YRC Freight Reviews

Updated July 11, 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. Helpful (1)

    Do it if you must.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Stroudsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Stroudsburg, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For the area in which I was living in, Roadway was one of the better paying jobs that was around. The environment was alright at most.

    Cons

    Takes a long time to gain seniority on the dock, and would most like wait 10 years to work a day-shift, and at least 20 years to have off Sat-Sun.

    Advice to Management

    Be more up front when laying people off.


  2. Helpful (1)

    State of affairs

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    Former Employee - Road Driver in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Road Driver in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working hard in tough econmy to keep jobs for everyone. As of 2012 building momentum. Thankful! There are alot of Teamsters glad that they are trying so hard.

    Cons

    Had to make hard cuts to men and pay to keep going it looks like its working so far. Failure to look at how those cuts may hurt locally.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not forget your men and women who have made you what you are for decades. They have pride in this company as well.


  3. Great Job.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - P&D Driver in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - P&D Driver in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YRC Freight full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits with union representation, overall a good place to work. Equipment isnt bad but its getting old and needs to be replaced.

    Cons

    Had to take a 15% paycut and lost a weeks vacation. Management has changed a lot over the last two years. They learn the job and start performing well and then someone new comes in with new ideas, its crazy sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    I think we are finally headed in the right direction, just keep trying to get all employees back in the game.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    A company saved by its employees...growing stronger every day.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Clerical in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - General Clerical in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YRC Freight full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast-faced, challenging, good pay & benefits. The people I work with are great.

    Cons

    Can be stressful...after all, it is the freight business. The hours are not the greatest.

    Advice to Management

    Hearing "good job" and "keep up the good work" would be nice to hear from local management.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Challenging

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver/Dockworker in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Driver/Dockworker in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at YRC Freight full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    To be a teamster where as time goes on will become more Important as people realize they are being screwed

    Cons

    Watching the lazy getting the same pay

    Advice to Management

    Grow some balls and do your job, I have to


  7. Helpful (1)

    Absolutely wonderful company.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They let me work 60-65 hour weeks.

    Cons

    Pay is salary, not by the hour


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good starting off job if wanting to learn about transportation and logistics

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Trainee in Richland, MS
    Current Employee - Operations Trainee in Richland, MS
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YRC Freight part-time (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 Management

    better planning


  9. Helpful (1)

    entertaining

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver Sales in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Driver Sales in West Valley City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time (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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    It was an eye opening experience

    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Great work place with great people

    Cons

    Did not enjoy the hours


  11. This company is full of people who really care about their customers, their jobs and each other.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YRC Freight full-time (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.



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