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YRC Worldwide Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, reasonable management, great perks including an in-building kitchen and gym (in 16 reviews)

  • Easy to recruit drivers based on pay and benefits (in 5 reviews)

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

  • Same cons as nearly anywhere in the industry: long hours, graveyard shifts, weather and other uncontrollable hassles, at times high stress (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Road Driver"

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    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.


  2. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Full Time Employee
    Current Employee - Full Time Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job in itself is good and reputable.
    You are allowed to make overtime.

    Cons

    Salaried employees are worked way over their 50 hours per week schedules. (No work/life balance)
    Management sets unrealistic expectations on employees.
    Upper management does not back up its managers and supervisors when dealing with employees.
    Too many side deals are made between upper management and union employees.
    The images run the asylum.
    If you're not in the "click" you will never excel.
    Way too many politics.

    Advice to Management

    If you would take care of your employees better, then your employees will take care of our customers.
    Stop extorting the employees and you'll get better results.
    Put your personal agenda aside and value your employees.

  3. "Management is a complete joke..........."

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

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

    Pros

    Average benefits. Good vacation. That is about everything good that I have to say.

    Cons

    Micromanagement and favoritism at its best practiced at the Des Moines, IA location. Morale is not important at all.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and learn how to treat your employees like adults. Figure out a way to boost morale instead of crushing it........


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Combination Driver/Dock"

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

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

    Pros

    Paid healthcare, paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal days. Free CDL training and some union protection from the Teamsters.

    Cons

    NOBODY at this company cares anymore. Freight is thrown into leaky trailers, for a driver praying to make it to the next location in a million mile truck. Even the Teamsters have given up on the company, allowing for 15% to be taken out of your pay and only 25% paid into pension.

    Advice to Management

    Shape up or close it down. Customers deserve better.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Not a Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Operations in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None to speak of since it became YRC

    Cons

    Some of the worse people you ever want to meet. YRC as a whole, is about misleading you and then stealing from you. W

    Advice to Management

    You people need to go to jail, the government needs to look at your books, misrepresenting a trucking company


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Dock Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Dock Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Dock Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at YRC Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers, co-workers, co-Workers, CO-WORKERS, cO-Worker$

    Cons

    No training, Poor management, Out of date system, Filthy working conditions

    Advice to Management

    Properly training employees may give your better results.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Road driver"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at YRC Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    The insurance and the starting rate of pay is not bad

    Cons

    They never call you is sit at home for 4 days at a time some weeks three days at a time another week waiting for a call to go to work

    Advice to Management

    I don't care whether you start on the dock or the road driver they don't care you never get called my check this month is going to be one track was $200 the next check is going to be about $500 I've never gotten a full check before and I've been here since October

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Driver"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Driver in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health and welfare-very good benefits. Terminal used to be place of security and comradery. Weather in NM/Albuquerque is stellar making deliveries more easily accomplished. At one time, a good place to work.

    Cons

    Micromanaging, hostile, dishonest terminal manager--Albuquerque NM. Discontinued retirement and reduced wages was a great move for YRC, but a terrible move for the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Do you not know or care about how many accounts have been lost, how many grievance have been filed and or that the workplace satisfaction and workforce morale has been broken down on a daily basis since you brought Jeff Cain to the Albuquerque terminal? He must have something huge on YRC for you to allow him to continue.
    Thank goodness for retirement.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Horrible company"

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

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

    Pros

    None to report. Worst company I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership. Unethical treatment of employees. Leadership does not make sure the right thing happens for the hard working people of this company. Communication is extremely dysfunctional. My experience was one that could have resulted in a strong lawsuit but decided it was not worth my time/resources to waste any further on this company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the unethical business practices! Dig deeper into the underhanded way that people are unexpectedly fired without your company having just cause to do so.


  10. Helpful (4)

    ""AVOID! Toxic senior management. Nothing satisfies. No training, no support. Constant negativity.""

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in West Valley City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is fair. Many of the workers try hard but are not given sufficient training. Office staff is supportive of junior managers.

    Cons

    Toxic senior management. Union environment. Dirty place to work. Dying company. No meaningful training. Old IT and old infrastructure. Zero tolerance for mistakes. Perhaps the most hostile work environment I have ever worked in. I left as quickly as I could. Horrible, miserable place. Threatened daily, very abusive. Slave hours. Now I know why they cannot keep managers. They quit!

    Advice to Management

    You lose 15 junior managers in 2 years? Maybe the problem is you, not them!


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