Con-way Freight
2.8 of 5 196 reviews
www.con-way.com Ann Arbor, MI 5000+ Employees

Con-way Freight Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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2.8 196 reviews

                             

55% Approve of the CEO

Con-way Freight President and Chief Executive Officer Douglas W. Stotlar

Douglas W. Stotlar

(83 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "fairly good pay for the area I'm located n"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Good benefits and learning capacity"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "Long hours no start time for guys with low seniority"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Driver's are not treated well and some of the upper management have no idea or experience in the trucking industry"
    in 7 reviews
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    FSC, and Field Operations (Former Employee)
    Ann Arbor, MI

    ProsThe general office or FSC (Field Support Center) was a good experience, and a good place to start. Most people are helpful, and treat you with respect. Training seems to be getting better all the time.

    ConsThe work ethics and culture are very different depending on the region of the United States you work in. Training is very outdated in the field, and upper-management is very removed from what really goes on in any operation. Morale is seemingly very low all over the country and the company doesn't know it or seems to choose not to acknowledge it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more supportive of struggling operations, and employees. Treat your employees like they really are your most competitive advantage. Don't just hang banners saying it. Support employees personal growth, and stress importance of family and work-life balance more.

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

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    Poor work/life ratio

    Freight Operations Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsGood entry level for management.

    ConsTop management is led by stockholders. bad work/life ratio. Too many hours for salaried bottom management to balance hours/money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust employees, stop having a flavor of the month every month.

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

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    Dock Workers taken for granted

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCan't think of any other than a paycheck.

    ConsPay scale for dock not on par with other companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDock workers should be paid two or three dollars an hour more.Management doesn't notice drivers who get paid eight dollars more an hour goofing off on the dock or standing in the office for an hour while on the clock while the dock workers bust their humps getting the job done.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be good, going down hill fast.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMoney is good not great. Weekends off. The only ones to trust is yourself management will burn you. Equipment sucks, your job is safe if you do what they want. Your a company robot.

    ConsIt's all about the #s not the customers or the employees. If they want you gone they'll find a way. Ins sucks. They preach team but even the managers of other terminals don't like each other.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a deep look into your SCM,FOM,FOS.

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    To many hours

    Line Haul (Former Employee)
    Fargo, ND

    ProsYes the Pay was great but I have a life too!

    Cons60 plus hours per week, not for me.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more drivers

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

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    Silos Everywhere

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou get to work with great people, even if they tend to be ignorant of the world outside of Con-way.

    ConsDon't expect to get broad experience. Despite claiming to have a commitment to giving people varied work experiences, it rarely happens. Pay tends to lag the market once you are there.

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    CSR for small SIC

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood family atmosphere within the terminal

    ConsThey are hiring temps for their CSR and dock workers that will never be hired in directly

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    It' is an OK place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfairly good pay for the area I'm located n.

    Conslong time to top out seniority only counts when the company wants It to.

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    Terrible military employer

    Dock Worker (Current Employee)
    Fremont, IN

    ProsNone don't care for anyone

    ConsTell you the care about employees then when military disability comes an issue for them. Don't work well with anything

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare for your personnel

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

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    Down hill from the start

    Dsr (Current Employee)

    ProsHome every day. Close to the house.

    ConsThey lie to you to get you in the door. Once you start they change everything. They change your bid constantly. They do not honor "seniority". Did not get a raise this year, because they spent too much on cameras, that video tape the driver. They are looking for anything to blame on the drivers. They now are looking into making the overtime after 50. Cincinnati has already started that for new dock workers. The insurance costs $68.50 per week and doesn't pay squat until you hit your deductible. The first year and 3 months of insurance has a $7000 deductible with 70/30 plan. The second year plan has the 80/20, but it doesn't pay anything until deductible it met. They hired new dock workers and are giving them a $3 per hour increase, but not the drivers. Management disrespects the drivers constantly. The company has NO concept of safety, even though they say it is their core value. My moral has been beaten into the ground. The progression rate for full scale is 5 years and 3 months. You don't get the big raise, until the 5th year. 4th year is .49 cpm, but most get fired or quit before then. Docks are exhaust filled and hot during the summer. Slick, frozen and dangerous during the winter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit crapping on your number one resource (your drivers).

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

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