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"My experience at Con-way provided me with a wealth of knowledge, valuable skills, & a network that will last a lifetime."

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Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Con-way Freight full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Con-way offers impeccable training, great networking opportunities, significant opportunities for the development of transferable skills, great opportunities for advancement if one is of a certain demographic, a free on-site doctor and RN, a strong Management in Training program, the "Alpha" Program, and sustainable/efficient/"thin" operations that provide significant job security.

Cons

Con-way's pitfalls include below-average salaries; backward, conservative culture (slowly progressing); the "old guard" of "good ole' boys;" lack of advancement opportunities for women; lack of commiserate compensation for highly skilled and educated employees; an acute focus on "seat time" and tenure instead of skills, ability, potential, and results; lackluster healthcare and insurance at certain divisions; and the lack of a tuition reimbursement program for both undergrad and graduate degrees.

Advice to Management

Develop an advantageous tuition reimbursement program; recruit and adequately compensate young, intelligent, and capable college graduates to train and retain; Improve transparency and flow of information; focus on creating a lean culture based on trust, respect, education, and open communication; improve talent development and create career paths for elite, young employees; improve retention of valuable young employees; allow employees to gain experience and exposure through lateral and vertical career moves; reward top performers instead of focusing on salary equality for all, regardless of skill, education, experience, and performance; and embrace technology.

Other Employee Reviews for Con-way Freight

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stable organization but old schoold rigid culture."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Con-way Freight full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits at a great price. Wellness program with on-site coaches is nice. Solid financial performance as an organization.

    Cons

    Old school culture with a lot of micromanagment demotivating employees. Leadership disconnected and disengaged from employees. Leadership unable to think outside the box. Rules and policies are obscure and applicable on a as needed basis and determined by local management after the fact. Condescending tone from leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Step into the 21st century. Truly listen to employees .Respect the bright, creative, hard-working and loyal employees working for the organization.


  2. "Work Horse"

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

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

    Pros

    Good compensation when the company is making money

    Cons

    very fast at throwing their loyal employees under the bus for others who don't work at all

    Advice to Management

    studies have shown by increasing employee moral profits and operational costs will show a positive correlation

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