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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Decent schedule, OK pay. There is more to be had however. That is about it.

    Cons

    Very negative environment. Operations is owned by the teamsters union, that being said, there is a severe disconnect between sales and operations. Union operations know they don't have to take any responsibility for problems in this flawed business model because they won't lose their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to separate from the union ( which will or can't really happen since yrc has been in bed too long with them) , and then, and only then, will the business model gain a little profitability like the competition. Spend money wisely, and have pride in how the company is represented to customers. Dingy, outdated equipment is not only shameful to customers, but also to employees who try their best to represent the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for experience, but not much else.

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    Former Employee - Road Driver in Montgomery, NY
    Former Employee - Road Driver in Montgomery, NY

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

    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 as for the reasons for single or double axle 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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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    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. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you can stand the heat

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    Former Employee - Dockworker in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Dockworker in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at YRC Freight part-time (less than an year)

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Professional

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time (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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    hard place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH

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

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good but not great

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    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.

  9.  

    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 (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

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    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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    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 (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

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