Yellow Transportation

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Yellow Transportation Reviews

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
15 Reviews
2.9
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Hmm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yellow Transportation

    Pros

    Union co that is all

    Cons

    Going out of business really soon

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning experience that was at the same time frustrating

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    Former Employee - Dock Supervisor  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Dock Supervisor in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Yellow Transportation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Learned to be very accountable for my own personal work ethic. There was a great focus on providing a quality service for the customer. The pay was excellent.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement were very political and based more upon tenure than merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Periodically transfer in new managers to larger facilities so that clique membership doesn't interfere with the growth of you employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    encouraged to provide the best in the industry for both customers and the company

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    Former Employee - City Driver/Dock Worker  in  Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - City Driver/Dock Worker in Olympia, WA

    I worked at Yellow Transportation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    feeling good about the company and the services we provide

    Cons

    nothing until the merger/to much management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let the long term employees that are dedicated have a small voice in how to make the company better and more profitable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Disorganized

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    Former Employee - Sales Support  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Yellow Transportation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good folks work there for the most part

    Cons

    Difficult industry to manage improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drive accountability to those who can actually drive improvement/change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Start in Logistics

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Carlstadt, NJ
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Carlstadt, NJ

    I worked at Yellow Transportation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Managers were thoughtful and helpful, strong brand and good service.

    Cons

    Bonus structure was vague and advancement was slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a good job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    If you want a life outside of work... look elsewhere.

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    Former Employee - Shift Operations Manager  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Shift Operations Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Yellow Transportation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The pay appears to be good. However, when continually being asked to come in early, stay late, and fill in for others that are on vacation, the pay's not so good.

    Cons

    Management gets held responsible for meeting productivity goals yet the union work force can't be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Mean well but.....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Yellow Transportation

    Pros

    Some good people with good intentions.

    Cons

    Management speaks about work life balance being important and then expectations are very high. I was actually told reducing staff would be good for me and that we would balance work load. Someone did not get the memo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the hard strategic decisions in a timely manner to avoid issues down the road.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Oops, what went wrong when no one was looking.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Fresno, CA

    I worked at Yellow Transportation

    Pros

    Compensation, professionalism of other employees. Great training. Excellent follow up to training offered. Company car. Vacation Time. Understanding of time off for family emergencies.
    Work from home, company paid for internet service. Always offering any way to help with whatever was needed to grow territory. Attempted to keep sales motivated and uplifted. Stood behind decisions of employees. Great compensation for exceeding goals, winning contests. If things were going well your position and daily life could be very comfortable with low level stress. Celebrated wins in a very positive way. Seemed to really care about customers as people. Had a lot of long term emmployees.

    Cons

    Very behind on technology. Union. No one was grasping how big the quality problem was and address what to do about it. Had very poor customer service. Unable to keep track of freight and delivered late, short and damaged. Sales spent majority of time on customer complaints rather than selling. Manager used analogy of sales compared to a wine barrel with holes and we had to keep filling up the barrel with customers as they kept flowing out. True enough, bring on one, lose two.
    Demands on sales staff in regards to reports very odd, as job is to sell not complete information all ready provided by multiple reports generated by the programs already.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people you have placed in the field. They are the ones who know what is going on in the field. Give them the opportunity to speak.
    Let your sales people go out and sell and not sit behind a laptop all day.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Yellow Transportation...good money but say goodbye to your family.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Yellow Transportation

    Pros

    They pay well and they are an industry leader. The training at hiring is good. They have invested in technology, so the website (customer interface) is very good. They recognize that money must be spent to close new business and maintain customers. Company car.

    Cons

    They are not family oriented, as they expect all of an employees time. This is a good ole boy company, so make friends with your management if you want to be promoted. Also, sales and operations do not mesh well here. Be prepared to lose any customers you gain due to a focus on full heavy trailers instead of undamaged freight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Operations staff if overworked. Align the goals of the operations staff and the sales force to foster a team environment.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    There is not an opportunity to have a good family life working for Yellow Transportation as a supervisor or Manager.

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Elizabeth, NJ

    I have been working at Yellow Transportation

    Pros

    Good pay if you can manage to work 8 hours-days are 12 to 14 hrs long.

    Cons

    Very long hours and non stop ringing of phones. No time to effectively emplement job functions as there are too many.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mandatory lunch breaks away from the desk. Maximum 10 hr work day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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