YRC Worldwide

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Company to Make A Career With

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • 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

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible, awful, terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Demoralizing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  6.  

    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 a 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    YRCW

    • 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 (less than a 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 a 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long-time employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good money, no life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    joyfull and complete.testament that unions although not perfect, does work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Linehaul Driver in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Contractor - Linehaul Driver in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management has the experiance and the added wealth of the union to pull competant labor from.A pay scale the actually allows you to pay bills and support a family.

    Cons

    Shortsightedness or lack of vision of what YRC could be .We are all human, mistakes were made some worse than others .we are all to blame for them .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need updating from one end to the other, painting the walls is not keeping up with technology.
    Everyone needs to be reminded that we are not too big too fail.I have come from a OTR company and i have seen far worse "very poor management that literally craps on you " but would make up the difference by stealing from the employees ,those companys have a VERY high turn over for a reason. We have a company that has far reaching capabilities and the ability to service our customers that our competition can not compete with.Company pride is low,again this is ignorance that we only look at ourselves and inwards and not at others and outwards which would remind us that we still have the best envirement for growth and profit.
    The only thing we need to fear is ourselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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