Reliance One Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. Growing Team with an Awesome Culture

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

    I have been working at Reliance One full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Honestly one of the best decisions of my life was accepting my offer here, everyone here wants to see you succeed and it's like a big family here. The company and management will always help you and give you the right tools to succeed. If recruiting is your thing, Reliance One is a great place to work. (Rated top 30 places coolest places to work in Detroit).

    Cons

    Long hours, insurance is a bit pricey, some days can be hard if you're trying to fill a tough position but that's the nature of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the positive environment going and continue to focus towards growth and expanding into new markets!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Definitely not something to count on for a living.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Test Driver, Evaluator in Allen Park, MI
    Former Contractor - Test Driver, Evaluator in Allen Park, MI

    I worked at Reliance One as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you are a lead driver, you possibly will get more days than the reg. drivers. It's some extra money if you have a good retirement income and use the driving money as "spare money". You get to drive all the brand new pre production vehicles to evaluate them and their performance, features, etc.

    Cons

    As a contractor, you get called off for your shift, more than if you were a Roush driver, so then you don't work., Sometimes you are called off for the whole week due to not enough cars to drive. It's a part time job, has a high turnover, and no raises , benefits. It's definitely not a job yui can count on to live off of.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Provides a good part time position

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reliance One

    Pros

    If you like to drive for 8 to 10 hrs a day this is the job for you. New cars and trucks are provided.

    Cons

    Later starting time for start of shift would be helpful. I travel approx. 32 miles one way and starting at 5am requires me to get up at 3am.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more on site management

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  5. Worst company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Test Driver in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Contractor - Test Driver in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at Reliance One as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Not sure of there are any except driving new cars

    Cons

    You can never get ahold of anyone upstairs in the Reliance One office. They don't care about their employees. Rude rude rude. You get multiple text messages and emails a day within hours because they need one or two employees for the morning and this happens after you just worked the night prior and are sleeping

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn some respect. Bring back the old office girls. The change that happened in June was the worst possible move for reliance one and Roush

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. A gravy job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Driver in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Test Driver in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at Reliance One part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a pretty decent gravy job. Drive a car / truck / suv / van for 8-10 hours and report back what you like and don't like about that vehicle.

    -Great for retirees, "snowbirds", those on social security, college students, anyone looking for a job that's not McDonald's, etc. They ask that you can work a minimum of 3 days a week of your choosing. Can work either AM or PM shifts, but not both.
    -As long as you have a relatively clean drivers license, can pass a drug test, simple written drivers test and a regular road test, you're basically guaranteed a job.
    -Generally pretty stress free job, you're usually the only person in your own vehicle unless you're assigned a radio tester
    -Get to drive brand new production vehicles all the way from the littlest cars to the biggest trucks and vans. This may also include pre-production vehicles. A lot better of a test drive in one of these than your average 20 minute around the block dealership road course.
    -You may get more scheduling based on the more certifications / abilities you have e.g. CDL, Chauffeurs, stick-shift, etc.
    -Lead drivers and those who are driving CDL vehicles on that particular day are paid more hourly.
    -Help manufacturers find design problems, manufacturing defects, human factors issues and overall pros / cons on their fleet of vehicles.
    -Overall generally nice people to work with, many from different walks of life

    Cons

    -Tons of turnover for various reasons: low pay, low hours, no-shows, too many call-ins, terminations for stupidity / damage, people find better jobs, etc. New faces all the time. There is no moving up, promotions, perks, etc.
    -There are no second chances - if you're at fault for an accident or damage a vehicle while driving, you're immediately terminated. This can also include putting the wrong fuel in a vehicle. Seniority and length of employment has no importance.
    -You drive in all types of weather: rain, snow, wind, stupid cold, stupid hot, etc. Unless there's 6" + inches of snow or excessive ice on the road, they want you to drive. They sometimes offer you the opportunity to go home without penalty if you don't feel safe driving in the conditions.
    -Scheduling is all over the place. You can work anywhere from 1-5 days randomly throughout the week. Reliance One is sub-contracted through Roush - Roush drivers have priority over Reliance drivers.
    -Management usually schedules more drivers than vehicles available in pool. This is to ensure all available vehicles get driven and there's a safety net for no-shows or call-ins. You can be scheduled for a shift and get sent home with 2 hours pay.
    -Management loves to randomly text you the night before (mostly on the weekends, and if you're not scheduled the next day) and ask if you want to drive, sweep floors, wash cars, etc.
    -Pay rates are set in stone. $8.25 / hour regular pay, $8.75 / hour lead driver pay (if leading that day), and $12.00 / hour CDL (if driving CDL vehicle that day). Take it or leave it.
    -You generally always stop at fast food restaurants for breaks and lunch. You can bring your own lunch, but aren't allowed to eat or drink anything in the vehicle except bottled water.
    -If something is damaged / broken on a vehicle and you don't see it / mark it down / alert supervisors, management can call you at fault and terminate you at the flip of a switch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There aren't any mysteries here as to the amount of turnover, employee performance, etc. You know every reason and way to stop the bleeding, improve your relationship with Roush, etc. Addeco is nipping at your heels for contracts.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Being treated as if you are a waste of time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Roush Performance Test Driver in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Roush Performance Test Driver in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at Reliance One full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Getting 40 hours, when more vehicles are available.
    Some of the people that work there are wonderful to be around.
    Some of the vehicles are nice.

    Cons

    Shifts get changed around every other day.
    No organization.
    Poor management.
    Being rewarded for lying.
    Constant changes and no communication.
    Doctor notes are not taken into consideration. (They ignore them/"lose them")
    No way to move forward, and if some how you do they can switch you back with a flick of a switch (Who ever their favorite person is that week)
    Unfair treatment between workers
    I could go on forever, It use to be a lot of fun to work for Reliance/Roush but when they changed all the rules and started firing people for reasons outside of work it became a miserable place to spend your day at. If you showed up a hour early to take care of some business you wouldn't be able to because you would be forced to go out early. Its sad how many wonderful employee's they have lost over pettiness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to stand up for your workers when they are being treated poorly. Also learn to listen to those who are below you because they know what's going on when you're not there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. Great People and Opportunity

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

    I worked at Reliance One full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    personal development
    understanding
    career growth

    Cons

    little or on work/life balance
    long days
    Micro Management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. A good place to work

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

    I have been working at Reliance One

    Pros

    Great opportunity for anyone as long as they're determined.

    Cons

    Long hours and weekends are required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Job

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