YRC Freight Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Pros
  • excellent pay and benefits Union Contract (in 10 reviews)

  • good pay and good working conditions (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours no planning and baby sitting grown ups (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. Good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YRC Freight

    Pros

    Greats company culture to wok in

    Cons

    tough hours, being on call 24 hours

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  2. Helpful (2)

    Good Driving Job in a tough industry to be in anywhere you are...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Road Driver in Maybrook, NY
    Current Employee - Road Driver in Maybrook, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Union Shop, very difficult to be terminated permanently once you make the union list,
    Pay is average but with potential to make 60 plus grand first year, road drivers dont touch any freight, just drive and drop and hook vans and sets of pups - only "work" really done is connecting doubles every now and again, healthcare is 100% FREE and its pretty decent compared to most other places, laid back environment compared to micro-managed companies like ups and fedex- if you come in and just do your job you will likely not have anything to do with management bothering you or even talking to you for anything other than giving you your paperwork, runs are BIDS and usually new people nowadays can get a BID quickly,AND FINALLY, lots of older drivers leaving, could be a very good time to get in with the company in that seniority governs here and there is lots of potential to move up the list rather quickly leading to a decent bid...AND most dispatchers and managers are not bad people

    Cons

    "the shape" - extra board is rough, being on call 24 hours is rough, you have to do 5 trips consecutive before booking off for 48 or 60 hours, but while on the extra board, you are on call 24 hours, once you finish a run you are off for 12 hours then eligible for a call anytime after that, usually they call right away so it isnt that tough but from time to time they call a few hours after rest and if you dont nap or rest correctly you could get tired....the equipment is old and outdated but the shops work with drivers when there are problems, which happen frequently, but also true for a lot of companies out there today.....company prior to about a year or so ago was in severe financial distress, however seemingly things have gotten a bit better last 2 years, but at the end of the day nothing is guaranteed, could go either way

    Advice to Management

    yellow and roadway are dead, yrc is a new company, drop the "old and outdated" methods of the olden days and restructure yrc to be its own, separate entity...take pride in the company dont just treat it like a cash cow for your own personal well being....


  3. Is as advertised

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay starting off

    Cons

    Communication on changed with HR


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Poor Company Morale

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

    I have been working at YRC Freight

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good for management.
    Plenty of overtime opportunity.
    Some co-workers have no problem putting in the time to get the job done.

    Cons

    15%... This is insane.
    Most employees are convinced the company will go under and soon.
    Union environment is very greedy and cutthroat.

    Advice to Management

    Cut back on hiring more micro managers. Every day it's a new manager of a new aspect making money that could instead go back to the current employees.
    Update equipment.


  6. Good for experience, but not much else

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Road Driver in Montgomery, NY
    Former Employee - Road Driver in Montgomery, NY

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

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

    Pros

    A steady paycheck and getting driving time, and good benefits from what I recalled.

    Cons

    1. 15% on your pay goes back to the company to keep them from going bankrupt.
    2. The pension through the union is not secured, which means there may not be one in the coming years.
    3. Insufficient training of newly hired drivers as to being taught the differences between double and single axle tractors as to their purpose, why you have to slide the fifth wheel on a tractor and how to do it, getting continuous practice backing up trailers, and knowing how to do a log book right by certain drivers who simply didn't want to do their jobs in properly teaching that.
    4. If you want to transfer from Line Haul, or from the yard, to the City(pick up and delivery) you lose your seniority within the same terminal.
    5. If you want to apply for the position of Yard Jockey, there's is literally no way of doing so on the yrc website because it's not listed.
    6. Having to keep bidding for a schedule even if you have no chance with someone with seniority while understandable for why that is, but nevertheless can be inconvenient.
    7. Having to start out "on-Call" 24/7 while again understandable, but misleading as to whether it's mandatory or optional because they ask you if you want to not just inform you that it's required and can be held against you regardless of your reasons if can't come in which they don't tell you.
    8. Most of the equipment used was sub-standard and not very reliable when in need of them.
    9. If you're hired for a position, you may not get any notification through e-mail or any other form of correspondence on how to proceed next.
    10. Finally, if you have been fired and let go you won't ever will be told for why by anyone believing you're still made to think you're still "On-Call".

    Advice to Management

    All of my cons listed should be addressed and worked on, but it won't which explains why they're having difficulty hiring people.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Not liking it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pick Up and Delivery Driver in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Pick Up and Delivery Driver in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at YRC Freight

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Occasional kind word from dispatch. Good to go home when you're finally done for the day. Good to have off.

    Cons

    YRC stole retirement and cut pay and cut vacation time. Bad people to work with. Have to work harder because most employees are slackers and I have to do their work.

    Advice to Management

    Can you work with employees better? It would help a lot. Like maybe understand what the employees are going through.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good Company to work for. Good Compensation!

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

    I have been working at YRC Freight

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay benefits stable company good management

    Cons

    Long hours shifts poor clerks


  9. Helpful (1)

    Competitive Career

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

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You must have an excellent work ethic, and be able to multi-task to be successful. Great services that hit the customers need buttons.

    Cons

    Union company. Service failures makes hitting your stretch goals difficult. At some point you lose credibility with your customers with damages and late deliveries. Conant needs to be more profitable.

    Advice to Management

    Need to fix customer care! Need to get back to one call resolution for the cutomers. Less time fixing problems and more time selling growing the territory.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Support Middle Management

    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    I have been working at YRC Freight (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is good to work at a smaller terminal.

    Cons

    No support from Upper-management.Long Hours and Having to deal with Union employees.

    Advice to Management

    Support middle-Management


  11. Helpful (1)

    Inside Sales Executive

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

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

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

    Pros

    Potential to make a nice salary!
    Great work life balance
    Friendly Management

    Cons

    Your territory can change every month and you won't know about it until a week after it happens.

    Things happen in freight that are out of your control.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on growing your Sales team in kc or iowa, not doing it overseas, that initiative is going to fail miserably .



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