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Terrible company all around
Operations Supervisor I (Former Employee) –  United StatesSeptember 14, 2018
Do you like long hours with lazy unappreciative upper management? Do you enjoy being scapegoated after being thrust into a position you weren't prepared for? Do you like being lied to and bullied by people who could never do what you do in a thousand lifetimes? Welcome to ABF where you'll work an overnight shift where you have to work 65 hours a week. You'll find the management is "old school" which means they like to take long vacations, sit in their offices and go out on lunches every day while you handle the difficult, dirtier aspects of the job. Don't believe the hype around advancement, if you don't know someone in upper management you'll be stuck in a terrible position for upwards of two years. You'll be constantly expected to prove yourself to a group of people who don't know anything about your job but expect results. To top it off you'll be managing a union workforce that gets away with anything while you struggle to just keep your head above water.
Pros
Industry Knowledge
Cons
Long hours, Lazy incompetent management, unrealistic expectations and poor pay for the hours you work
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productive excellent service
Union Casual Clerk (Current Employee) –  Tampa Bay, FLSeptember 13, 2018
ABF Freight a very high customer service productivity, great atmosphere, excellent management, competitive with other transporation companies they are no. 1
Pros
excellent pay
Cons
you must make permanent and not a casual part timer
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Toxic
City Driver (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHSeptember 6, 2018
Hard work rewarded with other peoples work being dumped on you. Try to do a good job and your expected to do far more than your share. Management has no interest in addressing problems with problem employees.
Pros
Money, insurance
Cons
Everything else
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Fun workplace
Clerk (Former Employee) –  North Little Rock, ARAugust 30, 2018
I really njoyed my time there and wished that it could have been an opportunity for full time employment. Great working environment with great co-workers
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Okay
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZAugust 18, 2018
Overall a good place to work. People were very helpful. The schedule sucked if you were the new guy, having to work different hours every week. So your sleep schedule sucked.
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Dock work
New employee (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INJuly 26, 2018
Management Lure you in saying that you're a driver but you work the doc about 7 years till one retires good luck they need to quit that being a drive doesn't mean Work dock for years
Pros
Breaks
Cons
Dock work
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City Driver
City Commercial Driver (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAJuly 13, 2018
Deliver/pick up freight in the bay area. Drive 28/53 ft trailers. Also forklifts, double trailers, and containers. Package and label frieght or orders.
Pros
great benefits, flexible hours, great pay
Cons
none
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Fast paced from start to finish
OSAD/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Reading, PAJuly 11, 2018
Always busy....constant phone customer service from getting rates to tracing shipments. Daily payroll and account receivable reports along with deposit.
Pros
always busy
Cons
new branch manager
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some what stressful
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Reno, NVJuly 9, 2018
good experience until last few years didn't know the direction they
were going. wouldn't hire as business expanded. Try to always get
more with less.after awhile would get a little old and get you down
Pros
good benifits
Cons
no help when needed
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Great place to work.
DOCK WORKER (Current Employee) –  Conley, GAJuly 6, 2018
Great job for part time and/or if you're in school. They're real flexible with hours but they prefer you to come mostly on the weekends. They pay pretty good as well with time and a half on certain holidays.
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Productive Work life
Driver (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMJune 10, 2018
Work place is very productive. As far as line haul, great money great terminal in Albuquerque. Work life gets busy in the summer but pretty slow during the winter. Working in Albuquerque as a drive, you learn how to drive in the most harsh conditions mainly winter and mountain driving.
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Horrible company to work for!
City Driver (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJune 8, 2018
All I can say is, if u wanna work for an employer who doesn’t value you as a driver and could care less about jeapordizing ur safety record you’ve come to the right place? They take the word logistics out of being a logistics company because the so called management doesn’t communicate at all! The left hand never knows what the right hand is doing, absolutely no training, terrible freight to deal with and impossible locations to deliver to at times which management could care less about what has to be done... just do it mentality? Last but not lease, there’s not a single driver or manager that can be trusted so my advise would be keep to urself at all cost!
Pros
Teamster benefits
Cons
Everything else
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Enjoy working there.
Casual ( dock & yard jockey ) (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAJune 6, 2018
Seasonal work gets slow in winter. ( the nature of the freight business ). Enjoy how every day brings a variety of challenges. Fellow workers are easy to get along with ( a lot of working together ).
Pros
Work when want ( casusal)
Cons
Wrather
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Terrible place to work
Forklift Operator Certified (Former Employee) –  Ogden, UTMay 30, 2018
Horrible company to work for terrible management all the way up terrible working hours they don't give you vacation for I think the first two years they took our they cut our pay the Union contract they took a week's vacation from us they are just horrible horrible company to work for they hire green managers to run the place
Pros
There are no Pros
Cons
Very bad management all the way up to many cons to list
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Excellent Corporate Culture
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Conley, GAMay 29, 2018
Well managed company. Takes care of its people. They have a very structured Quality Process that has been effective in all aspects of their operations,
Pros
Believe in ther people
Cons
Teamster Union
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Excellent company
Administrative Assistant to VP Transportation (Former Employee) –  Fort Smith, ARMay 28, 2018
During my employment with ABF Freight System the company was understanding of family situations, however, you were expected to perform your task in a quality manner and you had an opportunity to attend Quality Training.
Pros
Benefits and People
Cons
Could be stressful
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Watch out for upper management
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMMay 14, 2018
I was in middle management and my manager was out to get me and my shift partner at any cost. Cut-throat is the best word to describe the atmosphere of the job.
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Local Management is Terrible
Road Driver (Current Employee) –  Cheyenne, WYMay 13, 2018
Typical day at work: You're expected to be on call from 7 am - 7 am the next morning. If you miss your call to work, you're threatened to be written up. This company forces you out when weather conditions have roads closed or restricted or have weather restrictions such as no unnecessary travel. Local management constantly sends drivers out on dispatch with light trailers in high winds. No consistent dispatch times from day to day. They constantly have loads going out but no loads to get you back home.
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Excellent company
Regional Manager of Safety, Security, and Training (Former Employee) –  Fort Smith, ARMay 10, 2018
Pleasant and rewarding.
It was a very fast paced job. My responsibilities encompassed 25 terminals over 5 states. Drivers, training, safety, inspections, reviews and reports on all aforementioned duties.
Pros
Superb management
Cons
none
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War
Heavy Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Fort Smith, ARMay 10, 2018
I was there for some time. Management likes to create a hostile work environment then blame the drivers. Once you are on the road the job is fine and paychecks are good.
Pros
Money, work
Cons
Management
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