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Great people to work with - terrible work life balance
Sales (Former Employee) –  Bolton, ON27 March 2018
Not a job - it's a lifestyle. You sacrifice a lot of life to work there. There is no work life balance whatsoever - no matter what they preach to you. Upper management definitely has their favourites. It used to be a great company to work for - now, everyone is a number and it's all about return on investment for shareholders. Very disappointing to see what the company has become.
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Fast paced comeptetive and sales oriented
Territory Manager of South Texas (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC21 February 2018
Fast paced micro managed in sales area, stressful at times to meet dead lines with various platforms to present and sale days fast approaching,discouraging to deal with clients after poor results
Pros
Benefits, great people, great pay
Cons
pressure of deadlines and clients not satisfied
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Terrible Company to work for!! Stay away
N/A (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC16 February 2018
Terrible company and management, they only hire managers who know how to bully employees, and they do this to themselves as well!! Nothing but fighting and crying going on at head office (Vancouver) amongst the management teams.
It is really that bad.
Pros
none
Cons
Long hours no extra compensation
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extremely high stress and long hours.
Accounts Receivable Clerk (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC1 February 2018
A typical work day would consist of constant follow up on your business unit and answer a high level of phone calls that relates just about anything. You learn to become assertive and unsympathetic to get the job done. Management , its a matter of luck who you got, but be warned that mood swings will constantly fluctuate and if you dont cope with it, you're pretty much done. workplace culture, you work for the shareholders and results, nothing appreciated for any work that is done. long hours. and managers do expect something that is over the moon.
Pros
benefits, free bread fridays, co-workers
Cons
high stress, micromanagement, no values.
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Great place to work!
Clerk/Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK31 January 2018
Busy - Always lots to do
Happy coworkers
Room to move up and encouraged to do so
New innovative ideas happily accepted
Many offices through out the world - options to travel and experience new places while working
Pros
Atmosphere
Cons
Sometimes - long work hours
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Great corporate culture with strong sense of commeraderie!
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC19 January 2018
Ritchie Bros Auctioneers is a great place to work. The staff are friendly and the culture is like nothing else. The company offers options for work advancement, training and development and great benefits.
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Best workplace, Best people in Vancouver
Emerging Markets Accountant (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC25 October 2017
I have learnt that how important to support Women leadership in North America.
How important to be a good leader and how to build positive workplace relationship with colleagues and clients.
Pros
Employees, Orange blood, fun live auctions
Cons
Low salary
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cest un bon travail pour les jeune et cest bien payer
encanteur (Current Employee) –  Saint-Hilaire, QC17 July 2017
cest un travail physique mais pas trop
un travail exterieur et interieur
un travail qui se fait que lete
un travail dequipe
Pros
il y a plusieur pause et meme des dinner offert gratuitement tout est bien organiser et comprenable
Cons
travail pas assez souvent ce job est selon les article sil en a pas assez on ne travail pas
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AR Clerk (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC25 May 2017
Only did 6wk contract but great place to work. Enjoyed my time there great building , Daycare, Café, Gym Nice work environment. Park across street. Had lots of internal postings.,
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people first
Sales Support (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB20 May 2017
Incredible company full of people genuinely working to do the right thing. We work hard and we play hard. I consider my team like my family. It's all about the people and how we support and encourage each other.
Pros
Best part of the job is the incredible team. Great benefits, great people, great perks.
Cons
Hard work
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Amazing place to work and great company to work for
Graphic Designer (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC8 May 2017
Very supportive colleagues, willing to help and share from their experience and knowledge. Desire to do the best for the company, as a whole, is very motivating. Team, family spirit. Very nice office place with amenities of high quality.
Pros
beautiful work environment with full gym at no cost and a daycare. Opportunities for advancement
Cons
Business casual dress code could use revising
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Great experience
Manager Assistant (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB7 April 2017
Great start to a career. Great work environment. Lots of opportunity within but it's definitely hard work but you get recognised.

Solid performance and culture.
Pros
Benefit, opportunity to succeed, great teams
Cons
Long hours. Focus on the people, we are working great together
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Financing Services
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC4 April 2017
Transparent hiring process (3 interviews)
Awesome office and working environment
Lots of promotion opportunity
Very healthy business portfolio
Great team and opportunity to travel
Pros
If you love challenge lots of opportunity to grow within
Cons
Quick decisions and fast paced
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Hope the honeymoon period continues
Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Edmonton4 April 2017
- Great onboarding with designated certified trainer.
- Clear expectation from leadership
- Down to earth team
- Amazing team spirit and culture
- Had a positive interview process. Those guys know the business.
Pros
Accountability driven from top down
Cons
We need to be agile and adapt quickly
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Fast paced fun work place
Refurb Assistant (Former Employee) –  Nisku, AB18 January 2017
Fun, great people to work with, long hours during sale time, provided lunches during sales, fast paced, busy, learned about heavy equipment, excel, word,
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Co op student (Former Employee) –  Bolton, ON11 January 2017
Ritchie Brothers was a very fun place to work and there was always something to do but the management there was corrupt and i was constantly abused by my manager.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
constant verbal abuse
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Fun & supportive work environment
Manager - Head Office (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC21 November 2016
RBA is a great place to work, people are really friendly and supportive of your growth and development.

RBA provides opportunities for growth not only within your department but also allows you to move to other departments (or locations) within the company if you wish. A number of staff have been with RBA for 15 to 20+ years, which speaks for itself that they enjoy their job and the company.

Salary and benefits are good, if you work hard you will get recognized and rewarded. They value work/life balance and encourage you to use the on-site daycare and fitness facilities.

Current Leadership team is amazing and values staff and their contributions.

One thing to improve is to encourage more outside of the office team building events to strengthen relationships.
Pros
Team-environment, advancement opportunities
Cons
More team-building, social events
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Productive and fun workplace, however hard on a employees quality of life
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) –  British Columbia18 August 2016
A typical day you hit the road running. As they say "you work hard and play hard." However, you can only do it for so long on the salary they pay, and the strain on your family life and your own mental and physical health. If your family has plans for vacation and your auction site changes the auction date to be at the time of your vacation too bad for your family vacation. You must be flexible, very flexible. Management is not consistent. They change frequently, and with each change brings a whole set of new priorities and rules. Co-workers are wonderful. Just like a family you may not always get along but they are still family. The hardest part of the job is not being appreciated. The most enjoyable part of the job is the adrenaline rush of auction day (a job well done by all) and the family like atmosphere, but be careful you are not bulletproof. When they no longer need you or believe you get in their way they will let you go, family or not.
Pros
Lots of build up to an amazing auction day
Cons
Hard on quality of family life
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Pathetic, disorganized clown college
Yard Staff (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 July 2016
I started working for this company due too the down turn in oil and gas. Upon being hired I was told there was room for advancement. Unfortunately these positions are reserved for friends of management. They promised a raise repeatedly but they were too busy as they put it to get me in for a meeting. The management team steals yard staff ideas as there own. They make poor decisions constantly, to get out of it they blame staff or just tell staff the opposite of what they said the meeting before any questioning we'll get you escorted to sparrow drive. This is they're common threat. I could go on but feel you get the idea. I have worked for leaders in my life, people with life experience, that make thought out decisions and that stand by there employees! These children at RBA possess none of these skills or traits. Simply put this is a clown college stay away.
Pros
I don't work there anymore
Cons
Monkey Management
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Great Company
CSR - Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK10 June 2016
I loved working at Ritchie Bros! Sale days are long, but super fun. The overtime pay is great and the company really cares about their staff. The lunch room is always stocked with snacks, coffee, tea and water and sale week they cater meals in for everyone. It's a very flexible place to work, and they are great at working around other things you may have in your schedule.
Pros
Catered lunches/supper, great overtime
Cons
Long hours, drama from co-workers
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