YRC Freight

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  1.  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Marietta, GA

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

    Pros

    Salary, work environment, co-workers and location of business.

    Cons

    Union environment made it hard to discipline employees so the company could prosper. Huge turnover from dock supervisor to upper management. No 401K contribution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to take back control of your company so that you may have a secure future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice starting point in freight industry but not a lot of support from management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at YRC Freight full-time

    Pros

    Good starting pay and will train you in different aspects of company

    Cons

    Long hours and challenge of working with union employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new and young people to change the culture of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dock Operations

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time

    Pros

    Perks, days off, hours, good people, great enviorment

    Cons

    Long hours, fend for yourself, management is not that good, no real room to advance, play favorites

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    90% of your conversations with co-workers (on and off the job) is about complaints about the company.

    Former Employee - Dock Supervisor in Chicago Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Dock Supervisor in Chicago Heights, IL

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

    Pros

    Decent base salary for Dock Supervisor position with regular salary review. The benefits are good and the overall compensation package is attractive. This is a fast-paced environment and when you work you are part of a team that is measured with other shifts. The 12 hour shifts go by really fast and its easy to miss lunch. The unionized dockworkers are good people but very clickish. They have supervisors they prefer to work for and if is not you they will keep wandering off back to the areas their friends are working. Once you bond with a good group of workers that enjoy working for you it makes life easier.

    Cons

    Long hours with 12 hour shifts can easily be 13 hours if you had a difficult shift. The stacking supervisor is at the mercy of the stripping supervisor and if they don't like you they can hold your freight and have it sent down to you at one time making your day a living hell. Most of the supervisors are young and the fun thing is making another supervisor on the stack side have a bad day and laugh about it later. It is a high stressed atmosphere and dangerous if you are not used to working around heavy equipment its easy to get hurt. The docks are cold in the winter, and hot in the summer and you are outside all of the time. The fumes from the trucks and jeeps are strong, and the noise level is high. Promotions are based on favoritism and demotions are possible as well. You can get off the dock and into the office, and find yourself back on the dock again. There is a lot of room for improvement here.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be better

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    Current Employee - Dock Supervisor in Richland, MS
    Current Employee - Dock Supervisor in Richland, MS

    I have been working at YRC Freight full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a that has good job security and is great experience.

    Cons

    Management only worry about load factor and bills per hour because they receive bonuses every year if they make goal. Instead of them being customer service oriented their more self goal oriented. Terminal manager and assistants are very unfair and I'm only referring to the terminal I work at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your customers first, pay your dock supervisors more plus annual bonuses, and stop taking 15% from your employees.

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

    Terrible culture

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager

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

    Pros

    above average pay for labor but it is all teamsters

    Cons

    Negative environment, management beats up employees and supervisors constantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to lead on a positive note, not negative all the time. Practice what you preach. People are your greatest asset not something to be abused.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    It could be better

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Chicago Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Chicago Heights, IL

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

    Pros

    The regional work is great but the otr is good also if you are just getting out of truck driving school.

    Cons

    1) They take 15% of what ever you make off the top then taxes and other deductions. 2) Being on call 24-7 really sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more personable with your drivers they are not machines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disfunctional

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    Former Employee - Account in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Account in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and customers, fun at times, decent pay

    Cons

    Broken internally, work life balance not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    I would not recommend this company to anyone.

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    Former Employee - Operations Trainee
    Former Employee - Operations Trainee

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

    Pros

    This is an opportunity to gain management skills. Some of the people are pleasant to work with. This experience will look good on your resume for your next job.

    Cons

    During the interview the position was sugar coated, it sounded much better than it actually was. The atmosphere was extremely negative. While being introduced to the staff, the majority would give their name and then say something negative about the company. The amount of training I received was completely lacking. I was left alone numerous occasions without proper training. Other cons include exposure to the elements during majority of your shift, whether it is 100 degrees or negative 15, working on holidays- all holidays (if your shift falls on a holiday you are working it), working over nights (you will work X weeks days, then X weeks nights, then switch), as a trainee I worked 10 hour shifts (12 hour shifts for permanent hires) (this did not included the meeting everyday before the shift and the discussion with the relief supervisor after your shift to update them.) There were numerous times that I would see dock supervisors work their 12 + hour shift without a lunch because they were so busy that they could get away to sit down and eat. During the before shift meeting there were times that the supervisors were told that they needed to hand out five write ups in one shift. They were then told if they did not give the write ups they would be given one themselves. This caused unnecessary hostility between dock supervisors and dock workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are many unhappy people working there. If the management told dock workers thank you, you did a good job, or other positive reinforcement this would help it become a positive work environment. Management should not be given an ultimatum to give write ups or to given them. I would also make sure that new employees are not left alone without proper training. The management should show supervisors were they will be working before they are hired. Hiring managers need to be up front about the positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Easily accessible area to shopping and errands at lunch

    Cons

    Culture, coworkers, and management- the place is a disaster

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being jerks and Value your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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