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YRC Worldwide Reviews

Updated May 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good benefits, reasonable management, great perks including an in-building kitchen and gym" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Great management and team members, easy to learn, decent pay with bonuses, and fairly laid back if you do your job" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management is scattered and frustrated" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Long hours And No family life" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Forklift Operator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler/Forklift Operator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Material Handler/Forklift Operator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has excellent health benefits.

    Cons

    Before you are put on as a fulltimer you have to work all hours of shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Work with those who shows strong work performance toward their job titles.


  2. "It pays the bills"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Because the shop is not Union all mechanics get employer payed health care

    Cons

    To many chiefs and not enough Indians. Most co-workers are more than willing to throw you under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the guys ideas on the floor. Up to date training for new equipment and let others have the opportunity to do diffrent kinda of work.

  3. "Benefits are not free"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The insurance at YRC is not free. It is part of a negotiated contract through the Teamster's Union When you take into consideration the benefit package that is part of the negotiated contract it is better than other freight companies. There is a lot of experience that can be came from working

    Cons

    Favoritism is widespread and can create a quite unfair atmosphere. YRC now allows family to work together which has resulted in a lot of husband wife or father son Arrangements that work together which is not the most healthy atmosphere. Nepotism is not always a good thing

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favoritism go by seniority and if you need X number of people to work overtime ask that many people to stay over time not just the people you like


  4. "YRC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS

    I worked at YRC Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits and decent pay.

    Cons

    terrible management. no control over union. long hours


  5. "Good pay/ benefits but job security brings laziness!"

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    Current Employee - Combo Driver/Dock in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Combo Driver/Dock in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great money with lots of overtime if wanted! You will get a chance to work 3different jobs (Delivery driver/Dock-
     Forklift driver/ Hostlers- yard mule driver) Combo driver/dock pays $21.78 per hour with overtime after 8 hours. Work on your 6th day is 1.5 pay. 7th day is double time. The money can REALLY add up if you're willing to work for it! FREE BENEFITS AFTER 90 DAYS!!!

    Cons

    Great money with lots of overtime if wanted! Combo driver/dock pays 21.78 per hour with overtime after 8 hours. Older more senior driver are lazy and rely on union for job protection. Do your job, keep your job! New hires are required to do more and follow ALL rules but the senior drivers/ dockworkers are not. Never are shown the mythical rule book but are required to follow rules that aren't taught but enforced. Must bid on available shifts. Expect to be unassigned for a long time! Which means mandatory work every Sunday, unpredictable weekly scheduling, and doing anything that the seniors don't want to do. Supervisors having favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Don't have favorites. Live the standards, and enforce them with EVERYONE! Don't lie and pertend that this is a normal trucking environment, EXPLAIN the union environment in detail (both pros and cons). Distribute actual rule book, not word of mouth. Remain professional, it's not about "liking" the employees, or politicking but staying unbiased and being a consiment professional daily. Foster a environment of teamwork not is vs them (union/ salaried, etc.)


  6. "Transportation"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ever changing environment within the industry. There is always something to learn. Diversity through out the company and as far as I can tell everyone is treated with respect.

    Cons

    Job security is not m always there. Sometimes there is stress coming from the drivers and terminal employees (union vs non-union).

    Advice to Management

    Respect everyone.


  7. "Good overall, some improvements are needed."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can bid for various shifts. Preference is based on level of seniority.

    Cons

    You have to wait until your anniversary date to pick up an additional 5 sick days.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be held accountable while holding union employees to the appropriate standards.

  8. "dock worker"

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Chicago Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Chicago Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great pay, great benefits, optional overtime, good union.

    Cons

    management is confused, supervisors are petty, care more about the freight than employers.

    Advice to Management

    put yourself in the operators shoes,


  9. "Dock Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YRC Worldwide part-time

    Pros

    Good Company, Lots of work

    Cons

    Senior union members are rude, unwilling to help new employees


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Road Driver"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Road Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Road Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at YRC Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benfits, shop at yard, fuel at yard.

    Cons

    Old equipment, home time, Swing shift, discrimination policy not enforced

    Advice to Management

    Your driver trainers are racist, religious intolerant, homophobes. I’m a white straight Christian. They made my skin crawl with what they say constantly.


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