Con-way Freight Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
224 Reviews

2.6
224 Reviews
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Con-way Freight President and Chief Executive Officer Douglas W. Stotlar
Douglas W. Stotlar
94 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • fairly good pay for the area I'm located n (in 18 reviews)

  • Good benefits and learning capacity (in 13 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  • Training is very outdated in the field, and upper-management is very removed from what really goes on in any operation (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Dock Worker

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dock Worker  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Con-way Freight part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay for driving a fork lift. They work with hours and let you take off if need be.

    Cons

    There is no set in stone schedule for dock workers at my terminal. We either call in to find out our hours or they tell us the day before.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Con-way Freight

    Pros

    There are tons of opportunities

    Cons

    there are no cons with the job

  3.  

    Poor technology

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    Current Employee - Freight Operations Supervisor  in  Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Freight Operations Supervisor in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Con-way Freight full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people and helpful mid-level management.

    Cons

    Technology is so out dated you have to wonder if there going to be around in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Line-haul has no clue what is going on in operations!!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a roller coster very unstable work hours and job duties very poor management just not good for new employee

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    Current Employee - Driver Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Driver Sales Representative

    I have been working at Con-way Freight full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Local job off on weekends decent pay

    Cons

    A struggle for a new employee so encouragement from management very unstable hours and less driving and as new employee you you feel like a dock worker not a driver poor morale among employees micro managed very slow and over safety trucks no respect from higher senrority drivers or management keep walking when you get this call.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very poor management a lost cause...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Rewarding

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

    I worked at Con-way Freight

    Pros

    Great opportunities for career growth, great team in place at local management level.

    Cons

    Continued increase in health care costs. The company has lost focus on the basics of picking up and delivering freight. Going to much with reporting, coaching and constant need to change processes. Clearly a wedge between sales and operations at a lot locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to basics, value feedback from Local SCM. Get back to being committed to top notch customer service and the attitude that allowed the company to grow into what it is today.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    They care about you

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dock Worker  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Con-way Freight part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay. Great benefits. Plenty of work.

    Cons

    getting approved time off can be tricky for the ones with less seniority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some of the management need to examine the companies culture and values and change the way the act.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work and grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - W & I Inspector  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - W & I Inspector in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Con-way Freight full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Autonomy, competitive benefits and pay

    Cons

    certain shifts...10-12 hour shifts for supervisors...some drivers get burnt out with the excessive hours ...Most Weight and Inspection shifts are between 8.00 pm to 8.00 am

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great management willing to coach and mentor in any way...Weights and Inspection department

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    OK Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dsr  in  Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Dsr in Rockford, IL

    I have been working at Con-way Freight full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can make money. Good Benefits' ok retirement. Plenty of advancement potential with college degree. Co workers for the most part are exellent guys to work with.

    Cons

    Company has an idea of where it wants to go but because it is so completely different from what they have been doing they're not sure on how to get there; or at least there's no evidence of it. To many college minded people running company without real pratical experience in moving freight. Lousy hours, to much about #s little to do with the reality of the situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate more senior drivers into management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Safety is their #1 priority

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

    I have been working at Con-way Freight

    Pros

    Safety is always their priority.

    Cons

    Hate the 1 and 2 hour push back on Fridays, make you go home late on the weekends. Long dock hours for the most bottom drivers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the 2 and 1 hour push back on fridays, its making less on our quality time with our families.

  11.  

    I learned at about safe driving. Learned how to make go timing for customers.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Con-way Freight

    Pros

    Got to meet a lot of great people. Made a lot of money. Learned very good people skills. It was a great job.

    Cons

    As management changed a lot changed at the company. Everybody wanted to lead no followers at all and that's not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to say but good luck.

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