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Ritchie Bros. Overview

Burnaby, BC (Canada)
1001 to 5000 employees
1958
Company - Public (RBA)
Retail
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Ritchie Bros. is the world's premier equipment asset management and disposition company. With our first class customer service, we help people around the world buy, sell, inspect, refurbish, ship and finance heavy equipment, trucks, and ... Read more

Mission: With our first class customer service, we help people around the world buy, sell, inspect, refurbish, ship and finance heavy equipment, trucks, and more.

Company Updates

  • EDMONTON AUCTION GROWING BIGGER AND BETTER BY THE DAY--4,900+ ITEMS AND COUNTING...

    Edmonton auction growing bigger and better by the day--4,900+ items and counting

    700+ owners will be selling equipment and trucks in Ritchie Bros .' Oct. 24 - 27 unreserved auction As seasons change so do equipment fleets for many companies. Summer work is done, winter work is on its way; making October the perfect time to upgrade your gear. Every October, Ritchie Bros .

  • On-site child care is great for working mothers, but few workplaces take the step.

    Women in Business: Daycare dilemma

    In 2009, shortly after Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers moved into its new building in Burnaby, it did what many companies dream of but few manage: opened an on-site child-care centre. The decision arose from an employee survey asking what amenities they would most value in their new space, says Megumi Mizuno, the company's director of human resources.

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Ritchie Bros. – Why Work For Us?


Ritchie Bros.—a world leader in asset management and disposition—sells billions of dollars of heavy equipment each year

We’re trusted worldwide because we make buying and selling heavy equipment and trucks easy, efficient, fair, and transparent.

  • One of the world’s largest sellers of used equipment and trucks, on-site and online
  • 2015: Record US$4.25 billion in total sales (US$1.9 billion sold online)
  • 345 live unreserved auctions
  • 354,500+ equipment items and trucks sold
  • 40+ permanent auction sites worldwide
  • Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada; USA head office in Lincoln, NE; European head office in Breda, the Netherlands; Oceania head office in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1,400+ full-time employees worldwide
  • Publicly traded on NYSE and TSX: RBA

    Everything about our company is big – from the equipment we sell, to our global footprint, to our potential for future growth and success, and opportunity for you. 
 

Our core values

Ritchie Bros.' success and reputation are built upon a commitment to certain core values
that guide the way we operate every day.

We are one team, united in delighting our customers and meeting all of their disposition needs.
It takes teamwork to grow a successful global company. Together, we do whatever it takes to get the job done, and most importantly, "wow" the people we work for every day ‐ our customers.

We do what is right and act with the highest integrity at all times, everywhere we do business.
Integrity is fundamental to our business and one of the keys to our success. Doing what's right also means doing everything to the highest standards ‐ right down to perfect lines of equipment in the yard. 

We are entrepreneurial in spirit and disciplined in our execution.
Initiative, business creativity and disciplined execution helped us get where we are ‐ and it's what propels Ritchie Bros. ahead. It's something we encourage in all our people, no matter what your role is.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive global organization, driving innovation through diversity of thought, gender, color, nationality and ethnicity.
Having people on our team with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences means having better ideas and new ways of doing what we do even better.




As we grow, we're working hard to take care of our employees and their families with our total rewards program. All of our employees are compensated through hourly or salaried pay plans with either paid overtime or a performance-based bonus, and we strive to make sure our benefits programs are competitive wherever we operate around the world.*

Universal perks:

  • Training and development opportunities
  • Registered retirement savings program with company matching (where locally relevant)
  • Employee share purchase plan with company matching
  • Long-term incentives (stock options, tenure awards)
  • Scholarship program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Employee (and family) Assistance Program
  • Onsite gym or a gym membership subsidy
  • Meals catered at our auction sites at auction time, plus post auction celebration
  • Safety equipment subsidy
  • Opportunities to advance your career

 For Sales roles, we also offer:

  • Uncapped performance-based bonus with payouts three times per year
  • Company vehicles
  • Expense account
  • Smartphones and laptops
  • Dedicated travel services
  Dave Ritchie Excellence Winners (our top sales performers):
  • Long-term incentives (stock options)
  • Spousal rewards
  • Paid trip (with spouse)
  • Company-wide recognition

*Benefits and compensation vary from region to region.

For over 50 years, Ritchie Bros. has generated an impressive record of success. We’ve built a global business and a customer-focused culture. Our culture is distilled into one word: Orange.

Being Orange is reflected in every team member’s approach, attitude, and values. Our mission, core values, and customer centricity are ingrained in every team member.

Being called orange is one of the best compliments you can receive at Ritchie Bros.


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    I have been working at Ritchie Bros. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, friendly colleagues, supportive and encouraging management.
    Great work/life balance and salary/benefits package.
    Building and on-site facilities are good.
    Recognize and reward top performers.

    Cons

    Legacy IT systems need updating, can be frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing and supporting the development of your employees

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Ritchie Bros. Photos

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Ritchie Bros. Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Ritchie Bros. (Miami, FL) in September 2014.

    Interview

    I could tell that I was speaking to an HR representative that had zero idea about the industries that Ritchie Brothers serves. Very frustrating for those that are knowledgeable. The personality test is the all seeing eye is considered holy scripture at Ritchie Brothers. Be careful not to spend too much time hung up on a single question because that too is recorded.

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Ritchie Bros. Awards & Accolades

  • Future 40 Responsible Corporate Leaders in Canada, Corporate Knights, 2015
  • Child Care Award of Excellence, Government of British Columbia, 2014
  • Family Friendly Employer of the Year, Burnaby Board of Trade, 2013
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