Saia LTL Freight Reviews

Updated 30 Jul 2020

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3.3
55%
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67%
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Saia LTL Freight Chief Executive Officer Rick ODell (no image)
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201 Ratings
Pros
  • "The pay is good they have many benefits like dock to driver program which the top pay I heard is 25(in 70 reviews)

  • "Great paying job, good benefits, lots of overtime when needed(in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Management Sucks"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Johns Creek, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saia LTL Freight full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some of my coworkers are great people

    Cons

    Management and growth opportunities are limited

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    "Great Pay, Mediocre Sales Management"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Saia LTL Freight full-time

    Pros

    Great base pay for an account management/outside sales position. Great financial incentives to drive sales. All paid company car, including gas for work and personal use. Freedom to truly manage and grow your sales territory, with some exceptions.

    Cons

    Standard PTO (2 weeks as a new employee and grows over time), but this is becoming a deterrent in today's job market. Poor technology that makes it impossible to manage day-to-day while trying to make sales in the field. Poor technology leads to long nights of updating the clunky CRM system. Sales could be at the bane of the success of operations, who have completely different incentives than sales. It's hard to grow sales when you have a terminal manager that could care less about increasing the amount of freight through his/her terminal. When a terminal manager only carries about on-time delivery to established accounts and low claims, it's tough to convince them to bring on more freight. Very hierarchical organization. Management above is looking to appease management above and so on. Sales management and guidance is very old school. Smaller sales territories and terminals often get neglected by sales management and you can very much feel alone. Sales initiatives by corporate were feasible in larger cities and sales territories, but the same results were expected out of more rural and less dense areas. Sales goals need to be adjusted for the sales territory.

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  3. "Good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Saia LTL Freight part-time

    Pros

    nice people and good money

    Cons

    had to wear business casual

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Worst place I ever worked"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Saia LTL Freight full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary Was high for trucking sales

    Cons

    Racist supervisors Inadequate management who moved up the ranks through company buy outs Major terminals losing management left and right due to inadequate policies Terrible policies HR biased based on friendships Boiler room sales Can’t deliver to the customer on time No willingness to budge if you aren’t favored VP of sales has little man syndrome; management passes around pics of him on conference calls Cornerstone Factors of company isn’t followed but looks nice on a poster Made sales into part time caterers for drivers Us verses them with new employees Major terminals running on a staff of 5 Gross unkept terminals

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  5. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Suwanee, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saia LTL Freight full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The management team is very understanding of single mothers.

    Cons

    The calls come back to back with no break in between calls.

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    "Be Careful"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saia LTL Freight full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Operations ran great, they always worked well with the Sales side.

    Cons

    Senior sales management is not to be trusted. I was recruited, then let go after my indoctrination. No warning.

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  7. "Solid Company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saia LTL Freight full-time

    Pros

    Competitive wages and solid culture

    Cons

    Freight is a crazy industry with very high expectations. Fast paced and lots can go wrong daily. Many different initiatives going on at one, can be difficult to focus.

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    "Great Company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dock Supervisor in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saia LTL Freight full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good equipment, great work environment, well managed, good pay

    Cons

    Year over year goals continue to get tighter and tighter to achieve.

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    "Good company to work for, but..."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Commercial Truck Driver in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saia LTL Freight full-time

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, health insurance premiums free after 10 years

    Cons

    High stress, long/late hours, and driver-facing cameras

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    "Not bad and not good"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operation Supervisor in Ellenwood, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saia LTL Freight full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay is good long hours

    Cons

    Small dock, Freight is all over dock, no room to work local and domestic, very strict

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