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  1. Helpful (1)

    Project Management Experience

    Current Contractor - IT Project Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Current Contractor - IT Project Manager in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Buidling back up the IT processes and enabling a PMP
    Introducing Agile development
    Flexible work environment

    Cons

    Not a cohesive effort to role out the Agile process
    Communication on IT direction sometimes not clear and communicated well through the ranks
    Not getting back to the basics before moving forward

    Advice to Management

    Gather more input on the changes being put in place from the experience that is being hired in.

  2. Yellow was an overall good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Overland Park, KS

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People, and scope of work

    Cons

    very challenging industry and the union

    Advice to Management

    take a hard line against union benefits and the teamsters

  3. Great Job

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

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Union job makes things easier
    work seven hours get paid for eight
    just do your job and no hassles at all

    Cons

    being union means having to start at the bottom of seniority and work up
    this is not an easy challenge and the guys at the top do not help
    It maybe a union on the outside, but on the inside it is all for one at the top

    Advice to Management

    quit
    you will never win

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  5. Dock supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dock Supervisor in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Dock Supervisor in Marietta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    they benefits are great,graet chances of moving up in the company,conviniently located in marietta.

    Cons

    Hours are too long twelve hours are essasting,some of the workers are very rude and have a problem,following instrutions.

  6. Solid global transportation company....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Bensalem, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Bensalem, PA

    I worked at YRC Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, management, and advancement opportunities

    Cons

    One of the most competitive industries in the country

    Advice to Management

    Keep on "truckin'.....

  7. Solid experience at YRC.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Overland Park, KS

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people. Everyone gets together for lunch and after work. Good camaraderie. Good pay for the area. standard benefits. Good CEO. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    doesn't look like the company will have money to spend on raises. doesn't look like the company will have money to spend on new services, promotion, capital, etc

    Advice to Management

    Make a more clear career path for employees to follow

  8. It was my pleasure to work there.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Buffalo, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pleasant working environment, schedule flexibility in some cases, potential to build good rapport with customer base, potential to bonus monthly.

    Cons

    No overtime offered, out-of-office departments with authority sometimes lack the communication needed to accomplish tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to who is in lower management leadership positions, not always is someone fit for such a position especially one that is essential to a particular office's success.

  9. Customer Care

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good Money to start off with, quick pay raises as well. Management was good to work with. Location was ideal.

    Cons

    Training plans-made a transition and added a new entity which required a lot of overtime and a lot of people waiting impatiently for a long period of time

  10. YRCW

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Revenue Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Senior Revenue Specialist in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at YRC Worldwide

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay
    decent benefits
    co workers were like family in my department

    Cons

    comm,uting 60 miles to work was tough
    economy made for internal problems
    merger of Roadway and Yellow is very difficult
    stress level high

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to learn more what happens on the workers level... they have lost contact with the reality of the jobs . YRCW has a lot of good employees and the managment should learn from their experiences. I believe they took on too much with the merger and did not handle it well..

  11. Worked for Yellow in charleston s.c. before intergration.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - City Driver in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - City Driver in Charleston, SC

    I worked at YRC Worldwide

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Made a pretty good living good job with great benifits

    Cons

    If your seniority is low expect to be laid-off when customers shipping slows.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to capture so much of the LTL market by buying up other LTL compaines!!!

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