Bear Transportation

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  1.  

    My experience with Bear Transportation, although it was tough, is invaluable.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Farmers Branch, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Farmers Branch, TX (US)

    I worked at Bear Transportation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My teammates were some of the greatest to work with. If work got behind, there was always someone that could help you get caught up.

    Cons

    While my teammates were a joy to work with, management was a different issue. They were only concerned with the bottom line, not losing customers, and the consumption of alcohol.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication with your employees and contractors is paramount to good business. Customers, current and potential, can hear happy workers on the phone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Confused management...

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    Former Employee - Expediter  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Expediter in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at Bear Transportation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not many pros to list...

    Cons

    Management picks favorites. No room for growth whatsoever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible. I got harassed frequently and nothing was done about it.

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    Former Employee - Logistics  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Logistics in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at Bear Transportation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I loved what I did, but you were set up for failure.

    Cons

    I never had a direct relationship with my supervisor and was trained poorly. I was also verbally harassed by everyone around me and made coming to work unbearable. There was some sort of retraining done but when asked to be put in another position they declined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not even sure what to say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Downward Spiral

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bear Transportation full-time

    Pros

    If you can survive you will learn a tremendous amount about the industry, but it will be all self taught through trail and error. Earning potential is high. There are good people here.

    Cons

    Leadership at the top is dismal, direction of the company is unclear, and advancement can only be made if you are friends with the owner of the company, who you will never meet. President and Directors are one recorded 'meeting' away from a lawsuit. If you can't stand being cursed at and insulted regularly, don't work here. The wrong people are in charge, and the most tenured management are not making the decisions anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your earners, Promote people who have stayed at your company, or they will leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    On the right path.

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    Current Employee - Logistics Account Manager  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Logistics Account Manager in Plano, TX (US)

    I have been working at Bear Transportation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Earning potential at Bear is limited only by one's effort and ability. Recent investments in organizational structure, training, and culture have made a positive impact on moral. The software and reporting tools to assist sales associates are a big help.

    Cons

    While the company offers framework of support, it is not a cakewalk. You will have earned your way if you succeed in this field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in your people and in the company's infrastructure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    The sky is the limit

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    Current Employee - Logistics Account Manager  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Logistics Account Manager in Plano, TX (US)

    I have been working at Bear Transportation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Bear is 30 plus years old and has developed some wonderful tools that allow their brokers to maximize their earning potential. The company supplies administrative help to brokers who generate more work than they can personally handle.

    Cons

    You eat what you kill - If you don't work you will not make any money. This is not a place to work if you are lazy or not motivated by money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay the course

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Potential to make good money if you're willing to sacrifice a life outside of Bear

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    Former Employee - Logistics Account Manager  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Logistics Account Manager in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at Bear Transportation

    Pros

    Once promoted to commission pay is great. Learned a tremendous amount about the transportation industry quickly. You wont have LIFE

    Cons

    Benefits are HORRIBLE..Training is pretty much figure it out on your own with no help from divisional managers. Moral is horrible. Very unprofessional workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more of an interest in developing new employees. Stop treating employees as though they aren't good enough for you

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bear Transportation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX (US)

    I have been working at Bear Transportation

    Pros

    Learn negotiating skills and transportation industry quickly

    Cons

    Can't always get the vacation requested, poor benefits (health insurance), hard to get on commission, favoritism is shown

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    good experience

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Bear Transportation

    Pros

    nice facility, updated software and phones, training, my manager is laid back, as long as you work hard and make money you won't have bosses breathing down your neck. Uncapped earning potential.

    Cons

    benefits aren't great, if you don't know about transportation-the industry is very cut throat and makes it hard to take vacation time, takes time to build business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems like the DM's are always in meetings- it would be nice to share with everyone what decisions you guys are making for the company.

    Recommends
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    It can work

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    Current Employee - Logistics Account Manager  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Logistics Account Manager in Plano, TX (US)

    I have been working at Bear Transportation

    Pros

    You can make a lot of money with this company. However, it's not for everyone. Be ready to make a minimal amount of money for a while but if you put in the work, you will get the results.

    Cons

    The benefits are horrible. The company morale is not great. Since the company has grown so much, they should do more for the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get feedback on department managers and meet with your employees to see where they are from a business standpoint. Let them know directly what is to be expected.

    Doesn't Recommend

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