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Great job if you like being mentally and physically beat down!
Transload Operator (Current Employee) –  Delaware City, DEJune 13, 2017
I would not recommend anyone work there. They lore you in with grand visions and promises only to trap you with no advancement unless you relocate. Theres also was the worst favoritism i have ever seen there! They only promote ones they like even if they're not experienced so you end up being led by people that don't have a clue. I could go on for days but do yourself a favor and keep scrolling!
Pros
its a paycheck
Cons
over worked and under paid, healthcare sucks, worst management ever
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Some days are fast paced, others are relaxed.
Operator/ Switchman (Current Employee) –  Blaine, WAMay 26, 2017
The overall balance of work is fair and compensation is fair. I enjoyed my years with Savage and only look to leave to find more responsibility. Lunches are paid and benefits are fair.
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Not a great environment
Temp (Former Employee) –  UTMay 24, 2017
Not a healthy family of people to work with. managers do not appreciate the work you do. And pay is not enough for what you actually do. Overall not for me
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Terrible place to work
Coal handler (Former Employee) –  Waterflow, NMMay 19, 2017
Waterflow location in New Mexico is a joke. Management is a joke. Pay is decent hourly but your days are always rotating so you rarely get a full paycheck. They screw you on your hours any way they can. Worst company I have worked for. Co workers are very drama filled. Everyone is always trying to get someone else in trouble. Very poor management. I do not recommend working for this company.
Pros
4 days off
Cons
Everything else
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Great co-workers, no opportunity for advancement
Financial/Logistics Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Williston, NDApril 13, 2017
Opportunities within the company but relocation would be required.
No opportunities to advance at the current location. Good salary and benefits for all employees
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All seems well until...
Operator (Former Employee) –  Baytown, TXApril 11, 2017
Management is a complete joke at the Baytown, TX location. Employees are continuously lied to; upon hire they are promised things that the site can't fulfill.
Pros
The pay is semi-competitive.
Cons
Benefits are not employee friendly. Management is poor.
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they are constantly looking for better ways to do the job and stay safe
Crude oil truck driver (Former Employee) –  Roosevelt, UTApril 10, 2017
Good atmosphere, great pay, great benefits. The work is there, and you can plan on stability. they have new equipment, they have you team up with another driver if the weather gets bad, they will work you on your days off if you desire, but you aren't forced, great dispatch and the best part, only one load a day, you don't have to buy the oil so no grind outs, no thieving, no filling out load tickets.
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Very productive but not very fun
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Melvindale, MIApril 1, 2017
This place was very unorganized because of the management. Laziness is taken to be okay with the manager who is currently in position. Scheduling is also very unorganized
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Diverse Environment
Coordinator/Scale Operator (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHMarch 22, 2017
Savage offered a diverse environment working with all types of people. I enjoyed the job, but the hours were long. The pay and benefits were competitive.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
Long hours
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Fun Project
Art Production Assistant (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMarch 21, 2017
This was a fun short film project to work on and great experience! I learned a lot about what the art department and props department etc do and how much work goes into a project and am eager to continue.
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Private family company focused on growth
Business Cordinator (Current Employee) –  Midvale, UTMarch 8, 2017
Savage management competencies vary widely from excellent to terrible. The company is very focused on growth and safety. Many people are friendly and fun to work with. If you have the right manager you can really excel and grow, if not your time is numbered. The turn around in the accounting department is outrageous. I had 5 managers in 7 months.

The best part of the job is learning and always having new projects.
Pros
opportunity for advancement
Cons
Inconsistent Management, low pay
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Got to work with Trains!
Transloader, Switch-man, Locomotive Operator (Current Employee) –  Trenton, NDMarch 7, 2017
Loads of fun, would highly recommend the company and the work!

They try to hire the right people, not perfect but they try.

Management, like anywhere, is both good and bad.
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Great Company
Foreman (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVFebruary 27, 2017
Great company to work. Great training, highly focused on its employees and provides good benefits. Highly focused on safety. Has many operations across the country.
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Excellent place to work. Great pay and benefits.
Site leader (Current Employee) –  Clifton forge vaFebruary 22, 2017
Great place to work, and benefits are good. Health, dental, vision. The pay is good. You get time and half each day. Also paid holidays even if you don't work that day you still get 12 hrs pay. You also get a raise after 60 days of employment. The benefits will go into effect on your 60th day of employment. They also offer short term disability long term disability, matching 401k retirement. Long term is paid by savage at no cost to you. Direct deposit, paydays are biweekly. There is also opportunity for growth throughout the company.
Pros
Great pay, and time off
Cons
Pros outweigh the cons so nothing negative to report.
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nasty, low paying, slave work. be young and be desperate.
Transload Operator (Former Employee) –  Hammond, INFebruary 19, 2017
After about 2 months couldn't take it. Worked in the hammond, Indiana facility. 14 bucks and for that they want you to crawl, climb, walk, get filty, and eaten alive by bugs in the summertime. They run that lean bs so expect to do 2 and 3 man jobs by yourself. I've met some good dudes who work there but prepare yourself because this job is one of those job you keep til you can find better.
Pros
The guys you work with, not management not office
Cons
everything, no joke.
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Company was great till owners past away
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Baytown TexasFebruary 14, 2017
I worked for Savage for over 10 years and they were a great company. I had the opportunity to talk with the owner and he was a great man. Once he was gone the company fail apart in all areas. I hate to see the reputation of the Savage name that the founders worked so hard to build be destroyed within a year of his passing. Upper management started advancing their friends and back stabbing those who worked hard to get positions just to put their friend there. Nothing happened even when this unethical behavior was reported up to the head office in Utah.

I urge everyone to stay away from Savage.
Pros
Great Co Workers
Cons
Upper Management / VP of operations
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Not a horrible just really boring
Truck Driver (Current Employee) –  Oakland, MDFebruary 12, 2017
It's the same haul over and over every day, but it's not a bad place to work. The money's ok as long as the power plant is needing coal. Things do get slow occasionally but they try to keep you working as much as possible. Start out on night shift and stay there for a while
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Buddy system.
Driver (Former Employee) –  Morenci, AZFebruary 9, 2017
Have to play the my buddy game. No chance at all for advancement. This place goes threw more people than a fair. Prepared to be stabbed in the back.
Pros
The pay is low
Cons
Nepatizum
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Alot of freedom to structure our operation to our specific challenges
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Parryville, PAFebruary 3, 2017
The management team at SAVAGE SERVICES took pride in "putting the hay into the barn",getting the job done in a balanced structure.
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very fun workplace learned alot of new things.
Shop Hand (Former Employee) –  Dickinson, NDJanuary 5, 2017
co workers were very friendly. fun place to work. always learned new things. learned how to do maintenance on semi trucks. rebuilt hydraulic pumps. changed fluids as needed and greased trucks. service calls required working even if you had gone home already. learned many new things about trucks.
Pros
got a lunch break, and learned many new things such as building hydraulic pumps.
Cons
sometimes worked long hours.
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