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YRC Worldwide Reviews

Updated January 3, 2019
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YRC Worldwide President and Chief Operating Officer Darren Hawkins
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Pros
  • "Good Benefits, Good Healthcare, Great people, Decent Cafeteria, Good Managers, Finally forward thinking group, diversity, work-life balance" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Strong network of services, overall good company struggling to make up for bad financial decisions by mgmt" (in 5 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. "Developer II"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer II in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Developer II in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Good Healthcare, Great people, Decent Cafeteria, Good Managers, Finally forward thinking group, diversity, work-life balance.

    Cons

    There are some old, outdated systems however they are working to get rid of them. Some seniors should step down and let more change occur.


  2. "Good Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Getting paid weekly on time

    Cons

    Putting up with bad attitudes and work habits

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Floundering"

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    Former Employee - Applications Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at YRC Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people were fairly nice. Onsite cafeteria was good. Easy job to coast to retirement on which is what most people were doing. 40 hour weeks are the norm unless something extraordinary happens. You'll have to be on call sometimes though.

    Cons

    No or miniscule raises (1 or 2 %) and very inconsistent. Lousy benefits. Without raises, management's only tool to motivate was fear. Layoffs would come without warning. Also they're currently being sued by the Justice department for fraud and are under investigation by their investors. Some unprofessional behavior like the manager who tried to convert me to Christianity. There's also a lot of seemingly random changes in direction and a lot of turnover of Executives. There's not really any clear vision. There's also not a lot of opportunities to expand your skillset.

    Advice to Management

    Raises are part of the cost of doing business and should be tied to employee not company performance. Otherwise you'll continue to lose young talent as soon as they find something better.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "3pl Operations Desk"

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    Current Employee - 3pl Customer Support in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - 3pl Customer Support in Urbandale, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture.
    Dedicated team.
    Very professional and driven.
    Profit-sharing

    Cons

    I really can't think of any.


  5. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YRC Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Operational Leadership, is very dedicated to customers, and ensuring employees understand the needs. Employees, have a team mentality. The drivers are customer focused, and care about the company.

    Cons

    High turnover, at this location, with Account Executive positions, and includes the regional Leadership. Regional Sales, VP, ETC. Customers comment on this issue, and view it as instability.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to Lead, and invest in employees.


  6. "BULLIES!!!!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical insurance is the only good thing

    Cons

    Don't ask for help from the HR department, they will not help you unless it benefits them. If you try and get any answers or documentation from them they will cry harassment, because you asked them to do their job. Next thing you know, you get a call from the legal department saying they did an investigation, but of course without any input from you. Either way no help for you. To bad the previous legal attorney retired. At least she was fair.

    Advice to Management

    Train current employees in your HR department to be helpful and not bullies. Or cut your losses and hire people who know how to be human. Just sayin


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Road drivers"

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    Current Employee - Road Driver in Copley, OH
    Current Employee - Road Driver in Copley, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Honestly Their are none. Sad.

    Cons

    No home time management. Are very dishonest.lowest paid in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Terminate the old management, they don't know what they are doing very poor manage

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits are not free"

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    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


  10. "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