Con-way Freight Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Con-way Freight President and Chief Executive Officer Douglas W. Stotlar
Douglas W. Stotlar
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Pros
  • fairly good pay for the area I'm located n (in 23 reviews)

  • Good benefits and learning capacity (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours no start time for guys with low seniority (in 15 reviews)

  • Training is very outdated in the field, and upper-management is very removed from what really goes on in any operation (in 8 reviews)

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  1. freight classification specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Con-way Freight full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    job pays pretty well for the work required

    Cons

    there is little room for advancement


  2. Great starter job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Con-way Freight full-time

    Pros

    Office was really nice and the people were great too. The atmosphere of the office was laid back and fun.

    Cons

    Management should have a specific position made for training new employees. They had a manager training the new employees and she was actually new to the company and I think she needed to be more familiar with the company to be able to train us.


  3. Driver

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Con-way Freight

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are decent,local hourly.

    Cons

    Micro managed with lots of unnecessary tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Let drivers drive


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  5. FMT Program

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Management Trainee
    Current Employee - Field Management Trainee

    I have been working at Con-way Freight full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really good people to work with. Good pay. Good experience. Paid travel, hotel, and meals.

    Cons

    Schedule is awful. One week you work 8pm till 6am, the next week you might work 3am till 1pm. Each week is different. Also each week you're in a different location. Problem is you usually do not know that location until thursday or even friday. Hard on any and all relationships. Pretty much makes having a life impossible until you are placed somewhere, after the program ends!

    Advice to Management

    Make the schedule upon entering the program!


  6. With Freight Capacity Tight, They treat you Right.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dsr in Stoughton, WI
    Current Employee - Dsr in Stoughton, WI

    I have been working at Con-way Freight full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone is so helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    nothing significant. Seniority system sucks if you are just starting out.

    Advice to Management

    Modify the seniority system


  7. Dock

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Dock Worker in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Dock Worker in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Con-way Freight full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    * Teamwork between drivers and dock employees * Benefits *

    Cons

    * Inexperienced Supervisors * Good old politics make the higher ups turn a blind eye to when their buddies miss a delivery/pick-up,or even damage freight: even if it comes out of the company pocket. * Rules are enforced only when it is not someone's friend * Lower pay compared to other national carriers

    Advice to Management

    Trust the ones who know how to do their jobs,not your buddies who are learning on the fly. Favoritism and Who knows Who are great when the person can actually do the task at hand.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Dock Worker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Con-way Freight part-time

    Pros

    -Fast paced work environment -Friendly thoughtful local management -Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    -Inconsistent hours -Not always the safest work environment


  9. Helpful (1)

    Dock worker

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

    I have been working at Con-way Freight

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

    Pros

    Great pay for what you do People are nice to work with and help you when you are running around

    Cons

    The exhaust from the forklifts are definitely are a problem you come back with black boogers. Also stat sheet is very much against you

    Advice to Management

    To get respirators or something for dock employees to wear so they don't have to breath in exhaust and dust this would provide keeping their employees safe motto real


  10. experienced time at con-way

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL

    I worked at Con-way Freight

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

    Pros

    good pay great people to work with even a chance to get a cdl to drive their trucks

    Cons

    no dock doors to keep wind, rain and/or snow out of the dock. dress for the weather.

    Advice to Management

    I have none


  11. Hopeless

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Hemlock, MI
    Current Employee - Driver in Hemlock, MI

    I have been working at Con-way Freight full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good miles OK pay decent home time. At least they treat you like a human being. I have been at worse...

    Cons

    Broken promises. I was promised a seamless transition to a local position but it has been a headache and I'm still not local...

    Advice to Management

    Keep your damn promises. Better pay would be nice as well. This is a multi billion dollar company you guy could pay us a little more.



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