Ward Trucking Employee Reviews

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plenty of hours with no overtime
Driver (Former Employee) –  Bensalem, PAFebruary 9, 2017
you are just a number, they let good drivers go. Operations manager who deals with the drivers is horrible, be careful he might spit on you while he's dipping. They need to update operations and fix doors so forklift drivers don't freeze in the winter. Work on damages and injuries like hitting people with the forklifts. Owner seems nice.
Pros
make decent money driving
Cons
no life during week, poor management
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good work
Dock Worker/Forklift Operator (Current Employee) –  Sharonville, OHFebruary 9, 2017
Great place to work. Very fast paced and always keeps you busy through your shift. Kind, friendly and understanding staff. I would recommend any one with fork lift experience or dock experience to work here.
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great people
Commercial Vehicle Operator (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJanuary 27, 2017
Great company to work for. Good pay good benefits, equipment and an overall good experience for me. Loads were always on time
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Productive place to work
Class B Driver w hazmat and tanker (Current Employee) –  Bensalem, PAJanuary 11, 2017
Good place to work if you do your work everything's fine good benefits good pay.I like working there if u come to work you'll be fine.They give raises and bonus every year.
Pros
A lot of paid holidays
Cons
No overtime
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Not competitive regarding wages
Driver (Former Employee) –  Camp Hill, PAJanuary 8, 2017
Used to be a good company but went down hill over the past 8 years. Moral is terrible, all you here from other employees is how much they hate it there. Work load is insane. 20 to 25 stops for most drivers. Fast paced and never enough time to get it all done. Dispatcher treats everyone like garbage. Pay cut in 2009 and never recovered, causing the lowest pay for a non-union freight carrier. No overtime pay. Equipment is getting better but they still run alot of junk. Most fellow employees are really good people. Benefits are ok but could be better. Do some research and you will find that you can do better than this company.
Pros
Good co-workers
Cons
Low wages, the way you are treated, work load
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Driver (Current Employee) –  Harrisburg, PAJanuary 7, 2017
As stated by others no time and a half over 40 hrs. Just straight time. It's a law so ward doesn't offer any more than they have to. 401 k offered but no company match offered since 2008 ish. No paid sick days you use vacation days. Straight trucks are junk as stated before no air brakes so they can have any idiot drive them. If your are not given your 30 min lunch and the time is deducted from your pay. That is illegal and you should report it to the us department of labor. If you lunch is interrupted and you need to do work you must be allowed to start your 30 over. It is in the same law google it in us labor laws. The pay is lower than competitors who pay time and a half so newer employees are less qualified cause more qualified people go where the money is. Older employees like their 3 weeks + vacation and seniority so they stick around. But we are getting fed up and are slowly leaving too. Maybe union will help. Low pay = low qualified mechanics. No time and a half for them either. Law. Drivers are treated as slaves too. Sometimes no set start time and definitely no set stop time work till dispatcher runs out of freight. This would be good if I was getting union rate time and a half after 8 or 40 hrs. Health insurance is ok not great though. This is a privately owned company so the many family hands are payed there share then the rest is the prophet used to run the company. It's always we're not making enough so the employees will get less even in great business years. I do work about 50 hrs a week.
Pros
Can't think of anything outstanding enough to recruit others
Cons
No 401k match. No Time and a half pay ever.
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Moral
Driver (Former Employee) –  Camp Hill, PADecember 11, 2016
Ward used to be a tough place to get a job. Over the years I just keep seeing employees being less interested. I've seen employees, wanting to quit, because of work overload, I have been thru three managers, and we are never told why. Coworkers are always fun together. There is only one dispatch, seems like he tries his best. Honestly I've seen others do better. The most enjoyable thing is I actually love moving freight!
Pros
Love the people!
Cons
communcation
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Excellent benefits
Route Driver (Current Employee) –  Winchester, VANovember 14, 2016
Ward provides excellent benefits.
I learned how to handle freight effectively.
The hardest part of the job is some deliveries aren't always a simple drop off.
Pros
Home nightly
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productive , and fun place to work
Lead Dock Worker (Current Employee) –  Newburgh, NYNovember 13, 2016
productive and a fun to work . I have learned a lot about the trucking business. The drivers work heard , to deliver the freight .We work hard every day to serve the customers .
Pros
free lunches etc
Cons
just cold early in the morning
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Productive and enjoyable place to work
Dock Worker (Former Employee) –  Easton, PAAugust 29, 2016
A typical day at Ward trucking was very simple. Forklift checks were a major thing to do after clocking in. After checking your forklift, you'll then check in with the supervisor for work. Co-workers at Ward Trucking were all good workers to learn from, work with, and also to teach them new techniques. When working at Ward Trucking there were no hard times because everyone did their jobs, but if workers were out sick or had off were times where everyone would work harder and faster. Building friendships with other co-workers outside of work was and an enjoyable experience while working at Ward Trucking.
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productive work place
Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDJuly 26, 2016
work place environment was ok but all employees not treated fairly
the hardest part of the job was not having the proper equipment to move heavy shipments
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Horrible experience
Driver (Former Employee) –  Altoona, PAJune 15, 2016
Management is lazy and inconsiderable ward is an absolute disgrace to the trucking industry. Freight is always destroyed, horrible customer service
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No supervisor when needed
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Altoona, PAJune 11, 2016
Little to no training for actual work to be done. You are required to take phone calls from business's for ward to pick up and deliver merchandise but their phone system is outdated and a lot of the time you can barely hear the client to get correct information.
Supervisors take breaks and lunches together so if you need approval or a rate quote you must wait as another supervisor snaps at you that you are to go to your supervisor.
Not a friendly atmosphere to work in. All of customer service is which is like 36 people are all in one section/room in the basement with no windows. Everyone refers to as the dungeon.
Not impressed with ward at all so I quit in April.
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Been trying to get in forever
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHJune 7, 2016
I have applied to Ward numerous times...even have a reputable reference...smh....guess they don't want hard workers
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Dock Worker (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJanuary 28, 2016
odd working hours,poor organization from management. not the worst place ive worked as far as the job goes, not the best either. all in all not a terrible job but they take a long time of working eccessive hours to offer an employee a full time position
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DRIVER (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJanuary 20, 2016
Ward was a truck driving posistion. It was something to do until I found out what I really wanted to do. I delivered goods out on a daily basis.
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No Good
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Brentwood, NYAugust 3, 2015
Ward trucking was a horrible place to work for, the management was never there, the employees were very lazy or barely even showed up for their shift, no one took that job seriously. The company did so bad that it closed down and went out of business.
Pros
no pros
Cons
horrbile place to work for
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Great compensation and Benefits
INBOUND SHIFT SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) –  Bensalem, PAJuly 9, 2015
Company on the move. Lots of hours to be had and lots of room to grow. Company training is a top notch. A typical day was 12 to 16hrs long.
Pros
Salary Bonus
Cons
Long hours
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dirty and old school work environment.
dock worker (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHMay 25, 2015
extremely old school dock. load and unload trailers all day. very simple work. follow the direction of the supervisor. plus there is only two to four workers per shift so expect a lot of heat when you call off
Pros
high pay
Cons
no work life balance
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No Team work
A Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Camphill, PaMarch 8, 2015
Mechanic, covered 2nd & all of 3rd shift for 3 years, cant keep mechanics, Road drivers great to work with. Did most of work at night, nothing for dayshift to do , most equipment on road. Supervisors worthless day & night, let trucks & trailers run when serious issues happen with equipment., Hard to get parts after midnight, jury rig to next terminal, night office employees hard to work with, no overtime, all straight time, got to watch your hours or they will screw you out of time. Main shop cant fix the issues to trucks you send back, they just steam them off most of time & run it till they blow up, NOT a very safe place to work ! Shop & Dock from 1930's, no upgrades, Id suggest going else where, to much stress, Senior Brass keep money to themselves, dont share, If you have any brains you will look elseware, Mechanic, 35 years experience, i woke up & moved on !
Pros
Lots of screw off time if your not wanting to work like most
Cons
Fast paced, eat at tool box, worthless management
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3.2
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