YRC Worldwide Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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YRC Worldwide CEO & Director James L. Welch
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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
  • Upper management does not communicate nor ask for employee input (in 5 reviews)

  • If you don't live near their headquarters in Overland park, KS then you have little job security (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Management Needs Leadership Skills

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager

    I worked at YRC Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Unfortunately, there weren't many pros to working at YRC Worldwide. It lacked leadership, management and management that took care of their employees. The dock workers were all great guys.

    Cons

    Leadership, HR was a joke, the terminal manager seemed to expect union employees to constantly be battling upper management, union employees were constantly getting laid off, just to be brought back a couple of weeks later.


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    Area Recruiting Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Recruiting Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Area Recruiting Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people in the field and operations will go out of their way to help out. Easy to recruit drivers based on pay and benefits

    Cons

    My leadership was clueless to driver recruiting. Too much traveling way over the 25 to 30 % that I was told in interview. Not enough staff to properly recruit spreads recruiters way too thin and makes us ineffective.

    Advice to Management

    If you put someone in a position of leadership, you need to make sure they have leadership experience and not just a big ego.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Really?????????

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Linehaul Driver in Richfield, OH
    Current Employee - Linehaul Driver in Richfield, OH

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Due to upper management Greed and multiple non-truths to workforce ,union and nonunion, upper management has created a unity among all of its employees and members! As far as a nice place to work,its nice to get along with the people you come in contact every-day!

    Cons

    Well im sorry to say, most of the people, I myself come in contact with everyday consider the Teamsters to be a corrupt paper tiger that resembles nothing of what it was and what it needs to be! YRC upper management appears to be only interested in filling their own pockets and very deceptive on following through with agreements made with their hard working empl;oyees,that sacrificed to help the Powell and Roush legasys stay alive! Shame on you all!

    Advice to Management

    Finally tell the truth on your objectives! Share profits with employees! Recreate a quality work place for your employees( believe me YOU CAN AFFORD IT) so you can attract quality people for you to employ to recreate the corporate shineing star that mr. Powell and Mr. Rouse worked so hard to create! In other words quit being so Greedy!


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    Tenuous

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Kansas City, MO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company, many positions are often available

    Cons

    Due to bankruptcy being a looming issue, many employees were laid off at various points. Morale was low because wages were continually cut.

    Advice to Management

    Morale is low due to wage cuts. Some very talented employees that had been with the company for decades left. Show your employees that you value them by restoring pay cuts and consider other employee incentive programs. The compensation package is no longer competitive.


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    Customer Service

    Former Employee - Customer Service in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay when it was Roadway. Roadway listened to their employees and considered their opinions. Great local team.

    Cons

    Yellow merger turned the customer service employees into machines that had to stick to scripts, then canned them all in favor of centralized customer service. Pay and hours reduced, company always felt unstable after merger.

    Advice to Management

    Roadway...go back in time and do not merge with Yellow!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Lots of people who know nothing about trucking

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Linehaul-Over the Road Driver in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Linehaul-Over the Road Driver in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Teamster union....There is nothing positive here at all. ..

    Cons

    Benefit have been cut....it now takes 4 years for 1 year on pension

    Advice to Management

    Put a owner operator in charge


  8. Temporary employee in accounts receivable.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Accounts Receivable in Cheektowaga, NY
    Former Contractor - Accounts Receivable in Cheektowaga, NY

    I worked at YRC Worldwide as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Management is clueless and overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Get a dictionary.


  9. Helpful (1)

    YRCW begins with hope and ends in disappointment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst II in North Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst II in North Akron, OH

    I worked at YRC Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Union Workers held in high esteem.

    Cons

    Salaried staff bears the brunt of Company's down sizing with no pay raises or reductions in salary in exchange for more responsibilities. If you don't live near their headquarters in Overland park, KS then you have little job security.

    Advice to Management

    Cost controls can be penny wise and pound foolish when you consolidate staff positions at their headquarters (KS) reduces the company's overall effectiveness due to the loss of experience from other regional locations. Specialized skills are lost in centralization of staff in KS with an associated loss of more advanced Business Intelligence initiatives.


  10. the good, the bad, to now the ugly job of rebuilding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver/Dock Worker in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Driver/Dock Worker in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair wage even after wage concessions, good insurance program. The tractors for city operation are mostly retired line haul units. All of the drivers will argue the good, and the bad part of them, but, they are still better than the units of the past.

    Cons

    The truly lack of leadership from the supervisor. They know when someone is messing up and damaging our customers freight but look the other way. Then they have the nerve to come up to you, and say you have to pick up the pace to make up the difference. Also, the city dispatch says to call in after every 4th stop, and they don't answer the phone.You leave a message, then they call you back and jump all over you for not calling in. You tell them you left a message, and after a few more negative comments about your performance they admit they don't know how to receive their messages left on the voice mail. Besides, they say they don't have time.

    Advice to Management

    Please look into why we have so many failed time criticals. Also, why does line hall show up in late afternoon with it? Please look into a way us dark terminals have access to what is picked up and en route to our location so we can plan ahead, to better serve our customers. Instead of making a change of operations, why in the world can't we fix our roofs on most of our trailers. Why are they even being loaded on when they can clearly see the holes in them. When can we go back to finding out our terminals O.R.? None of these suggestions are hard to fix, we hear of taking care of our customers. Why not prove it by, #1- listen to them, and react to their negative feelings of our management. #2- Discipline those that damage our freight, and our equipment. #3- Start listening to your drivers on the city routes. They are the best way to finding out our customers needs, instead of trying to shove something to them they don't want. How many more customers do we have to loose before someone starts to listen? Most of our customers say they are giving us the freight because of the driver. Not the company, when our rates are comparable to other carriers.


  11. grwat place to learn logistics but stress is overwhelming due to upper mgt

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ops Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Ops Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide

    Pros

    the salary is fairly ok...

    Cons

    cant take a lunch..work 12 hrs with minimal breaks...
    you are never told you do a good job..work nights and weekends all the time.

    Advice to Management

    very poor..good ole boy network



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