Ryder System

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Ryder System Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
Ryder System – “Ryder Systems”

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2.9 244 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

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Robert E. Sanchez

(35 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • As a leading-edge Fortune 500 company with expanding global presence, we recognize our employees - our knowledge capital - as our most valuable asset(in 7 reviews)

  • The company maintains an excellent good work-life balance for its employees(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • There is NO real work/life balance and it always feels like big brother is watching(in 10 reviews)

  • After my resignation, upper management shunned me(in 12 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork Atmosphere
    Takes Care of their Employees

    ConsSome managers are hard to get along with

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent Company

    Material Follow Up (Current Employee) Kansas City, MO (US)

    Prossteady pay check, good benifits

    Conswork-life balance, no too much room for promtions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good job hate they lost bid on relay vw parts

    Class A Truck Driver (Former Employee) Hattiesburg, MS (US)

    ProsHealth Insurance and safety,Good Equipment

    ConsCompany values,great benefit,office culture,leadership,time-off policies

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement was good

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Just with any other corporation, large amount of training with no one to do the proper training

    Operations Management Trainee (Current Employee) Little Rock, AR (US)

    Prosteamwork among the mid management and technicians

    Conscorporate staff fails to recognize achievements.

    Advice to Senior Managementproper motivation of employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Operations

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlex time, good pay and benefits

    ConsNo communication from upper management

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare what's going on with employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunity to lay a foundation to grow and develop as a business professional.

    Management Trainee (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC (US)

    ProsGreat resume builder and good entry level position. Afforded opportunity to be hands on with the performance of your location. Wonderful people to work with and tenured employees always willing to offer advice and helping hands.

    ConsLong stressful days at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to show and emphasize the importance of your employees and how much the success of the company is dependent upon the hard work of great people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fairly stable.

    Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) Athens, GA (US)

    ProsFairly stable. Work atmosphere is nice amongst other workers.

    ConsNo advancement. Poor management. Hand to mouth type of projects. Run poorly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter health insurance is needed. Sick days are needed instead of using vacation days.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not what I expected

    IT Consultant (Current Employee) Miami, FL (US)

    Proscant think of one right now except for the matching 401k

    Consneed better health care options. every year the medical plan gets worse. higher deductible and fewer options yet the stock price rises. so much for people first?!
    the manager micro manages the team. very feudal management style.
    the team lacks diversity. 90% of the team members are all the same ethnicity.
    salary is quite low compared to industry
    working from home is frowned upon. very backwards approach to work life balance.

    Advice to Senior Managementits 2014! adopt more modern policies or you will lose the smart talent and retain the dinosaurs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Decent but corporate stealsthe day.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsConstant hours, steady paycheck. That's about it.

    ConsWorking with the shop wasn't efficient and impossible to make things work. Over worked/under paid. Co-workers generally didn't care about your work. Management micro managed and expect way too much of lower employees. Stressful work environment, constant threats of write ups, and no reward. I could keep going. It's roses and nice things at first, but then reality strikes. Was there exactly a year before being fired via fax machine with the only explanation being "poor performance." Thanks for the unemployment checks Ryder.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more interactive with your employees and shoulder some of the burden. Also, stop with the stupid marketing calls. If I need to rent a truck as a customer, I'm not going to forget and all of the sudden remember when Ryder comes a calling.

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    Will look good on my resume but not a company I plan to stay with for long

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Miami, FL (US)

    ProsRyder has a recognized brand, is a fortune 500 company and has good people at HQ and around the country who feel very committed to our customers and each other. The CEO is a great new start and if he leads change within Ryder their could be a better outcome for employees in the future. He is engaging and very caring about is happening at Ryder but he too has been here 20 years and may not be aware of what employees really need. The company is growing and making more money, but that doesn't seem to be translating to pay raises or the creation of a bonus structure for all employees.

    ConsOnly Sr. Manager and above receive annual bonuses and 2% annual pay increases have been the standard practice for years. There is no pay for performance structure and annual review is a joke because you really don't get anything out of it. There is NO real work/life balance and it always feels like big brother is watching. Working from home is non-existent and while the people at Ryder are very good people most know little of anything else outside of Ryder. Many have worked here for 20, 30 and even 40 years and have little or no knowledge of other companies. Processes are old, outdated and while they are trying most people are "Ryderized" and say that's not how we do things here. Only VP level and above have offices and there are only about 70 of those in a 28K employee company. No vacation for drivers in their first year and you have to work 15 years to get 4 weeks. It is a very conservative company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a pay system that recognizes employees not with awards that only a few receive like Driver of the Year, Top Tech or Excellence awards but compensate employees for the work they put in. Create a community around who Ryder is and allow employees to spark new ideas. Spend a day in the life of an employee - create forums to hear their concerns.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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