YRC Worldwide

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YRC Worldwide Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014

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2.5 89 reviews

52% Approve of the CEO

YRC Worldwide CEO & Director James L. Welch

James L. Welch

(21 ratings)

28% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, decent compensation (in 6 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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    Good Starting Job

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Overland Park, KS

    ProsGet your foot in the door somewhere

    ConsCompany is currently not profitable

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great pay but hard work!

    Dock Worker (Current Employee) Greenville, SC

    ProsThe pay is excellent for the work that you do, and the company has been a leader in that industry for a very long time.

    ConsThe job can be very demanding physically. The work schedule is mainly night work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeparate Yellow and Roadway, everyone hated the merger!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I love my job, I just wish I made more.

    Super Resolver (Current Employee) Cheektowaga, NY

    ProsFriendly atmosphere, great upper managment.
    Room for advancement, but is somewhat limited.

    ConsVery low pay for what other companies offer

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork to raise pay rate for permanent employees. Everyone is hired as a temporary employee making $11.50 an hour. They hint at the idea that you will get a raise going from temporary to permanent after the 6 month wait period, but you do not get a raise. I got a promotion and am now making $12.99/hour and found out there is another company that offers $16 starting rate for the entry level position. I love my job but the pay rate is making me look for work elsewhere.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots of politics

    Programmer Analyst (Former Employee) Overland Park, KS

    ProsThe technologies side is organized and you get to learn a bit

    ConsSalary is low, the industry is always shaky, directors and above think they are better than everybody else (and most of them are not that smart), lots of politics (more who you know than what do you know to get a promotion).

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are not that great and there are lots of better people out there, so stop acting like you are better than everybody else.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It is a tough call...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is a very real sense among many employees to work hard, focus, give 100%, and be proud to be a part of the huge attempt to turn the company around. The job itself is very interesting and despite the numerous cons, I actually enjoy my job. I do not enjoy the cons and problems that have been abundant and continuous, but I enjoy the interaction with all of the teams and the general focus to get the job done, do it right, and fix whatever mistakes were made. There are a great many people who work very hard, at this company.

    ConsThe company allows a significant amount of bullying, both by co-workers and management. There are so many things said and done that would not be tolerated at other companies. Favoritism is abundant, where individual members of the same team are given vastly different amounts of work from each other. A few years ago, job descriptions were revamped, causing many positions to be so vaguely described, that anyone could be hired for the job. This allowed for hiring of team members with no experience into the same level as individuals with experience, despite there being a position just below the others, which would allow for the new person to learn and grow. Salaried employees are given one week less time PTO than hourly, yet work many more hours. The excuse provided is that salaried employees can take time off when they are sick, etc. without using PTO. This has not been the case for many salaried employees, leaving some to wonder if everyone is treated equally. Salaried employees are advised they have to make up their time, if going to a doctor appointment, etc., despite putting in well over 50-60 hours a week.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to train your teams on consistency, so that employees are treated the same. Ensure that first line management teams understand HR rules, laws, and guidelines. Do not assume because someone read a guide on equality or etiquette, that the person truly understands what either mean. Review the PTO policies so that salaried employees are treated equally by their managers, if one member is allowed time off without taking PTO, all members of the same team should be allowed the same time off, for the same reason. Ensure all managers understand the legalities and rules of supervising salaried employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging, learning opportunity.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBig company with big benefits and opportunity to grow

    ConsFinancial issues and previous CEOs were questionable

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice benefits package - health, dental, vision, savings package
    Competitive wage/salary
    Standard vacation setup
    Outside company benefits - cell phone discounts

    ConsDissatisfied union employees and minimal staffing
    Long hours and varying schedules
    Lots of overtime available.
    Often-times short-staffed due to union no-shows
    Recent restructuring of facilities, management, and some locations.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging

    Applications Analyst II (Current Employee) Overland Park, KS

    ProsPeople are great--like family
    Flexible schedules

    ConsStuck in a mainframe mindset
    Slow to move to modern development styles and project management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsolidate and simplify systems. Change to a different development style to encourage faster responses to needed changes to the systems.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long-time employee

    Linehaul-Over the Road Driver (Current Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsGood bennies and pay package

    ConsCompany deep in debt.... Almost went into bankruptcy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good money, no life

    Dockworker (Former Employee) San Bernardino, CA

    ProsWorking here was great at first until Roadway merged with Yellow freight and turned the place upside down. I worked here for seven years and after the merger was layed off (not enough seniorty) You would think after seven years of service that would amount to something.

    ConsIf you get a job here you can say goodbye to your life. You will be on call for years and must be ready to work at any time of the day or night. There are five daily shifts and you will work probably three different shifts per week and guess what, if they don't call one day congrats you just had a day off sitting around waiting for the phone to ring. Good Luck!!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementHappy employees make good employees!!!

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

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