Ryder System Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
256 Reviews

2.9
256 Reviews
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Robert E. Sanchez
41 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    There is no worse employer on earth.

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    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with (coworkers, NOT managers) are fabulous. That is the only posotive things about working at Ryder.

    Cons

    I don't even know where to begin. Starting with horrendous hours from 6 am to maybe 4 am??? Some employees literally only go home to shower, not even sleep. It is a sweatshop! The managers are micro managing every step and every move anyone makes. I have developed severe health issue working at Ryder. The stress is ridiculous. There is not one single day where someone does not break down and cry. The compensation is a joke compared to the work. Overworked and underpaid is literally everything that describes Ryder. Getting tormented on a daily basis is normal and happens to everyone I worked with. I would NEVER refer my biggest enemy to work for Ryder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace all management!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent job while searching for something better

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    Former Employee - Technician
    Former Employee - Technician

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

    Pros

    Guaranteed money and overtime. That was about all I can remember

    Cons

    Very aggressive on call schedule of every 3 weeks. Day shift didn't work with or like swing shift (which I was on). Rapport with clients was tense/strained. Not a very good team. Supervisor had no mechanical experience and relied on day shift for options. Office person not friendly. I advised the hr about this on my exit review. After my resignation, upper management shunned me. Not a good way to keep people. No work/life quality or balance. I stay away from ads for Ryder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more family oriented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Work/life balance depends on where you work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Diverse workforce, better quality of work/life balance for corporate employees

    Cons

    Downsizing in branch locations has led to over-worked, over-stressed employees, no increase in pay.
    Technology is a mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demonstrate more concern for employee careers and well being.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Yard truck, Trailer jockey (outdoor sweat shop)

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    Former Employee - Yard Driver  in  Georgetown, KY
    Former Employee - Yard Driver in Georgetown, KY

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

    Pros

    Can make descent money due to a lot of overtime. Will make you a supertrucker at backing up, backed up about 10 times an hour.

    Cons

    Management has no clue what's going on, and treat you like crap. There is excessive forced overtime that they don't tell you about when they hire you. I worked an average of about 70 hrs in a 5 day week, which is not like 14 hrs straight its split up so you only get an hour or 2 sleep here and there in your personal vehicle. I worked 90.75 hrs in a 6 day week once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay rate attract and keep better drivers, and treat them a lot better. That will save money in the long run because there won't be so much overtime.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Bad experience, No respect from management/supervisor

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    weekly paycheck, location of job, weekend off, good hours,

    Cons

    No bonus, No leadership, Everybody do want they want to do, No raise, No reward for doing your job, not really a growth opportunities,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a better leadership/management team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with potential to be great.

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Good stable company that has been around for 80+ years. Great people that know what they are doing. It's not uncommon to meet someone that has been with the company for 20, 30, or even 40+ years.

    Cons

    Work/life balance. They like to preach this, but in reality it doesn't exist. What use is it to have a gym on the premises if I have no time to use it? Working 50-60 hours a week is not uncommon. Average pay with above average work is not a good combo. Also, IT systems are a disaster. You have to jump through hoops to get the most basic of data.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons above.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Enjoyed being a part of the Ryder Family.

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    Current Employee - Yard Driver  in  Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Yard Driver in Fontana, CA

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

    Pros

    Dispatch will work with you.

    Cons

    12 hour shfts are tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to listen to your drivers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent leadership. They are making hug changes in an old corporate.

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    Former Employee - National Sales Manager  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - National Sales Manager in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Executive sponsorship - great ideas are encouraged.

    Cons

    None - leadership is addressing many of the changes needed to excel in the next ten years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ryder is good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryder System full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Their are a lot of opportunities to grow your career with Ryder. The key is to be flexible and have the ability to relocate.

    Cons

    You must remain focus on your goals and don't get discourage if you are not recognized or appreciated right away. The benefits use to better, but that statement is a fact anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to improve their open door communication of acknowledging the employees and show the support of team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Customer Logistics Coordinator  in  Rahway, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Logistics Coordinator in Rahway, NJ

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

    Pros

    Location . It's just a good company

    Cons

    Not to many things I can say bad about the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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