Con-way

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Con-way Freight
Material Handler (Former Employee), Wellford, SCAugust 25, 2015
Pros: Pay, Training for advancement
Cons: No set breaks for Management
Conway freight is a good place to start at if you are looking to get your feet wet in the transportation business. There are locations all around the country to help advance in your career.
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Dynamic LTL company
Service Center Manager (Former Employee), Salinas, CAAugust 25, 2015
Pros: Great way to learn LTL operations
Cons: Job security
Depending on the location of the business unit, Con-way can be the greatest job or the worst job you could ever have. I had the pleasure of working at two great locations and have nothing but great things to say about the employees who worked there. Con-way is very challenging for management whose operational directives change often and frequently conflict with previous directives. If your looking to learn the ropes, work long hours and sacrifice a work/life balance, Con-way is a good company to work for.
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Depends on the center.
Freight Operations Supervisor (FOS) (Former Employee), Pocatello, IDAugust 23, 2015
Pros: Friendly co-workers
Cons: long hours, favoritism
Depending on what center you get placed depends on the review you have for the company. Some are excellent places to work and promote a good work ethic. Then there are somme that management has there favorites.
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Con-way is a good place to work
Detention Specialist (Current Employee), Joplin, MOAugust 18, 2015
Pros: Steady reliable work in a safe clean environment
Cons: Pay could improve and recreational activity would go a long way to better the environment.
They have a good culture but could use a ping pong table or some type of recreational facility. They do have a basketball court and exercise equipment.
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Productive and safe work space
Forklift Operator (Current Employee), Parma OhioAugust 4, 2015
Great safety and control of work. comfortable work space. Helpful people. loading and unloading of trucks. staying within out times. cleaning and maintaining a clean and safe dock. safety testing forklifts
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good people, horrible company
customer service (Former Employee), Joplin, MoAugust 2, 2015
Pros: great co-workers
Cons: management, stressfull environment, no job security
Learned several jobs while employed here, each job was fast paced and stressful. Learned a lot about the transportation industry.
The management team consistently failed to be of any assistance. The management did not know how to do the jobs they were asking of their employees, so they could not help when employees where overwhelmed. The company as whole seemed to be losing money, therefore delayed yearly raises, sold needed equipment, and laid off quality employees to make year end budgets. I personally put in 3 years with the company and was promoted twice, but was laid off with NO advanced knowledge and for no reason other than being told my job was eliminated. I was not offered another position with the company even though I left in good standing, with no write-ups, no attendance issues, and with the knowledge to do at least 5 different jobs within the company. This company takes the word corporate to the next level, there is no loyalty to the employee and no job security. I do not recommend working for this company if you are looking for a career to invest your working life into.
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great place to work for
Dock Worker/Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TXJuly 27, 2015
Conway is a great place to work for you'll learn a lot and could advanced in position but sadly management wise is poor inbound manager doesn't know how to treat employees
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Kinda sucked
Truck Driver Student/Dockworker (Current Employee), New YorkJuly 26, 2015
The only thing good was the paycheck. I swear they suck...... they mostly care about themselves. You'll be a truck driver that paints floors for them and they give 2 cares.
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good benefits and pay
Driver (Former Employee), E Brunswick, NJJuly 25, 2015
Pros: benefits and pay, good people
Cons: always a push in the city or linehaul
I retired after just short of 20 yrs. after looking for part time work and seeing what the pay scales are and benefits offered Con Way is above just about everybody. It is not an easy job and it's not for everybody. I was a l/h driver,I made good money but i spent 14hrs a day at work.Good people to work with for the most part. I didn't have any issues with management but some did and a lot of them were valid. It's the nature of the beast the company always wants more and it's management's job to get it. I just did my job.The equipment is good for the most.Like I said it's not for everybody
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Decent pay
Driver (Former Employee), Tampa, FLJuly 22, 2015
Decent pay but hard to get a regular work schedule, Co-workers where great to work with.

Management can be hard to work with, can be frustrating.
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Great Employees
Capacity Support (Current Employee), Joplin, MOJuly 21, 2015
As with any job, not every job is great but at least at Con-way Truckload the co-workers make coming to work so much better. Your co workers treat you better than family and they make you want to work better as a team and step in and help out when they needed. The employees take pride in their work and it shows.
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Good pay great coworkers
assist machine operators (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOJuly 19, 2015
I worked here for 2 years a Dock worker. I worked a ton of overtime which was great since I was in college. Also the supervisors are down to earth.
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Great Place to work
Billing /Customer Service (Former Employee), Plainfield, INJuly 15, 2015
Pros: Great Company and people to work for
I enjoyed this Company.. I did Billing and Customer service and helped drivers with their handheld computers.
It was very challenging. Was a great teamwork!
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It's Okay
Office (Current Employee), Joplin, MOJuly 7, 2015
Great co-workers, great middle management. Upper management tries to do too many things at once which results in mediocre results. Very "corporate." Pay is minimal with little advancement opportunities. Raises do not cover cost of living, but you do at least get annual raises. Expect a stressful environment.
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Good warehouse oppurtinuty
Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Tucson, AZJuly 6, 2015
Loved the work environment, fast and productive work vibe and great upper management. Great hours and good pay with benefits.
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Great Company
Service Center Manager (Current Employee), Upper Sandusky, OhioJuly 6, 2015
long hours, hard to find a work/life balance. pay and benefits are very good but wasn't worth the sacrifices after 6 years.
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Line haul
line haul (Former Employee), cinnamison NjJuly 5, 2015
Pros: good pay, good equipment
Cons: you won't have no family time and they don't care
It suck they need to fire every body and hire new people They don't care about there worker and real up tight like it the army
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Con-way Pays Good but Horrible Work/Life Balance and Horrible Environment
DSR (Former Employee), KentuckyJuly 3, 2015
Pros: Pay
Cons: Everything is terrible except pay.
Con-way drivers are called Driver Sales Representatives(DSR's). As a driver you will "bid"(Con-way calls this job selection to get away from union terms) City(senior guys), Day Linehaul(senior guys),AM flex, Dockworker, Night linehaul(senior guys), PM Flex. You will maybe after 5-6 years get a location "bid" for your linehaul or city run.

You will slip-seat trucks and receive a different truck everyday. Con-way claims half their fleet are modern freightliner trucks. Lies. Con-way has a few freightliners that only senior guys will drive while 98% of the time you will be driving a sterling(ford) truck that matches the same sterlings built since the 80's. Granted they do have A/C, but no radio, and no cruise control, and they are 7-speed.

Con-way still uses paperlogs and will continue as long as they can until it's mandatory so drivers can make their cut-times, and Con-way don't have to manage their Hours of Service so closely.

I honestly look for Con-way to keep losing, losing, and losing business because they damage so much freight. The only reason they have half the freight they have is because companies know they can ship through Con-way and it'll get damaged and they'll get it shipped for free. This is great, at first, but over time companies and their customers get tired of having to ship things multiple times and go elsewhere. If you ship through Con-way and want your product delivered damage-free you better pack it like a tank.

Con-way uses the cheapest sub-service carriers(outside carriers) every day even if they have their own drivers sitting on the dock – more... at the terminal.

The work environment at Con-way is toxic, toxic, toxic. They don't follow their own policies, and management favoritism is very rampant.

Con-way has been around for a long time and has many old-timer bosses and workers that don't care about anything or anyone but themselves.

Con-way is not innovative and is very behind times in every aspect of the company from the way you dispatch, to your BIL(Manifest), to how you load trailers, to their handhelds.

Con-way talks a good game until you get on the dock and realize half of what you were told is smoke-and-mirrors.

Con-way is basically a fast-food job on stilts(Pay). They offer basically no retirement(401k with NO match), and no predictability on your start-time or destination.) They are not good at explaining their policies either. Actually, they don't explain them at all. You come in one day and do something the same way you always did it and then the following day get a message saying you did it wrong and you're suppose to do it this way. However, noone told you the policy changed. – less
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Poor Leadership
Forklift Dock Worker-Load and Unload (Former Employee), Henderson, COJune 24, 2015
There was no leadership by higher personnel, it was not a work friendly environment. From workers to supervisors, there was tension and not sense of team work. Poor Leadership.
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Miss this company
Truck Driver (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FLJune 8, 2015
Enjoyed my time here. Lots of freight to run...lots. Pay was good also. No major complaints. Travelled all 48 and Canada. Great equipment and wonderful administration.
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2211 Old Earhart Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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