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Updated April 1, 2017
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  • Work life balance doesn't exist (in 8 reviews)

  • Ritchie Bros is run by a bunch of old boys who have no business acumen (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Fun & Supportive Work Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "My Experience @ RBA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ritchie Bros. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are so many goods things to share. First let me tell you, 10 years ago I attended an auction to help the front counter. There was so much excitement and energy - I thought "WOW", this is where I want to be. My co-workers are like my family and everyone is fun to work with. RBA provides the best learning tools to help you succeed in any position. The pay is great - the insurance is amazing. I look forward to driving to work every single day - for one day is different than the next. I love assisting the customers and look forward to seeing them on auction day. You have to see it to believe it - please check our website for the next unreserved auction and see for yourself. I hope to see you soon.

    Cons

    Honestly, no Cons to share...

    Advice to Management

    Management already knows that when you are good to your employees - they will work harder for you. My team is well rounded, no advice really needed at this time.


  3. "Territory Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ritchie Bros. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom, flexibility, opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    Transparency between upper management and the field.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people that work for you


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  5. "A great workplace environment!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many additional benefits beyond the norm!

    Cons

    Need to update their primary sale-site database.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Lebanon, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Lebanon, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Well established Company with 5 Locations in 3 States and strong advertising as well as Internet presence with a High volume sales format.

    Cons

    Waiting for Business to come to me. I have always been more of a HUNTER than a Gatherer. I thrive on makin contacts and growing LONG TERM relationships in the Field.

    Advice to Management

    I would very much welcome a face to face interview with upper Management at some point if I'm seriously being considered for the position. I have always believed that true success in life is based on one's ability to Establish , maintain and Grow relationships.


  7. "Great international company, bad local management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ritchie Bros. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot, met some great people. The company as a whole has great benefits and great standards.

    Cons

    The local office in Lincoln, NE is not well managed. The managers are more concerned with egos than with doing what is right for the company. They manage to twist well-meaning policies in a way that holds back the employees. There is very little room to grow within the organization. Raises are lousy and quality of life stinks. Managers treat employees more like children. Initially, the staff was fantastic, but the company ran most of the people off because they seemed to be more interested in hiring less-qualified people and churning through them in order to keep costs down. It's downright exhausting!

    Advice to Management

    Treat the local employees like they matter. I think they forget that there are some great employees that really do 'bleed orange' but they aren't appreciated or rewarded for their efforts.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Yard Worker in Morris, IL
    Former Employee - Yard Worker in Morris, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ritchie Bros. part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Open Work Environment, Busy day

    Cons

    All older people working there

    Advice to Management

    Bring youth into the coompany to attract new employees


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Not worth the stress!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some great people that work for The company.

    Cons

    With being A world wide multi-million dollar company, the benefits aren't that great. Your opinion does not matter in the U.S. Head Office. The Managers don't get a long. They do not work with parents/single parents well and do not understand the needs of a parent of a child who has a disability. Salary for such a large company is very low. Head Office can't keep new employees very long. If you're not in Sales you're over looked. Sales gets bonuses 3 times a year, everyone else gets a "Turkey Bonus" of $100, after tax its less than $90.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company, local management issues"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reviewer in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Reviewer in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ritchie Bros. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid company, good benefits, many opportunities

    Cons

    While corporate management is sound, mid-level/local management tends to have issues

    Advice to Management

    Train you local/mid-level managers in how to manage. Don't be afraid of them.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "I am still employed with Ritchie Bros part time, and I would love to be full time there in Butner, NC."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Butner, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Butner, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ritchie Bros. part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, Customers, facilities, benefits, and so much more. You really feel like everyone there is family.

    Cons

    So hard to get full time, I have proven to be an asset to the company, but can't seem to get an interview or a word as to what is going on with my application for a full time position.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice I can give is this, when you have quality help don't let them fall by the wayside. If they are willing to give you their 100% dedication then it should not be so hard for them to grow within your company (such as myself).


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