Southeastern Freight Lines Employee Reviews

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Career job with advancement opportunities if you’re interested
P & D driver (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLDecember 21, 2018
Worked there for over 26 years but hurt my back (off the job) and am no longer there but would go back tomorrow if I could. Family owned company with good management with few exceptions
Pros
Free breakfast and cookouts too a couple of times a year
Cons
Health care can always be better
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great company and culture
I. Inbound Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLJanuary 21, 2019
Company is extremely culture driven and offer plenty of training to understand their standards and guidelines. Hardest part of the job are midnight hours.
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Good Job to have
Outbound Supervisor and P&D Driver (Former Employee) –  Fayetteville, NCJanuary 17, 2019
This is a good family oriented company. It is kind of fast pace, but the better you learn you route. The easier your day becomes. You treated like a person there not a number.
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Productive work environment,great culture
Billing Specialist/Auditor (Current Employee) –  Lexington, SCJanuary 8, 2019
Southeastern Freight Lines is a phenomenal company to work for. The benefits are some of the best out there and you are payed fairly for what you do. The only negative is that some departments are not aligned with the overall company culture at Southeastern.
Pros
Great Insurance, Paid time Off
Cons
Some Departments management styles don't align with the culture
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Warehouse/Forklift Operator (Current Employee) –  GeorgiaJanuary 8, 2019
The workplace was ok just the management wasn't the best and you prwtty much learned abiut things as you went. The co-workers were helpful but some things could be better
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Pay
Cons
Management
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Productive workplace.
Freight Handler (Current Employee) –  Austell, GAJanuary 6, 2019
The hardest part of the job is the getting along with some coworkers at workplace because their views and the people with seniority over others who think they are better than everyone else.
Pros
Benefits, Pay
Cons
shift hours, people
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Inexperienced management. Poor culture
Full Time Employee (Current Employee) –  Wilmington, NCJanuary 4, 2019
Working here is stressful and unrewarding. Company preaches culture and family but it’s all a punchline. Management does not care about hourly employees at all. No room for advancement regardless of experience. They only want young college graduates with no experience. Pay is competitive with other ltl companies but not great. I’ve seen a lot of good people leave because of the management.
Pros
Average pay
Cons
Management
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terrible place to work
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCDecember 27, 2018
favoritism, racism , terrible place to work , workers that work hard are treated like they don't matter , they harass you and treat like dirt if your not one of the favorites
Pros
pay
Cons
everything else
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Stable Employment Opportunity
Leadman and Temporary Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLDecember 18, 2018
Overall a good company to work for. Good benefits and job security. No layoffs in the 16 years that I have been a full time employee. Upper management is very personable when visiting.
Pros
Family oriented company
Cons
Unable to be in management unless you are willing to relocate.
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Fast paced and fun place to work
P&D Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Greenville, SCDecember 16, 2018
I enjoyed working at southeastern freight lines. I was looking for better hours. I loved the customer interaction and serving the customers. The people i worked for and worked with were enjoyable to be around and very helpful.
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Questionable Quality
LINEHAUL SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXDecember 13, 2018
They’ve missed the mark. Mangers are bent on maintaining their own personal metrics at the expense of common sense.

Metrics are fine, but remember the real mission at the end of the day: quality, safety, delivery.
Pros
Pay, benefits, lower-level folks that make it all happen
Cons
Long hours, insensitive and out-of-touch managers
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Good environment and benefits
Frieght Handler (Current Employee) –  Ocala, FLDecember 11, 2018
Fast paced job (organized chaos as we call it) which really makes the shift go quickly. Hours are odd being 1am- about 9:15 or whenever you finish. Pay is pretty great for the work being done, and the benefits are also good.
Pros
Pay, benefits
Cons
hours
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3.0
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Its ok
Driver (Current Employee) –  Fayetteville, NCDecember 9, 2018
Absolutely nothing special about this place. In the P&D operation, expect to be rotated off once at least every other week. When it is really slow (Jan-Feb) you may be rotated off twice in one week, however that it rare. On a typical day you will have 15 to 20 deliveries and about 4-8 pickups. It's a go go go mentality so be ready to be pressured by dispatch. My advice, one stop at a time. Here at SEFL, they love young management, of whom a lot do not have experience, driving the company into the ground. Linehaul is the only job I would recommend at this company. It's laid back, no pressure and the pay is pretty good. Management in this capacity, leaves you alone for the most part. They preach culture here a lot, but don't pay it any attention, it's just a punch line. They don't live the culture from the corporate level but expect you to do it. If you just do your job, keep your mouth shut, don't get into any accidents and show up to work mostly on time, you will be just fine. As a final note, Do not be an over achiever, it will only result in more work. Do just enough to get by and you will have more time with your family. Those that want to be a super trucker get to work long hard days working late every night while those that do just enough are rewarded to be home by 5:30 to eat dinner with your family. And for general information, seniority means absolutely nothing except for vacation and linehaul runs.
Pros
Pay, benefits, occasional cook outs, modern equipment
Cons
Young management, seniority in p&d means nothing
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Stressful
Freight Handling Specialist (Former Employee) –  Memphis, TNDecember 6, 2018
The company has a high turnover due to management. They do not live up to the mission statement at all, it is a numbers driven environment that is all about the bottom line.
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Great job poor mangement
Full time freight handler (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXDecember 2, 2018
I had car issues and was communicating with the Om and my Supvisor they call me Friday saying “after discussing with HR we like to separate employment “ i missed 3 days and had 3 vacations days they could used ... im sure due to lack of communication they didn’t let the service center manger know i was calling i loved the job but I don’t agree with the poor management and lack of communication and the fact that mangers and Supvisor would hold personal grudges against employees and been the rules to get there way
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Safety is put first over everything along with hard work and accuracy.
Frieght Handler (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 28, 2018
It’s a job where people help each other out and make sure things gets done timely but secured and accurate at the same time. Your safely comes first and you won’t ever complain about the pay.
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Great Culture/ Great Company
Office Admin (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 21, 2018
if you are interested visit www.sefl.com for more information on our company,history, and listings on position openings. It is what made me interested in the company and I have been hear for almost 6 years and very happy. Every company has its pros and cons but overall if your looking for a company that lives a great cultures, provides quality service and creates financial strength. SEFL is a great candidate in the trucking industry.
Pros
good benefits, no layoffs, paid vacation, holiday pay, competitive pay in the industry 401K benefits, great culture, opportunities for advancement, Christian based.
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Productive fun and laid-back
Dock Worker/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALNovember 12, 2018
Very friendly laid-back diverse great opportunities. Fast paced room for growth and advancement. 100% job security no layoffs. Good benefits nice work schedule.
Pros
Good paid friendly people and I Monday through Friday work week
Cons
None
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What can you expect from truckers
Office Clerk (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXNovember 4, 2018
This job was a great experience to learn new things. I enjoyed the people I worked with. One major downside was the language and subject of some conversations that came up surprisingly often, but what can you expect from truckers?
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Great company but bad management
Dock Worker/Forklift Operator (Current Employee) –  Dalton, GANovember 1, 2018
The Dalton GA terminal from what I’ve heard, is the best terminal to work at due to leniency and “laid back-ness”. I agree that this terminal is great but the management here needs much improvement. Career advancement opportunities here are pretty much non existant if you did not grow up with one of the managers or are best friends with them. Here recently it’s been nothing but the managers friends getting hired and promoted almost instantly. Where as there’s been some part timers here who are more than qualified, experienced, and have waited long enough (1-2+ years) and still have not gotten a single update on being able to advance to full time. Many of the part timers have been skipped and are not happy about it. Also the hours suck whether you’re part time, full time, or a driver, they are definitely not family hours. If you work here you’re life is on the weekend, no question
Pros
Great pay, super lenient, great community as a whole
Cons
Favoritism, discrimination (not racism), buddy buddy system
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Your best is never good enough here, revolving door for new hires
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Lexington, SCOctober 30, 2018
Certain people who excel at their positions is notable and wonderful for business. On the other hand those people probably get bored and use valuable hours walking around looking for targets gossiping with others and gawking and picking at people, now that leads to a uncomfortable work place. Telling management makes you look inferior. So basically your stuck once you get hired but you need a job so you cant leave.
Pros
Management cares
Cons
Many snobby co workers, that know the onwer for years
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