Con-way Freight Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
223 Reviews
2.6
223 Reviews
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Con-way Freight President and Chief Executive Officer Douglas W. Stotlar
Douglas W. Stotlar
94 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • fairly good pay for the area I'm located n (in 19 reviews)

  • Good benefits and learning capacity (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours no start time for guys with low seniority (in 15 reviews)

  • Training is very outdated in the field, and upper-management is very removed from what really goes on in any operation (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Top Tier LTL Carrier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Freight Operations Manager in Laredo, TX
    Former Employee - Freight Operations Manager in Laredo, TX

    I worked at Con-way Freight full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity To Learn much LTL. As high as your willing to put into it. Top tier LTL carrier. Many proud to work there.

    Cons

    Moved away from tenured ltl executive leadership. Being run by 3pl'ers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Dock Worker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Con-way Freight part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for driving a fork lift. They work with hours and let you take off if need be.

    Cons

    There is no set in stone schedule for dock workers at my terminal. We either call in to find out our hours or they tell us the day before.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Poor technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freight Operations Supervisor in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Freight Operations Supervisor in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Con-way Freight full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people and helpful mid-level management.

    Cons

    Technology is so out dated you have to wonder if there going to be around in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Line-haul has no clue what is going on in operations!!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    OK Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dsr in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Dsr in Rockford, IL

    I have been working at Con-way Freight full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can make money. Good Benefits' ok retirement. Plenty of advancement potential with college degree. Co workers for the most part are exellent guys to work with.

    Cons

    Company has an idea of where it wants to go but because it is so completely different from what they have been doing they're not sure on how to get there; or at least there's no evidence of it. To many college minded people running company without real pratical experience in moving freight. Lousy hours, to much about #s little to do with the reality of the situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate more senior drivers into management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    its ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Franklin, WI
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Franklin, WI

    I have been working at Con-way Freight full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good pay. can pick between city and linehau

    Cons

    too much management.. computers crash frequently

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sad Situation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dsr in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Dsr in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Con-way Freight full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most fellow employees unhappy with management.....It's one thing to hire a supervisor off the street and make him my boss,..........but when you take a fellow driver and make him a boss, that's a chicken thing to do.......

    Cons

    Long hour's, Supervisor's who act like they are God's gift to the trucking industry, overall morale.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none to offer.....they wont get their head out long enough to listen.......

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A fine place to get OTR experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Joplin, MO
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Joplin, MO

    I worked at Con-way Freight full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Drivers are generally treated with respect, the equipment is kept in good condition, lots of small perks like the ability to choose your own routing or bank days off, etc. There are still many employees who take pride in their work.

    Cons

    Company thinks 10,000 miles/month is good for an over the road driver. Pay rates lag industry as well. Driver turnover used to be lowest in the industry, but it is rapidly rising as the brass focuses their attention on attracting lower-cost employees (new hires and those with little experience). As a result, the company is no longer positioned as the premium service offering the drivers could take pride in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Steer the company back towards being the premium service provider it once was. Don't slip into the mega-carrier mold. Reward service & production.

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Driver in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Con-way Freight full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, Got plenty of overtime

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management They don't pat you on the back for doing a good job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating employees like numbers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    To many hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Haul in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Line Haul in Fargo, ND

    I worked at Con-way Freight full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Yes the Pay was great but I have a life too!

    Cons

    60 plus hours per week, not for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more drivers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Silos Everywhere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Con-way Freight

    Pros

    You get to work with great people, even if they tend to be ignorant of the world outside of Con-way.

    Cons

    Don't expect to get broad experience. Despite claiming to have a commitment to giving people varied work experiences, it rarely happens. Pay tends to lag the market once you are there.

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