R+L Carriers

www.rlcarriers.com
Employer Engaged

R+L Carriers Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
78 Reviews
2.3
78 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Ralph Larry Roberts, Sr
49 Ratings

Review Highlights

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    ...........

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

    I have been working at R+L Carriers

    Pros

    good commission structure for title

    Cons

    24hr on call access required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Ownership is good to work for, Mid level management is not connected to the day to day operations.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at R+L Carriers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family time, Pay, Drivers are awesome.

    Cons

    No support or help with customer issues and help re-securing lost accounts due to poor service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink growth strategy, fix existing issues before trying to grow and only compounding them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Fast paced, freight movement

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

    I have been working at R+L Carriers part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, some of the people are really good people.

    Cons

    very cold in winter. They provide a heated trailer to warm up between jobs, but one of the leads will imply you are slacking if you use it. Old equipment. Nothing is done to create a "happy" workplace. If a person is a "producer" he is held to a different standard. Creating animosity. Work schedule not regular.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more of a work together environment, and make sure it is never turned into a contest. We are supposed to be on the same team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok place to work but prep for weather

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dockworker
    Current Employee - Dockworker

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

    Pros

    They do pay decent but no overtime. Vaction time part time or full time with resorts that can be used. Once your full time you can usually get as many hours as you want

    Cons

    They keep making guys management that have never done anything like it with a crew of guys behind them trying to give advice that they won't take. Then the guys that work hard management will want them to pick up slack of guys messing around all day and won't say a word to them. Most of our crew have tried to bring attention to problems to higher mangement clear up to there regional managers and they just brush it off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a second to listen to some of they guys that's been there for 10-20 if they try to give advice on how to fix a problem

  6.  

    Good company, sub par management, equipment needs to be upgraded.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Haul Driver in Montebello, CA
    Former Employee - Line Haul Driver in Montebello, CA

    I worked at R+L Carriers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They keep you busy. They only hire as many drivers as they need so they're slightly understaffed, which benefits the drivers.

    Cons

    Company owns all their equipment, so they don't replace it often. Management will not notice you unless you get on their bad side, then they'll hang you out to dry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to overhaul their management. Petty issues get in the way of keeping great drivers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Mediocrity at it's best

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

    I worked at R+L Carriers

    Pros

    Casual dress code. Although sometimes it seemed so casual, maybe that isn't really a Pro ... but you definitely don't have to go out and buy expensive business attire. In fact if you do dress up at all, everyone assumes you must be going to an interview that day. Promotion from within - if you've been there forever. Employee resorts, but good luck getting enough time off to use them if you actually do a good job.

    Cons

    IT leadership lucked into the positions, right place, right time. Technology in use is outdated, lots of turnover, knowledgeable resources are overworked and not appreciated, whereas mediocrity is rewarded and applauded on a regular basis. Benefits are not good compared to competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure when you promote someone to a manager's position they actually have leadership skills. Leadership isn't about making employee's feel like they are replaceable and add no value to the organization. Haven't you ever wondered why you are always hiring - turnover is EXPENSIVE - keep good people, clear out the dead weight. You would be amazed at how much more profitable you could be if you stop rewarding mediocrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Horrible!! Driver CDL

    Current Employee - Driver in South Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Driver in South Windsor, CT

    I have been working at R+L Carriers (more than a year)

    Pros

    work every day for now

    Cons

    NO OVER TIME PAY AT ALL which really sucks! they work you 12 to 14 hours a day until you have no more energy, they want you to buy your own pallet yack even though you are a company driver, bad equipment, worst company i ever work for..

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Work Hard and Good Money and Overall Good Company

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

    I worked at R+L Carriers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hired as a driver and started at a pretty good hourly wage. Then increased over time to over $25 per hour. If you show up and do your work things go reasonably well. When the system works, it is a pretty good, pretty efficient system. They gave bonuses and opportunities to win money drawings.

    Cons

    No overtime pay. Difficult to make personal appointments (doctor/dentist etc.) during the work week because average day schedule was 8am - 8pm. We were an end terminal meaning more deliveries than pickups. It also means that we had major hub (Chicago) before ours and they could screw up a lot of peoples schedules.

    Have to provide your own pallet jack and hand cart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow drivers to move into the office and up the ranks. Give offices proper personnel to support the drivers and the customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Haul Driver in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Line Haul Driver in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at R+L Carriers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay was good on linehauls and if you did your job as expected there weren't usually any problems with upper management.

    Cons

    Some of the other drivers were too busy sucking up to management & trying to get others fired instead of just doing their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees when there are problems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Over all good company, which made some poor management decisions several years back.

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, service and people.

    Cons

    HR does not treat employees fairly. President, HR and upper management does not give the Service Center Mangers very much support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your managers run their centers. They are in the trenches and should be able to do what is needed without having to look over their shoulders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    R+L Carriers Response

    Dec 10, 2014Employee Representative

    Thank you for the feedback. All current employees are encouraged to share their thoughts via the employee page at http://www.talktorl.com/

Work at R+L Carriers? Share Your Experiences

R+L Carriers

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.