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Ruan Transportation Management Systems Des Moines Reviews

Updated October 29, 2016
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Des Moines, IA

3.3
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Ben McLean
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Pros
  • Good insurance,good 401k,good pay,fellow drivers are good people,trucks are older trucks but maintenance has been observed (in 8 reviews)

  • Great pay,Great atmosphere,Great terminal manager,Loyal friends and employers that cared about the company (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to have a career in transportation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family owned values. Diversity in customer base provides opportunity to learn several different customer products and needs

    Cons

    The advantages of a family owned company sometimes reflect poorly in the benefits they can provide.

    Advice to Management

    Please look to upgrade 401k offerings and match


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Bad management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finances in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Finances in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ruan Transportation Management Systems full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are great.
    Cubicles are decent
    Nice views from the building

    Cons

    they can not keep employees because they treat them poorly
    The supervisors over certain departments do nothing but play games on their phone all day and play hooky.
    They are sexist- women get paid $5-$10 less an hour and there are no women in big positions.
    They do not care about you

    Advice to Management

    Start paying attention to how hard your employees work.
    Stop treating temps like crap


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Accounts Receivable"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ruan Transportation Management Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work with management.

    Cons

    Hard to work with long term employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to newer employees about environment.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good entry level position"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    fun team to work with
    opportunities to make your work your own
    interesting, never dull, industry

    Cons

    pay is lower than other organizations for same role
    decisions are unclear (if even made!)
    benefits are lack luster
    pay for parking with a tiny stipend
    environment is dull, from the 70s
    lack of female leadership

    Advice to Management

    Encourage quality performance vs. quantity
    recognize those who are actually there to support the company's success (or don't make it seem like you want to succeed!)


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Growing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ruan Transportation Management Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ruan Transportation is growing in a lot of departments that gives a lot of opportunities to advance

    Cons

    Some managers are not of great quality. It seems that you may know more that the person who is giving you directions

    Advice to Management

    Find a better training practice. If you are hiring people with little to no experience in the industry, train them to be more confident in daily tasks


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Career advancement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Terminal Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Terminal Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ruan Transportation Management Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If interest is expressed, leadership will develop you to the next level. Upper management is very approachable. Very safety focused.

    Cons

    Lack of formal training regimens, you must ask if you don't know answers. Get to know your peers, they will be your biggest asset.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a formal training program for all levels. If someone is failing in their current role, determine if lack of training is the cause before taking adverse actions.


  8. "Customer Service Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ruan Transportation Management Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great growing company. Decent benefits and great values. Wonderful environment and room for advancement.

    Cons

    I don'r know of any yet. Only been there 3 weeks

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Laid back ..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ruan Transportation Management Systems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented, friendly and not fast pace work environment,

    Cons

    Low salary, tight HR budget,


  10. "Just ok"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Corporate in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ruan Transportation Management Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, challenging work, great team atmosphere

    Cons

    Terrible health insurance, little time off, definitely a place where favorites get ahead and the rest go nowhere


  11. Helpful (1)

    "My experience at Ruan"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Control Room Operator in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Control Room Operator in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ruan Transportation Management Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the staff is friendly, the holidays bring out the decorations in the lobby area.

    Cons

    listening skills could use some work. Some management could use personnel supervision classes at DMACC.

    Advice to Management

    Please amke sure that all personnel are well trained in their areas. Suggestion of Computer program of work areas in company that could run possible employees through a simulation of what they might experience in the job.


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