R+L Carriers Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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Ralph Larry Roberts, Sr
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Pros
  • Decent pay, vacation spots they own free of charge to use, Sundays off (in 4 reviews)

  • Pay and some decent benefits, having the employee resorts is a plus when you get the opportunity to use them and you're off on weekends (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • No respect for employees whatsoever, they will write you up in a heartbeat but yet will never give you praise for a job well done (in 4 reviews)

  • Terminal Manager could of cared less about security (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Will give you a chance, was hired before I obtained my hazmat endorsement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CLASS B CDL DRIVER in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - CLASS B CDL DRIVER in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at R+L Carriers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hourly pay, equally great benefits (a lil expensive though) 3 free vacation resorts & off weekends unless you want to work or are asked to.

    Cons

    No overtime pay, if you work over 40hrs it's all straight time.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying overtime. The overtime could be paid for all hours worked over 50 like some other companies do.

  2. The good, bad, and ugly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loader in Youngstown, OH
    Current Employee - Loader in Youngstown, OH

    I have been working at R+L Carriers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For the most part, R&L does take care of it's employees whether it be health coverage, free employee resorts, or the annual Christmas bonus for everyone (even if it isn't much). The attire is not professional if you work on the dock, you can grow the biggest, ugliest beard you want, have giant, useless studs in your ears, be covered in tattoos that won't wash off, whatever you are into. The paid wages are competitive across the board and there isn't drug testing unless an accident occurs so all the riff-Raff that make it through the interview/hiring process have a job they can come to every day as looped up as they want within the limit of being caught. Coincidentally, many safety measures are now in place to protect the handful of intelligent people working on the dock from the overwhelming number of idiots that get hired in over and over again.

    Cons

    One con is the fact that if an individual makes an attempt to go above and beyond his/her peers, they just get tasked with more to do. There is no incentive or compensation for being one of the best at what you do, rarely even a thanks. Also, the wages paid are the same for all workers in a given region so the loader at one terminal that destroys freight and receives write-ups everyday receives the same pay as a loader at another terminal in the same region that has a stellar record and load average. Another con involves employee evaluations of which there are none, annually or any other time. So the employees do not get rated against their peers or anyone else, just come in and do what is asked of you. Con number three deals with useless management failures that get moved around and continue to maintain employment with the company. Other managers have some visible purpose but at other times can be found playing on their phones or sitting and chatting, basically providing nothing useful for the company. One of the best scenarios involves a manager that conducts annual forklift operation reviews for employees when that same manager is unable to successfully and safely operate a forklift himself, hello captain pencil whip. There are numerous cons, but a final one is the vast amount of time and concern that is put into safety rather than claims, customers freight, what actually pays the bills. In a five day work week there is freight damaged, mishandled, or destroyed every single one of those days, just make sure you have your seat belt on when you go ahead and mishandle our customers freight.

    Advice to Management

    Get some backbone, eliminate those that are dragging this company down all the way from the top to the bottom. Hire less people that should not have made it out of third grade and more people that can contribute and care about their employment and our customers freight. Give some incentive to those that continually outperform their peers because apparently its hard to find good workers these days. Audit each terminal quarterly and install cameras on the docks so you can actually see how bad it is. Thanks.

  3. Not the best, not the worst.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ocala, FL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ocala, FL

    I have been working at R+L Carriers full-time

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, nice coworkers, stable, weekly paycheck.

    Cons

    Location, antiquated business practices, nepotism. Incompetent project management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop picking terrible locations, purge most of the upper management... They'll run your company into the ground. Give more than 3% increases.

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  5. driver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Wilmington, OH
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Wilmington, OH

    I have been working at R+L Carriers full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Steady work and pretty relaxed place to work. They have employee resorts that all employees can stay at for free.

    Cons

    Bad management they refuse to pay over time and they only want freight they can charge extra fees for which means its a lot more work for the drivers.

    Advice to Management

    I really don't have to much advice except there is more to being a manager than being in charge and collecting a pay check.

  6. Love it, but they coddle the whiners

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - P&D Driver in Columbiana, OH
    Current Employee - P&D Driver in Columbiana, OH

    I have been working at R+L Carriers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of hours, free vacation resorts, decent pay, awesome crew to work with. Constant work even in slow times

    Cons

    You stay out late and have to pick up slack of the whiners who get to go home early

    Advice to Management

    Work everyone equally even though you gotta deal with their crying. Newbees should have to do their job too

  7. Just hired. Couldn't be happier. Will update in 30 days

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R+L Carriers

    Pros

    None right now. Will update in 30 days. No nights no weekends. Doesn't take forever to reach top pay

    Cons

    None right now. Human resources is slow to complete new hire paperwork. Long process from interview to actually working

  8. Dockworker

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Arlington, TN
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Arlington, TN

    I have been working at R+L Carriers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Don't really have any. It's close to home

    Cons

    They don't care about the dockworkers. It's all about the drivers. Under paid. Treated poorly. Disrespected.poor management. They hire just anybody even Felons and drug addicts. No background checks or drug tests.

    Advice to Management

    What management. Don't know who's running things there. Really really poor management

  9. Dock Worker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dockworker in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Dockworker in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at R+L Carriers part-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its steady. its sucks in the winter. people put each other down

    Cons

    No respect for there workers and badly treated. People need more than 29 hours. stressful for the people that care

    Advice to Management

    A happy worker is a better worker

  10. My experience at R&L was pretty good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - P&D Driver in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - P&D Driver in Dallas, TX

    I worked at R+L Carriers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work was steady and they listen to the drivers needs.

    Cons

    The dispatch team was hard to get along with. They were very disrespectful to the drivers.

    Advice to Management

    They need to stay on their dispatch team on how they treat their drivers.

  11. A very hostile work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dock Freight Handler in Montgomery, NY
    Former Employee - Dock Freight Handler in Montgomery, NY

    I worked at R+L Carriers part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A paycheck and designated hours were alright overall.

    Cons

    Co-workers on the dock became extremely hostile and unfriendly simply because if you make mistakes or still trying to learn about how it works overall. Being accused of things I was trying to do, no moral support or small talk to break the ice for the most part, and being threatened with termination if taking a sick day or anything else like that.

    Advice to Management

    Operations Supervisors seriously need to evaluate how the treat those working under them and not be offensive or disrespectful that could cause further problems or confrontations.

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