Overall Reviews at R+L Carriers
Customer Service Representative | Syracuse, NY
| May 17, 2016
Fast paced workplace that makes the time fly
I typically work a 5 hour shift and it feels like it goes by very quick because we are usually very busy at work. I work a small outbound operation with 1 other guy and a dock supervisor who I enjoy working with. We dont communicate much unless it has to do with something on the dock, but we are too busy to stop and talk for the most part. The hardest part of my job is getting pieces to fit on trailers that wont or will just barely fit and making sure they are secure. The most enjoyable part is sitting on my lift and pulling freight off the back of a trailer, it is easy and not physically challenging in any way.
ProsPays well hourly
ConsNo full time or insurance benefits offered
Great company to work for with plenty of job opportunities, would recommend to others because there is always advancement, which is the reason we are working
Good Company To Work For
the best part of working there was that no day was ever the same. It was a new challenge every day you walked in the door
A lot of different job dutys
Started as class A trailer mechanic. After a year went to class AX diesel truck mechanic, wrecker operator and truck driver. Drove trucks and equipment out to CA too open new terminals. I was pretty much done when they gave a new hire shift supervise position.
Prosvery good money
Consout in the cold too much
I had 4 good years there enjoyed the people . Drivers where the best by far I worked with,
This company was the best trucking company I have worked for. it allowed to continued working past 68. I wanted to cut my hours. I averaged 53 weekly the past 2 years. Prior to that I averaged 60 plus weekly.
ProsNot afraid to hire older employees.
Conssometimes short manpower
Enjoyed working with public. The other staff members was very friendly and made coming to work very enjoyable.
ConsI was part time
Good place to work
Everyday was fun and enjoyable with the truck drivers and staff.
ProsThe people at the jobs and meeting customers
great place to work
loved the position and people i worked for and with i learned alot and would recommenf this place to anyone. if i had the opportunity to return i would.
work is very stressful. The co-workers are mostly nice. I would prefer different hours. Management is horrible. He acts like he "cares" but really doesn't.
Proscan dress how you want
Great Community Image
R+L is very active in the community. They sponsor kids from low income families for Christmas every year and participate in the local parades yearly. They do a lot for community relief in areas hit with natural disasters and take very good care of their Drivers.
The office staff is very knowledgeable, but are not always well paid. Sometime the office politics can get in the way of good people progressing and allow those that don't deserve it to get promoted.
Proson site cook-to-order cafeteria, mostly friendly environment, free employee resorts.