At AFN, 89 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 143 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.81. It was published on Mar 16, 2018. 2827 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
I can be myself around here.
People care about each other here.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.

What They Do

We asked AFN to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

AFN is an award-winning freight brokerage, managed transportation services and third party logistics provider that serves the transportation needs of major manufacturers, top retailers, and best-in-class motor carriers in North America.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Transportation
US Headquarters: Niles, Illinois, 60714 US Sites: 3
Major Locations: Columbus, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois US Employees: 204
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 2003

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Perks and Programs

We asked AFN to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Team Members of the Month and Year: AFN has an active recognition, and awards a Team Member of the Month as well as Team Members and Rookie of the Year. These awards are based on nominations made by AFN team members. The winners of the Team Member and Rookie of the Year awards receive $1,000 and additional PTO to put toward a trip, sporting event, or other outing with their spouse, family or significant other.
  • On-Site Gym: AFN's on-site gym features state-of-the-art equipment, steam rooms, showers, and towel service. The gym is open 24/7 for our team members to enjoy. A wide variety of fitness classes, from yoga to boot camp, are regularly offered.
  • 401K with Match: AFN generously matches team members 401K contributions up to 4%.
  • Offsite Events: AFN hosts offsite Summer and Winter Events for team members. The Winter event is intended for team member and significant others and is typically held in a great venue in downtown Chicago. The Summer event is open to significant others and children, lending a great family atmosphere to the event that is reflective of our culture.
  • Training & Advancement Opportunities: From Day 1, AFN is focused on providing new team members with the training they need to excel. Training sessions are held in our dedicated, on-site Training Center. AFN supports continuous learning through mentoring, tuition reimbursements, and formal and informal learning opportunities. This training ties into AFN's continuous focus on promoting from within and providing opportunities for our team members to learn, grow and achieve.
  • Work Environment: Casual dress code and relaxed atmosphere
  • Other Amenities: Friday Free lunch and end-of-day beers, healthy snack options, and more.


4% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 100% of salary70% Company-paid health coverage for employees
70% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 70% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $2,000 Average Tuition Reimbursement
AFN team members collaborating on a customer solution


15 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 15 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
10 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (30% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Onsite gym with steam room, ping pong table, etc. Onsite basketball court Monthly breakfast bash Free Friday lunch and beers Numerous on- and offsite events)


80 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
80 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take10 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
10 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
80 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)60 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$70,000 Philanthropic donations in last year $2,675 Total company-matched employee donations in last year
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Recycling program


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

AFN team members collaborating on a customer solution


AFN team members collaborating on a customer solution

How to Get Hired

We asked AFN for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

AFN is a uniquely people-powered and values-driven organization. In addition to talent, drive, a willingness to learn and to serve, we seek individuals that share our values: 1. Integrity & Ethics 2. Open Communication 3. Personal Initiative 4. Reward Initiative 5. Continuous Improvement 6. Client Service 7. Teamwork 8. Sense of Urgency

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

If you would like to join the AFN Team, please join our Talent Network bu visiting and search for roles that interest you. When applying, please keep in mind the prior logistics experience is not necessary. What is expected is an openness to new ideas, a drive for excellence, and a winning attitude. When applying, a surefire way to get the attention of our recruiting team is to include a compelling cover letter, a clear and concise resume, and by ensuring that your LinkedIn profile is complete and up to date. Good luck!

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

AFN is always looking for talented, motivated individuals that have high standards, a willingness to learn, and a commitment to excellence. For a complete listing of open positions, please visit

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

To learn more about AFN and start the process of joining our team, we encourage all interested candidates to check out our website at and to join our talent network at

hiring Outlook

85 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 16% Job Growth
166 Average applicants per opening 4,139 Total job applicants
39% New hires by employee referrals 30% Openings filled by current employees
15 Recent graduates hired
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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