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Best part of working with Landstar is freedom
Owner/Operator (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLMarch 8, 2019
Landstar is great for O/O’s new to the industry. Discounts could be better. The company takes far too much revenue from the drivers. Company charges for petty things and takes revenue that I feel they are not entitled to
Pros
Freedom to book your own loads
Cons
Company takes to much revenue from the driver
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Excellent place to work for. Don't believe anything less than that...
Truck Driver Class A OTR (Former Employee) –  Rockford,illMarch 8, 2019
The success is completely in the driver's hand.% 💯 owner operator company .. what you choose you will be paid for. No blame on others.. At all. But far the best company to work for. If you don't know how to think and make decisions on your own,,, this is not the place for you.. You dispatch yourself. You are running your own business.
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Supervisor was a jerk!
Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Rockford, ILMarch 8, 2019
The supervisor expected me to know everything in a week, he grew frustrated & fired me after 6 weeks....he was rude & glad I got unemployment off of them.
Cons
Supervisor was a jerk!
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love the flexible work hours
Independent Freight Broker (Former Employee) –  Pensacola, FLMarch 6, 2019
Learned a lot of new skills and it has motivated me to do bigger a better things.... The flexible hours are nice and you get to talk to new people all over the country everyday
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Terrible place to own a truck
Owner Operator/Driver (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLFebruary 28, 2019
You can buy a truck and lease it to Landstar if you want to but be warned: They are hiring WAY TOO MANY trucks! Their agents are about half shady salesman types and the other half are just plain dishonest. Getting the good work requires that you own a small fleet of at least 6 to 8 trucks because all the high paying freight goes to them. Its a swindle from start to finish.
Pros
Freedom
Cons
liars thieves and scammers every turn
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Great environment
Onwer operator/truck driver (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLFebruary 18, 2019
Landstar is a great place to take your truck as a o/o. You can be your own driver do things for yourself without management checking or calling you at all
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It is not all good here
OWNER OPERATER (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLFebruary 12, 2019
As a bco for 4 1/2 years. The agents/ brokers constantly lie,they double book freight and the leave covered loads on the load board giving the illusion that their is freight available,And the skim of your frieght rate plus get their ten percent from booking the load. You can call landstar customer service to report them but you are wasting your time they 99 percent take the side of the broker even if they give you all the wrong info on a load such as address, appt., time, and weight on the load. Landstar will always say "well it was just a misunderstanding". This has happened multiple times. So please if you thinking about becoming an or already are o/o please stay away form landstar. You will drive yourself into the poorhouse and they will still want their 35%.
Pros
Non
Cons
No decent freight
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Don't waste your time in Risk Management
Liability Claims Adjuster (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLFebruary 4, 2019
Just an all around awful place to work. Liability Claims in Risk Management is ran so terribly. Good coworkers, though. Stay away and look elsewhere.
Pros
Free coffee
Cons
Bad Management, High turnover, crazy workload
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Just another fortune 1000 Company
Sr Programmer Analyst (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FL 32224January 31, 2019
There is nothing the matter with Landstar. It is just another fortune 1000 company that is bloated with tenured employees and has no room for a new employee to grow.
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Ok place to work
Human Resources Specialist (Former Employee) –  Rockford, ILJanuary 21, 2019
Depending on who was your manager, you may or may not be happy here. I had a wonderful boss at first but when she left, I was very unhappy with her replacement, which is why i left.
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work from home
Independent Agent - freight broker (Current Employee) –  Cabot, ARJanuary 18, 2019
this was the best part about the job. I was able to have a home office. the reward program for agents that reached revenue goals was always top notch.
Pros
freedom
Cons
lack of support
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Fun place
Owner/Operator (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FL 32224January 17, 2019
Good loads fun place too work. Other drivers do there best to help u succeed. Teachers an trainers very well informed about load board and lunches are provided!
Pros
Free lunches at orientation centers
Cons
No paid time off for truck drivers
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An excellent company to work
Truck Driver (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLJanuary 17, 2019
You have to keep your truck in good conditions all the time On this company you don’t have a dispatch so you have to be very good to manage your work. And excellent Company to work. You have to be dependable Landstar has a high satisfactory Customer record.
Pros
Good pay and good discounts
Cons
Too many days away from home
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It’s fun doing your own thing
Owner/Operator (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLJanuary 16, 2019
Great company to work for. You can choose your own lanes to run. Great discounts on fuel and tire purchases. Home time is whenever you want. A lot of bad agents though.
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Best place to work
O/O Driver (Former Employee) –  Rockford, ILJanuary 9, 2019
Landstar is perfect place to work, as long as you keep you equipment in order and follow the law you will love it here. Choose you own loads, no one bothers you while at home. Friendly agents.
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Productive Work Place
Accounts Payable Representative (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLDecember 29, 2018
Very busy, high call volume. Can be stressful at times. Using your time wisely and prioritizing your workload is very important. Every phone call is different.
Pros
Staying Busy
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None
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great place to work
OWNER OPERATOR EXPEDITOR STRAIGHT TRUCK (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLDecember 19, 2018
Great company to work with ,people are friendly and help you in anything you my need they're always trying their best to improve better way to assist their drivers,very happy with Landstar,if you have the right equipment as a owner operator you will make good living here with Landstar...
Pros
possibilities
Cons
none
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Stay away from Internal Audit
Staff Internal Auditor (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLDecember 13, 2018
If you’re looking for high turnover just join IA at Landstar. Not only do they have just two auditors for that large of a company but they don’t pay enough for the absolute archaic ways they decide to audit. Additionally, they will never agree with what you write even though you know full well how to write better than they do. The operational audits are a bunch of fluff, and you will think you have a new career as a professional writer without your work truly ever being published, just nitpicked to death. SOX audits are required in between and you can never miss a deadline because God forbid the Board of Directors ever finds out. If you are coming from a streamlined organization you will not find that within IA. Why the CEO and CFO continue to allow this department to operate on a dysfunctional level is beyond comprehension.
Pros
Resigning
Cons
Salary, Management
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No benefits available.
Driver (Former Employee) –  MissouriNovember 22, 2018
These people are hung up on the must have one year over the road experience. Regional experience p e r recruiter doesn't count. Even if you stay out a month and your loads are 1400 miles. They appear to be okay with certain felons though. Go figure guess I should have been a felon.
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None
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None
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Fast work environment
Agent/Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  RemoteNovember 13, 2018
Posting loads and working with Landstar drivers,searching for the loads and making connection with customers. Very stressful job but I enjoy working in transportation . Landstar is a great company but have to have better agency managers and must sign contract .
Pros
can work from home
Cons
poor agency management, giving Landstar bad picture.
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