YRC Freight Reviews

Updated June 21, 2015
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Pros
  • excellent pay and benefits Union Contract (in 10 reviews)

  • good pay and good working conditions (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours no planning and baby sitting grown ups (in 8 reviews)

  • Broken internally, work life balance not good (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Good for experience, but not much else

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Road Driver in Montgomery, NY
    Former Employee - Road Driver in Montgomery, NY

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A steady paycheck and getting driving time, and good benefits from what I recalled.

    Cons

    1. 15% on your pay goes back to the company to keep them from going bankrupt.
    2. The pension through the union is not secured, which means there may not be one in the coming years.
    3. Insufficient training of newly hired drivers as to being taught the differences between double and single axle tractors as to their purpose, why you have to slide the fifth wheel on a tractor and how to do it, getting continuous practice backing up trailers, and knowing how to do a log book right by certain drivers who simply didn't want to do their jobs in properly teaching that.
    4. If you want to transfer from Line Haul, or from the yard, to the City(pick up and delivery) you lose your seniority within the same terminal.
    5. If you want to apply for the position of Yard Jockey, there's is literally no way of doing so on the yrc website because it's not listed.
    6. Having to keep bidding for a schedule even if you have no chance with someone with seniority while understandable for why that is, but nevertheless can be inconvenient.
    7. Having to start out "on-Call" 24/7 while again understandable, but misleading as to whether it's mandatory or optional because they ask you if you want to not just inform you that it's required and can be held against you regardless of your reasons if can't come in which they don't tell you.
    8. Most of the equipment used was sub-standard and not very reliable when in need of them.
    9. If you're hired for a position, you may not get any notification through e-mail or any other form of correspondence on how to proceed next.
    10. Finally, if you have been fired and let go you won't ever will be told for why by anyone believing you're still made to think you're still "On-Call".

    Advice to Management

    All of my cons listed should be addressed and worked on, but it won't which explains why they're having difficulty hiring people.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Not liking it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pick Up and Delivery Driver in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Pick Up and Delivery Driver in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at YRC Freight

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Occasional kind word from dispatch. Good to go home when you're finally done for the day. Good to have off.

    Cons

    YRC stole retirement and cut pay and cut vacation time. Bad people to work with. Have to work harder because most employees are slackers and I have to do their work.

    Advice to Management

    Can you work with employees better? It would help a lot. Like maybe understand what the employees are going through.


  3. Helpful (1)

    A company lost

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnsville, MN

    I have been working at YRC Freight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The pay is not bad

    Cons

    No communication, management is always changing goals and focusing on one thing, then the next week it's forgotten. Real low morale and not a bright future

    Advice to Management

    Get new ones


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Dock Worker

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Carlisle, PA
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Carlisle, PA

    I have been working at YRC Freight (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Excellent health, dental and vision benefits.

    Cons

    Being on a call boards is awful. You never know when your shift will be on.


  6. Helpful (1)

    I worked at YRC Freight

    Pros

    Good ins ( free ) pay with 15% cut still $300 plus a day. Good coworkers

    Cons

    Hateful dispatchers , too many changes, and declining benefits . equipment not maintained

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat people and if your that miserable and stressed , leave


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

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits friendly workers willing to help new hires

    Cons

    low morale, long hours, weekend work


  8. Many employees with over 20 years have moved on

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

    I worked at YRC Freight

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most coworkers are the best you could find anywhere. Honest hard-working Fair days work for a fair days pay type of Teamster. Who take pride in their work ,

    Cons

    " A few " who push the work on other coworker's , screw off and hide behind the teamster emblem. And management that only knows how to lie to the workers

    Advice to Management

    Stop skimming the money off the top & Restore the company back to its former glory


  9. Helpful (1)

    The company with no future. If you have a desire to work there work it's because no one else will hire you.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Combo Driver/Dock in Gardena, CA
    Former Employee - Combo Driver/Dock in Gardena, CA

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They don't monitor you while you're on the clock. They don't require you to work. You can abuse company time as much as you want in the form of overtime. And no one cares from Management to union members.

    Cons

    Company is near bankruptcy has been that way for years. Same as a pro no one cares including Management. The only employees they did not leave after they destroyed what good benefits they offered are the worst of the worst bordering on unemployable. And as far as pay goes under the new contract the new hire drivers are to be paid $17 an hour plus if you've never been in a union before you have to pay an 1100 dollar initiation fee plus another fifty six dollars a month. They've dropped their minimum qualification down to no experience just have a class a license.

    Advice to Management

    What Management


  10. Helpful (4)

    Unprofessional

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Combination Driver/Dockworker in Richfield, OH
    Former Employee - Combination Driver/Dockworker in Richfield, OH

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fellow employees are good people and very helpful when need be. Dispatchers who plan routes are inexperienced and just don't care about location and providing residential deliveries with a big truck. Route deliveries to streets that do not allow big trucks.

    Cons

    Bad planning and dispatching of freight,. dispatchers do not care of how or what is needed to do the job. leave it to the driver regardless and in case of a mishap they do not accept the blame of ordering the driver to make the delivery.

    Advice to Management

    hire true dispatchers who can google a route to make sure the route is truck safe.


  11. Helpful (1)

    They don't take care of their employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dock Supervisor in Chicago Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Dock Supervisor in Chicago Heights, IL

    I have been working at YRC Freight

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, gives you good experience

    Cons

    No appreciation, no trust, little training

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation to your employees



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