Recent dealing with a Werner Recruiter...

Discussion in 'Werner' started by N O C T I S, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Chris50

    Chris50 Medium Load Member

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    Im almost reluctant to say i was there 7 years. 8 months as company, 2 more working for an owner op, and the rest as O/O. I paid cash for the truck, i should of left that day.
     
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  2. TequilaSunrise

    TequilaSunrise Medium Load Member

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    I did notice that recruiters have NO DESIRE to deal with people with logical questions that require real answers like actual numbers, yes, or no.

    Example:
    He says: All of the terminals are set up for the driver's comfort. Some of them even have gyms. We also have the best equipment in the industry blah blah blah...

    I say: Great. I would love a tour of the closest facility. 2.5 hours away. How's Thursday.

    He says: I will be in Reno then....

    I say: Will the facility be closed? I would like to talk to the terminal manager and see the equipment... Etc.

    He says: it will be opened but I need to be there if you come by for a "tour"

    I say: there isn't a recruiter on the property for walk-in applicants?

    He says: hmmmmm.... Hah.... Ummmm. Yes let me get you his number. Puts me on hold for 5 minutes. Gives me a number.

    I call the guy. He tells me, he's going to be on vacation Thursday-Thursday the following week. Also, he doesn't schedule appointments like that. Anyway, even though I live in Seattle... My driver manager will be in Phoenix because all teams are run out of there. But, I will be home every week. And I don't really need a tour because the training is in California.

    I know this is a run around game. I don't play that with my livelihood.
     
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  3. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Recruiters wouldn't know what to do if every applicant actually asked detailed questions.most don't ask any questions then the poor new drivers learn things out the hard way.
     
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  4. ZhenyaP1991

    ZhenyaP1991 Medium Load Member

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    I don't understand you people. Why stay with these companies for so long? Why not apply at Walmart or something similar, with clean record and 3 years. Should be no problem, right?
     
  5. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    I stayed with Werner for so long mainly to get the exp.
     
  6. TequilaSunrise

    TequilaSunrise Medium Load Member

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    I didn't work there... I gave that company a pass and was hired elsewhere.
     
  7. MooneyBravo

    MooneyBravo Medium Load Member

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    Driver, I jumped on board with Werner in 1986 and stayed there until 2001. They were a fine company to be with at one time but trust me on this, they aren't anymore. I would encourage you to look elsewhere. Werner is run by a bunch of corporates who have never driven a truck and are only interested in the numbers.
     
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  8. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Heavy Load Member

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    Well I just recently left due to some bull that I shouldn't have been honest about but hey, the truth did set me free... From Werner lol.

    Anyways, I can first hand tell ya, you're pretty much ####ed as far as detention goes. I was lucky to have always gotten it when I wanted it, but I #### sure went the #### off about it several times. I declined loads on the account shorter than Memphis to Dallas unless it was Memphis to Tupelo.
     
  9. Urziel

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    Typically unless you contact Driver Placement or check the website to see what's available they don't really seem to broadcast it that much, then again I wasn't in the general freight pool myself.
     
  10. Peelsession

    Peelsession Light Load Member

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    Werner recruiter/driver came to my school last month. Talked about his years of experience as a Werner flatbedder and now van driver. Shows us his military decals all over his truck. When questioned about Werner's flatbedding he says, "If you wanna flatbed go to TMC" lol
     
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