YRC Freight Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 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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    review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YRC Freight

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    lack of cooperation with other employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you can stand the heat

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    Former Employee - Dockworker  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Dockworker in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    understanding and helpful employees, simple job, a good physical workout.

    Cons

    when you are a part time employee, you are on-call. some weeks you will be offered lots of hours and other weeks you will get barely any offered to you. if they do take you on full time, be prepared to work any and all hours offered to you. as a part time employee (aka: casual) you can turn down hours. As a full time employee, you could be working 40 hours per week + depending on what the company needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the most part, all of my supervisors were really nice and helpful. The only thing I can recommend is that supervisors agree upon standards for going about certain tasks and responsibilities so that there isn't a conflict of opinion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Professional

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Autonomy, professional, opportunity, great co-workers and operations staff, opportunity for growth, travel, opportunity to learn about and establish partnerships with a wide variety of industries/clients

    Cons

    work/life balance is a challenge; selling internally as well as externally is constant; challenge with the merging of Roadway and Yellow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More career development

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Support  in  Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Support in Urbandale, IA

    I have been working at YRC Freight full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I am on the fast track to my goals as sales support. Feel I help push along married same sex benefits. I receive raise that has happened in years for most personnel. Great benefits and work environment. I really enjoy by position.

    Cons

    No annual reviews for possible raise increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Annual raises for non union employes's.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Shop Management

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at YRC Freight full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large employer, many opportunities, benifits

    Cons

    Not family orientated, many manitory night & weekend shifts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    This company is full of people who really care about their customers, their jobs and each other.

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Analyst  in  Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Analyst in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits and office environment. Although old technology is still prevalent, there is a concerted effort to upgrade to new. As an IT person, there are lots of opportunities to learn and be involved with the entire development process.

    Cons

    The economy and poor management decisions by a previous regime has ravaged the company's finances. All non-union employees (me) suffered a 10% pay cut and then no raises in 7 years. The company appears to be recovering, but IT folks have other opportunities; turnover is high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was an eye opening experience

    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Great work place with great people

    Cons

    Did not enjoy the hours

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    entertaining

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    Former Employee - Driver Sales  in  West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Driver Sales in West Valley City, UT

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

    Pros

    excellent pay and benefits Union Contract

    Cons

    no communication between management and labor, micro-managed from top down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    empower your front line workers share more information with them, quit trying to reinvent the wheel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good starting off job if wanting to learn about transportation and logistics

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    Current Employee - Operations Trainee  in  Richland, MS
    Current Employee - Operations Trainee in Richland, MS

    I have been working at YRC Freight part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good pay and they work with your schedule

    Cons

    long hours no planning and baby sitting grown ups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better planning

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Absolutely wonderful company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YRC Freight

    Pros

    They let me work 60-65 hour weeks.

    Cons

    Pay is salary, not by the hour

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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