Con-way Freight Reviews

Updated 14 Jun 2021

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3.1
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Con-way Freight Chief Executive Officer  Bradley S. Jacobs (no image)
Bradley S. Jacobs
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good Pay and decent family work life(in 58 reviews)

  • "pay is good fairly good benefits good vacation policy I just cant say enough good about this company(in 26 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "long hours old technology a lot of dust(in 38 reviews)

  • "Upper management ONLY worries about the bottom line(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great culture- As Con-way

      14 Jun 2021 - Area Human Resources Manager in Youngstown, OH
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      Pros

      family environment as a big company

      Cons

      selling of Con-way to ZPO

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Forklift

      22 Dec 2020 - Assembly Line Worker in Riverside, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay good hours cool employees

      Cons

      Crappy managers crappy hourly schedules on call schedule

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Working at Con-way/XPO Logistics in Portland, OR

      8 Dec 2018 - Senior Software Development Engineer in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some of the best and talented employees and work culture. I could realize more now how great benefits were. Great culture.

      Cons

      Some new management folks started messing up with the culture with their dirty politics, and some wanted to change the company for good overnight by micro-management.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Former employee

      26 Mar 2019 - Facilities Maintenance Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Awesome people and teamwork great culture

      Cons

      Sometimes had to answer calls after hours

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Con-way: moving freight and moving forward.

      7 Jul 2008 - Decline in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Dynamic & challenging organization - recent acquisitions have provided tremendous growth opportunities for Con-way's stock and employees. No two days are ever the same...in a good way. Doug Stotlar is a strong, big picture leader with a level of integrity that is unheard of at that level. He is genuinely interested in getting to know employees. He devotes a full weekend to "talk shop" with the employees who are selected as CEO Constellation winners - an award given to a select group of employees who exhibit Con-way's core values day in & day out. Doug not only shares his vision with them, but solicits and LISTENS to their concerns, ideas, and questions about the company. Con-way's total rewards package - benefits & compensation - is one of the best in the industry, if not corporate America.

      Cons

      Tenure of many senior leaders creates pockets of "we've always done it this way" & resistance to change. I don't think Con-way can consistently be a leader in transportation and logistics when many of the leaders have spent their entire adult working lives in this organization. Con-way needs to continue to bring in senior leaders from other industries and competitors to ensure we are looking at best practices, not just traditional practices. For many years, employees who were willing to devote their every waking moment to Con-way and be a "yes man" were the individuals who were rewarded and promoted. This mentality still exists in some pockets of the company.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great company but the pay is far below the rest of the industry

      29 May 2012 - Account Executive 
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      Pros

      Conway is a leader in the LTL industry and is a very stable company to work for if you work hard. They are fair but do not expect to move up as they will almost always hire from other trucking companies such as YRC. Training is solid but it unfortunately can only be used as a stepping stone to a higher paying company.

      Cons

      Bonuses are promised but they will rarely happen and the goals are not realistic. Your 401k match will come and go like the wind. When my pension was taken from me I was promised they would match my 401k plan. I think that might have only happened for about a quarter. When it is time to paint a service center take a guess who they will ask? Yes you! When the truck rodeo is in town plan on spending all day at this event and yes it is mandatory. Pay increases can go for 3-4 years and then they will tell you how lucky you were to get 3%. Their fleet of inspectors will change the class and weight of the freight so most of your day will be spent around customers who are always upset.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Pros

      Pay is great, especially for unskilled labor in our area. Mileage pay when you drive linehauls. Hourly pay when you work the dock, overtime after 8 hours (almost unheard of around here). Three weeks PTO after just a couple years. Profit sharing and 401k contributions. Our terminal provides food and refreshments every couple of weeks, especially when extremely hot or cold. Regular communication meetings between drivers and management. Lots of newer trucks now, xm radios and a/c, way better than equipment used just a couple years ago. Lots of attention being focused on safety, which is generally good. Home every day, ten hours off at least. Really happy most of the time.

      Cons

      Dock pay is a little lower per hour than non-union conpetitors in the area. Lots of the trucks are still worn out junk. Takes a long time to move up to higher paying linehaul runs, 5 to 10 years sometimes. Freeze your but in the winter time. Not much time for family depending on job selection, especially when freight levels are high.

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Complete time suck. Not ideal work environment. Little to no training.

      4 Oct 2013 - FOS 
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      Pros

      This is honestly not a rant, just a warning to new 'FMT's'. No pros really. Guess you could say that the company is stable and is a trusted name in the messy industry that is freight.

      Cons

      To start off in management, you have to be willing (very high odds) to relocate. This is a company that has more remote locations than city destinations. As a supervisor, you make less money than the people you supervise. There is a management dynamic that is hard to put a finger on other than it feels very impersonal. Depending on where you work, the chances of promotion are miniscule. You will work the worst hours that you have ever worked, do not plan on having much going on outside of work unless you have a family/friends that work 3rd shift (8 or 9 pm until 3-5 am)(this is where you will work when you start based off of "seniority"). Most of the people you work with hate their jobs/wives/etc... Do your research on freight industry, you should look someplace else.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      FOS

      12 Jan 2016 - Supervisor of Freight Operations in Hagerstown, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ability to promote up Learning environment with other supervisors looking to advance in the company Recruit recent college graduates looking for first time jobs Managers want to see you promoted and advance in the company. Company does a very good job of promoting from within. It seems every 3 or 4 months someone is promoted out of Hagerstown.

      Cons

      Work a minimum of 50hrs a week It is one of the largest facilities in the company, some times you just feel like a clog in the system. A lot of times of short staffing of employees due hiring freezes, makes you frustrated because you can't complete the work expected of you. Some managers can be heavy handed and unfair in discipline toward supervisors. There is a define pecking order of which supervisors get move to which positions, usually this is based off of seniority and skill/knowledge but can be due to favoritism. Working on a shipping dock in a variety of weather. Some managers are far removed from the operation, and seem out of touch with the reality of the operation.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Local Account Executive

      29 Nov 2014 - Account Executive 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      As long as you're hitting or progressing toward your numbers, you are given autonomy to manage your accounts and your calendar. In general pretty decent National and Regional Sales management team. I had the good fortune to have one (out of three during my tenure) excellent Regional Director of Sales. The other two were average. One was a goon with certain people, the other was under experienced for the position. Both were ultimately removed.

      Cons

      1. Reweighing and re-classifying freight was regaled as recovering millions per quarter. What was not acknowledged but brutal reality for AEs and Op's in continual loss of customers who felt completely betrayed by the company. 2. Vast irregularity of service and integrity from region to region, service center to service center. 3. Emphasis on checking boxes, and the required activity to do so, rather than actual revenue producing activity. I understand that it has gotten better in this area since I left.

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