch Supervisor (Current Employee), Warren, MI – March 16, 2014
Pros: advancement within
Cons: healthcare, management
I began my post-college career with Central and have been there for 5+ years in three different positions.
Upper management needs to not make so many operational haphazard decisions before going through with them.
I am thankful for getting my start at Central, and have moved up a lot, but there needs to be a major overhaul in the management department – more... before anything can get accomplished. New employees with a glimpse of how the company operate see how changes could be made but when management throws language around such as "it is what it is"; it discourages any likelihood of growth. – less
CDL-A driver, supervisor. (Current Employee), Rockford, IL – March 14, 2014
Pros: great pay, great co-workers.
Cons: pour leadership at both local and corporate levels.
A typical day at Central transport would consist of showing up, logging into your hand held pc. From there you would either log into the dock, city, or linehaul. If you are going to the city you will be paid for ALL your time at work. If you log into linehaul "nights" you will be dispatched on a load and paid a set rate from point a to b then back (you – more... could make $20hr or $8hr depending on what fun and exciting adventure you must endure that particular evening). If you log into the dock at any time during your shift you will be paid as long as you consistently scan items of freight. The concept of Central Transports work ethic has good intentions but there is pour leadership among management and corporate levels. Your co-workers all work side by side and all work as a unit. They will do anything to help each other no matter what needs to be accomplished. The best part about CT is as long as you stay off corporate radar and get dock and city hours, you will make good money. The hardest part about the job is making sure you are paid for your time while at work. – less
Hi Lo Driver (Former Employee), Detroit – March 11, 2014
I wish I would have believed the employee reviews I read before I applied. This is the worst company to work for on the planet! They will cheat you out of your hours and pay! I was desperate when I applied. It was not worth my time. I promise you will definitely regret working for this non union piece of garbage company! Employees beware! They will – more... lay you off without prior notice. Just terrible management!! The worse I have ever experienced!! – less
unhealthy environment..not a stable career to rely on.
Spotter (Former Employee), New Buffalo, MI – March 6, 2014
Pros: as for perks on the job i would say needing time off if notice is reasonable.
Cons: as for disadvantages i would have to say would be last minute 2 hr stay over.
Central Transport i feel did not have a very strong work base as far as commitment to fairness in the employees side and not much more neither for customer service and well being of the equipment the employees had to work with. Job spotting was a easy skilled job but very stressful only mad by management. It seemed insteed of working with each other – more... it was againt.. almost like tugge or war. i most enjoyable part of my job is when once in awhile i hear a positive feed back from the dock on a job well done to the yard guys..because we are the back bone of the opperation – less
Poor organization structure, very segmented and no focus on productivity
Dock Leadman (Former Employee), Mounds View, MN – February 26, 2014
In a typical day I would help run the inbound shift and oversee that shipments were properly unloaded and loaded onto trailers for the drivers to deliver. After the peddle routes hit the street I would coordinate all of the necessary tasks to setup the dock for the next shift. This would include doing a daily dock check and yard check, along with backing – more... in the proper trailers for the outbound shift. The job itself was very easy after learning the computer system. The hardest part of my job would be trying to figure out who to contact when certain problems arouse. The company's structure has no departmental groups. It seemed like no matter who you talked with nobody knew who was the correct person to contact with specific problems. Our local management at the facility is very competent but the corporate management never showed any focus on productivity. – less
Production was lacking, fun place to work, management not totally honest.
Truck Driver (Current Employee), Kenosha, WI – February 9, 2014
Pros: while on the road you are your own boss
Cons: health benefits were expensive and not a lot of coverage
Clock in with Dolphin, check logs, communicate with dispatch for upcoming loads. Completed Pickups and delivers throughout day. Most co-workers were very helpful and friendly. The hardest part of job is not getting my hours, I drive 1hour and 10 min each way to work and back, and to be sent home early or asked to come in late just is not an option for – more... me. – less
Customer Service Clerk (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – February 8, 2014
Pros: atmosphere and professionalism
Cons: no job opportunity to move up
Collect paperwork from the truck drivers and process them. I learned about DOT requirements and management. Co-workers was friendly and professional Hardest part of the job was making sure the driver turned in all their paperwork. Most enjoyable was the atmosphere