YRC Freight

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YRC Freight Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
113 Reviews
2.8
113 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • excellent pay and benefits Union Contract (in 10 reviews)

  • good pay & benefits, lots of jobs home every day with weekends off (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours and challenge of working with union employees (in 8 reviews)

  • Broken internally, work life balance not good (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Stressful business to be in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YRC Freight

    Pros

    Pay is better than most

    Cons

    Extremely stressful and high micro management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please manage the money better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Tail wagging the dog

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at YRC Freight

    Pros

    Except for salary, the benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    Extremely abrasive and unprofessional atmosphere. Union types run all over management and run the show. The beleaguered terminal manager is exceptional but is surrounded by a motley crew.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your Supervisors more. Be aware of internal unqualified managers running off your best talent by conspiring to make them look bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent. good company, pay, benefits

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    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Support in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Support in Boston, MA

    I have been working at YRC Freight

    Pros

    Big company with lots of resources, room for advancement.

    Cons

    big company bureaucracy, communication sometimes not as quick as it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Systems engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YRC Freight

    Pros

    Lots of learning, good coworkers

    Cons

    No WFH, no jeans, no allowance for cell phone for oncall, health care so so

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dispatcher

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    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Irving, TX

    I worked at YRC Freight

    Pros

    Liked the people and their investment in technology. My department was a fun, almost family type environment.

    Cons

    Long hours. Tension with Union.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay down the debt.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Best trucking job bar none!!!

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    Current Employee - Road Driver in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Road Driver in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at YRC Freight (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company that actually pays you for time invested!!!!Company paid benifits for me and my family. Paid vacation up to 4 weeks,one week sick pay per year paid out to driver if not used.WOW it never ends.One of the safest companys i have ever worked for. avg milage per week 2500 avg salery 75000 per year gross plus company paid benifits.and actual paid time for drop and hooks and waiting detention and or repairs.

    Cons

    Frustrated work force because of recent merger and recession, this is understandable. Still one of the highest pay packages in the industry and lowest turnover rates i have ever seen in any trucking company which speakes for itself.turnover is at near 0 percent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on trucking!!! Were getting back on track and our competitors are are startng to shake in their boots.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    LAYOFFS AT OVERLAND PARK

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    Former Employee - Revenue Management in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Revenue Management in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    FYI they are still laying off employees Over 30 were let go at the corporate office in Overland Park.

    Cons

    No 401k match, insurance is not what it used to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to reward the people that are being loyal to the company At least contribute something to the 401k.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Local Driver (P&D Driver)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YRC Freight

    Pros

    Good co workers meaning other drivers

    Cons

    Very Poor Management Do not trust or care about "good employees"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get Roadway Express Management to run Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard honest work

    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Tampa, KS
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Tampa, KS

    I have been working at YRC Freight full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pays well and is rewarding

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Friendly

  11.  

    Once a Good company. Now a struggling company

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    For the most part a good environment. Each facility is fairly small so it is somewhat like a small business.

    Cons

    The company is a merger of Roadway and Yellow Freight. Due to some poor decisions in aggressive growth by buying up companies the two were forced to merge operations to cut cost. The company was losing money and selling off property to survive. What once was a company that had a great training program began a company with almost no training. Bonuses gone, salary cut across the board. Still pretty good pay but not what people were looking for that had a lot of experience with the company. Future was pretty dim when I left in 2012. Looks like they may be turning the corner but not a place that is going to have any real growth for a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire young people and develop them. Will need to build a new talent base at a lower cost.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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