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
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    YRCW

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

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits package - health, dental, vision, savings package
    Competitive wage/salary
    Standard vacation setup
    Outside company benefits - cell phone discounts

    Cons

    Dissatisfied union employees and minimal staffing
    Long hours and varying schedules
    Lots of overtime available.
    Often-times short-staffed due to union no-shows
    Recent restructuring of facilities, management, and some locations.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst II in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst II in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    People are great--like family
    Flexible schedules

    Cons

    Stuck in a mainframe mindset
    Slow to move to modern development styles and project management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate and simplify systems. Change to a different development style to encourage faster responses to needed changes to the systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long-time employee

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    Current Employee - Linehaul-Over the Road Driver in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Linehaul-Over the Road Driver in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Good bennies and pay package

    Cons

    Company deep in debt.... Almost went into bankruptcy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good money, no life

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    Former Employee - Dockworker in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Dockworker in San Bernardino, CA

    I worked at YRC Worldwide full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working here was great at first until Roadway merged with Yellow freight and turned the place upside down. I worked here for seven years and after the merger was layed off (not enough seniorty) You would think after seven years of service that would amount to something.

    Cons

    If you get a job here you can say goodbye to your life. You will be on call for years and must be ready to work at any time of the day or night. There are five daily shifts and you will work probably three different shifts per week and guess what, if they don't call one day congrats you just had a day off sitting around waiting for the phone to ring. Good Luck!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy employees make good employees!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Customer Care

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA

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

    Pros

    Good Money to start off with, quick pay raises as well. Management was good to work with. Location was ideal.

    Cons

    Training plans-made a transition and added a new entity which required a lot of overtime and a lot of people waiting impatiently for a long period of time

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    They waste all of their money!

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    Current Employee - Road Driver in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Road Driver in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    When it is good, it is really good. The flow of freight keeps you on your toes and keeps you wallet filled.

    Cons

    Freight slowly decreasing, company falling apart. Very poor upper management. Sneeky back door deals and corrupt politics. They want the drivers to take pay cuts while the upper people still make millions! Heaven forbid they lose $100 a yr on budget cutbacks! The biggest con is there are non cdl qualified people that "tell you how to do your job"!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    YRCW begins with hope and ends in disappointment

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    Former Employee - Applications Analyst II in North Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst II in North Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    Union Workers held in high esteem.

    Cons

    Salaried staff bears the brunt of Company's down sizing with no pay raises or reductions in salary in exchange for more responsibilities. If you don't live near their headquarters in Overland park, KS then you have little job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cost controls can be penny wise and pound foolish when you consolidate staff positions at their headquarters (KS) reduces the company's overall effectiveness due to the loss of experience from other regional locations. Specialized skills are lost in centralization of staff in KS with an associated loss of more advanced Business Intelligence initiatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    More Hostile Than Necessary

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    Former Employee - Regional Coordinator in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Regional Coordinator in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    The Pay was excellent. Working at and with the terminals was fun.

    Cons

    The corporate atmosphere was very hostile. Mistakes were not allowed, every detail was micromanaged. People were micromanaged at the corporate level. If you weren't the type of person who would walk all over your coworkers to please the bosses, they didn't want you. I saw good people turn hostile just because they feared of losing their jobs. Numbers were always being played with. People did not matter to them. Only money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You'd get better results from your employees and your drivers if you treated them better. Care about something other than just money and maybe you wouldn't be so poorly managed.

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

    Competitive pay but towards end a very stressful company.

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

    I worked at YRC Worldwide

    Pros

    Competitive pay. Former Roadway leadership was competent.Vacation was good under Roadway management.

    Cons

    Very stressful. Senior Yellow Freight management couldn't be trusted. Poor communication between cross country departments and from Yellow management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Because of bad upper management decisions, destroyed a good company (Roadway), its employees and status in community.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    This place is a mess

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    Current Employee - Dock Supervisor in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Dock Supervisor in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide

    Pros

    Great co-workers!!! Could actually be a decent job with right upper management.

    Cons

    Senior management. These guys are a joke! Micro- managed by people who leave their office once a day and think they actually know how to do your job. Low moral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get lost. Hire some real upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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