YRC Freight Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
88 Reviews
2.8
88 Reviews
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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)

  • work/life balance is a challenge; selling internally as well as externally is constant; challenge with the merging of Roadway and Yellow (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It could be better

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver  in  Chicago Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Chicago Heights, IL

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The regional work is great but the otr is good also if you are just getting out of truck driving school.

    Cons

    1) They take 15% of what ever you make off the top then taxes and other deductions. 2) Being on call 24-7 really sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more personable with your drivers they are not machines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Disfunctional

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    Former Employee - Account  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Account in Portland, OR

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers and customers, fun at times, decent pay

    Cons

    Broken internally, work life balance not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YRC Freight full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    work life balance, health benefits

    Cons

    constant change in management, poor office facilty

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    hard place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good pay and good working conditions

    Cons

    management does not care about people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people with respect and you will get more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good but not great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YRC Freight

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Dock Supervisor  in  Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Dock Supervisor in Carlisle, PA

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very 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

    Cons

    Long 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 ManagementAdvice

    When 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The company has been shrinking since I started here

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    Current Employee - Combo Driver/Dock  in  Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Combo Driver/Dock in Portland, ME

    I have been working at YRC Freight full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Usually 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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees more for cost saving ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    decent.

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    Current Employee - Checker/Dock Worker  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Checker/Dock Worker in Miami, FL

    I have been working at YRC Freight part-time

    Pros

    flexible on hours. work until work is completed.

    Cons

    15% pay cut is really evident after pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop with the mergers.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    It has paid the bills and life is good

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    Current Employee - Shift Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Shift Operations Manager

    I have been working at YRC Freight full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working 4 on and 3 off

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get management out of pay freeze. Losing good people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at YRC Freight full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

    Award employees with good attendance. Continue to communicate with your workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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