R+L Carriers

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R+L Carriers Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
65 Reviews
2.6
65 Reviews
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Ralph Larry Roberts, Sr
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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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R+L Carriers

    Pros

    Promotion from within. Non-traditional benefits, such as several resorts at which employees can stay free of charge. The sales organization is getting stronger.

    Cons

    Very conservative ownership with outdated management styles. There are some strong, dynamic leaders at R+L, but they are often at odds with an older culture.

    Operations management is very heavy handed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LH Supervisor in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - LH Supervisor in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    great employees and work environment

    Cons

    long hours of operation and must be dedicated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Don't bother telling upper management about a problem. They will just make up an excuse.

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

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

    Pros

    Not much to say here. They will step over a dollar to save a dime. Literally the worst managed company.

    Cons

    Work you tell you have nothing left in you. And still want more. They don't plan for nothing. It's just all react day by day. When they have the means to plan at least a day ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pride in your people. Pride in our performance.
    More like, just pride in your bank account. Take better care of your people. Drivers aren't the only reason you are in business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company and ultra competitive, but ownership needs to step in to save the company from itself.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Outside Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great salary, excellent bonus potential, tons of opportunity to grow internally.

    Cons

    Cut throat environment. Everyone only cares about themselves and will do anything to make sure they stay off the radar. The ones that take chances for the benefit of the company get thrown about upper management the first time something goes wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize those who bring growth to the company, not those who stand idle and are content with what they "manage."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    they will squeeze everything they possibly can out of you until your spirit is crushed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tonawanda, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tonawanda, NY

    I have been working at R+L Carriers

    Pros

    For the most part, I like my co-workers.

    Cons

    People are never rewarded for doing a good job, except with "Pride Points" with which you can get some stupid company crap like gloves or a hat, but if you do something wrong, get ready to get your a.ss chewed out. Terminal Manager is rude and impatient and uncaring. They barely train you but then expect you to know everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees instead of the bottom line occasionally. When you're reprimanding someone, instead of just repeating your (probably stupid) question more loudly, maybe first give them a chance to answer, then LISTEN.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent company, have had issues with management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Combo Driver in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Combo Driver in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, bonuses, and steady workload

    Cons

    dishonest management. I was told I would not have to work the dock at time of hire. 5 months later I had to have a meeting with my supperiors for refusing to work the dock. I was forced to sit off the clock for nearly an hour waiting on a load, before i informed the dispatcher i was going home. The dispatcher lied about what transpired. Also sitting on loads is a common thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell employees all of what the job entails.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    In Person

    • 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

    Pros

    Progress with in company, holiday resorts

    Cons

    had to clock in/out of work, boring area

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    R+L Carriers review

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoy working for R+L Carriers. Though R+L is a large company it has the feel of a small close knit family company. There are multiple locations throughout the US and various types of businesses that R+L owns and operates. This opens up the opportunity to advance your career or explore your skills in a new area. R+L recognizes talent and hard work and often promotes from within the company. I have been very happy with their support of a good home and work balance. Plus they have some amazing benefits above and beyond the great health care, dental and vision insurance. They offer free use of multiple vacation resort hotels around the US to all of their employees.

    Cons

    I have no cons at this time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    does not value employees

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

    I worked at R+L Carriers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    paid on time, benefits ok

    Cons

    management does not care about employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider the employee turn over rate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top of the line!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dockworker in Tonawanda, NY
    Former Employee - Dockworker in Tonawanda, NY

    I worked at R+L Carriers part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Overall Great place to work. People care about their jobs, top of the line pay and no need for a union because the company actually takes care of it's employees. Their operations are very ahead of the curve being that I've worked at Land Air, R+L & NEMF the other 2 companies don't even cut it close!

    Cons

    You'll be stuck part time for a very long time.. If management like you they'll let you stay later.. Hire alot of non experienced people constantly stabbing drums, putting *businesses at risk* just overall damaging freight and get away with it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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