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Con-way Freight Reviews

Updated August 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Pay and decent family work life (in 57 reviews)

  • pay is good fairly good benefits good vacation policy I just cant say enough good about this company (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours also you will have to work the dock on a consistent basis due to the fact that they don't have that many dock workers (in 38 reviews)

  • Upper management ONLY worries about the bottom line (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Manager of Fleet Maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Fleet Maintenance Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Fleet Maintenance Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Con-way Freight full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good maintenance policy/practices, OK insurance and benefits package. reasonable pay scale thru out all departments.

    Cons

    Bought out by XPO, all Lean principals were discarded, now more my way or the highway, very numbers driven.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees that have been doing these jobs for years. Bring back participatory management style.


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Con-way Freight full-time

    Pros

    The co does offer some Advancement

    Cons

    The co has Poor communication

  3. "Office Position"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative - Biller in Texarkana, AR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative - Biller in Texarkana, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Con-way Freight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits, co-workers & managers friendly

    Cons

    Office workers laid off since they went 3rd party, most likely to overseas workers. Lack of training.

    Advice to Management

    Dont outsource your jobs!


  4. "dock worker"

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    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Con-way Freight full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great company if you can get on

    Cons

    none as long as your not scared to work


  5. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Cargo Claims Specialist in Keller, TX
    Former Employee - Cargo Claims Specialist in Keller, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Con-way Freight (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay and hours were good

    Cons

    The company had no true sense of direction, but more of a "ready, fire, aim" approach

    Advice to Management

    Quit the LEAN stuff and just stick to what works. Listen to the customer and the employee and stop giving the farm away.


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    "Field Management Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Con-way Freight full-time

    Pros

    Your supervisors will expect you to learn the Transportation Industry in a very short period of time- essentially, you will have two weeks to learn a specific area or task before moving to another area for two weeks. The operations supervisors are EXTREMELY helpful and will spend a lot of time teaching you, if you pay attention.

    Cons

    The senior management at Con-Way freight is terrible - they see you as a number. The lack of respect the senior managers had for the drivers led me to leave. The salary is a bit low - believe me, you will put in at least 60 hours a week to earn that sub-50,000 salary.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your drivers. They work their butts off and shouldn't be treated as a number. Putting in a ton of effort in six sigma is useless when you don't even know half your drivers' names.


  7. "MEDIOCRE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Richland Hills, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Richland Hills, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Con-way Freight (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's quiet and you get paid weekly

    Cons

    Unable to take advantage of other opportunities not even lateral changes

  8. "Freight Operations Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Freight Operations Supervisor
    Former Employee - Freight Operations Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Con-way Freight (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation is decent. Work schedules are fixed and seldom include weekends at spoke terminals.

    Cons

    Regimented and stratified work environment, with uniforms and strict enforcement of rules, some beneficial, others pointless.

    Advice to Management

    Show employee appreciation as part of daily culture with regular positive feedback rather than just a barbecue sandwich once a year.


  9. "customer service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Account Specialist in Noel, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Account Specialist in Noel, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Con-way Freight (More than a year)

    Pros

    worked with truck only freight. which was new for me. and i worked with some real great people

    Cons

    seeing a company be brought out.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Con-way needed changes"

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    Former Employee - Manager IPMO in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Manager IPMO in Vancouver, WA

    I worked at Con-way Freight (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back environment
    Ability to pursue new things

    Cons

    Lack of leadership
    Lack of structure


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