Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
2.8 of 5 34 reviews
www.rbauction.com Burnaby, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Reviews

Updated Jan 16, 2014
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2.8 34 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers CEO and Director Peter J. Blake

Peter J. Blake

(26 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Place to work with the right people

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexible schedule in between auctions, great benefits, fun atmosphere, decent pay, great people at our site, travel to fun places, get to meet lots of interesting people, people in the HR department are awesome!

Consseldom get raises, some people don't pull their own weight, feel like individuals are not taken into account, just numbers, sometimes travel is just too much

Advice to Senior ManagementMake employees feel more valued. Pay attention to who is actually doing work and who is just a butt kisser.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company and fun business, but work you too hard around auction time.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

ProsThe people who work at RBA are great

ConsSpread people too thin around auction time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great People!!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe people and experiences of the company are great. Auction day is like a sporting event with a lot of excitement. Good opportunities to travel and make overtime pay.

ConsWork life balance can be challenging. Expect to work at minimum 2 weeks straight prior to sale day with potential of long hours depending on size of sale. The company is all about sales and operations team can be left out in cold on customer issues.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave better training environments other than conference calls for operation positions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company

Recruiter (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers full-time for more than a year

ProsI've been here 2 years and have really enjoyed my time here. The company is growing and has put a lot of new processes in place. With that said they offer lots of training and resources to help with all the change. Over time it gets easier and I can see the additional value we offer both our employees and customers alike. There is a work hard play hard feeling throughout the company and you get to work with senior managers and front line staff on a variety of exciting projects everyday. I've worked for global companies before and none of them had a culture that was anything close to this company.

ConsWhile there is never a dull moment and there is always lots of work to do there are always exciting projects to work on and lots of cool people to work with. I don't think I've ever worked harder and had more fun than I do at this job.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep evolving and make sure you continue to recognize your employees for their hard work. Never take that for granted. It wouldn't hurt to have more frequent and spontaneous rewards too.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Edmonton, AB (Canada)

I have been working at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers full-time for more than a year

ProsRitchie Bros provides a great opportunity for individuals to learn and understand about the heavy equipment industry. The salary is great and there are a lot of global opportunities.

ConsRitchie Bros is run by a bunch of old boys who have no business acumen. Most middle management has no formal business training, and this is reflected in their management style and decisions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Large company but small branch feel. Experience depends on your location. Schedule is erratic.

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I worked at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers full-time for more than a year

ProsLots of experience to draw from, different locations support each other well, reasonable amount of autonomy in each location considering how huge the company is. Pay as a Customer Service Manager was good when overtime is considered, but you have to work very very hard for it. The headquarters management teams were supportive.

ConsYour experience depends highly on the team at your location. If you like them, great. If you don't, you are in for trouble. Some groups can be very clique-y, while others are very positive and supportive. The auction days are exciting but toooo long (upto 18 hour days). Growth within the company is pretty limited, depending on your skills.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue trying to improve team building within job sites.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people to work with, love the company.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

ProsLaid back atmosphere, everyone gets along, fun environment.

ConsWork alot of hours around sales, pay could be better.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut yourself in your employees shoes before addressing issues.

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