Very fast paced making sure freight is unloaded and loaded in a timely manner. Using a hand held scanner to insure tracking for the customer. Will lift heavy packages from time to time. Overall it's a good place to work.
I enjoyed working for this comaony because I don't mind physical labor and that was the bulk of the job. There were often a lot of employee turnovers, which didn't look good. But I believe it was because the pay was low for the amount of work we were doing and often hours were cut. You could not ever depend on getting the scheduled amount of hours posted for you. I did learn new skills at this job and wished that I would have been able to get a regularly scheduled work week. I could not afford to not ever know what hours I would actually get. Nevertheless, the management was great and I added to my skill sets!
Dock Worker (Former Employee) – Groveport, OH – August 15, 2017
everyone got along, joked around and worked hard at the same time. Got the job done. Went in at 9 a.m. Every morning got done when ever the job was done if it was 2 hours or 16 hours we stayed till it was done.
Do you enjoy being escorted to and from the bathroom? Do you enjoy working in horribly hot and then brutally cold conditions or endless hours? All for the princely sum of 150 hours? My advice to anyone consdiering working here is to band together with yourcoworkers, form a union, and seize the means of production!!!!
Dock Worker/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Elk Grove Village, IL – August 2, 2017
It was an ok job. The company had good benefits for it's employees, but not their families. Insurance was offered for individuals and families but insurance not available to spouse if their company has insurance. There were nights I was the only person in the warehouse. I had genuine concerns for safety.
Cargo Handler (Former Employee) – Ellenwood, GA – July 29, 2017
This Company will only treat you as a workslave. Only one break and they will overwork you. The supervisor is a real piece of work and they do not communicate nor do they have a good teamwork. They will throw you under the bus and give little help. I would rather shoot myself in the foot then work here. Do not work here unless you are desperate and I MEAN DESPERATE!!!
Overworked and Under Payed 1 Break thru a 9-12 hour work day Management
rude people/supervisors, horrible hours constantly getting cut/ no benefits, broken equipment. everyday started with no one knowing what they were doing. you would show up some days and be sent home because they didnt have any work.
Local Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – July 3, 2017
Liked working for forward air good company to work for. Good equipment and the people are helpful. They have good working relationship with their customers. and ample trailers to service the customers.
Good equipment and in good working order wide range of customers to deal with
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Humble, TX – June 21, 2017
My job duties were to arrive an hour early before my crew did to set up all equipment necessary to complete the task of that day. I had to motivate my crew to make sure that we met every quota that was given to us which was prone to change on a day to day basis. While also keeping my crew happy and dealing with the personal problems of my employees to ensure every worker is working at their fullest potential. I learned how to communicate with my employees and make a personal relationship with each of them. This allowed me to have a happier crew which led to a more productive one.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Kent, WA – June 18, 2017
A typical day at Forward Air starts with a safety meeting and stretching. The daily responsibilities include unloading and scanning each piece of freight for destination and damage. Each piece would be staged until the end of the shift when all outbound trucks were loaded.
Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Des Plaines, IL – June 15, 2017
The day to day environment was normal for the most part, always busy loading and unloading trucks and taking care of customers. But management didn't seem to care for their associates only to look out for themselves as a corporation and not the people who made it what it is.
Driver/operator (Former Employee) – Driver, MD non cdl – June 14, 2017
warehouse workers playful and young driver's had the hardest jobs we got insualted from customer due to late delivery not of driver's fualt and management do not take up for there drivers even though we miss out on our family things to surport that job and they lie tell u they will help u move up to cdl's and lic for fork lift but they leave u hunging with the goals u want dealing with the job