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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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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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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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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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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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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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Productive company
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Coffeyville, KSOctober 20, 2016
Management they have right now is the worst. Safety was preached to you all the time. Promotion within the company are the worst. They need to train better on there manager's. Reason I left was due to the manager.
Pros
Before the brothers died the company was good to work for
Cons
Management has no clue
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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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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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Benefits Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Midvale, UTAugust 19, 2016
Savage companies has been by far one of my favorite jobs to work at, not only do i get to wake up and go to work, I enjoy going to work. Management and co-workers all work so hard together to build the company up and treat everyone with respect. Savage is all about integrity (what you are doing when know one is watching) as well as Safety. I enjoy the time during open enrollment period, where i get to go see all of our operations and the team members that work there. It builds great relationships, as well as a great understanding for those out in the field.
Pros
Travel, great coworkers, grow fast
Cons
Communication
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Good company to work but uper managment sucks
Driver (Former Employee) –  Big Spring, TXAugust 15, 2016
The savage yard in Big spring tx sucks the people in the office and management they don't care about there drivers, especially the dispatcher he sits in his office all day with his phone and cares less about the drivers getting any hour's because his on salary very poor dispatching most times we don't know what's going on and they promised us raises and bonuses which we never got they won't hesitate to lay you off
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Poor dispatching
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walking on eggshells, pay is ok
Driver (Former Employee) –  Melvindale, MIAugust 15, 2016
Pay is good, its non union, very basic, get loaded and dump, multiple times, all day everyday. Don't get on management bad side cause you will be singled out quickly. Rotating door, easy to get fired. I seen 3 people quit and 4 get fired in less than 2 years and thats out off only 16 employees. They have had 4 different managers in less than 3 years.
Pros
decent pay
Cons
can't speak up about work load or lunch breaks. cause you'll be singled out
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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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was an okay place of empoyment
Sulfur Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  La Marque, TXNovember 4, 2016
Company was okay to work for ,but didn't like getting paid by the load. Didn't have time to take a lunch break due too getting paid by the load because you will lose money
Pros
quarterly bonuses
Cons
health care and benifits
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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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Great company to work for
Manifest Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Trenton, NDNovember 22, 2016
Company is high in integrity.
Great in customer service.
Work ethics are strong.
They encourage you to succeed.
Love the family atmosphere
Love their safety plans and out look
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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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A very good company to work for,and opportunity to advance.
Lead Driver/,and Safety Specialist (Former Employee) –  Lamarque,Tx.July 5, 2016
12 hour day of following procedures, and picking up and delivering loads of petroleum coke. Consistently following procedures is the safest way to do the job. Following instructions of management. Keeping them mindful of following details all day. Staying alert is the hardest thing to for 12 hrs. Being apart of such a challenging,and rewarding company.
Pros
Having input in the success of the company.
Cons
It can be a very dangerous job.
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typical day at work
backup equipment operator (Former Employee) –  Tulsa OkDecember 31, 2016
loading truck up with pretroleum coke. using loader and truck hoe. hauling coke to Kremlin, OK. The company lost a contract at the refinery.
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Excellent Company
Rail Logistics Manager (Former Employee) –  Blaine, WADecember 27, 2016
They work very well with their employee's,
Safety is fantastic,
They take great pride in doing a great job
for their customers
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