YRC Freight

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YRC Freight Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
YRC Freight – Carlisle – “View of the one side of the terminal”

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2.8 79 reviews

58% Approve of the CEO

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James Welch

(43 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • excellent pay and benefits Union Contract(in 10 reviews)

  • good pay & benefits, lots of jobs home every day with weekends off(in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management continues to make decisions which benefit themselves only(in 6 reviews)

  • Lots of hours no human compassion(in 4 reviews)

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    Good but not great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSenior management and front-line people have a handle on what needs to happen to fix and grow the firm.

    ConsMiddle management seems to be more interested in retaining their jobs than moving the company forward. Too many "managers" who manage no one.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou're going to have to start providing pay raises soon or your best people will no longer be able to afford to work here.

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    hard place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Akron, OH

    Prosgood pay and good working conditions

    Consmanagement does not care about people

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat people with respect and you will get more

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Thought it was going to be good for me, but not so much after 3 days...

    Dock Supervisor (Former Employee) Carlisle, PA

    ProsVery decent base salary for Dock Supervisor position, an overall good group of unionized Dock Workers to manager and oversee, a decent amount of room for advancement even to other areas and terminal hubs around the country, great benefits offered after 30 days of hire, as a supervisor you work 5 days a week and off 2, your day moves by pretty fast on any given day as a supervisor, great work environment, but the position as a Dock Supervisor turned out to not be for me...it's for some and not everyone for sure

    ConsLong days and hours, no overtime at all as a supervisor or manager, high-stressed work environment with a higher level of noise and smells (i.e. electric fork lift propane fumes, diesel truck fumes, etc.), heard it can take a while to advance within management, but is possible to move up, the Dock Supervisor position is pretty difficult and takes a certain kind of personality to be successful in

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you bring in a new hire for Dock Supervisor, especially someone as myself who had no previous transportation/dock experience, have a well-planned training schedule set up for the employee and not just have the employee walk around and learn visually. YRC Freight is a good company overall, but they have no training for someone coming into the Dock Supervisor role. They do offer an Operations Trainee position that trains one for the dock and other areas, I believe, but I was selected for the Dock Supervisor position and honestly the training was not great at all. I would suggest to management to train your new Dock Supervisors better and have someone (whether a manager or supervisor) showing them the basics first, then some formal videos and/or training book work, and then taking the person out on the dock to have them apply the operations of the terminal from what they've learned. I understand that this position isn't for "everyone", but I believe more people like myself would stay with the company if things were set up a little better to train someone for the position and not just have them walk around and follow a supervisor.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The company has been shrinking since I started here

    Combo Driver/Dock (Current Employee) Portland, ME

    Prosgood pay & benefits, lots of jobs home every day with weekends off

    ConsUsually takes awhile to work into a full time regular schedule. You don't always have a choice of the type of work you like to do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees more for cost saving ideas

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    decent.

    Checker/Dock Worker (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    Prosflexible on hours. work until work is completed.

    Cons15% pay cut is really evident after pay.

    Advice to Senior Managementstop with the mergers.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK

    Dock Worker (Former Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsPay rate,and did'nt care for supervisor.

    ConsPart time job,not enough hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It has paid the bills and life is good

    Shift Operations Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsWorking 4 on and 3 off

    ConsThe weather is hard to deal with being outside. It is hard to deal with the teamster. To many rules to protect lazy workers

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet management out of pay freeze. Losing good people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It uses too many operating systems making daily routines cumbersome and time consuming with lots of room for errors

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Overland Park, KS

    ProsHealth benefits are good & wages are competitive. The company is working to instill Respect in the workplace starting from the Top down.

    ConsAs the parent company works to shed its debt the company's stuck operating old equipment and outdated software. They've lost their experienced talent (Union & Non-Union) to its competitors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAward employees with good attendance. Continue to communicate with your workforce.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A company with opportunities for all!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDiverse workplace with a multitude of opportunity at all levels. Interns often get their start here and many of them stay for years while progressing in their careers. Starting salaries are quite competitive

    ConsA bit top heavy at the management level in all areas. Times are lean, but there should be more accountability to ensure the limited resources are truly producing the results necessary for true work/life balance. Unfortunately, this is another case where 10% of the employees are doing 90% of the work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromotions are sorely needed for those employees who have held tight to a sinking ship and have barely been thrown a life jacket to keep them afloat. Some rescue vessels would be welcome for a bit of gratitude that will pay the bills while feeding the pride,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was MUCH better before 2008

    Combo Driver/Dock (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsWork rules, benefits, job bidding every 6 months

    Consequipment, don't care mentality on both management and employees. 15% pay reduction and only 25% pension contribution.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit stealing our money and pay your bills. What once was an LTL powerhouse is reduced to crap thanks to upper management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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