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YRC Worldwide Reviews

Updated December 1, 2018
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YRC Worldwide President and Chief Operating Officer Darren Hawkins
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Pros
  • "Good benefits, reasonable management, great perks including an in-building kitchen and gym" (in 17 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. Helpful (1)

    "3pl Operations Desk"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  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. "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.


  4. "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


  5. 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


  6. 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.


  7. 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

  8. "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


  9. "Forklift Operator"

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    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.


  10. "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.)