Dock Worker/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – June 21, 2018
Come in, get a trailer assigned to you, get a forklift, and start unloading. Scan bills to find where product went, take it to the location indicated. Help load product in between unloading products. Finish trailer, see supervisor for another trailer.
Casual Dock worker/ CDL trainee (Current Employee) – Wyoming, MI – June 4, 2018
I go to work and put in 100 % + in my opinion. I got told I'm a great worker and was offered a opportunity to get my CDL and that the company would train me for it while soaking up the cost. Now I'm being told I have to learn on my own which after working in a factory for 25 + years is all new to me. I have never driven a clutch or a big truck for that matter. Needless to say I quit my job of 25+ years to take on a new career and now I feel like I have been set up for failure.
This is a union company; pay is excellent, but workplace and management is poor
Freight Handler/City P&D Driver (Former Employee) – Bloomington, CA – June 4, 2018
A typical day at YRC basically included getting on the forklift and then proceeding to your assigned trailer to start stripping freight out.
What I learned most was about the economy and the movement of goods throughout the country - how vitally important that is.
Management is mostly amicable, but there is an ever-present tension between the management and employees. This is because it is a union workplace and you are basically guilty until proven innocent. And the management has good reason to hold the unionized employees in contempt as the union regularly threatened strikes, walk-offs and work slow-downs.
The hardest part about the job is the lack of a regular schedule. Especially if you're new. You were on-call 24/7 and they didn't hesitate to wake you up at 3 in the morning to call you in for a 5 o'clock start time.
The most enjoyable part about the job was having direct participation in the economy. Everyone needs their goods and it was our job to make sure they got it.
Excellent pay, job mostly secure due to the industry itself
No schedule, management always in bad mood and occasionally mistreated you, no life outside of work, basically.
Inside Account Executive (Current Employee) – Overland Park, KS – April 13, 2018
Normal typical work day, New Industry in Logistics-Need continuos Training in the !st year. Upper management doesn't seem to have their finger on the pulse and micro managing is not the best way to get result. I believe sales is sales and customer service is customer service. Learning the terminology and fitting in the groves of things. the people are the best thing about YRC.
paid employee (Former Employee) – Soulard, MO – January 28, 2018
There is a very visible conflict between employees and management staff that I observed while there. The work conditions are very bad during extreme weather seasons. Shift managers would head hunt certain employees to write up.. All "coaching" documentation was a joke as none of it was ever used to hold accountability when in reality, it was used to just push weight which in turn created more riffs between dock workers and YRC leadership staff. The place was a joke to put it lightly. The only reason things got done around there was due to supervisors who tried to keep the peace while on duty but that at times was difficult due to poor employee attitudes that were permitted by turned cheeks because there was no accountability exercised by the leadership.
Very cut throat position where technology was taking over
Weight and Inspection Coordinator (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – January 15, 2018
I would start my day by reviewing inbound freight then the chase would begin. I would inspect all freight and do any corrections on BOL that didn't match what was actually being shipped. This would give you a positive dollar figure for my freight revenue needed for the month. There was no positive reinforcement whatsoever. You had to find your own answers and be prepared to face the consequences if it wasn't correct. Training was vague with a lot of important information left out that was needed to be successful.