Ryder System Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
260 Reviews
2.8
260 Reviews
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Robert E. Sanchez
44 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • As a leading-edge Fortune 500 company with expanding global presence, we recognize our employees - our knowledge capital - as our most valuable asset (in 7 reviews)

  • The company maintains an excellent good work-life balance for its employees (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • There is NO real work/life balance and it always feels like big brother is watching (in 10 reviews)

  • After my resignation, upper management shunned me (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Ryder making things move

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryder System

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities especially if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Not much business in the Pacific NW

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with good leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryder System full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Solid company with consistent growth even in slow economy. Sr. Management seems to care about employees. Diversified culture throughout organization. Employee engagement is encouraged. Recognized as a leader in the transportation industry.

    Cons

    Compensation is low compared to others in the industry. Training could be better. Annual increases are not merit based and are barely a cost of living increase. Not a lot of room for advancement within the company. While many exciting things happen at the corporate office, employees in the field are not always included in the excitement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company culture...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - GLM  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - GLM in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Ryder System full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Support and access from director level management on up.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance without relocation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider looking outside the box for alternative solutions to common problems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent workplace for MBA's

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    Former Employee - Finance Director  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Finance Director in Miami, FL

    I worked at Ryder System full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Significant cross-functional opportunities and interesting work

    Cons

    Work-Life challenges but opportunities balance out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue practice of promotions from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    This company will require you to worship Ryder

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    Current Employee - Inventory Planning Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inventory Planning Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Ryder System full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Independent work ability; Great employees to work with

    Cons

    Workload will double or triple every year. They will continuously make you do more with less. Pay raises year over year are pathetic. Their pay scale is one of the lowest. This is only an option is you are desperate for a job and have no other alternative. ABSOLUTE WORST WORK LIFE BALANCE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the way you load your employees, increase their work load constantly, have no regard for peoples experience, miserable pay and benefits, figure out the quality of your workforce few years from now. Mr. Sanchez, when you publish your multi million bonus to the employees.. you forget where you came from...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people with good intent.

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    Current Employee - Logistics Project Manager  in  Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Logistics Project Manager in Novi, MI

    I have been working at Ryder System full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people are really great. Our office culture is pretty good, they try to show appreciation to employees and keep people informed through Town Hall meetings. Personally, I've had a good experience working here or I wouldn't have stayed so long.

    Cons

    Only way to get a real raise is to get a promotion, which I don't agree with. Once you get to a management position it is hard to move to a different account or vertical. Customer dictates everything - can sometimes lead to not having an identity as a Ryder employee. Customer demands can make it difficult to find time for training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to really look at the culture of mainly giving raises via promotions. It should be easier to obtain merit raises for employees that may not be ready for a promo.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Ryder System full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large company gives alot of experience

    Cons

    Contract employment is risky, not guaranteed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more advancement oppurtunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learn and quickly move on.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation Analyst  in  Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Transportation Analyst in Novi, MI

    I have been working at Ryder System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Experience within Supply Chain...you have the opportunity to learn all aspects of transportation management.

    Cons

    Very demanding workload. Cannot be proactive only reactive due to internal/external requests. Often times having to take work home just to stay "some what" above water. Employees do no receive raises either...promotions are the only means to increase salary. Lastly, the training is very minimal...you have to learn a lot on the fly & depending on your department, there will definitely be a substantial amount of info to take in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to train and develop staff. The "learn on the fly" approach only frustrates and hinders the professional development of staff and lowers moral of the entire office. The distribution of workload needs to be more realistic as well...setting realistic goals for respective teams enhances productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not a bad job if you dont mind the work

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    Former Employee - DIESEL TECH II  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - DIESEL TECH II in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Ryder System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The hours are set for the most part and you are paid an hourly wage.

    Cons

    Sometimes the managers dont know what they are doing. It was hard to get into the required classes to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have good workers, get them the training they need.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    GOOD

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Logistics Manager  in  Niagara Falls, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Logistics Manager in Niagara Falls, NY

    I have been working at Ryder System full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent culture, good base pay

    Cons

    lack of safety focus, long hours, terrible raise structure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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