YRC Worldwide

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YRC Worldwide Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
97 Reviews
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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
  • 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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  1.  

    CSS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YRC Worldwide

    Pros

    Great Healthcare, great coworkers, not bad pay

    Cons

    Very micro managed, forced overtime on a consistent basis, no room for personal growth,office culture is low, poor moral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update how you do business across the board, YRC is doing business pretty much the same as they have done it since day one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok to work in this environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Atmosphere to work in. no hassle

    Cons

    Pay is weel below where it should be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Pretty good job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Road Driver/Line Haul in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Road Driver/Line Haul in San Bernardino, CA

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

    Pros

    Decent pay even though they cut 15% of it. Pay is still better than most OTR carriers. Free benefits for the whole family and they are good benefits. Home every night, relaxed work atmosphere, nice people.

    Cons

    Pay cut and pension freeze. Being on call until you get enough seniority for a bid run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop scaring your workers into voting down a raise and pension.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Starting Job

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Get your foot in the door somewhere

    Cons

    Company is currently not profitable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great pay but hard work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Separate Yellow and Roadway, everyone hated the merger!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    Current Employee - Super Resolver in Cheektowaga, NY
    Current Employee - Super Resolver in Cheektowaga, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very low pay for what other companies offer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lots of politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Salary 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    It is a tough call...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging, learning opportunity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Big company with big benefits and opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Financial issues and previous CEOs were questionable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    YRCW

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Dissatisfied 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.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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