YRC Worldwide

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YRC Worldwide Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
101 Reviews
2.3
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YRC Worldwide CEO & Director James L. Welch
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free benefits for the whole family and they are good benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • they benefits are great,graet chances of moving up in the company,conviniently located in marietta (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management is oblivious of your existence (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management does not communicate nor ask for employee input (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    CSS

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

    I worked at YRC Worldwide

    Pros

    Great Healthcare, great coworkers, not bad pay

    Cons

    Very micro managed, forced overtime on a consistent basis, no room for personal growth,office culture is low, poor moral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update how you do business across the board, YRC is doing business pretty much the same as they have done it since day one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Tenuous

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Large company, many positions are often available

    Cons

    Due to bankruptcy being a looming issue, many employees were laid off at various points. Morale was low because wages were continually cut.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Morale is low due to wage cuts. Some very talented employees that had been with the company for decades left. Show your employees that you value them by restoring pay cuts and consider other employee incentive programs. The compensation package is no longer competitive.

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

    Horrible management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor II in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    It used to be a great company. Then YRC started buying other companies and it drove the value of the company down.

    Cons

    When YRCW started buying other companies, they overextended themselves and ended up selling much of what the bought.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of those who work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    YRC

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Dock Worker/City Driver
    Current Employee - Dock Worker/City Driver

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide

    Pros

    ok pay And benefits are good

    Cons

    slow hiring process, pay cuts, unstable job, hours, days, the female area manager is very difficult to get along with. She slept her way to the top and if you want to keep your job she expects you to do the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut out all the middle men. Get rid of your problem managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Take this job and, shove it!!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Road Driver in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Road Driver in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I personally had a awesome trainer, I learned a lot from him . Free health insurance. I guess another pro, you learn what questions to ask when looking for another job. Some of the hotels you stay at serve a good breakfast. There are 3 really good dispatchers, the rest are complete tards and jerks.

    Cons

    WHERE DO I START! The 2 hour work call is crap. They give you 2 hours notice to travel halfway across the country for 4/5 days. Also they call you after 8 hours of rest to come to work in 10 hours. So you don't get your full 10 hours of rest. THE COMPANY AND MOST DISPATCHERS LIE THERE BUTT's OFF. Being on the extra board sucks, never know where or when you are going. Forget attending family functions or planing anything. Trying to get time off is a joke, you talk to management, fight to get time off. They finally give it to you and idiot dispatchers try to send you across the country and play stupid, even when it is written on your card you have that time off. This place sucks, and they don't give a crap about you. They constantly try to screw you out of money, and you will have to fight and file to get the money you earned. The equipment is a joke, you will spend countless hours in the shop and broke down. For new drivers this place has become a revolving door, they can't keep new drivers. The only reason the old timers stay is cause of seniority. They don't want to start over somewhere else. They take 15% of our checks, over the last 10 years, the company is still in debt up to their eyeballs, and The CEO's got a $10 million dollar bonus around Christmas. Meanwhile the equipment sucks, and we have another 5 years of give backs. If you are new, All you will do is sleeper/ team runs. Don't let them bs you. For lay down and turns on the extra board they go from the top down. For sleeper/team, they go from the bottom up. The recruiter of management will not tell you that handy piece of information when you are in the interview. Don't work here, you will regret it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start telling the truth and treat employees with respect and the give backs have gone on way to long. Time for the company to start giving back to its employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Management Experience

    Current Contractor - IT Project Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Current Contractor - IT Project Manager in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Buidling back up the IT processes and enabling a PMP
    Introducing Agile development
    Flexible work environment

    Cons

    Not a cohesive effort to role out the Agile process
    Communication on IT direction sometimes not clear and communicated well through the ranks
    Not getting back to the basics before moving forward

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gather more input on the changes being put in place from the experience that is being hired in.

  8.  

    Yellow was an overall good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    People, and scope of work

    Cons

    very challenging industry and the union

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a hard line against union benefits and the teamsters

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Terrible work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - City P&D, Yard &Dock in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - City P&D, Yard &Dock in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, but even that has taken a blood bath in the last 5 years. My dental coverage used to be $1000 per person per year. Now its $600 with a 40% copay.

    Cons

    Worst management team I ever worked for. (Yellow) There is no accountability from the top to the bottom of the work force. You can work hard or do nothing but clock in and out. Nobody cares, management or labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More meet and greets (like fedex does) instead of paying to put your drivers up in a hotel room after only driving 340 miles. Stop squandering the money from all the employee concessions from the last 5 years. Start investing back into the company. ie towmotors, tractors, trailers. fixing the buildings & repaving the yards would be a good start.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Union job makes things easier
    work seven hours get paid for eight
    just do your job and no hassles at all

    Cons

    being union means having to start at the bottom of seniority and work up
    this is not an easy challenge and the guys at the top do not help
    It maybe a union on the outside, but on the inside it is all for one at the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit
    you will never win

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

    Ok to work in this environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Atmosphere to work in. no hassle

    Cons

    Pay is weel below where it should be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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