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YRC Freight Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
81 Reviews

2.9
81 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
  • Upper management continues to make decisions which benefit themselves only (in 6 reviews)

  • work/life balance is a challenge; selling internally as well as externally is constant; challenge with the merging of Roadway and Yellow (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    best truck driving job in the less than truckload industry

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

    Pros

    union pay and benefits.job also has a high demand for qualified drivers there for their is maximum job security

    Cons

    the most challenging aspect to the job is variable work schedule working nites weekends and holidays.driving in adverse weather conditions can also be of concern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to refine operation to maximize profitably

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good for experience, but not much else.

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

    Pros

    Good way to obtain driving experience if you haven't had any. The benefits are good, and medical coverage free of charge so far as I understood.

    Cons

    1. 15% of your paycheck goes back to the company.
    2. Pension is not secure if looking to stay long term, specifically that there may not be one in the coming years.
    3. Insufficient training of newly hired people by any designated instructors who have plenty of experience and teach you everything you need to know about various tractors along with practicing with them or how to do a log book right.
    4. Having to be on-call for a uncertain period of time even when they "need help"
    5. Having to keep "bidding" for a slot even when you have no chance with someone who has seniority.
    6. If one wants to transfer from the yard or line haul, to the city they lose their seniority within the same terminal.
    7. On probation for 3 months without union protection
    8. One can apply for a position there and if hired may not get any info to proceed from there or hear anything from the company.
    9.If you"ve been dismissed they won't tell an employee unless they call in to someone find out what's happened while still thinking you're still "On-Call".
    10. Equipment is mostly out of date and not reliable to use.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be more honest, responsible, place more emphasis on reliable, and experienced drivers who can properly instruct new people coming in. Also not rush those while training to feel pressured until they at least a few months experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Barely hanging on

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    really none mkst all pros eroded over a few years

    Cons

    Integration.loss of stock value bad equipment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose good ol boy style of mgt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Autonomy, professional, opportunity, great co-workers and operations staff, opportunity for growth, travel, opportunity to learn about and establish partnerships with a wide variety of industries/clients

    Cons

    work/life balance is a challenge; selling internally as well as externally is constant; challenge with the merging of Roadway and Yellow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More career development

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    If you can stand the heat

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dockworker  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Dockworker in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    understanding and helpful employees, simple job, a good physical workout.

    Cons

    when you are a part time employee, you are on-call. some weeks you will be offered lots of hours and other weeks you will get barely any offered to you. if they do take you on full time, be prepared to work any and all hours offered to you. as a part time employee (aka: casual) you can turn down hours. As a full time employee, you could be working 40 hours per week + depending on what the company needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the most part, all of my supervisors were really nice and helpful. The only thing I can recommend is that supervisors agree upon standards for going about certain tasks and responsibilities so that there isn't a conflict of opinion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    hard place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH

    Pros

    good pay and good working conditions

    Cons

    management does not care about people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people with respect and you will get more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good but not great

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

    Pros

    Senior management and front-line people have a handle on what needs to happen to fix and grow the firm.

    Cons

    Middle management seems to be more interested in retaining their jobs than moving the company forward. Too many "managers" who manage no one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're going to have to start providing pay raises soon or your best people will no longer be able to afford to work here.

  9.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Support  in  Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Support in Urbandale, IA

    Pros

    I am on the fast track to my goals as sales support. Feel I help push along married same sex benefits. I receive raise that has happened in years for most personnel. Great benefits and work environment. I really enjoy by position.

    Cons

    No annual reviews for possible raise increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Annual raises for non union employes's.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Shop Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Large employer, many opportunities, benifits

    Cons

    Not family orientated, many manitory night & weekend shifts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very negative atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Terminal Manager  in  Gardena, CA
    Current Employee - Terminal Manager in Gardena, CA

    Pros

    There are some good people that work here.

    Cons

    Senior management is very negative and beats on you all the time. Senior management will not let you manage, their system is totally manual and WAY behind the times technologically.
    The Union is very difficult to work with. Equipment is in very bad shape, not fixed correctly and substandard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to support your managers and not beat them down. Recognize things they do well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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