YRC Freight
2.7 of 5 67 reviews
www.yrc.com Akron, OH 5000+ Employees

YRC Freight Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
YRC Freight – Carlisle – “View of the one side of the terminal”

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2.7 67 reviews

                             

54% Approve of the CEO

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James Welch

(37 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good Pay and benefits with union representation, overall a good place to work"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Good Pay, great co-workers and lotss of opportunity for advancement if you put in the work to earn it"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management continues to make decisions which benefit themselves only"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Long hours no raises hurdles to not pay bonus money, there is no reward for hard work here, ever"
    in 3 reviews
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The company has been shrinking since I started here

Combo Driver/Dock (Current Employee)
Portland, ME

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

Prosgood pay & benefits, lots of jobs home every day with weekends off

ConsUsually takes awhile to work into a full time regular schedule. You don't always have a choice of the type of work you like to do.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees more for cost saving ideas

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was an eye opening experience

Operations Supervisor (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat work place with great people

ConsDid not enjoy the hours

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Went through the change from Roadway to YRC

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsIt was great at the time it was just Roadway. They had great Ops Management, HR/LR Professionals and a fantastic training Department.

ConsWhen YRC (Yellow Freight) got involved the entire company methodology changed. I got out of there before many of the changes but it will not work.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider the importance of the individuals that are working for you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at YRC Freight

ProsSteady work but long hours

ConsUnion workers make the job hard

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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entertaining

Driver Sales (Former Employee)
West Valley City, UT

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

Prosexcellent pay and benefits Union Contract

Consno communication between management and labor, micro-managed from top down.

Advice to Senior Managementempower your front line workers share more information with them, quit trying to reinvent the wheel

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good starting off job if wanting to learn about transportation and logistics

Operations Trainee (Current Employee)
Richland, MS

I have been working at YRC Freight part-time for less than a year

Prosgood pay and they work with your schedule

Conslong hours no planning and baby sitting grown ups

Advice to Senior Managementbetter planning

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decent.

Checker/Dock Worker (Current Employee)
Miami, FL

I have been working at YRC Freight part-time

Prosflexible on hours. work until work is completed.

Cons15% pay cut is really evident after pay.

Advice to Senior Managementstop with the mergers.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A Company That is Running Off the Road

Dock Supervisor (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO

I have been working at YRC Freight full-time for more than 8 years

ProsCorporate Headquarters. Good health benefits. Senior management means well, but when conversations begin with "I'm not a racist, but..." you know you are about to hear something chilling.

ConsDiversity of thought, look, lifestyle, and culture is discouraged. New ideas and technology are threatening. Systems are not integrated and much work is done just to "keep on truckin" but never moving forward. No raises for years, and none in sight makes for a demotivated workforce. The morale is swirling in an abyss. No 401K match. Bullying and name calling is practiced at all levels.

Advice to Senior ManagementPolicies are outright discriminatory, going as far as to target minority populations and discourage inclusion. If you want a company that moves freight to move forward, you must be open to new ideas, new ways of doing things, and new ideas.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Struggling company can't offer what's needed

Operations Supervisor (Former Employee)
West Valley City, UT

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

ProsEntry level pay is usually higher than other industries. Benefits are okay in a currently horrible benefit world.

ConsVery poor culture. No room for growth as they keep downsizing because of their financial state. Employees aren't valued and are seen as dispensable. Loyalty is not rewarded. Little to no training. Technology is outdated. Company equipment is aging and falling apart with band-aids not big enough to fix. Internal division between departments-lack of synergy.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in technology. That's the only thing that will save this company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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OK

Dock Worker (Former Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

I worked at YRC Freight part-time for less than a year

ProsPay rate,and did'nt care for supervisor.

ConsPart time job,not enough hours.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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