Estes Express Reviews

Updated 9 May 2021

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Estes Express President and CEO Rob Estes Jr.
Rob Estes Jr.
276 Ratings
Pros
  • "Company starts out with good pay(in 76 reviews)

  • "Great company to work for with great pay(in 31 reviews)

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  1. "good place"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in South
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    none good place to work

    Cons

    pay is good the over all good

  2. "Good job for while I needed it."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time

    Pros

    Co workers are pretty solid people. You see some neat stuff come through. Life size puzzle building trying to load different size freight into a trailer to optimize shipping. You need a great level of attention to detail, moving odd freight around a dozen other people doing the same thing. On off forklift, pull dock plate, open close bay and trailer doors, checking freight for numbers condition and making sure its wrapped decently. Making sure freight has load bars and straps where needed.

    Cons

    No temperature control. No overtime until 52hrs. Work hours AM and PM are based around drivers and trailer turn around times. So working Sunday nights and 5 evenings during the week and if you have to work a few AM shifts.. it alot of break up of your time and lots of drives. So the closer you live the easier to cover the couple hours you are required to go in for. Getting freight that wasn't secure and shifted or came apart in transit. Forklifts are made to go in and out of trailers, so being on the taller side you sit in an off angle/stress on joints. I thought there would be more forklift driving but you are on and off it quite a bit. Broken built in load bars in trailers require work arounds. Trailer height doesn't match dock height. Everything gets covered in a layer of dust.


  3. "Great College Job"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Columbia, MO
    Recommends

    I worked at Estes Express part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    competitive pay good working hours

    Cons

    Work gets difficult in the extreme heat or cold

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible to their Employees"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Local Truck Driver in Scranton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They make you feel great when you are 1st Hired, showing Videos to how great they are to their people. And how they help out their employees when their are Traumatic events with them. And how Safety is their #1 priority.

    Cons

    During my employment their I was seriously injured due to lack of concern and training from their loaders. Out on Deliveries I had a load shift due to poor loading. I was told take it to a location and get it fixed for delivery. Due this act the Load shifted on top on me crushing me with 3000lbs of concrete sheeting. Shattering my legs, chest and back hospitalized in the Trauma Unit nearly killing me. After 22 weeks without my knowledge they nicely Terminated my employment so they didnt have to pay for my family's health insurance anymore. Not to mention offered me a single bit of the so called "help" the offer to their employees that they center their beliefs around, Or so they say they do. They hide behind the fact the my state is a Commonwealth and that they cannot be sued for Neglect or having the Lack of resource training for their people or safety measures. I needed to call and get transferred around to 5 different people to even find out I was let go, but was told feel free to apply again when I'm better for consideration again. Almost 2 years later I still have a broken back and can't drive or walk straight yet. They left their Compensation company holding the bag for all of it. Horrible place that doesn't care one bit for their employees.

  5. "Don’t do it"

    3.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dockworker in Scranton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the people were cool

    Cons

    Constantly micromanaged and the pay could have been better

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  6. "It's a Job...."

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Greenwood, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The base pay is good...

    Cons

    No end times to your schedule and constantly working weekends and holidays with no extra compensation and last minute notice... Overtime after 55 hours. Organizational skills as a company is lacking and the employees pay for it... Technology is behind... The only answer that management has for issues that arise is work them longer and they get away with it because they dnt have to compensate for longer hours in return this slows progress for the company overall...

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  7. "If you know lol it's exactly like that"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Inbound Supervisor in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job expectations are set out clearly. The dock and drivers are fun. Curtis the TM is fair and unbias

    Cons

    Hours of shifts available. 1am to noon Tuesday- fri and 8pm to 7am Sunday night into Monday morning. Or 430 pm to 2 am. Mon - fri A 6th day is a frequent mandatory shift. Usually given 24 hour notice of a mandatory sat of sunday.

  8. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistician in Los Angeles, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Estes Express full-time

    Pros

    A lot of hours and money.

    Cons

    Very long hours of work

  9. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Power Mechanic Class B in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay and excellent/cheap benefits

    Cons

    Feels as if maintenance goals are unrealistic at times

  10. "Excellent pay for little experience."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Estes Express full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The pay is great. Benefits are amazing. Always a chance to move up the ladder.

    Cons

    Far too many mandatory extra shifts. No work/home balance.

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