YRC Worldwide

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YRC Worldwide Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
95 Reviews
2.8
95 Reviews
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YRC Worldwide CEO & Director James L. Welch
James L. Welch
25 Ratings

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.  

    End was not good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago Park, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Wages were ok, nothinmg to write home about

    Cons

    Management was bad, workers were worse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue nad get rid of union

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

    City Driver

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - City Drover in Wheeling, IL
    Current Employee - City Drover in Wheeling, IL

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Union representation w/health care coverage that can't be beat.

    Cons

    Terrible senior management, bordering on bankruptcy, company is a sinking ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tie bonuses to profitability (what a concept), have one bonus structure in place for the whole company top to bottom. Stop recycling previously fired managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Lots of politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    The technologies side is organized and you get to learn a bit

    Cons

    Salary is low, the industry is always shaky, directors and above think they are better than everybody else (and most of them are not that smart), lots of politics (more who you know than what do you know to get a promotion).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are not that great and there are lots of better people out there, so stop acting like you are better than everybody else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a tough call...

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

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    There is a very real sense among many employees to work hard, focus, give 100%, and be proud to be a part of the huge attempt to turn the company around. The job itself is very interesting and despite the numerous cons, I actually enjoy my job. I do not enjoy the cons and problems that have been abundant and continuous, but I enjoy the interaction with all of the teams and the general focus to get the job done, do it right, and fix whatever mistakes were made. There are a great many people who work very hard, at this company.

    Cons

    The company allows a significant amount of bullying, both by co-workers and management. There are so many things said and done that would not be tolerated at other companies. Favoritism is abundant, where individual members of the same team are given vastly different amounts of work from each other. A few years ago, job descriptions were revamped, causing many positions to be so vaguely described, that anyone could be hired for the job. This allowed for hiring of team members with no experience into the same level as individuals with experience, despite there being a position just below the others, which would allow for the new person to learn and grow. Salaried employees are given one week less time PTO than hourly, yet work many more hours. The excuse provided is that salaried employees can take time off when they are sick, etc. without using PTO. This has not been the case for many salaried employees, leaving some to wonder if everyone is treated equally. Salaried employees are advised they have to make up their time, if going to a doctor appointment, etc., despite putting in well over 50-60 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to train your teams on consistency, so that employees are treated the same. Ensure that first line management teams understand HR rules, laws, and guidelines. Do not assume because someone read a guide on equality or etiquette, that the person truly understands what either mean. Review the PTO policies so that salaried employees are treated equally by their managers, if one member is allowed time off without taking PTO, all members of the same team should be allowed the same time off, for the same reason. Ensure all managers understand the legalities and rules of supervising salaried employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging, learning opportunity.

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

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

    Pros

    Big company with big benefits and opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Financial issues and previous CEOs were questionable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Company to Make A Career With

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Great Experience for resume
    -One can understand how to handle difficult scenarios within an organization
    -Learn how to deal and cope with difficult situations within a union setting

    Cons

    -Upper management did not have consistency to deal with union employees when it came to counseling or discipline
    -Unable to positively change culture due to union restrictions and work practices
    -Not able to be flexible to the ever changing world of business. This company is a dinosaur in terms of being able to adjust and address concerns within marketplace. This again, is attributed to archaic union rules and regulations. This company is crippled because of its' union workforce. The union employees are going to be the demise because of the availability and willingness to file grievances on an already financially struggling company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to separate from the union setting to be able to be more flexible to address the needs and wants of customers. There are many employers that are more flexible because they do not have the same rules and they have an acceptable amount of turnover without paying the labor an outrageous amount of money. Other more profitable companies are paying their labor half the amount working on a dock.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Like serving a prison sentence. Constantly under threat. Horrible morale.

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

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    You get a pay check for the abuse.

    Cons

    If robbing one of his/her self-worth/ self-esteem & morale was an industry, YRC would have a monopoly in this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While the world is not rose petals & rainbows, brow beating frontline employees does not make for a competitive company but creates indifference within the ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible, awful, terrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Elk Grove Village, IL

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

    Pros

    It was a job. There was nothing good about the place.

    Cons

    Poor pay, awful people to work for, constant yelling in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Demoralizing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Slave in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Slave in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    co workers and benefits when we had them

    Cons

    management has no idea how to lead or
     what is going on in the trenches

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get out of the office and get in touch with your employees and don't give some employees all the overtime they can handle while the others get none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was my pleasure to work there.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Pleasant working environment, schedule flexibility in some cases, potential to build good rapport with customer base, potential to bonus monthly.

    Cons

    No overtime offered, out-of-office departments with authority sometimes lack the communication needed to accomplish tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to who is in lower management leadership positions, not always is someone fit for such a position especially one that is essential to a particular office's success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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