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Good pay and good people to work with, only for those with good work ethic, others need not apply.

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Current Employee - Truck Driver
Current Employee - Truck Driver

I have been working at Con-way Freight full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Pay is great, especially for unskilled labor in our area. Mileage pay when you drive linehauls. Hourly pay when you work the dock, overtime after 8 hours (almost unheard of around here). Three weeks PTO after just a couple years. Profit sharing and 401k contributions. Our terminal provides food and refreshments every couple of weeks, especially when extremely hot or cold. Regular communication meetings between drivers and management. Lots of newer trucks now, xm radios and a/c, way better than equipment used just a couple years ago. Lots of attention being focused on safety, which is generally good. Home every day, ten hours off at least. Really happy most of the time.

Cons

Dock pay is a little lower per hour than non-union conpetitors in the area. Lots of the trucks are still worn out junk. Takes a long time to move up to higher paying linehaul runs, 5 to 10 years sometimes. Freeze your but in the winter time. Not much time for family depending on job selection, especially when freight levels are high.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on what works and forget some of the other stuff like electronic onboard recorders (electronic logs) and

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Con-way Freight

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many top executives looking at numbers, not at the actual operation.

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

    I have been working at Con-way Freight full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay is ok..I love the family feel. Get to know people personally.

    Cons

    Too much upper management. They like to micro manage by running reports. They give the same goals to alll Service Centers, regardless of size and miles that need to be traveled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do away with Scorecards. I would love to go back to being praised for great profits, and talking about positive things, instead of feeling beat down everyday.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at Con-way provided me with a wealth of knowledge, valuable skills, & a network that will last a lifetime.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Con-way offers impeccable training, great networking opportunities, significant opportunities for the development of transferable skills, great opportunities for advancement if one is of a certain demographic, a free on-site doctor and RN, a strong Management in Training program, the "Alpha" Program, and sustainable/efficient/"thin" operations that provide significant job security.

    Cons

    Con-way's pitfalls include below-average salaries; backward, conservative culture (slowly progressing); the "old guard" of "good ole' boys;" lack of advancement opportunities for women; lack of commiserate compensation for highly skilled and educated employees; an acute focus on "seat time" and tenure instead of skills, ability, potential, and results; lackluster healthcare and insurance at certain divisions; and the lack of a tuition reimbursement program for both undergrad and graduate degrees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop an advantageous tuition reimbursement program; recruit and adequately compensate young, intelligent, and capable college graduates to train and retain; Improve transparency and flow of information; focus on creating a lean culture based on trust, respect, education, and open communication; improve talent development and create career paths for elite, young employees; improve retention of valuable young employees; allow employees to gain experience and exposure through lateral and vertical career moves; reward top performers instead of focusing on salary equality for all, regardless of skill, education, experience, and performance; and embrace technology.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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