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Estes Express Reviews

Updated Jan 16, 2020

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3.4
67%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
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Estes Express President and CEO Rob Estes Jr.
Rob Estes Jr.
197 Ratings
Pros
  • "Company starts out with good pay(in 65 reviews)

  • "Great pay, home time, and benefits(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Freight can fluctuate over the course of a year for Extra board drivers(in 18 reviews)

  • "Terrible local/upper management(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great Job."

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    Former Employee - Lead Dock Worker (Lincolnshire ) in Lincolnshire, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Estes Express full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, great Pay .Good job for those in the military.

    Cons

    Poor communication and could have used a dock for pickups.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with Dock workers and create better opportunities for them that want to move up in the business.

    Estes Express2019-12-14
  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Dockworker-Part Time in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Estes Express part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very flexible about days off for good reason. All employees were very kind. Well paying. Seemed like there was a company raise every year. Fun job.

    Cons

    Some nights as a dockworker would be longer than others depending on the freight and you did not know what time you would be off work. However, it was also nice because if you worked hard you would finish earlier.

    Estes Express2019-12-13
  3. "I don't recommend Estes trucking"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Bloomington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Estes Express full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and 401k health care

    Cons

    Junk equipment, poor management, no one cares way to much BS to deal with spend a lot of time with a very poor computer system called people net and pega all so the company can monitor your every move dispatch is incompetent as is the terminal management

    Advice to Management

    Demand that your employees follow through and do their jobs if you're going to train a new driver on say Caterpillar how about you send that new driver with the cat driver so he gets trained properly

    Estes Express2020-01-16
  4. "Review contracts and freight dimensions to ensure accurate billing."

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    Current Employee - Weights and Research in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, self-motivated work flow, great conditions

    Cons

    slight learning curve when starting out

    Advice to Management

    continue to push for updates of technology

    Estes Express2019-11-22
  5. "Worthwhile for career"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager 

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time

    Pros

    Exciting, good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Not much room to move up

    Estes Express2019-11-05
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Operation Manager 

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good support staff

    Cons

    Nothing too crazy for complaints.

    Estes Express2019-11-04
  7. "Beware of insurance fraud and forgery against its own employees"

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    Former Employee - Shop Personnel in West Middlesex, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Estes Express full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay was good, blue collar people were admirable.

    Cons

    Management is deceptive to everyone as to garner a paycheck including goverment agencies and the courts. Will supply the evidence of insurance fraud, willfull negligence and proof this employer will steal employees medical information as to garner a precieved legal advantage. Also can show in court documents and testimony of forged documents entered, purgery, hearing officer acknowlaged a deception on record, their witnesses recieving profesional misconducts, forging documents then submitting them to court as evidence. Goes on any one person would serve prison time for this conduct. This company refuses to negotiate, its their way or they will bankrupt their own people as to not honor a contract. Have the documents will supply as needed.

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    Advice to Management

    Find a bit of humility and honor simple agreements or contracts.

    Estes Express2019-12-03
  8. "Estes review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management is good depending on who your supervisor is. Good work life balance. Flexibility. No micromanagement

    Cons

    Low pay. Not much official training.

    Estes Express2019-10-28
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Manager, Finance and Accounting 

    I worked at Estes Express full-time

    Pros

    A good experience builder and good place to work.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement.

    Estes Express2019-10-08
  10. "Great company - Poor middle management"

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    Former Employee - IT Reporting in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Estes Express full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great family owned business. Highest regards to the Estes family. Good Christian beliefs that are openly displayed. Excellent pay, great coworkers, relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Some managers shouldn't be in management. Seen a lot in past employment venues but never experienced anything as bad as here. Manager was rude and unprofessional. Constantly talking down about other business coworkers behind their backs. Didn't promote interaction with business personnel unless it went through them. Breaking point was when they mimicked a mentally challenged person through voice and hand gestures (pretend sign language) and asked me if they needed to slow the question down so I could understand them in a loud and open area. Sorry for the rant. Only con was my manager.

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    Advice to Management

    Respect the team and treat them as professionals. If you find people in management roles that are unfit, either train them to be fit or move them back to a non management position that they may have once been good in.

    Estes Express2019-10-24
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