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YRC Worldwide Reviews

Updated August 10, 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 11 reviews)

  • Terrible senior management, bordering on bankruptcy, company is a sinking ship (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Application Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YRC Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    I had a great team that worked well together. Enjoyed my time innovating and finding ways to get our shipments to their destination more efficiently.

    Cons

    The company has lots of debt and was unable to give merit increases for a long period of time.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Pathetic 40+ year old whiners,Horrible pay,dangerous work environment. Miserable place to work."

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    Current Employee - Dockworker in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Dockworker in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing there is nothing positive about work here,I keep seeing people posting that there is "great pay" thats a bunch of crap lol unless great pay to you is starting off at $11.90 an hour.

    Cons

    The union is sucking the life out of the company and management in turn treats the employees like trash constantly lies to them, writes up employees as much as possible. The terminal manager is a compulsive liar if you get hired do not believe that you start at $14.00 hr you do not you start at $11.90 that is a fact he with lie and do whatever he has to do to avoid telling the truth. lol you cant even ask him the color of the sky without him trying to lie about it.

    Advice to Management

    Your company will be gone within 5 years because how horrible you run it.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "No consistency"

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    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Tukwila, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at YRC Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Guaranteed hours and overtime, good union benefits.

    Cons

    Don't expect an actual schedule for at least 3 months. Expect to be shifting hours every day or so.

    Advice to Management

    Treat new hires with at least a little respect. It is unhealthy to have them work different schedules every other day.


  4. "Freight Handling Professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freight Handling Professional in Bloomington, CA
    Current Employee - Freight Handling Professional in Bloomington, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid once a week. Work is fast so time passes quick.

    Cons

    Not enough work time. On call 24/7. Teamsters is a requirement. Dangerous environment to be working unsafe drivers.

    Advice to Management

    Make the loads easier for the forklift drivers to get to rather than a long run. Its safe and will be more efficient.


  5. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Revenue Specialist in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Revenue Specialist in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YRC Worldwide (More than a year)

    Pros

    benefits, not a lot of pressure, friendly people

    Cons

    pay could be better, upper management picks favorites


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Driver P&D"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolingbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Union company so the benefits are good.

    Cons

    Management and Union don't get along at all.

    Advice to Management

    Prepare to look for another job.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "corporate accounts executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience understanding the business trends of the majorities of all industries. This also helps to understand how the global economy impacts N America and vice versa.

    Cons

    Far too much micro-management by unqualified senior management, rather than sharing a compelling vision and strategy which brings all segments together under centralized purpose. Each department seems to have goals that work against other departments, and prevents over-all growth and success.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate, and allow the giftedness, education, and experience fuel success, communicating and developing business plans that support the success of the organization. Plans are too often developed by those who have lost touch with operations, the customer, and/or the challenges facing the current business climate. Panels should be more inclusive of various departments, giving a stronger over-all perspective of the business climate

  8. Helpful (1)

    "LONG HOURS - 4-5pm to 4-5am"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Allegedly they like to promote from within. Attire is relaxed. Usually a collar shirt and pants. Tennis shoes are welcomed. Tattoos don't seem to be an issue.

    Cons

    Long hours. Lots of rules. 100 different ways to do basic tasks. Constant ridicule and criticism from upper management. After a 60 hour week and taxes you're basically working for 12-13$/hr ...also no lunch and no breaks. Somebody will eventually call the equalization board over this.

    Advice to Management

    Nobody wants to work 12hrs daily for an average salary. There HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY TO CONTROL DAILY OPERATION!


  9. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment, not long hours

    Cons

    Pay isn't great, facility is outdated


  10. "Road Driver / Trainer, Safety Team leader"

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    Current Employee - Road Driver/Trainer in Maybrook, NY
    Current Employee - Road Driver/Trainer in Maybrook, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salery, National company working regional

    Cons

    Old worn-out equipment, poor maintenance

    Advice to Management

    Raise salary back to where it was, cut out six million dollars bonus to senior management


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