Fast-paced goal driven environment where multitasking is essential.
Warranty Coordinator III (Current Employee), Alpharetta, GA – December 20, 2014
Pros: very little micro-management, flexibility of developing your own work style, being able to adjudicate claims and receive immediate feedback from all parties involved
Cons: outdated resource, high number of indifferent customers
My day begins with checking emails, tying up loose ends from the previous day, and organizing and prioritizing the files that need to be addressed that day. Once the phone calls start coming in, I do whatever it takes to advance the status of the claim, regardless of whether it is my claim or not. I find myself working during my breaks sometimes, or – more... missing my breaks altogether, in an attempt to stay ahead of the consistently growing claim load.
I learned how to increase my multitasking and organizational skills; how to effectively deal with adversity and ambiguity; how to strategically overcome unforeseen obstacles; how to polish up my leadership skills; and how to thrive in a cohesive team environment.
I learned a great deal from the management team, especially my direct supervisor. He was extremely goal oriented, teamwork driven, and very organized. He invested a lot of time encouraging me to develop my leadership skills and further my education (which I have) because of the potential he saw in me to be a top level manager and much more.
My co-workers all had different qualities that made them effective in their own right. I enjoyed working with my teammates and building a strong department with each of them.
The hardest part of my job was maintaining a manageable work load with resources that in some cases, were outdated, and a progressive spike in business that grew faster than the number of new hires.
The most enjoyable part of the job has to be facing the challenges and obstacles head on, immediately coming up with strategies to counter the issues at hand, and the rewarding feeling of accomplishment when my goals have been met and exceeded. – less
Manager (Former Employee), Maryville, MO – December 11, 2014
Business management, customer relations, technical diagnostics and repair, employee relations, customer service, personnel management, accounts receivable and payable, ordering and inventory management, planning, etc.
Work on weekdays and weekends off. I enjoyed the work scheduel but if like overtime Ryder rarely gave any. I worked full- time, 40 hours a week.
Material Handler (Former Employee), Franklin Park, IL – November 24, 2014
Productive environment. Time flies when you're working hard. I enjoyed working at this warehouse. I was shrink wrapping and palletizing when I did have the job here. The hardest part of the job was having to adjust when the team was short of workers.
QUARANTINE COORDINATOR (Former Employee), El Paso, TX – November 22, 2014
Pros: excellent benefits, paid a majority of my schooling
Cons: job security, there was only one contracted client for the el paso warehouse.
-I was allowed to work the hours I need, received proper training for any addition work, and was allowed to learn things beyond the scope of my job requirements -I learned many things regarding computers from my ITs, both in-house and out of state. They were always willing to teach me new things, and are one of the main reasons that I decided to get – more... my degree in Information Technology -My co-workers were very enjoyable to work with, and were hard and dedicated workers -The hardest part of the job was when I was working very long hours combined with going to school -The most enjoyable part of my job was that I worked with management that was willing to listen to mine and my co-workers ideas regarding streamlining the operation, and testing the ideas to see if they would work. – less
Inventory Control Specialist/Order Picker (Current Employee), Gaffney, SC – November 22, 2014
Cons: too many
Too much is put on you if you show you can do it and they will never compensate you for the extra effort. Very non-incentive based company with too much drama and personal relationships. Warehouse is very dirty and falling apart. There is nothing enjoyable about the job and the hardest part of the job is walking through the door everyday.
Commercial Driver (Former Employee), Sparks, NV – November 19, 2014
Pros: great pay
Cons: sometimes had to be away on holidays
Dedicated lanes with excellent pay and definite planned home-time. Training was sometimes tedious because every month you have training (mostly safety related) and every quarter there was additional training. In the 3 years I was there I never saw a pay raise, but the pay was good. Management changed halfway through my experience there which was disconcerting, – more... but I rolled with it. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing where and when you will be most of the time. – less
Driver/Delivery (Former Employee), York, PA – November 18, 2014
A day at work although Can be exhausting although the Pay was great. I had great experience of Operating flatbed trailers and Proper securement of Hauling steel. Management was acceptional the Hardest part was proper tarping of the materials the most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with the valued customers
Receiving Clerk (Current Employee), Lansing, MI – November 10, 2014
Everyone that I work with and the people who trained me were all very friendly and paitent. The hardest part of the job is sometimes there is a lack of communication on important information, but there are a lot of tools to use to find the info you need.
Customer Logistics Manager (Current Employee), Sallisaw, OK – November 9, 2014
Pros: flexibility & challenge
Cons: work is 24/7.
I've always had a passion for people. Everyday I strive to do the best I can and help others grow and achieve their goals. My job is very demanding and high stress... I deal with scheduling and often times problems arise consistently and I have to find a way to make everything work. You will most always see me smiling and laughing even in the midst – more... of the storm, because I know everything does work out in the end. Also, it is a wonderful thing to know that you have accomplished yet another goal or task successfully. – less
A company which you will most likely get laid off at.
Customer Logistics Coordinator (Former Employee), Doraville, GA – November 9, 2014
Pros: paid above minimum wage.
Cons: various issues at different accounts.
Ryder Truck Rental is the best known entity of Ryder Systems, Inc. Most of those locations are maintenance locations that have been in existence for years that employ truck technicians and sales clerks. If you were to apply to one, you are more than likely into repairing tractor-trailers.
I worked for Ryder Integrated Logistics though. Ryder Integrated – more... Logistics is a disjointed company of thousands of accounts. Most of these accounts hire less than 20 people. Almost 30% of these accounts close within 5 years due to failed contract negotiations, bad management of certain accounts, a lack of understanding the customer's needs, or upper management having an incomplete picture of the profit outlook before establishing an account.
I worked at three different locations with Ryder Integrated Logistics and all of them are now closed - laying off all workers at those locations within the several years I worked between those accounts. in between layoffs, I, personally, had to find another account because the Career Center employees will not. You are extremely lucky to find something through them - as I have talked to hundreds of other people who have had the same issue.
If you happen to get with an account that has stayed open longer, prepare for micro-management, delegation of duties (also referred to as passing the buck), and, occasionally, poor management at unreasonable levels. In order to keep themselves 'self-insured' and out of any incidences, they will fire drivers for failing to do the simplest of tasks - even if they decided that others had been doing the same thing, keep employees in the dark about potential layoffs - until the minute of serving their pink slip, and management will have employees basically stalking drivers and staking out locations - just to see if anything is 'wrong'. Mismanagement occurs though having multiple people request the exact same issue giving different demands - due to lack of communication between managerial employees sitting next to each other, and trying to pass off work to new employees - as if the position entailed that all along.
I still work with a Ryder account right now and I have heard some pretty bad workplace stories of firings for others' negligence, misappropriation of funds, lack of safety protocols leading to workplace injuries, and general complaints resulting in ostracization of that employee, They actually tout to drivers a 'Captain of the Ship' policy (designed to make the drivers feel as though they have the power to refuse any load for unsafe reasons), but then encourage the driver to incur log violations in order to make up for the lost time.
Would I do it again? Yes, to make sure I knew what I did not want in a company and to be able to see the pitfalls of working with a company like Ryder in the future. – less
Technician 3 (Current Employee), Pennsylvania – November 9, 2014
Pros: haha pros, quarterly safety bonus, paid to stretch
Cons: computer system, management, shops, union.
Current employee of ryder. Management is terrible the Benefits for a family are godly expensive, i am currently waiting on reimbursement for traveling to training for 4 separate trips in 5 months. These union shops just protect the lazy techs. There computer system is so lagy, you come in on second shift and try or punch in the computer sits there and – more... thinks, you change to a different server and it's the same thing over and over. Need to hire some new Geeks to fix the computer system. So it doesn't have to update every day. – less
former driver (Former Employee), seekonk ma – November 3, 2014
Pros: home daily weekends off
Cons: everything else
I've read the other comments and most of the negative comments are true.Their safety procedures are way over the top. You are not allowed to make a mistake. If you do they treat you like a child. No respect what so ever.