YRC Worldwide
2.5 of 5 82 reviews
www.yrcw.com Overland Park, KS 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 31, 2014

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YRC Worldwide CEO & Director James L. Welch

James L. Welch

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26% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Lots of people who know nothing about trucking

Linehaul-Over the Road Driver (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO

I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time for less than a year

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementPut a owner operator in charge

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

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Temporary employee in accounts receivable.

Accounts Receivable (Former Employee)
Cheektowaga, NY

I worked at YRC Worldwide as a contractor for less than a year

ProsNone that I can think of.

ConsManagement is clueless and overworked.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a dictionary.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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YRCW begins with hope and ends in disappointment

Applications Analyst II (Former Employee)
North Akron, OH

I worked at YRC Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

ProsUnion Workers held in high esteem.

ConsSalaried 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 Senior ManagementCost 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.

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

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

Driver/Dock Worker (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO

I have been working at YRC Worldwide

ProsFair 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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementPlease 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Ops Manager (Current Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at YRC Worldwide

Prosthe salary is fairly ok...

Conscant 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 Senior Managementvery poor..good ole boy network

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Was OK but now....

IT Consultant (Former Employee)
Akron, OH

I worked at YRC Worldwide

ProsGreat fellow employees. They really cared about doing the right thing. Mid-level management was decent enough. I believe the company wanted to move forward but the economy got in the way. Pay was decent enough at the beginning but has been cut by almost 15% over the last year.

ConsPay and benefits drastically suffered during this downturn. Senior level management have made some huge mistakes and when the economy tanked it caught the company with it's pants down. Hence the level of debt has caused the reduction in workforce to half of what it was 3 years ago. No future for employees now and bankruptcy is still an option.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe only thing I can think of is to file for bk protection and try to restructure as best you can. It's obvious your efforts so far have been futile.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at YRC Worldwide

ProsThe money is good and the benifits are free.

ConsThe atmosphere is very much like a prison.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to break the union/management barrier.

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TITANIC 2010!!!!

Dockworker (Current Employee)
Chicago Heights, IL

I have been working at YRC Worldwide

ProsThe wages and benefits are good especially if you basically show up to work-the union has protected slackers who have made a career of doing the least amount necessary for decades.

ConsNo communication- union representation is an expensive joke. The leadership has capsized what should have been the pride of the trucking industry.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop mirroring the banking industry-your greed has brought union trucking to the brink of disaster.I wonder if that wasn't the intent all along.Nice trade: 60000 jobs diminished so a few can make a couple more million.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at YRC Worldwide

ProsI was paid very handsomely to do very little work here. The company was and is in a period of transition.

ConsThe integration of acquisitions has been overly complex and poorly executed. The company is at the brink of bankruptcy when other competitors and doing much better.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeeded to better manage acquisitions and union relations. The debt load of the company and underfunded pension obligations do not bode well for the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Don't choose YRC as your first pick.

Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at YRC Worldwide

ProsIn finance/accounting you'll get some excellent experience working for very demanding managers with high expectations and high degrees of expertise, which will quickly develop your skills and make you strong and marketable.

ConsRidiculously low pay, for ridiculously long hours. Also a company that's going nowhere. Not very forward thinking and also unfair in the treatment of lower-tier salaried workers.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't just consider making numbers for the quarter, rather consider how the company will be situated strategically 10 or 20 years from now and start making decisions based upon that. Stop offering quarterly guidance. It's killing us. Also, let go of all the tedious metrics that senior management craves and start looking at the big picture.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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