Ryder System Reviews

Updated 30 September, 2014
Updated 30 September, 2014
264 Reviews
2.8
264 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • As a leading-edge Fortune 500 company with expanding global presence, we recognize our employees - our knowledge capital - as our most valuable asset (in 7 reviews)

  • The company maintains an excellent good work-life balance for its employees (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • There is NO real work/life balance and it always feels like big brother is watching (in 12 reviews)

  • After my resignation, upper management shunned me (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wonderful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at Ryder System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Edmonton team is one of the best set of co-workers I have ever had in my entire life and the Service Manager is by far, one of the best leaders I have ever had. A lot of high-level skills from the Mechanics. These guys work hard. If you don't like a fast-paced environment and are not a hard worker, this is not the place for you. Look elsewhere.

    Cons

    A lot of office politics from upper management. They really need to make some changes to upper management on the Western side of Canada side of things otherwise problems will continue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sorry guys, you really need to get your act together. On multiple occasions one of the Maintenance Managers of Western Canada had a bad habit of taking credit for other people's hard work and needlessly firing multiple employees who were doing a good job when things weren’t at the best, and did not take responsibility for not understanding his own job. Unfortunately, major problems will continue until this employee is re-trained as a Manager or is let go and replaced with someone competent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    satisfactory

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Ryder System full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good company to work for.

    Cons

    if you dont g by the book they fire you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was an excellent job, overall, but needs improvement in enforcing human rights policies between employees.

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    Former Employee - Route Manager, Truck Driver.  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Route Manager, Truck Driver. in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Ryder System

    Pros

    before recession,,company was excellent to work for..very good pay,benefits, and paid holidays.(unfortunately due to slowdown in G.M. car,trucks sales, may have lost their jobs in 2008 and 2009).

    Cons

    trucks are getting older and although pass MTO inspections,need improved repairs to radios,level of cab noise and new, better quality seats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improved methods of dealing with employee against employee harassment issues..although policies in place,still to much nonsense goes on and very hard to prove and STOP!

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great company and people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryder System

    Pros

    Company culture and people are great!

    Cons

    No room for advancement, not competitive wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    One of the Industry leaders

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryder System full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with a variety of customers, across multiple industry verticals. Retail, Automotive, etc.
    Flexible work hours, as long as you get the work done.
    Good bonus structure for managers and above.
    Competitive 401K match.

    Cons

    Annual merit increases are not even par with cost of living adjustments, 2% is the standard. Average Benefits.
    Opportunities for advancement really depends on the group you are part of.
    Customer expectation management is terrible which puts an enormous pressure on employees to deliver quality results within a very short turnaround time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the details and differentiate between work horses and slime balls. The culture of piling on work on the good ones and letting the others slide needs to be changed to retain the best talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    11 Year employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryder System full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are great people who work there. Depending on your job role there can be good training. Chances for growth if you are willing to relocate or travel. Cross training is available in some areas.

    Cons

    Low raises and merits, company is not one to take risks so changes can take a long time to implement. Do not always have the best tools available to do your job so there are a lot of manual processes. Communication in the field is not usually good. Managers are set in their ways and not good managers of change. IT infrastructure and support is bad. Little to no chance for advancement if you cannot relocate or travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at creating more jobs for virtual team environments to provide a greater internal talent leverage. Do more cross training with other accounts and divisions. Improve on the IT infrastructure and support. Look at providing better training to the field, don't push the cost to the location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ryder making things move

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryder System

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities especially if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Not much business in the Pacific NW

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent workplace for MBA's

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Director  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Finance Director in Miami, FL (US)

    I worked at Ryder System full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Significant cross-functional opportunities and interesting work

    Cons

    Work-Life challenges but opportunities balance out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue practice of promotions from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with good leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryder System full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Solid company with consistent growth even in slow economy. Sr. Management seems to care about employees. Diversified culture throughout organization. Employee engagement is encouraged. Recognized as a leader in the transportation industry.

    Cons

    Compensation is low compared to others in the industry. Training could be better. Annual increases are not merit based and are barely a cost of living increase. Not a lot of room for advancement within the company. While many exciting things happen at the corporate office, employees in the field are not always included in the excitement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company culture...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - GLM  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - GLM in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Ryder System full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Support and access from director level management on up.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance without relocation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider looking outside the box for alternative solutions to common problems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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