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Con-way Enterprise Services Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
14 Reviews

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  1.  

    A good place to be - but can be better.

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

    Pros

    The processes and functions are still developing - opportunity for self starters to shine. Opportunity to work on diverse supply chain engagements. Encourages telecommuting once a week at the HQ.

    Cons

    Leadership does not seem to communicate often and adequately. I feel that the vision and strategy can be good areas to start. Lessons from past engagement are captured but often never learned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set your course by the lights of the stars and not by the lights of the passing ships. But please do set sail and move forward already!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Friendly place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    My experience at Con-way has been a very good one. I work with lots of good people, I have a flexible schedule and the environment is pretty laid back.

    Cons

    Sometimes I find I don't have access to the types of resources I would expect from a large company. And a few years ago they outsourced their technical support to India. It is super frustrating trying to get an tech issues resolved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Con-way IT Out Sourcing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer (IT)  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Developer (IT) in Portland, OR

    Pros

    The developers that have stuck with the company are Heroes! Sadly!

    Cons

    OMG where to start? 1.Managers out number developers. 2. Managers make the decisions (top -> down). 3.Managers are all white and old except for 1 or 2 token Indians. 4. The 'top' Managers are the 'worst' sharks who have stabbed everyone else in the back. 5. The top IT managers are the least technical people. 6. Management is top heavy and they drive fancy cars to prove it! 7.It is like little India here! 8. Unpaid overtime is the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. 'Lean' is for manufacturing Toyota cars, not for software development.
    2. You should know what 'Agile' IS before you spout the 'terminology'.
    3. Adding more layers of managers won't solve your problems ..only compound them.
    4. Managers aren't accountable.
    5. Many IT Managers are failed developers or just evil munchkins! The last managers meeting was all about re-naming some teams! Seriously, you get paid for that?
    6. Outsourcing is killing developer morale and killing their pay raises. Oh of course except for managers' pay. Why do the managers all drive fancy cars? V8 Kompressor anyone?
    7. Employees don't trust managers and are too scared to say anything. Employees work unpaid overtime on Sundays, and any day they are told to.
    8. HR is run by a total witch!
    9. Trucking is a dying Industry. The Senior Managers, the lack of money, and OUTSOURCING are BIG problems.
    10. Some of the senior managers are total asses. The last CIO (Jackie) was canned for outsourcing critical people to HP and causing widespread IT chaos.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Steer clear - Looks good until you get through the door, then look out!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Challenging work that would be interesting except for the Cons...

    Pay and benefits - though mandatory medical information in their system to get discounts seems like an invasion of privacy.

    Dress is casual and opportunity to telecommute.

    On site cafeteria, bistro, work out facilities and activities.

    Parking is right by the building and it's free. Bus stops right by the building.

    Lots of really great restaurants within easy walk.

    Cons

    Low quality management not trained or qualified for their jobs. No management support to employees... managers play favorites and look for things to find fault with their reports. It's not a supportive environment.

    Long term employees do not share or welcome new people for fear of losing their jobs - you never feel welcome or part of the team. If you are good at what you do and current in technology, you will not be welcome. There are lots of fun things going on there, but unless you are part of the 'in' crowd, you aren't allowed to join in.

    Work environment is "co-locations" more like "pens" - not enough space to work, too many people in too small a space, no privacy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house in your management and hire from the outside. You need a fresh crew. Don't indoctrinate them into the current Con-way culture - you need a change and you need the new people to drive that change. Your bragging that you have long term employees is misleading. The people who are there for "years" stay out of fear and run off the new people who try to bring in new, innovative and fresh ideas.

    Stop promoting within. Unqualified people are destroying your teams.

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

    Always something new

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    Pros

    One of the best things about working at Con-way in the company culture! Everyone here is willing to lend a helping hand, advice, or just generally help in any way they can. I work within a fantastic team that jives very well together. Each person has their own expertise, and each person contributes something different.

    Cons

    Outsourced IT and benefits are two parts of Con-way that need improving. Outsourcing IT causes several issues, and not having sick time can be challenging when trying to take time off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company!

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

    Pros

    Collaborative company culture, large projects going on, innovative in industry, environmentally conscious, people driven

    Cons

    PTO could be better up front

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    New to Con-way- Best kept secret in Portland

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    Pros

    I joined Con-way one month ago. Since joining, I have been welcomed with enthusiasm and trust from the team I work within all the way up to the senior leaders on the campus. the directionof the company continues to be one that is both steeped in a very long tradition and history as well as one that is on the leading edge of technology and sustainability within its industries. Great on-boarding and continue to make a difference even as I learn a new organization. Very community driven company and located right in the Pearl district for those who love great restaurants, entertainment and shopping!

    Cons

    Like most long standing companies, decision making can at times be done by consensus. PTO could be better up front.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relook at the PTO benefits to attract the best talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    skip this place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Whipping Fool IT Person  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Whipping Fool IT Person in Portland, OR

    Pros

    very few -- its right off the freeway -- you get unemp. benefits after their one of many layoffs

    Cons

    they are always firing -- you will work on technology that you will never use again after they let you go -- also, long term employees will put you down as they protect their turf

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you outsourced most of the programmers and kept a lot of dead weight -- is this getting your projects done and better and/or faster? Didn't think so

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Stagnate - Lousy Management.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Fair pay, vacation and benefits.

    Cons

    Very clear "in" group who gets all promotions at the corporate level.
    Good place to be if you are one of the favorites.
    Your opinion is not valued. Be ready not to think and do what you are told.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people grow to their own capacity, not just their current job description.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Positive and upbeat, low drama high integrity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Good people, conscientious , rewarded for inquisitive proactive behavior.

    Cons

    Uncertainty how they will weather the next recession.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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