Yellow Transportation

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Updated Jul 14, 2014

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2.8 15 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

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Phil Gaines

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18% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Hmm

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsUnion co that is all

    ConsGoing out of business really soon

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great learning experience that was at the same time frustrating

    Dock Supervisor (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsLearned 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.

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    City Driver/Dock Worker (Former Employee) Olympia, WA

    Prosfeeling good about the company and the services we provide

    Consnothing until the merger/to much management

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Disorganized

    Sales Support (Former Employee) Overland Park, KS

    ProsGood folks work there for the most part

    ConsDifficult industry to manage improvement

    Advice to Senior ManagementDrive accountability to those who can actually drive improvement/change.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Start in Logistics

    Inside Sales (Former Employee) Carlstadt, NJ

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

    ConsBonus structure was vague and advancement was slow

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoing a good job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Shift Operations Manager (Former Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsThe 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mean well but.....

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Overland Park, KS

    ProsSome good people with good intentions.

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementMake the hard strategic decisions in a timely manner to avoid issues down the road.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Oops, what went wrong when no one was looking.

    Account Executive (Former Employee) Fresno, CA

    ProsCompensation, 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.

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementListen 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.

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

    Account Executive (Former Employee) Louisville, KY

    ProsThey 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.

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

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

    Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) Elizabeth, NJ

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementMandatory lunch breaks away from the desk. Maximum 10 hr work day.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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