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3.4
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Ritchie Bros. CEO Ravi Saligram
Ravi Saligram
70 Ratings
Pros
  • "Family Atmosphere , Great People , Good Upper Management ,Always Busy(in 21 reviews)

  • "Burnaby head office (where I worked) is outstanding(in 10 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    Great company to work for. One of the best in BC.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ritchie Bros. full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. I didn't do a review in the beginning as you don't typically see the 'real deal' until you have been working in a place for a while. I've worked for many top employers and companies perceived as great places to work, but I love it here. Everyone I deal with works hard and is engaged and goal driven. the staff are rewarded and recognised, our CEO and leaders hold regular town halls...

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    Cons

    The company is growing so fast that some people may feel left behind in that growth. You probably cant get away with coasting . with recent acquisitions there has been added workload coming in quicker than we hire and train new people. Not easily transit accessible. As with any large global company there will always be some bureacracy but I think they do a good job of keeping it to a minimum. One of the best places...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees and being open and transparent. A shuttle bus might allieviate some of the hiring challenges re transit. Give your staff time to breathe occasionally.

  2. TTM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ritchie Bros. full-time

    Pros

    Great Training Program dedicated to making sure you are prepared to transition into a Territory Manager

    Cons

    Fast pace environment that may not be for everyone.

  3. A great place to work for those that are driven for success

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    Current Employee - Operations Staff in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ritchie Bros. full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great People, Outstanding Benefits, family like atmosphere, ability to make decisions locally without a bunch of corporate requests.

    Cons

    You will need to make sure you balance home and work life, but there is ample vacation to do so.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that we do not get too far away from what makes us a great company.

  4. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ritchie Bros. full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The culture is amazing, and the people are great - everyone from the temps to Sr. Management to the Executives. Even the HR team does a great job, and everyone is always willing to help out another team member if needed.

    Cons

    there are no cons to mention

  5. Helpful (3)

    No experience required, Poor Local management!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunnigan, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ritchie Bros. part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Travel and opportunity to do lots of drugs on the job. Very little Management involvement. You can be classified mentally retarded to become middle management.

    Cons

    No training, ineffective local management, too much backstabbing to hang on to a dead end job. Do not waste your time with this place, unless your straight out of jail or a 16 year old kid with no experience.

    Advice to Management

    Drug test ROM's and equipment managers, start in the Dunnigan yard first. Should not let managers have affairs with office staff i.e. investigate claims made to HR about fraternization which causes unfair treatment of other employees. Really shouldn't promote people who have embezzled the company. I know you cannot please everyone but you are losing great workers due to local management. ONWARD AND UPWARD!

    Ritchie Bros. Response

    December 10, 2018

    Thank you for raising these concerns. If you have not done so already, please refer to the company internal RAMP website and contact our Employee Ethics Hotline to see these matters resolved.

  6. Helpful (5)

    Former Trainee-Territory Manager- Fort Worth, TX

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ritchie Bros. full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The overtime you get is amazing. I was able to get paid very well with how their pay structure was.

    Cons

    Everyone talks behind each others backs. If you ask a question to anyone they will help you, but then talk bad about you to other colleagues. It was an awful atmosphere there. They are not out to help you, but more out to destroy you. They will put a smile on their face and act like they are your friend, but then stab you in the back.

    Advice to Management

    Stop gossiping behind peoples back. Also be patient with new hires they are just learning.

    Ritchie Bros. Response

    September 7, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are saddened to hear this was or is your experience (your comment states you're both a current and a former employee). This being the first time we've heard of such employee treatment at this location, we hope our employee engagement ...

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  7. Assistant Yard Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Yard Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ritchie Bros. full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Family Atmosphere , Great People , Good Upper Management ,Always Busy

    Cons

    Sometime s Extremely Long Hours up to 21 days in a row

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Helpful (4)

    Great Comany To Learn From/Ethics Building

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ritchie Bros. full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Once you've proven yourself and show value, it can be somewhat flexible. The nature of the job is 12-14 hr days routinely, but you feel accomplished. Also way over worked though.

    Cons

    You're overworked and micromanaged.

    Advice to Management

    Micromanagement isn't an effective management style. Double the workforce, and build a real CRM.

  9. Helpful (5)

    IronPlanet to RBA Conversion

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ritchie Bros. full-time

    Pros

    Larger Combined Company, Growth Potential

    Cons

    Outdated Systems, Some Management Seems Reluctant to Modernize

    Advice to Management

    Don't extinguish our fire. ~ IronPlanet

  10. Helpful (3)

    Territory Sales

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ritchie Bros. full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The people are outstanding. The customers are the best. We offer value and opportunities to improve the industry's bottom line.

    Cons

    Sometimes communication and messaging lags.

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