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Worst company ever
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON12 April 2018
Worst company I have ever work for I was there 5 years and it was like being in a slave camp everyday being ridiculed insulted and belittle by management and staff making people cry because of their insults and harassment wouldn't recommend a dog there horrible place to work for
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Great experience
Long Haul Truck Driver (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON22 March 2018
Have been working here for nearly two years, have a great dispatch team that are easy to get along with. Consistently have good miles and treated with respect.
Have good safe equipment with newer trucks.
Recent pay increases are decent and long overdue. Would love to see pension plan
Pros
Great dispatch team and decent miles
Cons
Pension plan
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Nice
Sales (Former Employee) –  Ontario25 February 2018
good place to work, pay is not the best compared to other similar companies, but if you manage your money well it will pay off the bills. The people at work are the hardest to work with because they think they can do what ever they want and run the place however they want, and treat others how ever they feel like.
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Worst palce I have ever worked!!!!!
Key Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON6 February 2018
A typical day at work would be: Meetings, then more meeting, then meetings about more meetings. One department dose not know what the other is doing, The door is always revolving so don't bother making friends at work. Prepare to be micro managed!
Pros
I cant even invent one here.
Cons
To many to list in this single line!
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not bad
Trailer Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON5 February 2018
not a bad place to work but not highly paid benefits are not that great odd shifts to work no over time run down equipment always demanding can have a friendly environment to work
Pros
close
Cons
low pay bad benifits
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Driver (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON4 February 2018
Team driving on dedicated route....work is somewhat steady, you will get miles. but dispatchers will push for more and call during your downtime to get you to go back OTR earlier. Some managers are not very helpful or great at trying to problem solve and are difficvult to relate to.
They say there is no seniority policy but there is it is an unspoken thing and senior drivers can take your route at anytime even when you are compelting all task on time and properly with no problems.
Cons
very long hours, little sleep, stressful work
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Dont waste you your time!
Driver (Former Employee) –  Abbotsford, BC29 January 2018
Worked with this company for a few years. Was ok in the beginning but soon realized I was just another number. Wage was very low, no appreciation and lots of empty promises. Many other drivers had already left and continued to leave after I did. Unfortunately due to incompetent management Challenger is losing many long term, good drivers. Work/ life balance is non-existent. Top out Wage is still at the bottom for the industry. This place is in trouble! RUN don't walk!!!!!
Pros
Benefit Package
Cons
Wage, Managment, Truck breakdown, Family/Work Balance
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Great Place to Work! Excellent People to deal with
Driver (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON10 January 2018
Challenger is a great place to work, the training program is top notch, and they focus on driver development. The staff are great to work for, they are always help resolve issues in a timely manner. Overall, I would recommend any driver to work for this company.
Pros
Great Equipment Excellent safety program
Cons
None
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Okay
Driver Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON3 January 2018
Not the greatest - very loud noise environment. Management would often ridicule others in front of everyone else. Shift was 7am-4pm but would be kept late every night for meetings
Cons
Loud
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Nice work
Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON2 October 2017
I was started truck drive in since 2012 that time challenger motor frieht muy first job . Very good work . Nice and cool dispech. Management play very good role
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Nice big shop
Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON27 September 2017
New large shop, with a large parts department. Heated shop floor with flat and pit bays. Easy access to management and assistance from them and the parts department for ordering as needed.
Pros
big clean well lit shop
Cons
very little training
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excellent company
Truck driver (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON25 September 2017
one of the best companies I ever worked for, how ever being gone for a week at a time is not for me, and they didn't have work at that time for me to do so I would be home every day there was a 2yr waiting list for that work. However their training I received as new driver I found very valuable and felt privileged to have worked there.
Pros
best equipment on the road
Cons
none i can thinke of
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Good
Chauffeur de camion (Former Employee) –  Dorval, QC6 September 2017
Good place work considering very difficult invirerment to work in .cut throat industry.alaways trying to give best tools possible for their e mployes to work with.always putting family first.
Pros
Great eqiupment and social benifits
Cons
Long hrs
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six
AZ Truck Drive (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON4 September 2017
Its good company for working ..despatch is good ..management is good ..pretty strong for safety..they have lots f work for the driver's...............
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Tres bonne compagnie
Chauffeur classe 1 (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON24 August 2017
Excellente compagnie pour les jeune qui débute dans le transport bcp de millage excellente paye camion attitré bcp d'avancement
Pros
Tout est ok
Cons
Aucun point negatif
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challenger
Material Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON20 August 2017
put bumpers in boxes. people were great. good hours. not good pay. boss was not nice. food truck came everyday at lunch and it was a really good work environment
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was on call 24/7
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON12 August 2017
felt under appreciated for the work i put in. Understanding that there is a need for drivers, seemed as they were appreciated more then the office staff.
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Good place
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON17 July 2017
Not sure how some people got into leadership roles but
employees are wonderful, many social activities and everyone works hard to achieve goals.
Great building, new equipment and great IT department. Apart from the odd few in senior roles , its a very good place to work
Pros
Great building and employees
Cons
As mentioned
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awesome company
Transport Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON10 July 2017
great place to work long haul and short haul friendly dispatchers and staff fast pace environment and clean trucks as well as awesome shop staff who look after the trucks
Pros
clean trucks
Cons
location
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Drivers not treated with respect and viewed as such
Professional Driver Trainer (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON17 June 2017
Low pay no retirement plan. Company pushed drivers to max hours and time does not respect home life. The load must be delivered putting safety aside dispatch will falsify documents to get load delivered driver must be diligent to catch this or will end up with fines. Job starts off good with recruiting and training they tell you all the good stuff make you feel as if your in the perfect world after that you are tossed to the wolves(dispatch and driver managers) where it is the total opposite. If you run team open board you get mileage if you run single they say they guarantee 5000 miles biweekly you only get that if you do Toyota otherwise be prepared to just sit and wait as all priority is given to teams. Company does not care about drivers will ask you to do unsafe practices to get load delivered always the drivers fault and their safety department is a joke. Company only cares about itself very very high turnover
Pros
New Equipment on a regular basis
Cons
PAY treatment of drivers
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