Field Equipment Service Tech (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – June 9, 2017
I have and still would recommend a friend to work for reddy ice. My issue is there is no room for advancement or professional training, more on-the-job learning. Its such a big corporation that you begin to become just another worker and dispensable. I enjoy the freedom of being able to work on my own and at my pace. There is very low micro-managing. I learned to diagnose and repair ice equipment, but mainly on my own and through friends that are in the field. The hardest part of the job is the lack of communication of parts and ability to stock my truck, I have to crawl in a camper to get any equipment I need. i enjoy the traveling.
on your own self pace, non-micromanagment
huge corp. and become just another worker. self-learn to diagnose
Production Lead/ Assistant Technician (Current Employee) – Mukilteo, WA 98275 – June 6, 2017
I was almost immediately promoted from fork lift driver to production lead because their production lead was a meth head. This company ever consumes my life. No days off, no respect, 14 - 16 hour days, no back up or support. Its the worst place I have worked in many years.
I worked out of the Houston Tx area. Hourly pay was $13 an hour or average $800 bi-weekly when business is slow(winter), $900-$1100 bi-weekly when business picks up(summer). You also work more in the summer(6-7 days) as ice sales increase while 4 day work weeks in the winter. Management and co-workers were great and like family. The reason why I left was because of the transition to drive your personal vehicle. 14 cents mile and no monthly car allowance began to take a toll on me financially.
You can start at almost any time you want, and the freedom is unbelievable, great management.
Not enough pay for what's required from your personal vehicle
Driver/Operator (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – May 30, 2017
Was interested in part time. Went there to fill out an app and got disrespected. One thing i dont like. I didnt do anything to them yet someone already peed in thier cheerios. Boo! Took away my fun. Just wanted to work a shift lol oh well. Dont waste your time. U need ppl but u just blow them off?
Stationary engineer (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – May 22, 2017
Lots of rebuilding of equipment, welding in three new ammonia booster pumps for ice cream storage. Added on 2 condenser heat exchangers. Worked on conveyor systems and knack units defrosting. 24 hour coverage...had 3 Chevy gas drive unit...pm'd units every 3 months...used for added horsepower when running the brine tank to make 300 lb ice block for farmers to use on there produce. Run dock sales when our dock help was short in the summer time. Welded in cube maker that was shipped up from Phoenix...one of ours had a hole in the tube bundle.
I would not recommend Reddy Ice to anyone other than entry level candidates.
Manager of Operations (Former Employee) – Mukilteo, WA – May 19, 2017
The people are great and the environment is pleasant. The work schedule is insane in the summer months . The demands on the hourly employees are above and beyond reasonable. Reddy Ice has a management problem throughout the company on all levels. No training, high expectations and rapid employee turn over make this company constantly unstable. I would not recommend Reddy Ice to anyone other than entry level candidates.
General Laborer (Former Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – May 18, 2017
The work and commitment expectations from the management are not worth the pay one bit! No days off 9+ hours a week to break your back all day! The work is very fast paced, none of the workers can speak fluent English!
I love Reddy Ice! One of the best places to work hands down. If you are looking for a company with job security this is the place for you! Reddy Ice is a very relaxed environment. Definitely a place to make some easy money.
Long routes with pointless stops when others who need service weren't routed. No social life.
Class B Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Ruidoso, NM – May 12, 2017
Worked for almost 3 years. My manager was great but his uppers sucked. Changed the routing then everyday was a 14 he day then without any notice will sell your location to a distributor and lay you off.
Challenging turnaround company that has partaken in a change management and continual improvement culture.
Market Manager (Current Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – May 10, 2017
Overall, I have enjoyed working for Reddy Ice. I have met some of the most dedicated, hardworking team members during my time thus far. The advancements in our IT platforms and operational visibility have been more than impressive.
Truck driver CDL A (Local delivery) (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – May 10, 2017
Communication is lacking seems that denver location has issues with management no one knows who is in charge.show up every morning not knowing what route ill be on... routing is not a route it takes you past stops to deliver later or going from evergreen to greely on a route. Driver has no say on any of the route has to follow the rules of reddy ice
Stocker (Former Employee) – Davie, FL – May 10, 2017
Stocking position is what I did, it can be very fast pace at time. Great job to work I must say I really enjoyed working for this ice company. You can meet a whole lot of different people at different events party's, football, baseball, basketball games etc.
- A very fun work experience because most of the day your riding along side the driver in a different city near the beach. - Also very diverse because your riding with a different driver, doing a different route, on a different truck, in a different city. - I learned as a helper your job is to be a extra set of eyes (watching traffic while driver is driving, also making sure driver doesn't fall asleep behind wheel after driving long hours and distances), and hands (helping driver load, unload, and count large amounts of ice). - The hardest part was operating pallet jack with large pallet of ice on lift gate. One small mistake can be life threatning.
free lunch, get to see beautiful ladies at the beach every day