Pros: company events, work-life balance/flexible schedule, very well known company in the industry, tools provided to succeed
Cons: compensation, deceipt within middle management, high-school type environment with co-workers, the lying and disregard for morals.
A typical day involves soliciting customers for freight and carriers for coverage to maximize profits on all published and spot business. Both were accomplish by phone and email through company provided and an extensive self generated database.
I learned several things from networking and building relationships both internally and externally to how – more... the supply chain operates from A to Z. The different modes of transportation and how the market from all sectors effects our lives.
Management overall was very informative on how to perform for the company's best interest.
My experience with co-workers varied a lot depending on the position that I was in. While working in our brokerage and driver personel divisions the environment was based on an avg age of mid-20's where it ranged from very motivated individuals that were great to work with to immature kids out of college that at times were unethical. While working as an Account Development Manager my co-workers were very professional and always willing to work together to find the best solution for both the company and our customer.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with unhappy customers, untrustworthy carriers, and internal conflicts of interest.
The most enjoyable part of the job was building business with new customers, achieving personal and company wide milestones, and the always changing market. – less