Trailer Mechanic (Current Employee) – Santa Fe Springs, CA – December 3, 2016
Conway is a good company but management in the shop needs to be retrained. Lack of people skills are a major problem. I enjoy working with my felow co workers but there needs to be major changes in operation.
Cargo Claims Specialist (Former Employee) – North Richland Hills, TX – April 18, 2016
Con-way Freight was a great company to work for, that's if you would like to stay in one position without advancement. In most of their salary positions there is no room for advancement only room for raises which most of the time were only 2%. (the politics average) The best thing about the job is I learned the in's and out of cargo claim and its was never a dull moment.
Certified Dock Labor (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – February 22, 2016
Management doesn't care or listen to drivers and. They only worry about whats best for themselves. A lot of issues start with them, and they don't like it when someone tells them so. if you want a family life, forget it. the hours that you have to put in to make a living don't allow any room for that. They always talk about safety this and that, but really its all about getting the job done fast and doesn't matter if its safe.
Driver Sales Representative Driver Instructor (Former Employee) – Hayward, WI – April 14, 2016
Work Hard and work Safely. Well compensated for your efforts. very much a safety first company. one of the highest paid positions compared to other less then truckload companies. The voice of the driver was very important to those in management. starting with the immediate supervisor up to the ceo. I would recommend a little less of the micro management of employees. the culture of the drivers is very close. you can ask for help with anything and others will give you a hand to get the job done
Safety, New Equipment, Strong managers
No breaks in the day. only a lunchtime (1/2 hour). in a 10 hour day that is all you are allowed
Dock Worker/CSR/Driver/Project Manager (Former Employee) – Renton, WA – October 24, 2016
i start my day at 2am wording the dock loading and unloading trailers for 4 hours the move into the front office to help answer phone and help customers for 2-3 hours then 2 hours in meetings checking on projects with project leaders then 4-6 hours driving delivering freight to customers. learned a lot with excel and power point, cross dock and exporting freight to Canada and managing multiple teams on strict deadlines.
Con-way Freight Taken over by XPO Logistics Nov 2015
National Account Sales Support Specialist (Former Employee) – North Richland Hills, TX – June 29, 2016
Pre- takeover: Most of my co-workers were wonderful. The ones that stayed on their cell phones and avoided work were never called on it and those that worked the hardest were micromanaged. The hardest part of the job was the management was always changing, unavailable and they were indecisive. They kept adding work onto the team all in the name of being lean.
Takeover lay-offs were made on a personal basis, not on a professional basis.
Increased my skillsets & made some very good friends.
Too many personal politics were allowed to run unchecked
Driver Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – November 1, 2016
the job is Monday thru Friday working the dock and going out to swap trailers; or come in before 1200 to run route and then work on dock. pay is good. takes three years to top out. takes a long time to work your way up seniority board.
Poductive and nice place to work as a second job with friendly co-workers.
Custodian (Former Employee) – Joplin, MO – September 22, 2016
Everyday I would go in and tie in with my supervisor to see if there was any special cleaning projects for the evening. I worked with another employee and we cleaned 1st floor cafeteria floors and 1st floor restrooms. Then we would clean the upper floor Executive dinning, and conference rooms and offices. We also cleaned the theater, communications and truck bay offices.
Class A CDL Driver (Former Employee) – Fife, WA – October 12, 2015
What I liked most about working for Conway was that it taught me how to persevere under pressure, to stay strong when things get rough, and how to lead others.
My favorite time there was delivering to the Port Angeles area. I saw a beautiful part of the country I might not have discovered otherwise.
The hardest part of my job was not knowing when the work day would end. It could last anywhere between 8-12 or more hours depending on the work load, most days averaged 10. Being away from my family for that many hours a day was difficult. I would come home exhausted without much energy left.