YRC Freight

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YRC Freight Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
103 Reviews
2.8
103 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Pays well and is rewarding

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Friendly

  2.  

    Once a Good company. Now a struggling company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Horrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Marietta, GA

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary, work environment, co-workers and location of business.

    Cons

    Union environment made it hard to discipline employees so the company could prosper. Huge turnover from dock supervisor to upper management. No 401K contribution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to take back control of your company so that you may have a secure future.

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

    Tough but easy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Easy job overall
    Pay is good

    Cons

    Long hours
    Lots of work stress
    Difficult people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to employees more about issues

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great workplace for supervision experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shop Supervisor in Bloomington, CA
    Current Employee - Shop Supervisor in Bloomington, CA

    I have been working at YRC Freight full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Understanding if what jobs needs to be done between management and union employees. Meet and greet new faces, networking. Availability to move up IF waring to move.

    Cons

    Loss of minor communication between evening and day supervision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give our guys a chance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    YRC IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Developer in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small IT shop with some basic PMO processes. Lots of mainframe and some midrange with Oracle. Nice environment, but low margins. Good opportunities for advancement into management when I was there. Also good opportunities to stretch and take on new assignments by showing initiative.

    Cons

    When I was there there were ongoing workforce reductions occurring pretty regularly. Always concerned about margins.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice starting point in freight industry but not a lot of support from management

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

    I have been working at YRC Freight full-time

    Pros

    Good starting pay and will train you in different aspects of company

    Cons

    Long hours and challenge of working with union employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new and young people to change the culture of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dock Operations

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time

    Pros

    Perks, days off, hours, good people, great enviorment

    Cons

    Long hours, fend for yourself, management is not that good, no real room to advance, play favorites

  10.  

    Be Careful of this company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    I do not see any.

    Cons

    Equipment is old, and falling apart. They are still losing money, they treat their supervisors and managers like children. Beat them down daily. The turnover for supervisors and managers is extremely high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to treat your people with respect. You also need to realize that it took years to get in to terrible trouble and you cannot get out of it in six months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible culture

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

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

    Pros

    above average pay for labor but it is all teamsters

    Cons

    Negative environment, management beats up employees and supervisors constantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to lead on a positive note, not negative all the time. Practice what you preach. People are your greatest asset not something to be abused.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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