Ryder System

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Ryder System Reviews

Updated 13 December, 2014
Updated 13 December, 2014
293 Reviews
2.8
293 Reviews
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Robert E. Sanchez
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Review Highlights

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

  • Good pay, benefits and tools to get the job done (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Department works on the point system no real interest in value of employee's at lower levels work/ life balance (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Ryder System full-time (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.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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 Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Ryder System

    Pros

    Great place to work at.

    Cons

    Technology needs to be updated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator

    I worked at Ryder System

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, ability to grow

    Cons

    Too many meetings, upper management sometimes restricts upward advancement

  7.  

    good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryder System

    Pros

    good enviroment pay growth opportunities

    Cons

    benifits not that good only good opportunities if you like to travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen more to emplyees opionions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent Company Good Benefits

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryder System full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You will gain a plethora of knowledge and experience. Good entry level job right out of college. Decent benefits. They have no problem sending you to training which for me was always at headquarters in Miami, Fl.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is extremely unbalanced. There was a high turnover rate in my department with management therefore standards were always changing. Policies and procedures were not enforced across the board therefore inconsistencies in expectations were a norm, which was very frustrating and often brought morale down. No room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent and practice impartiality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A frustrating place to work that does not foster productivity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Medley, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Medley, FL (US)

    I worked at Ryder System

    Pros

    Dry Cleaning service. Cafeteria. Generally friendly people.

    Cons

    Serious operational issues make it extremely difficult to focus on actual work. Getting resources and permissions is a bureaucratic nightmare. Goals are often lofty, but responsibility is often left unassigned and details left unspecified, so these goals are left to stagnate. Ryder also has a culture of finger pointing and unnecessary meetings, and a lack of focus on productive work. There are a lot of long-time paper shufflers and bureaucrats at this large, slow-moving, disorganized company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower barriers to resource and permissions access, and emphasize faster allocation of these. For example, if someone needs permissions to a database or server, the project owner or project manager should be able to grant them this access, since they are the person responsible for the project. Currently, a request like this would have to go through the project manager, then to at least one more person, typically in an unrelated IT department. Ultimately, the person who actually grants access is unfamiliar with the project, and is simply following the project managers orders, but in being involved drastically slows down the process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Truck driver for GE account. Only black driver . Deliver aircraft parts.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Burlington, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Burlington, KY (US)

    I have been working at Ryder System

    Pros

    Good pay n nice equipment. Been here 4yrs. Decent benefits. Drive new trucks.

    Cons

    No blacks. Been called n word. Stereotypical thinking, biases opinions that impede employment opportunities n growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Affirmative action is necessary, specially when you're a contractor for GE , who deals with military contracts. Meetings. Communication, with employees. Never a excuse for that many people n one black. Adress head on and stop sweeping under the rug

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible experience with this company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rental Management Trainee in Bensenville, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Rental Management Trainee in Bensenville, IL (US)

    I worked at Ryder System full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There was opportunity for advancement within the company eventually i suppose, however, you are stuck as a salaried employee behind the rental counter handling issues with truck drivers all day and nit compensated nearly enough.

    Cons

    Everything about it was negative for me. I was initially offered the position with a salary of $35,000/yr but ended up talking them up to $40,000/yr. In the end I was losing money overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reorganization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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