YRC Freight Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
88 Reviews
2.9
88 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good but not great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YRC Freight

    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.

  2.  

    best truck driving job in the less than truckload industry

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    Current Employee - Road Driver  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Road Driver in Charlotte, NC

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

    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
  3.  

    Professional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time for more than 5 years

    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
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  5.  

    Great experience

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

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

    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
  6.  

    Shop Management

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at YRC Freight full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large employer, many opportunities, benifits

    Cons

    Not family orientated, many manitory night & weekend shifts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very negative atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Terminal Manager  in  Gardena, CA
    Current Employee - Terminal Manager in Gardena, CA

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

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    too many frustrations for hard workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some very good people and challenging work. Experience with tasks above your pay grade.

    Cons

    Even if you excel at tasks above your pay grade, you won't be rewarded for it. Lot's of people issue since they have a hard time attracting talent. No opportunity for advancement. Some upper mgmt is very good - some VERY bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too numerous to mention......

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

    This company is full of people who really care about their customers, their jobs and each other.

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Analyst  in  Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Analyst in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits and office environment. Although old technology is still prevalent, there is a concerted effort to upgrade to new. As an IT person, there are lots of opportunities to learn and be involved with the entire development process.

    Cons

    The economy and poor management decisions by a previous regime has ravaged the company's finances. All non-union employees (me) suffered a 10% pay cut and then no raises in 7 years. The company appears to be recovering, but IT folks have other opportunities; turnover is high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Thought it was going to be good for me, but not so much after 3 days...

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    Former Employee - Dock Supervisor  in  Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Dock Supervisor in Carlisle, PA

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

    Pros

    Very decent base salary for Dock Supervisor position, an overall good group of unionized Dock Workers to manager and oversee, a decent amount of room for advancement even to other areas and terminal hubs around the country, great benefits offered after 30 days of hire, as a supervisor you work 5 days a week and off 2, your day moves by pretty fast on any given day as a supervisor, great work environment, but the position as a Dock Supervisor turned out to not be for me...it's for some and not everyone for sure

    Cons

    Long days and hours, no overtime at all as a supervisor or manager, high-stressed work environment with a higher level of noise and smells (i.e. electric fork lift propane fumes, diesel truck fumes, etc.), heard it can take a while to advance within management, but is possible to move up, the Dock Supervisor position is pretty difficult and takes a certain kind of personality to be successful in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you bring in a new hire for Dock Supervisor, especially someone as myself who had no previous transportation/dock experience, have a well-planned training schedule set up for the employee and not just have the employee walk around and learn visually. YRC Freight is a good company overall, but they have no training for someone coming into the Dock Supervisor role. They do offer an Operations Trainee position that trains one for the dock and other areas, I believe, but I was selected for the Dock Supervisor position and honestly the training was not great at all. I would suggest to management to train your new Dock Supervisors better and have someone (whether a manager or supervisor) showing them the basics first, then some formal videos and/or training book work, and then taking the person out on the dock to have them apply the operations of the terminal from what they've learned. I understand that this position isn't for "everyone", but I believe more people like myself would stay with the company if things were set up a little better to train someone for the position and not just have them walk around and follow a supervisor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The company has been shrinking since I started here

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    Current Employee - Combo Driver/Dock  in  Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Combo Driver/Dock in Portland, ME

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Usually 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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees more for cost saving ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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