Coyote Logistics Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 2 Dec 2020

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Pros
  • "Very laid back, but also hard working team members(in 58 reviews)

  • "Relaxed work environment, casual dress code, decent pay, employee involvment(in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours for Carrier Sales but it comes with the industry(in 140 reviews)

  • "Long hours not a good work life balance(in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Great Culture but no work/life balance, terrible pay"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coyote Logistics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture, great people, and job security because of the industry

    Cons

    7a-4p is really 630a-530p plus you must work at least 1 Saturday a month. Virtually no work/life balance due to hours and company expectations. Reaching commission is much more difficult than led on... you must hit a draw before earning commission and the draw is your salary/12 months. Most carriers you deal with are very hard to work with.

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    "Not worth the pay"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coyote Logistics full-time

    Pros

    Amount of time off A lot of training

    Cons

    45/50+ hours weekly (no compensation) No mental health benefits Low salary for the amount of work No commission for at least a year, even then low. Mandatory Saturdays every quarter Every move watched closely Breaks are not easy to take Terrible work life balance Need people to work holidays, makes you feel bad if you always say no. When someone is off, the teams have to absorb the work and it’s extremely over whelming. Targets naive college graduates.

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  3. "Carrier Sales"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Carrier Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Coyote Logistics full-time

    Pros

    Fast Pace Good People somewhat Great relationship with carriers

    Cons

    work/life balance pay shady with how employees are at times

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    "Avoid"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Coyote Logistics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The atmosphere is pretty laid back, so the work usually isn't too stressful. That depends on your department though.

    Cons

    There is a lot to say, so I'll keep it to 4 main criticisms. First, the company is unbelievably disorganized. There are many tasks that fall under 5+ teams' umbrellas so they step on each other's toes and try to undermine each other, so they can claim any potential successes as there own. Yet, at other times, you can't find anyone in the company to help you with some things, even if those tasks are some one's direct responsibility. As a result, accomplishing anything is just pure luck of the draw and the organization has hardly progressed in years. Second, the promotion and reward process is terrible. You only have a shot at climbing the ranks if you were in the right frat in college, played the right sports, look a certain way, and relentlessly suck up to your manager. The quality of work you produce truly has absolutely no correlation with with your success at the company. Because of that, upper management is staffed almost exclusively with inept, incredibly unintelligent, lazy employees. Third, the tools we use to do our jobs are years outdated and horribly designed. Employees constantly complain about issues with our systems and very little is ever done to remedy that. Instead, employees are usually just told to deal with it and find a work around. Finally, and unsurprisingly, there is a severe issue of disengagement and apathy. It can be virtually impossible to get most employees, especially leadership, to reply to emails, answer their phones, etc. Despite the casual atmosphere and decent work-life balance, it seems the entire organization is completely burnt out. No one cares about the future of the company or the quality of their work. Avoid this company at all costs. If you absolutely have to work here, then make sure you have a quick exit plan so you don't end up stuck in a dead end career.

  5. "Good company to start career out of college"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Representative in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coyote Logistics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers and relaxed dress code in the office

    Cons

    Compensation is low for the industry Long hours not a good work life balance

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    "Be Cautious.."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carrier Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coyote Logistics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Casual dress, young/fun coworkers, and great stepping stone to get to a job that you actually want. If you are actually interested in logistics, then this job will be great for you. If you are just looking for a job after college, I HIGHLY suggest looking elsewhere. They say this job is a sales role, but it certainly is not; It's ultimately just a matching game. There is uncapped commission, however it is quite difficult to hit your quota in order to make any commission. You do get out what you put in, but I wouldn't recommend this job to anyone. You have no idea what you're about to get into.. but I would do extensive research on the logistics industry before coming to work here.

    Cons

    LONG HOURS, you will be working more than 50 hours every week with no overtime pay. You will be asked to come in early and stay late. Your coworkers will lift you up, but ultimately management focuses on the negatives more than the positives. If you are looking for even a sliver of work/life balance in your job, this is NOT it. Base salary is decent, but keep in mind you are working more than 50 hours a week, so when you divide it all out its a pretty mediocre salary. Everyone who works here absolutely hates it. The only good thing that's come out of this job is the opportunities that will come from going through it. It looks good on the resume but it truly isn't worth it, please look elsewhere and highly consider other options before working here.

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    "Resume builder, that's all"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carrier Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coyote Logistics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k, and PTO: good

    Cons

    The job role was originally promoted as National Account Manager. Did 2 months on training which were fine. First month gave a crash course of OTR. Second month involved actually selling freight. Sold freight but didnt receive the commission on them... Speaking of commission, you will be told about the commission structure prior to your start date so it'll be nothing new. Draw against commission. You have to hit your month salary (draw) in commission every month or the negative difference will be deducted from your commission the following month. If this continues then you'll probably never make more than your monthly salary, which is already poor for the amount of hours you will work. The trainers will tell you that you won't "go in the hole." But you will. They will make empty promises of all the money you'll make. They just want bodies in seats to make calls to have a higher yield of freight sales. That's it. You are not selling a specific product. The product is different everytime. Commodity, weight, dimensions - it's never consistent. You mind as well work for those event marketing company's that make you sell hand heaters in Sam's club one day and garden hoses the next. Carrier sales department has the highest turn over in the company. With that being said, I've got to admit the trainers do a wonderful job of making new hires believe that they are working for a company that genuinely cares for their employees, that employees care about each other, and that it's about the work you put in rather than how long you've worked there. Keep in mind, you are expendable. As a carrier sales rep you are at the bottom of the totem pole. Carrier sales managers try their best to "support" you but unless they are a senior manager theres nothing they can do. You will be treated horribly by other departments. Oh btw the carrier sales department is the only ones that work 10 plus hours 5 days a week. That's not including the 2+ Saturdays you have to "voluntarily" work each quarter. You are not an account manager. They say build your own book of business. Fine that goes for anything entry level sales job but this is not the case of this role. Keep in mind the product is freight but it's different everytime. Never consistent. Same goes for the carriers you will work with. Never consistent. Coyote has many carrier companies already registered in the system but half of them do not want to work with Coyote due the service failures that Coyote has provided them. Once again you are not an account manager- you are a sales rep but you can also be called a telemarketer. You know those people that call you nonstop trying to sell you something. You solicit over hundreds of carriers each day to take the freight that's on the board. Yes, you read correctly TAKE the freight. Coyote pays the carrier the move the freight for their customers. You've literally have to beg them to take the freight. Not much sales skills you'll develop there. Make the call then..well..make the next one! You will be set up for failure. Managers will pressure you to move that freight by sending threaten emails, holding you after hours, literally say or do anything to make it seem as if it's your fault that you cannot find a carrier that wants to take freight to the middle of no where for a loss. Seriously wait until you get those emails.. Open space environment. No walls just rows and rows of desks. Loud music. Loud everything. Cursing. Slamming fists on desks. This is where you're going to work. At the end of the day, you will have no work life balance. Stressed to go to work. Quickly regret you've taken the job offer. Atleast you'll have something to put on our resume.

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  8. "Operations coordinator"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator 

    I have been working at Coyote Logistics full-time

    Pros

    Good experience for logistics and transportation

    Cons

    work life balance could be better

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    "Be Careful Accepting Job"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Operation Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coyote Logistics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Cool workplace environment - Fast paced

    Cons

    - Zero work/life balance - Slim chance for upward mobility - Popularity contest - No transparency with management

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  10. "Long hours and fun atmosphere"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carrier Sales Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coyote Logistics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Laid back, great people, fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Too many chances given to underperforming sales reps due to culture. Long hours make work life balance impossible. Work some weekends after already working 50/60 hours a week.

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