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R+L Carriers Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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2.9
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Ralph Larry Roberts, Sr
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Pros
  • Good pay , care about the employee's , willing to help if someone needs help (in 13 reviews)

  • Plenty of hours, free vacation resorts, decent pay, awesome crew to work with (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • The ones that take chances for the benefit of the company get thrown about upper management the first time something goes wrong (in 8 reviews)

  • Company culture" is nonexistent, relaxed but boring work environment, everyone just seems to be keeping to themselves (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "P&D driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - P&D Driver in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - P&D Driver in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at R+L Carriers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule daily work available

    Cons

    There are no cons everything is great here


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Kearny, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations in Kearny, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at R+L Carriers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid network optimization and corporate overview.

    Cons

    Negative follow through on continuous process improvements.

    Advice to Management

    Provide operation management with same if not better perks as the drivers. $50.00 Christmas bonuses - no bueno.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "P+D Driver SWA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - P&D Driver in Woodinville, WA
    Current Employee - P&D Driver in Woodinville, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at R+L Carriers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Been working with them for 3 years best company I have worked for yet they treat me like family
    Tons of overtime
    Hard work
    Weekends off

    Cons

    December sucks
    Need more holiday help
    Too stressful during holidays
    Other than that
    If you drive pups you work weekends

    Advice to Management

    More help during the holidays would be awesome. And some new trucks please


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Very Cash Rich Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at R+L Carriers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, Free Coffee, Generous Vacation and sick time

    Cons

    I was an account executive for Paramount Logistics, 17.36 hourly plus bonus. Bonus was only once a quarter and they made it very hard to get to that goal, we took every call for r and l in the nation very frustrating since we just had to transfer them and the customers ended up in an endless transfer cue.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better, pay for every sale, pay commissions more often, better health benefits. Get rid of that dumb rule that the only way to wear jeans on Friday that if you wear a company shirt.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "No training"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Colonial Heights, VA
    Former Employee - Driver in Colonial Heights, VA

    I worked at R+L Carriers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I had no pros to list

    Cons

    I was never trained. Never did P&D in my life. My second day in ( first day was all office work and videos) they tried to send me out on my own. No idea how to do any of there paperwork or anything. Was set up to fail.

    Advice to Management

    Train people to succeed


  7. Helpful (1)

    "superviser"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at R+L Carriers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, lots of works

    Cons

    long hours and no overtime to salary employees, cold warehouse with no heat. unsafe to work around lift trucks on floor. they are more focus on getting product out and not looking at the quality of the product.. nobody is happy at this place always fighting each other

    Advice to Management

    take better care of the employees and treat them better


  8. "R&L isn't bad, has room to grow."

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    Former Employee - P&D Driver in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - P&D Driver in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at R+L Carriers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The terminal i worked at everyone was fairly easy to get along with. They just got a new terminal manager which is the one that hired me. He seemed stern but very fair. Just wanted the best out his employees. Get your own truck same truck every day. You never have to work the dock. The pay is fair. You start out at 21.55, goes up after 90 days to 22.55, then another dollar raise at every year mark. I cant remember what top out was, i think 25 something. The real money is in linehaul, OTR. The dispatchers were very easy to get along with. If they see you hustling, volunteering for extra work, they will like you and keep you busy. I have nothing really bad to say about R&L. I just got my experience here and took an opportunity with a bigger and more recognized company.

    Cons

    No overtime, straight pay all the way.
    Late start time for new hire.
    Great family owned company but i feel a dead end job no room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    The management personnel i experienced was good. No advice everyone seemed to be doing a fair job.


  9. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Jackson, GA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Jackson, GA

    I have been working at R+L Carriers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Long hours. Team work.

    Cons

    Low pay. Not organized.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Information Management Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - .NET Developer in Wilmington, OH
    Former Employee - .NET Developer in Wilmington, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at R+L Carriers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Nice and helpful co-workers if you need help.

    2. Good work-life balance and job security.

    3. Okay and stable weekly pay.

    3 Pros, 3 Stars.

    Cons

    1. Outdated technology stack, complicated processes to push code. Little or no code review, there were some coding standards but nobody's actually enforcing them, causing a lot of technical debt in the code base. "Company culture" is nonexistent, relaxed but boring work environment, everyone just seems to be keeping to themselves.

    2. You get a fixed salary no matter how good or how bad you perform, some people work hard, sometimes over 8 hours a day voluntarily but some people don't really work much and yet they get paid pretty much the same, there's no performance review and I feel bad for those hard workers, they are valuable to the company but maybe the reward they get is more work, this leads to no room for growth, unless you know how to get upper management's attention and make sure they like you. It's not about how great your work is nor how fast you can get things done, it's about getting attentions.

    3. The project managers consists of some incompetent people who have limited or even no knowledge of coding/software development/project management, some are micro managing, slow things down when developers are trying to work, and the communication is very limited within the company, upper management wouldn't care if you have any advices or comments.

    4. Limited vacation days and sick days, insurance wasn't good.

    5. Location, location, location. Like someone said earlier, consider moving to a better area with a better talent pool (Cincinnati or Columbus).

    Advice to Management

    Take good care of employees and listen to them if you want to keep them. Reward the good ones.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Operations Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - IT Operations Technical Support in Wilmington, OH
    Current Employee - IT Operations Technical Support in Wilmington, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at R+L Carriers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and work atmosphere.

    Cons

    No chance for advancement, pay is low end for the work we do.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees as well as they do the drivers.


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