Ryder System Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
275 Reviews
2.9
275 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 7 reviews)


Cons
  • There is NO real work/life balance and it always feels like big brother is watching (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    OK enough

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Long running sturdy company with sound financials

    Cons

    Commoditized industry. Therefore low salary, and long work hours.

    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management expected the world from you and then paid you little

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    Former Employee - Rental Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Gained valuable experience in fast paced environment
    Team oriented environment
    Good benefits and a lot of quality people that work there

    Cons

    Management doesn't care enough about their employees
    Do not train employees well
    The pay was not nearly enough given the responsibilities on a daily basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better and not just be in it for yourself

  3.  

    bad place for college graduates

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryder System

    Pros

    decent benefits, diverse , corporate, union environment for non management positions.

    Cons

    Ryder hires floor operator in management positions which creates a lack of true leadership.

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  5.  

    Decent Pay, Stress not worth it to me...

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    Former Employee - Rental Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Representative

    I worked at Ryder System full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, got to travel for training to Chicago and Miami, most people are laid back, like to have a good time.

    Cons

    Management expects entirely too much, hard work is not compensated or recognized, passive aggressive work environment people love to yell through email.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize talent and promote them, delegate the work amongst the rental reps and sales team more efficiently so as one does not feel like a slave to the other

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people and amazing time

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    Former Employee - Intern in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Intern in Miami, FL

    I worked at Ryder System part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, great atmosphere, very friendly

    Cons

    Big companies move slow, but that's not their fault.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Functional Leader in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Functional Leader in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities. Many engaged employees. Lots of success with satisfied customers.

    Cons

    Some benefits need to be reviewed, but overall they are solid.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    take the good with the bad

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

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

    Pros

    401k match is very competitive, laid back atmosphere, leadership commitment to doing things the right way, pretty good development opportunities

    Cons

    work/life balance isn't great (not terrible either), don't contribute enough to employee healthcare (very high premiums), pay is just average, most employees not eligible for bonus, not enough paid holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to hire and retain the best talent in the industry, then you'll have to pay for it. Stop losing talent because you wont pay market wages.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Beware

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryder System

    Pros

    Drivers are often treated poorly, little to no room for advancement if you are a driver

    Cons

    Sexual harassment is a given

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the good drivers that show commitment and work hard

  10.  

    Horrible place to work at

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    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Pittsburg, CA
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Pittsburg, CA

    I worked at Ryder System full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    As a salaried employee do not expect a raise just more hours, the drivers and union mechanics make more than managers. The maint mechanics are useless, horrible service, and attitude, they will bill you for items that are covered under guarantee maint contracts. They tell you it is one big family...what a lie the SMSand Rental have a budget as does Integrated logistics side lots of misbillings, it is every department for yourself. If your not making your #'s expect to get on the focus group and explain why your not making mone, the most common reason for not making the #'s they sign looser 3rd party contracts and expect the managers to work miracles. HR is a joke. Managers are treated poorly with no support and take the blame for everything...instaed of finding the root cause of issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the cannabalism that takes place between departments. Pay people well and increase what they make on an annual basis based on performance. Nothing like hearing about how much profit the company has made but nothing trickles to the employees in the form of money. Decrease the cost of benefits they go up every year. Eliminate so many conference calls and meetings so the managers have time to manage. Stop signing such looser contacts pull your pants up and learn to walk away from loosing propositions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A huge letdown - rampant chaos

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    Current Employee - Shfit Supervisor
    Current Employee - Shfit Supervisor

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

    Pros

    The best reason is a steady paycheck - and its the only reason

    Cons

    Downside.. all of it. Low pay for heavy workloads, no appreciation, no advancement opportunities unless you are a part of "the club" Ryder has lost touch with reality at the shop level. Compters are so old and archaic. win XP on a pentium chip with explorer 6. takes 5-10 minutes to do one thing.. and you have 100's of things to do daily. Systems crashing all the time, poor IT system. I see Ryder falling by the wayside in the near future. They no longer provide "Cadallac service" its more like Yugo service now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make use of the skilled people you have and pay them accordingly or they all will leave. 80+hr weeks on a measly salary based on 40-45 hrs... come on!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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