YRC Worldwide Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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YRC Worldwide CEO & Director James L. Welch
James L. Welch
6 Ratings

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. Driver P&D

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolingbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Union company so the benefits are good.

    Cons

    Management and Union don't get along at all.

    Advice to Management

    Prepare to look for another job.


  2. corporate accounts executive

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience understanding the business trends of the majorities of all industries. This also helps to understand how the global economy impacts N America and vice versa.

    Cons

    Far too much micro-management by unqualified senior management, rather than sharing a compelling vision and strategy which brings all segments together under centralized purpose. Each department seems to have goals that work against other departments, and prevents over-all growth and success.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate, and allow the giftedness, education, and experience fuel success, communicating and developing business plans that support the success of the organization. Plans are too often developed by those who have lost touch with operations, the customer, and/or the challenges facing the current business climate. Panels should be more inclusive of various departments, giving a stronger over-all perspective of the business climate


  3. LONG HOURS - 4-5pm to 4-5am

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Allegedly they like to promote from within. Attire is relaxed. Usually a collar shirt and pants. Tennis shoes are welcomed. Tattoos don't seem to be an issue.

    Cons

    Long hours. Lots of rules. 100 different ways to do basic tasks. Constant ridicule and criticism from upper management. After a 60 hour week and taxes you're basically working for 12-13$/hr ...also no lunch and no breaks. Somebody will eventually call the equalization board over this.

    Advice to Management

    Nobody wants to work 12hrs daily for an average salary. There HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY TO CONTROL DAILY OPERATION!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Planning Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Regional Coordinator in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Regional Coordinator in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at YRC Worldwide (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people were good to work with. You are forced to learn something new everyday because of the many scenarios you are put in.

    Cons

    Management, empty promises; no pay raise after a pay cut 2 years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for your hard working employees and get rid of the ones that just take up space.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Management Needs Leadership Skills

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at YRC Worldwide (Less than a year)

    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Area Recruiting Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Recruiting Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Area Recruiting Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Really?????????

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Linehaul Driver in Richfield, OH
    Current Employee - Linehaul Driver in Richfield, OH
    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!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Tenuous

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Customer Service

    Former Employee - Customer Service in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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!


  11. Helpful (1)

    Lots of people who know nothing about trucking

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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



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