Ryder System Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. forklift operator

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    Former Employee - Forklift Opration in Statham, GA
    Former Employee - Forklift Opration in Statham, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ryder System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    a great place to work a very loving company

    Cons

    no chance to raise up

    Advice to Management

    give people a chance


  2. Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work at.

    Cons

    Technology needs to be updated.


  3. Helpful (1)

    A good company with terrible middle management.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Logistics Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Logistics Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ryder System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, stability, adequate pay, ability to relocate. Some truly good people out there (that are often tarnished by the overwhelming number of bad)

    Cons

    Terrible middle management that seems stuck in the 80s. Older management staff that seems threatened by the younger generation. Lower salaries than industry standard. Not enough support personell. Every task or challenge is a trade off. If you want to excel at something then something else will fall to the wayside.

    Advice to Management

    Train and teach rather than be threatened by younger management team. Be more positive. A lot of negativity on a day to day basis. Why have 6 conference calls in one day just to talk about more conference calls?


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Poor Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryder System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of room for advancement if you put your mind to it, though most advancement requires you to move beyond your initial location as managers have favorites.

    Cons

    Lack of quality managers and supervisors. Favoritism does come into play though it became less prevalent as the years went on. Lack of emphasis on employee retention. Outside supervisors were brought in rather than promoted from within. Over four years, 7 supervisors came and went with 5 of those being on one shift. No incentive to do more than the bare minimum. Quality of job is dependent on which client Ryder is contracted to at a facility.

    Advice to Management

    Put a focus on employee retention. Lack of raises cause people to find new jobs as they know they will never make more than they do currently. Listen to your employees more. They are the ones on the floor doing the work and understand what is working and what is not. Create incentives for going above and beyond.


  6. Helpful (2)

    A frustrating place to work that does not foster productivity.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Medley, FL
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Medley, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dry Cleaning service. Cafeteria. Generally friendly people.

    Cons

    Serious operational issues make it extremely difficult to focus on actual work. Getting resources and permissions is a bureaucratic nightmare. Goals are often lofty, but responsibility is often left unassigned and details left unspecified, so these goals are left to stagnate. Ryder also has a culture of finger pointing and unnecessary meetings, and a lack of focus on productive work. There are a lot of long-time paper shufflers and bureaucrats at this large, slow-moving, disorganized company.

    Advice to Management

    Lower barriers to resource and permissions access, and emphasize faster allocation of these. For example, if someone needs permissions to a database or server, the project owner or project manager should be able to grant them this access, since they are the person responsible for the project. Currently, a request like this would have to go through the project manager, then to at least one more person, typically in an unrelated IT department. Ultimately, the person who actually grants access is unfamiliar with the project, and is simply following the project managers orders, but in being involved drastically slows down the process.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Truck driver for GE account. Only black driver . Deliver aircraft parts.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Burlington, KY
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Burlington, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay n nice equipment. Been here 4yrs. Decent benefits. Drive new trucks.

    Cons

    No blacks. Been called n word. Stereotypical thinking, biases opinions that impede employment opportunities n growth

    Advice to Management

    Affirmative action is necessary, specially when you're a contractor for GE , who deals with military contracts. Meetings. Communication, with employees. Never a excuse for that many people n one black. Adress head on and stop sweeping under the rug


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good place to start

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

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, ability to grow

    Cons

    Too many meetings, upper management sometimes restricts upward advancement


  9. good experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good enviroment pay growth opportunities

    Cons

    benifits not that good only good opportunities if you like to travel

    Advice to Management

    listen more to emplyees opionions


  10. Helpful (2)

    Terrible experience with this company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rental Management Trainee in Bensenville, IL
    Former Employee - Rental Management Trainee in Bensenville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryder System full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There was opportunity for advancement within the company eventually i suppose, however, you are stuck as a salaried employee behind the rental counter handling issues with truck drivers all day and nit compensated nearly enough.

    Cons

    Everything about it was negative for me. I was initially offered the position with a salary of $35,000/yr but ended up talking them up to $40,000/yr. In the end I was losing money overall.

    Advice to Management

    Reorganization


  11. Low pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Position
    Current Employee - Support Position
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You are not micromanaged too much.

    Cons

    Low pay for salaried employees that are overworked at times; Other times - scrape for work when projects and issues are low or fall through. Heavily intensive on billing customers. Company stability in question as they often replace contractors and/or announce budget issues. No upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Forecast properly. Don't focus on billing the clients as much - think of other ways to justify employee positions. Stand up for the department you're managing.



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