R+L Carriers

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R+L Carriers Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
56 Reviews

2.5
56 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 (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)

  • No respect for anyone below service center managers (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 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

    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
  2. 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

    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
  3.  

    racist and discriminatory

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  West Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in West Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    never get fired if you mess up

    Cons

    not being Caucasian and will not get promoted if you don't know the right people, no matter how much experience that you have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of the good old boy club in the upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    R+L Carriers Response

    Aug 20, 2014Employee Representative

    We value the feedback of our employees. We encourage you to share your experience at http://www.talktorl.com/ our R+L Employee Cares page. Concerns left on that page are addressed by members of our ... More

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ask more, give less.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wilmington, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, OH

    Pros

    Company is growing FAST, pay is okay, benefits are above average. Free stay at resorts in TN, FL, and CA when you have the time and have saved enough for travel and vacation expenses. It is nice not to have to include hotel costs.

    Cons

    lack of advancement, increases not relevant. If advancement is offered they do their best to ensure you do not get fair compensation for the work load given. HR needs a full flush. Communication between departments needs a major improvement as well as consistent training at all locations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    R+L Carriers Response

    Jul 1, 2014Employee Representative

    R+L Carriers is always interested in continually improving the way we operate. We value your comments and your dedication to our company. We look upon our relationships with our employees as a ... More

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible, just awful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Billing Department
    Current Employee - Billing Department

    Pros

    Consistent work schedule, pay, limited benefits

    Cons

    They'll give raises but then cut hours (I guess that's to keep the bottom line unchanged), management, both local and corporate, is completely inept, paid vacation for part-time employees is not for their full hours (that way your paycheck for your vacation is over $100 short, talk about bittersweet and robbery), local terminal manager steals money that is supposed to be used for maintenance and custodial purposes yet corporate doesn't notice the lack of bills for those services. Guess that's why it takes several days to get our air conditioner repaired and why there are dust bunnies everywhere and green stuff growing in our toilets, not to mention the insect problem. Opportunities stolen from qualified employees based on unethical or immoral reasons. Definitely not based on productivity or work ethic. Total lack of respect for employees, slack management, and deplorable working conditions. They lead with fear and intimidation. Avoid at all cost!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're too far gone unless you can listen to employee concerns without giving them disciplinary slips for "insubordination". Also, too many rule and policy violations are taking place and going unnoticed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    R+L Carriers Response

    Jul 1, 2014Employee Representative

    R+L Carriers is always interested in continuous improvement opportunities and we value your comments and your service to our company. We look upon our relationships with our employees as a ... More

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crappy as crappy gets

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - P and D Driver  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - P and D Driver in Birmingham, AL

    Pros

    Co worker great to work with

    Cons

    Management inept. They will throw under the bus in a heart beat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the truth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Customer Service

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    set schedule, consistent pay check

    Cons

    poor management direction and management by fear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dockworker  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Dockworker in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    If you are not a driver, or upper management, you are nobody.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the good workers and get rid of the bad ones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Gritty Freight.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Management  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Operations Management in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Possible change ways.... in operating your LTL business like your completion.

    Cons

    No flexibility, Below average benefits, disrespect for managers, turnover too high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more employees to hit realistic goals. Improve warehouse terminal's to complete with other LTL freight companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    terrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanic  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Portland, OR

    Pros

    i can not think of a single one.

    Cons

    hire and promote based on friendships not rather one can actually do the job.
    I was sexually harassed by my boss, when I complained to his boss, his boss texted me a picture of his privates. I reported it to corporate H/R and they did nothing so I quit.
    old outdated equipment that is Jerry rigged. most of the people in a position of power abuse the other employees. I would never recommend some work for these people. Even if you need a job bad go to fast food first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    weed out the problems, not the good workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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