Owner Operator Driver (Former Employee) – Langhorne, PA – May 8, 2016
this was my first time being an owner operator and wish I had someone tell me about this company they are liers they don't run you enough to make any money and you don't get to pick the loads. I was with them 7 months and for the last 4 I didn't get a paycheck and they stopped paying on my truck payment even though it was still being taken out of my settlements. also when you first get with them you have to take the refer trailer which is 600 a week. all I kept hearing is we have a plan for you and it will get better it never did and ended up losing our apt and moving back in with my mother.
Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – August 24, 2016
I worked for the company about 10 years before I retired from full time work. Great company to work for. Never had any problems working with management. Sometimes the hours got long but the pay was above average.
A company with trailer equipment for almost all commercial freight.
Owner Operator (Former Employee) – Langhorne, PA – April 7, 2016
This is a decent company that needs a little more person attention to management. It takes a lot patience and being a self starter help. Communication needs some work. But company does treat you well and make you feel very independent.
lots of work for as different traier equipment for most freight on market
Bandsaw Operator (Former Employee) – Lakewood, WA – November 1, 2015
Very professional, and honest wage. Working for this company helped me advance in some of the industrial fields that i needed improvement in. They help individuals become independent while doing a job, they made room for advancement. A typical day would consist of independently working the bandsaw for roughly 6 to 8 hours. The most difficult part i found to be in this job is they had a very high turn over rate therefore, having to train new employees at least once a week would set us a little behind.
Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – November 20, 2012
This review is based upon the Dallas corporate office. Employee experiences may vary greatly at the branch offices. Greatwide has seen more than its fair share of changes over the past 5 years. It entered bankruptcy protection, was purchased by a private equity firm, grew substantially through acquisitions, and has seen significant changes in its C-level leaders as it prepares to go public. All of those changes make for a tumultuous environment with no feeling of job security. The best aspects of the company were the lack of corporate stuffiness and the IT funding. It was refreshing to work for a company that valued its IT infrastructure and funded it appropriately. I left shortly after a very talented CIO moved to another company. Thus, the funding for IT infrastructure may have since changed. Unfortunately, the company doesn't move fast enough to remove bad employees. A handful of abusive employees have been detrimental to the company's culture and cost Greatwide quite a few talented employees.
CDL A DRIVER (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – October 21, 2015
BEWARE...These cats will NOT hesitate to throw you under a bus, meaning they will blame you for their incompetent errors. Management/dispatch often cater to certain drivers while leaving others to scramble for decent loads! Company equipment is (poorly) maintained. If you're considering employment here, good luck and WATCH YOUR 6!!!
The typical day at Greatwide consist of talking with drivers, assigning them to routes and tracking them as well. Manage drivers E-training, physicals, and setting them up as well. Involves a lot of paper work, that includes trip sheets and driver logs (some through peoplenet). The management at Greatwide Corporate are great communicators and manage well through positive team work. I worked the night shift for the TOC department with an awesome team. They are the best co-works I have ever worked with. The hardest part of the job are always the fast pace holiday schedule especially if we are short drivers.
First payroll was not received until my fourth week employed even though this is a weekly paid company. Steady inquiry about my pay was met with hostile attitude from some employees, upper management did correct situation when they were finally contacted about it. Took four weeks to be paid and dispatch had an attitude because I refused to go back on the road with no money.
Dedicated Driver - Lead Yard Technician (Current Employee) – Dubuque, IA – July 28, 2013
This is a good place to work, it is a hard working fast paced environment, that is constantly busy. Management is on top of what they need to do, and manage the best they can with the ever changing work load from day to day, and the need to get shipments out as fast as possible. The hardest part is how hectic it can get with being fast pace, and the enjoyable is managing the yard and working with other people.
Co-workers were pleasant to work with, Built lasting friendships..
Owner Operator/Dedicated Contract Driver (Former Employee) – Front Royal, VA – May 19, 2013
During the course of my time at this company found lasting friendships,Learned valuable new skills, and allowed for the freedom to make decision that best suite the course I wanted to pursue, with my family and career goals I set for myself.Overall a positive experience..:)
Band Saw Operator (Current Employee) – Ontario, California – August 15, 2014
Around ninety percent of the employees do not speak English, when the managers and supervisors have meeting with the employees they only speak in Spanish, leaving the ten percent of employees who cannot speak or understand be left out and confused.
Management is awful and unorganized i took almost two weeks working there for the manager to realized who i was and that i was working there.
Couldn't understand any of my co-workers because they did not speak English.
Hardest part of the job was figuring out what your duty is for that day because I could not understand my supervisors.
There was not a single enjoyable part of this job.
Asst. Operations Center Manager (Current Employee) – Commerce City, CO – August 13, 2012
The environment was open, new ideas are freely encouraged. I learned to think outside the box. I became better at manageing my daily task. The atmosphere was friendly and supportive. Employees really went above and beyond to assist each other. The hardest part of the job was getting the opportunity to develope new skills. The most enjoyable part of the job was working in the field with subcontractors.