Global Forwarding Agent (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 13, 2018
In all, CHR is a good place to work. It's better to enter the company having experience. It's easy to get an entry level position there, but promotions and raises don't happen very often. The company prefers to hire from outside for higher positions.
If you're looking for better pay, start at CHR, go to another company, then come back and apply for a higher position, assuming you've maintained your relationship with the company.
For a basic operations role, keep in mind that the company doesn't reward loyalty. Get your experience, leave, and come back when you have more.
The IT infrastructure is very secure, and the paperless endeavors are respectful, though not really heeded. Most of management is pretty down to earth, so if you need to say something just say it and work it out.
They usually don't fire people unless you do horribly or cost the company thousands of dollars in mistakes.
Transportation, Logistics, and Sales Intern (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – September 10, 2018
I was an intern, but I was still treated like a full employee. I loved the work culture of the office I was at and I could see that the entire company faithfully followed the company's mission. Even if people were having a bad day or didn't particularly love their job, they always put in 110% into what they were doing.
Great work culture, lots of commission incentives, employee recognition programs
work life balance can be difficult during peak seasons
Operations Specialist (Former Employee) – Bellevue, WA – September 10, 2018
Not somewhere you want to work if your serious about a job and advancing in your career. It feels like high school all over again with gossip and favoritism. I've heard and seen coworkers talking about people who are shown around when they come in for interviews and if your part of the favorite employees you can send endless Skype IM messages, "brunch breaks" (then also a lunch break), 15 min bathroom breaks, being on your cellphone with out being told anything. Keep in mind if your one of the favorites but if your not your are watched like a hawk and also have the "favorite employees" tell on your if your not working every single second of your shift. I don't recommend, but apply at your own risk.
unprofessional atmosphere, loud & distracting throughout department
Account Representative (Former Employee) – Eden Prairie, MN – September 6, 2018
Training was a joke - completed web-based tutorials at my desk. It was loud all around me and it was hard to focus. I never felt like I knew as much as I should have and it was difficult to get assistance, most of the time. I never felt like I could go to a supervisor and the person tasked with assisting me preferred to pretend I wasn't there. I struggled, a lot, trying to figure things out. Making $14 an hour and having to pay for benefits, driving an hour each direction and hating being there made the decision to move on easy. The department I was in was near training rooms and loads of employees, mostly new, from all over the Midwest would spend days, with free lunch and bussed from hotels, getting training. It was kind of like rubbing salt in a wound. Good riddance.
I liked my manager & some of the people, I liked the feeling of satisfaction when things worked, it was nice feeling like everyone was really interested in doing a good job, overall really smart, competent people
Lack of training, not enough money for the amount of stress
Excellent people and company as a whole. Best Logistics company to work for.. Training and the opportunities for continual growth is not only encouraged but accessible from the recruiters to individual branch managers and employees
LTL /Specialized Quotes Support Staff (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 5, 2018
It's an okay job to get out there in the job force, but I would not recommend making this company a true career home to retire from. You will not remain the same or recognize yourself! The overall feel is that women are not capable. The ones that strive to prove that they are turn out to be just cruel! The job can be so draining and fruitless at times.
Support Staff (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 4, 2018
Don't necessarily get paid or get the advancement for hard work. Good benefits and mostly good management. I got sick while i was employed there and got pregnant and they were unsympathetic to my situation. My work ethic was great, i trained multiple employees while there and got several raises and bonuses. I feel like i was given a raw deal. Wouldn't recommend to others unless seriously in need of a job!
Account Coordinator (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – September 2, 2018
Typical 3PL environment whose sole purpose is new sales. Current customer's are important however making new sales are more so. If you like being micro managed then operations or customer service is the place to be. The sales and AC positions are the only positions where one is treated like an adult that understands why you show up everyday. Learning is done with respect and guidance.Unlike the operation and CS side where learning and skill enhancement is non existent hence the turnover rate.
Great benefit package. If you rock at cold calls and sales..sign-up!
Making new customers is more important then preserving current ones.
Shipping/receiving coordinator (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 30, 2018
Worst management ever in Chicago office. Unfair treatment of employees based off managers personal opinion of employees. Uncomfortable work environment. Manager gives raises based off how much she likes you not your work production. Worst job I’ve ever had
Easy hiring process
Horrible management, low pay, unfair work environment
Software Engineer (Current Employee) – Eden Prairie, MN – August 27, 2018
Would highly recommend working here in IT. IT operates very differently than the business side and is more independent from HR. There is a great gender ratio for the IT world, and there are women in IT leadership which is unusual at many places
Account Receivable Analyst (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 27, 2018
C. H. Robinson was a great place to work at. The culture of the company was just a fun place to be at. It's also has a laid back work environment. Work attire was casual. You get an extra paid time off for your birthday and anniversary day at the company which is awesome. The benefits package is really good. However, the pay isn't that great if you're not in sales or carrier sales department.
Lunch vendors on site, Great holiday parties, Two extra paid time off days for your birthday and anniversary day at the company
The pay for accounts payable department and customer service is not that competitive.
Account Manager (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – August 26, 2018
The branch network of Robinson is different than corporate culture. Many branches experience a very different work culture than we experienced in my Branch, I would highly recommend the firm as a whole.
Operations Representative (Former Employee) – Bloomington, IL – August 23, 2018
I liked that it was a small office and relaxed. What I didn't like is that I was not getting the training I needed to do my job outside of online modules. My manger/trainer went out of down and that is when the Office Manger found out how much I did not know. I asked as many questions as I could, but you are kind of thrown in the mix of things quickly. Instead of giving me the tools and time to do my job we decided to part ways.
Transportation Intern (Former Employee) – Kansas City, KS – August 21, 2018
Ch Robinson is a fun, open environment. Must be willing to talk on the phone frequently and manage customer emails. I worked as an intern and was paid very fairly by the work that I did. I was able to work with my team to enhance my sales experience.
Account Manager (Former Employee) – Carson, CA – August 19, 2018
CH Robinson was my home company for a few years and I was shown a completely different way to go about my typical work day. We made time for breaks so as not to become too overwhelmed by our workload and we also did team meetings off-site so as to remind ourselves that we still need to be human and have some fun. No company is perfect, but CH Robinson was a very nice home for the duration of my employment.
Team Building, Great colleagues, Friendly management & very focused on customer service
The women to men ratio was off balance, often times men were paid a higher salary while still being trained by women.
Logistic Operation's team member (Former Employee) – Eden Prairie, MN – August 15, 2018
C.H Robinson , is a fantastic company. If you are able to recive a position, I strongly recomend it. They can groom you into a roll that you most desire. The staff and the enviroment are very well worth it. If you are just starting out C.H Robinson is a company that see's your potential and value. They will extend them selfs out to you and it would be in your best intrest to prove you were woth that gamble.
Structured, inviting, pay is close to national average, coworkers are great (most)
limited over time, if any. veterans* T.I.S is not equated to relitive years of experience.