student (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – January 14, 2016
I went to the school in Memphis The On range recruiters are very arrogant and Say smart remarks which is very discouraging while your trying to learn. The show you 1 time how to do something and expect you to know it then test you later that day. If you dont pass you go home!. Its a teach yourself program basically
Swift Dedicated Account Manager (Current Employee) – Urbandale, IA – September 21, 2015
I've worked with Swift for 20 years and have loved my tenure with them. They are a great company and great people to work with and for. Huge company with so much growth potential. They are always working to stay ahead of the game. That is what it's all about. One cannot become stagnant and stale as if one does then they fall behind and become complacent putting them in the back of the line. My current position is relocating and I am not able to relocate for another 3 years till my children graduate high school. At that time I'll be able to relocate so one never knows what the future may hold.
Fleet Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago Ridge, IL – February 19, 2015
Typical workday for managers starts anywhere from 5 am to 7am. As on onsite manager I worked from 5-3. These hours however were dependent on if you accomplished certain tasks. Otherwise you were in earlier the next day. Management was their. I had a boss who always was their for me until the very end. Co-workers were great, It was more of a team environment. Hardest part of the job would be attempting to accomplish all the tasks to satisfy your drivers an boss's. The most enjoyable part of the job was you made alot of long lasting relationships with the drivers.
good benefits, vacation
at time upper management is confusing. when you expect them to have your back, knowing all the pressure your on, they turn their heads and leave you to the fire.
Mechanic M3 Level (Former Employee) – Jonestown, PA – April 13, 2016
A typical day at work would for me to get at work and hour early everyday. Start with organizing my tool box for what ever my job was for that day. I learned new things everyday as i took on a challenge i never seen before. I was a Level 3 Tech out of 5.
Warranty Parts Coordinator (Former Employee) – Phoenix, Az – August 5, 2015
I held several positions at Swift, and learned a lot about the transportation industry. Management seems to stay engaged with their departments and workers. My co-workers shoulder a lot of responsibility, keeping trucks and equipment operating and safe on the roads. I feel the hardest part of this job was getting "lost in the crowd". I most enjoyed the variety of experince and knowledge I obtained in my many positions.
A good place to work but the management there needs to be changed. They have there favorite picks there. I was a diesel mechanic. I drove trucks around and serviced them and got them ready for new drivers.
DRIVER LEADER (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 27, 2016
4 years with the company - unable to change schedules even though I'm the most qualified in the entire location. Driver retention is poor due to freight volume and they are not offering raises this year.
Commercial Driver (Former Employee) – Harrisburg PA – March 9, 2016
Hauled trailers, verifying weights on scales. Operated in the south and south west. Over the road from Harrisburg PA to over the road locations. 100% on time delivery. Productive company, good people and trainers.
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – January 20, 2016
A very busy front lobby, many vendors and customers thru the day. Very happy employees many have been here many years. Co-workers are very pleasant. Hardest part of my job is saying no to a room reservation someone requested and is not available.
OTR TRUCK DRIVER (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – June 18, 2015
I gotta say, for as big as Swift is, I'm impressed with how well I was treated there. The pay is low, but they do try to work with you, and if there is an emergency at home, they work hard to get you there. Great place for a new driver to start their career.
OTR/CDL-A Driver (Former Employee) – Denver,CO – July 13, 2015
Although I generally enjoyed my time at Swift, picking up and delivering 53ft trailers anywhere in the country, they had the bad habit of shaving miles off my pay and constantly lying about delivery times. While I do understand the" corporate needs" this does cause undo stress on the individual driver. Other than that, I found the people and the work enjoyable and I look forward to working in the trucking industry again.
travel, working on my own schedule, reasonable pay