YRC Worldwide

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YRC Worldwide Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
95 Reviews
2.8
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YRC Worldwide CEO & Director James L. Welch
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25 Ratings

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Pros
  • Free benefits for the whole family and they are good benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • they benefits are great,graet chances of moving up in the company,conviniently located in marietta (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management is oblivious of your existence (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management does not communicate nor ask for employee input (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Terrible work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - City P&D, Yard &Dock in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - City P&D, Yard &Dock in Akron, OH

    I worked at YRC Worldwide full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, but even that has taken a blood bath in the last 5 years. My dental coverage used to be $1000 per person per year. Now its $600 with a 40% copay.

    Cons

    Worst management team I ever worked for. (Yellow) There is no accountability from the top to the bottom of the work force. You can work hard or do nothing but clock in and out. Nobody cares, management or labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More meet and greets (like fedex does) instead of paying to put your drivers up in a hotel room after only driving 340 miles. Stop squandering the money from all the employee concessions from the last 5 years. Start investing back into the company. ie towmotors, tractors, trailers. fixing the buildings & repaving the yards would be a good start.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't get on this sinking ship.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at YRC Worldwide full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    None, rudder-less ship just trying to stay afloat.

    Cons

    Low pay, always worried about when you would get laid off or the company would go bankrupt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together. Improve employee morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The decline of a strong company of proud employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Carlisle, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Carlisle, PA

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay at YRC is not at the low end of the spectrum for LTL motor freight.

    Cons

    Pay has been slashed for labor and management. Pension--frozen. 401(k)--zero company contribution for the past 5+ years. Health benefits--continual rise of employee costs. Job security--non-existent. Advancement opportunity--slim to none. Upper management does not communicate nor ask for employee input. Reviews have not been completed for several years. This company is continually on the verge of bankruptcy yet is able to add to its already top-heavy structure of more and more highly compensated upper management positions commonly filled by cronies of those in the top positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask for and at least consider input of employees. Understand the value of motivated people working toward common goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Yellow and Roadway were better seperate.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Sales in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at YRC Worldwide full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Roadway's customer service was local and wonderful to work with on daily situations. The drivers were engaged with the reps and during driver meetings.

    Cons

    Not having customer service local has hinder YRC. Also mergering the sales teams together hurt the brand, people lost confidence. The bonue structure was set up where you could never make bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your customer service people, sales reps and drivers. They have their ear to the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Harrasment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in West Valley City, UT

    I worked at YRC Worldwide full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Union benefits paid weekly health INS

    Cons

    Taking from employees and always asking for more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    City Driver

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - City Drover in Wheeling, IL
    Current Employee - City Drover in Wheeling, IL

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Union representation w/health care coverage that can't be beat.

    Cons

    Terrible senior management, bordering on bankruptcy, company is a sinking ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tie bonuses to profitability (what a concept), have one bonus structure in place for the whole company top to bottom. Stop recycling previously fired managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    End was not good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago Park, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago Park, CA

    I worked at YRC Worldwide full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wages were ok, nothinmg to write home about

    Cons

    Management was bad, workers were worse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue nad get rid of union

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Company to Make A Career With

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Great Experience for resume
    -One can understand how to handle difficult scenarios within an organization
    -Learn how to deal and cope with difficult situations within a union setting

    Cons

    -Upper management did not have consistency to deal with union employees when it came to counseling or discipline
    -Unable to positively change culture due to union restrictions and work practices
    -Not able to be flexible to the ever changing world of business. This company is a dinosaur in terms of being able to adjust and address concerns within marketplace. This again, is attributed to archaic union rules and regulations. This company is crippled because of its' union workforce. The union employees are going to be the demise because of the availability and willingness to file grievances on an already financially struggling company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to separate from the union setting to be able to be more flexible to address the needs and wants of customers. There are many employers that are more flexible because they do not have the same rules and they have an acceptable amount of turnover without paying the labor an outrageous amount of money. Other more profitable companies are paying their labor half the amount working on a dock.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Like serving a prison sentence. Constantly under threat. Horrible morale.

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

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    You get a pay check for the abuse.

    Cons

    If robbing one of his/her self-worth/ self-esteem & morale was an industry, YRC would have a monopoly in this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While the world is not rose petals & rainbows, brow beating frontline employees does not make for a competitive company but creates indifference within the ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible, awful, terrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Elk Grove Village, IL

    I worked at YRC Worldwide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was a job. There was nothing good about the place.

    Cons

    Poor pay, awful people to work for, constant yelling in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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