Ryder System

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Ryder System Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
255 Reviews

2.9
255 Reviews
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Robert E. Sanchez
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    First year and half was great. Last six months was not so good.

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    Former Employee - Office Clerk  in  Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Office Clerk in Chattanooga, TN

    Pros

    Great benefits. Some of the people that work there are great!

    Cons

    If you are not family or don't know someone then you don't get to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to check on the Chattanooga office. A lot of bad things happened there, that were not right.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Its An Okay Place To Work

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    Current Employee - N/A  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - N/A in Alpharetta, GA

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Great Home/Work balance.

    Cons

    Little pay. No career advancement. The place is like quicksand once you get in its hard to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some classes on management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Maintenance supervisor

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor

    Pros

    Flexible time and project management. I as long as you get the job responsibilities and expectations done you were free to handle the position as you deem fit.

    Cons

    Disconnected management. even though upper management traveled to our location constantly they seemed disconnected with what was going on and I observed several times the actual disregard for under management success. Pay scale was not equal or fair according to the responsibilities doled out. I was also taken advantage off in the fact that the company put my cell phone on the business card, but offered no reimbursement. So low pay and weak benefit all around..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should walk the walk and not just talk the talk. Be apart of your teams success that way everyone wins. Re-valuate the compensation according to job responsibilities and work performed. I saved the company 13,000 dollars on one service contract. You know i never got a thank you.

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

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work in a good environment, good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Have to be in sales to grow in the company, not very many other opportunities.

  6.  

    Mixed feeling about working here

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    Former Employee - Logistics Engineer
    Former Employee - Logistics Engineer

    Pros

    It was a fun place to work with opportunities to learn new skills.

    Management allows tele-commuting.

    Cons

    Getting promoted to the next level took too long.

    My boss was out of state and was somewhat out of touch with my accomplishments.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reward people who bounce from job to job over loyalty

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    Current Employee - Logistics Engineer  in  Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Logistics Engineer in Novi, MI

    Pros

    Secure company, job security, 75% tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Below average benefits, poor management/internal communication, well below average pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better interest in your employees concerns, careers, and have a two way dialogue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Good place to work. Lots of tenure at the higher levels in the company. Good pay for the industry. Strong industry presence. Good co-workers

    Cons

    High turnover at the rental counter. stressful industry, very time sensitive. Service shops could be more supportive of sales.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company!

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    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Employed over 10 yrs with company. Transportation company so no matter how bad economy gets, trucks are still needed to move product.

    New business/clients provides above average stability

    Supply chain side of business offers great exposure and experiences to different industries without having to switch jobs.

    Very good corporate culture that values employee growth

    Year end bonuses depending on the account performance & company performance

    Cons

    Sometimes there are very long hours & weekend work if you support a retail or start up account.

    Pay raises are minimal.

    Stability is dependent on client renewing contract.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great company to work for

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    Current Employee - DIESEL TECH II  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - DIESEL TECH II in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    they offer great benefits, great pay. very safety oriented. they offer some sort of tuition assistance, and will contribute to your 401k even if you dont. awesome vacation time as well.

    Cons

    the only real con is that they do not have a tool allowance program, but at the competitive rates they pay it still works out. tuition reimbursement does not seem to be easily attainable for a general education, seems they only help out with courses directly related to your field of business and must be approved before you enroll in a course.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great job, only recommendation from me would be to be more flexible with the tuition assistance as it benefits both the employee and the company once the employee has completed a degree.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    downhill

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    Former Employee - CSC
    Former Employee - CSC

    Pros

    Ok benefit; although copays/deductibles are now pretty high
    coworkers are great

    Cons

    Front line employees treated horribly
    company drive to please stockholders means understaffed, micromanaged.
    Impossible to do workload company demands.
    NO job security. They will fire most convenient scapegoat to avoid dealing with systemic issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Goals of lower costs;higher productivity admirable, but not achievable by micromanagement.
    Face real problems-SMO is a mess. Polishing it doesnt work. Need to gut and start over-THAT would double productivity. Staff shops so people can actually get workload done. BOA is not valid in most shops.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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