Driver (Current Employee) – New York, NY – February 4, 2019
I have been here for 5 years the job is good but if don't want to do anything this is the place for I have been driving for 15 years I have never seen guys do nothing and get away with it they do nothing.... To get rid of these guys to some real workers in that care these guys punch in and did there job for the day it a joke....... Thanks
Driver (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – January 3, 2019
Benefits are great, pay is great, management is limited in employee structure. You work with the bottom of the barrel workers. What happen's when you can't get fired? Lazy,apathetic, ungrateful work force with no bar for how low you can go.
Road Driver (Former Employee) – Carlisle, PA – January 2, 2019
ABF gave me the tools and education I needed to perform my job. Management is willing to work with, and help you perform your job. The hours are long, and performed mostly at night. Overall, if you don't mind working long hours away from family, this is not a bad job. The benefits and salary will more than compensate.
Set own goals. No one staring over your shoulder while you work.
Long hours, mostly overnight. Time away from family.
I was very fortunate to begin my logistics career at ABF Freight. The Jacksonville office VP was a positive presence onsite. I still remember her saying, "When you're ripe, you rot, and when you're green, you grow." Meaning the team members should always strive to keep learning and bettering ourselves. Mistakes are expected as long as we grow from them. My direct manager always took time to explain operational info and personally help team members with customer issues, which allowed us to understand how to handle those in the future. Her knowledge of LTL tariffs, Rules tariffs, and Accessorials was instrumental in building my career into an operational one after the ABF Jacksonville office closed.
Unions are great for slackers,but if you are a good worker,Abf is not for you
Mechanic (Former Employee) – Sauk Village, IL – December 2, 2018
l worked 28 years for Abf as a mechanic in the shop.The management sucked! For the future mechanics out there,if you're a slacker,Abf is the place for you.The more you do the more they give you to do.Instead of getting after the slackers they would over work the guys that worked. I would never refer anyone to work there,even if they bribed me with their 750 dollar finders fee!
Over the Road Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Sauk Village, IL – November 11, 2018
Be prepared to work. For the benefits they pay, you will work Max. hours, to the legal LIMITS. Work culture is of every department working together as one.. ABF has a Quality process that has worked great for years.. Great company to come to work for after collage. ABF promotes from within their corporate structure.
Older company not able to compete in current market
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – September 29, 2018
An older union company that is struggling to maintain its position in the market.Tremendous disadvantage with non union competitors due to its extra costs due to union labor. They have created savings by reducing the number of non union jobs and pay. Non union employees are second class citizens here, the company kowtows to the union employees at the non union employees expense. Old, outdated equipment makes it hard to get the job done due to frequent breakdowns and the repair expenses are exorbitant and get taken right out of the bottom line. This affects the profit numbers which affect bonus potential. Its a negative that you can't control but is used to downrate employee performance. Management is paid once a month which I didn't even know existed anymore.
12 hour work days, required to work on your days off with no compensation.
Operations Supervisor I (Former Employee) – United States – September 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.
Long hours, Lazy incompetent management, unrealistic expectations and poor pay for the hours you work