Con-way Freight

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Con-way Freight Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
219 Reviews
2.6
219 Reviews
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Con-way Freight President and Chief Executive Officer Douglas W. Stotlar
Douglas W. Stotlar
92 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  • Training is very outdated in the field, and upper-management is very removed from what really goes on in any operation (in 8 reviews)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.  

    Good driving job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver Sales Representative  in  Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Driver Sales Representative in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Con-way Freight full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Not as good or cheap as when I started though. Able to switch from city to line haul operatioin once a year. very little trouble with the equipment.

    Cons

    Have to be flexible on hours. Start times always changing and you never know when quitting time will be

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Just Awful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Freight Operations Supervisor  in  Fridley, MN
    Former Employee - Freight Operations Supervisor in Fridley, MN

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

    Pros

    Most drivers are good hard working people I enjoyed working with. Quality corporate training given to all new supervisors in Ann Arbor. Did not have to work weekends

    Cons

    Unreasonable expectations with available resources. Managers were extremely unprofessional. The hours were terrible. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, you can't tell these guys anything.

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

    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

  6.  

    Poor technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Worked here 10 years,

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OTR Driver  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Con-way Freight full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best Equipment , Best Driver Training, Open Door Policy, Great Pay and Home Time, Great Benifits , Paid up to 3 Weeks Vacation. Paid Safety Bonus, Paid Weekly, Paid XM Radio on all trucks. Paid Tolls with PrePass/EasyPass

    Cons

    Work 7 day out , get 1day off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Paid more for Holiday Pay, Paid Higher Milage Rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
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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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    not very family friendly, family emergencies mean nothing to this company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Freight Operations Supervisor  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Freight Operations Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Con-way Freight full-time

    Pros

    in the beginning great people, most of them were lost when a new service center manager was brought in, loved the company and wanted to advance and stay that happened but didn't last

    Cons

    people in office are very inconsiderate of other people, they want to push their duties off on other people and get away with it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you can advance if you work for it but then you are not trained like you should be and held accountable for more than what you were trained in

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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