YRC Worldwide
2.5 of 5 87 reviews
www.yrcw.com Overland Park, KS 5000+ Employees

YRC Worldwide Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014

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YRC Worldwide CEO & Director James L. Welch

James L. Welch

(21 ratings)

28% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    The decline of a strong company of proud employees.

    Anonymous (Current Employee)
    Carlisle, PA

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

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

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

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    Yellow and Roadway were better seperate.

    Sales (Former Employee)
    Overland Park, KS

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Harrasment

    Dock Worker (Former Employee)
    West Valley City, UT

    ProsUnion benefits paid weekly health INS

    ConsTaking from employees and always asking for more

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

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    City Drover (Current Employee)
    Wheeling, IL

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

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

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

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

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    End was not good

    Sales (Former Employee)
    Chicago Park, CA

    ProsWages were ok, nothinmg to write home about

    ConsManagement was bad, workers were worse

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a clue nad get rid of union

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

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    Horrible Company to Make A Career With

    Operations Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Columbus, OH

    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 Senior ManagementFind 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.

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

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou get a pay check for the abuse.

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

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

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

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    Horrible, awful, terrible

    Fleet Manager (Former Employee)
    Elk Grove Village, IL

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo away.

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

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    Demoralizing

    Slave (Current Employee)
    Saint Paul, MN

    Prosco workers and benefits when we had them

    Consmanagement has no idea how to lead or
     what is going on in the trenches

    Advice to Senior Managementget out of the office and get in touch with your employees and don't give some employees all the overtime they can handle while the others get none

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

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    They waste all of their money!

    Road Driver (Current Employee)
    Columbus, OH

    ProsWhen it is good, it is really good. The flow of freight keeps you on your toes and keeps you wallet filled.

    ConsFreight slowly decreasing, company falling apart. Very poor upper management. Sneeky back door deals and corrupt politics. They want the drivers to take pay cuts while the upper people still make millions! Heaven forbid they lose $100 a yr on budget cutbacks! The biggest con is there are non cdl qualified people that "tell you how to do your job"!

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

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