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  1. "Retirement worthy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Estimator/Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Estimator/Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rieth-Riley full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Upper management very friendly to the employees. Go into very good detail when explaining something so you don't have to guess what they want. They try to get you involved in every aspect of the projects. Looks to be a very good company for upward growth. A very family oriented company to work for, they take work-life balance to heart here.

    Cons

    Lack in the technology area (still use paper time cards and scale drawings with a ruler). They could invest some money in that department. It would help with gathering information more quickly so more tasks could be taken on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. I like what I see so far.


  2. "RR review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Intern in Elkhart, IN
    Former Employee - Intern in Elkhart, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Rieth-Riley (More than a year)

    Pros

    They do have a few activities for moral boosters.

    Cons

    There are a lot of people here who don't like each other. Very clicky and lots of gossip.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management


  3. "Quality Control"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great health benefits for workers.

    Cons

    Mid-level management, married couples reporting directly to one another.

    Advice to Management

    Married couples should not be allowed in direct reporting rules. That is how they abuse the system and the workers that have to report to the couple.


  4. "Employee owned, but employee input not wanted"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rieth-Riley (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You do get stock in the company that has historically done quite well.

    Cons

    Like the title says, it is an employee-owned company but the management only pretends to seek input from the "owners." Employee participation group meetings are a joke. The management has the attitude, "You are an owner, but don't expect to have any input into how we run the company!" The only way to advance in the company is to leave and then get hired back to a higher-level job.

    Advice to Management

    Quit hiring your buddies to be the next senior manager. Inbreeding in any population is unhealthy.


  5. "Looks great from the outside, not so much once you get in."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The ESOP program can be great if you stay to get fully vested. Good variability between office work and field work, if you like to spend some time on project sites. Runzheimer plan offered as a supplement to requiring a newer car; the program is nice if you don't get abandoned with a car payment.

    Cons

    Little to no flexibility for office hours. Minimal benefits outside of ESOP shares. Started off only two weeks of vacation and one week of sick leave, no rollovers. Workplace atmosphere not very professional. Upper management not afraid to fire employees without much of a plan. UM also willing to force employees into work they don't want to do because they don't want to find the employees elsewhere.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Good place to make descent money but beyond that don't expect a life"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good place to make a descent living but don't plan on having a life. Salary employees are used in place of hourly positions without compensation.

    Cons

    Upper management has a lack of respect for the people outside of the office who do the work, major change from 4-5 years ago. The new management talk slot about ethics but try to force people to do things otherwise when it suits them.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage rather than micro manage and abusing the people who actually perform the work. Get to know the employees like past management and learn who the people are who actually perform the work rather than the ones who proclaim the are always busy.


  7. "Overall good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation in Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Transportation in Gary, IN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good earning potential with opportunities to do other things within the company

    Cons

    Maybe growing too fast management sometimes forget how they got there

    Advice to Management

    Show more recogintion to your employees and that will improve moral and output


  8. "Great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I recently started my position at Rieth-Riley and everyone has been very helpful and welcoming. We are an Employee Owned Company which is an amazing benefit. Everyone who works here cares because if they are successful we are all successful. My experience so far has been very positive. Senior management wants to see you succeed and have an open door policy.

    Cons

    Some of our process and systems could be updated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. "not all areas and offices are the same"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It seems like a lot of the negative reviews are coming from the Indy Area. I have been heavily involved in 2 different areas over the last 10 years, and somewhat involved in passing over at least 8 different areas at Rieth-Riley. I think there is always some good and some bad in every company in the rank and file or labor/blue collar as well as management/white collar, but overall this company is really great to be a part of.

     It seems to me not realistic to expect multiple weeks of vacation and time off and less than 40 hours a week and weekends off and still get a great wage and employee ownership benefits/ great retirement like some of the reviewers seem to expect.

    You can't just have your cake and eat it too. You have to actually put in the work, but if you do. We will blow away all the competition and truly be a top place to work in all the industry.

    If you are good you will stick around. if you have an entitlement attitude you won't.

    Cons

    If you are not going to take full ownership and responsibility of your part of the company, then don't expect something for nothing (good retirement)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  10. "Superintendent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rieth-Riley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    100% employee owned.
    ESOP company. Growing with plenty opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    All areas not ran the same


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