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YRC Freight Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Pay and benefits were adequate for dock supervisors (in 17 reviews)

  • advancement in the company, great people, good pay, travel (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • No appreciation for effort, high turnover for upper management (in 22 reviews)

  • Very poor Work/Life Balance, was spending more time on administrative work then in front of customers (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Okay job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dock Worker/Forklift Operator in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Dock Worker/Forklift Operator in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money good co-workers that helps

    Cons

    No family time always on call is seniority is over any hard work that you put in it

    Advice to Management

    Needs to take in consideration that people do have family and if you hate being on call then this is not the job for you


  2. Helpful (1)

    "City driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - City Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - City Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at YRC Freight (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good medical, vision and dentist insurance

    Cons

    Taking 15%.from your pay check.

    Advice to Management

    Change of operations that benefits miami terminal.


  3. "Dock worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YRC Freight part-time

    Pros

    Set your own schedule and pay is decent. Supervisors let you alone as long as you are concentrating on your work and not goofing off.

    Cons

    Cold and hot warehouse. Forklifts need work. Dock lights missing or not operating. Lack of necessary materials including empty pallets when needed to stack loose freight.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on keeping up with supplies and equipment needs. There is a lot of potential for improvement that isn't cost prohibitive.


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  5. "Combo Barn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Combo Driver in Richfield, OH
    Current Employee - Combo Driver in Richfield, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YRC Freight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits for the entire family

    Cons

    Every job has things you don't like

    Advice to Management

    Relax


  6. "Doing Time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equipment Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Equipment Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it was a good job while it lasted, then the end came crashing fast. Knew it was coming , like Santana walking out of his cell on American Me, next thing ya know , I was falling from the top deck stabbed multiple times and discarded like an old rotten chunk of meat.

    Cons

    Top five things---- 5. always on the clock, my time did`t mean a thing to them 4.Never enough time in the day to complete the miracles that this company wanted. 3.Departments work very hard against each-other. 2.The "good ol boy" click, if your in the boat your bound to float! and numero uno, the best is last 1. Watch your back, EVERYONE from drivers to management to the janitors , will be the first ones to twist the knife in your back as soon and as fast as they can. Must be a bonus program that I was not aware of!

    Advice to Management

    STOP, STOP, STOP forcing good people out the door, get down out of your ivory tower and walk the walk you expect employees to follow.


  7. "This is just a stepping stone to a better job opportunity."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journeyman Mechanic in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Journeyman Mechanic in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only pro's of this job are the benefits and the opportunity for overtime pay. If it wasn't for the overtime this job would not be worth the headache

    Cons

    The constant change of direction from management, the poor condition and age of the equipment, the moral is terrible. The 15 percent cut in a pay wage that is already below a national standard is also a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Bump our pay up to the current standard of a diesel mechanic, get the mechanics training, get some new equipment, spend more money on the facility and tools to do the job.


  8. "Talent Acquisition Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YRC Freight (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work climate. Average to median pay.

    Cons

    Most work is temporary. Not very long timers i.e. high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    No matter how talented the temporary staff is and how fast they catch you up, you need to hire more of your temporary to your permanent staff.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Look elsewhere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at YRC Freight full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There were a lot of great people devoted to this company, myself included

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. Long history using people up and then discarding them without any regard for their contributions. The dysfunctional behavior seems to be the only thing thriving in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the right people, get rid of the political backstabbers taking credit for other peoples work. Bring back the people you discarded at the same you made millions.


  10. "Fun while it lasted"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at YRC Freight (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are great, good pay considering it wasn't a sales job

    Cons

    Constant changes and reduction, month over month, to commission structure.

    Advice to Management

    Where to begin...


  11. "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Germantown, TN
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Germantown, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is progressing rapidly in the rate direction and has a full portfolio of services to offer. Sales support is strong and upper management has a good grasp on wear the company needs to be.

    Cons

    The amount of calls per day is counter productive. Rather than hit your hot opportunities and focus on strategy you are forced to focus on a call cycle, which I consider outdated. This needs be done away with and an opportunity driven call cycle would be more beneficial with less focus on number of calls.

    Advice to Management

    LIke I said, need to reduce number of calls a day to 4-5, make them strategic calls focusing on your opportunities vs. a call number.


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