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Fast Paced

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
Current Employee - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

I have been working at PLS Logistics Services full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The corporate culture is very fast fast paced. If you want to hussel and be paid what you are worth then this is a great place to work. If you want to punch a clock and fly under the radar then this is not the place for you.

Cons

The hours are long and the job is demanding. Entry level wage is low - but commissions help as you start to sell.

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    Account Executive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Cranberry, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Cranberry, PA (US)

    I have been working at PLS Logistics Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Commission based position which allows you to earn what your worth. Level of effort is directly related to the paycheck that is collected. More casual environment than some places. Management has relaxed the dress code which is a plus. Management is also trying to keep moral positive by having contests, lunches, etc. We try to all find humor in our daily routines!

    Cons

    Commission based pay can be a con as well. Common fluctuations in the market and create ups and downs in your customer's daily shipments, which affect your pay. Lack of efficiency in other departments can be concerning when those departments are a part of your day to day. It would be nice to have a compensation plan to accomodate vacations and holidays. Hours can be long. If this is a first job out of college, it may be an "awakening". It is not easy.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to change as the industry dictates.

  2. Freight Broker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freight Broker in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Freight Broker in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I have been working at PLS Logistics Services full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In this position, at this company, I feel like my potential is actually unlimited. Companies always say the potential is unlimited, but because of the training process and the compensation structure at PLS, I feel like I have opportunities here I would not have working somewhere else. The culture is clearly young, high energy and focused. It is so nice to work in a building with a group of people who actually care about doing an excellent job.
    We work at a fast pace, we learn at a fast pace and management knows the job requires intelligence and a strong work ethic so they invest personally and financially in the training process. If we do well, we are rewarded for performance.

    The freight industry is inherently complex and stressful at times, but PLS does a good job of making this a fun place to work which keeps us motivated on tough days. Because the average age of brokers is relatively young we can generally relate to end enjoy our coworkers. We have a good time together and even though we work hard the energy is high and people tend to enjoy the work.
    The company is focused on finding managers within the ranks on the brokerage floor. It’s very nice to have a manager who has done your job well recently and can understand what your day to day looks like from personal experience. This also means that if I am successful in the position and show leadership among my peers, I am likely to have the opportunity to manage a team within a time frame that is relatively short compared to other companies I have worked for or interviewed with.
    I feel like this position with PLS is unique in the job market because it is one of the few entry level positions with a large company that a young person can find, with no background in the industry, that offers the opportunity to make a very substantial paycheck in a relatively short period of time. Also, I really believe that there is a ton of room for advancement and personal growth. I don’t think this is the job you take if you want to do the same thing every day or hide under the radar in some cubical. This is a job for confident people with the willingness to try new things, work hard and push themselves every day.

    Cons

    I have not experienced anything that makes me wish I didn't work here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Keep us pumped and let us run with it.

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