Great people to work with - terrible work life balance
Sales (Former Employee) – Bolton, ON – 27 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.
N/A (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 16 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.
Accounts Receivable Clerk (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 1 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.
Clerk/Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 31 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
Great corporate culture with strong sense of commeraderie!
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 19 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.
Sales Support (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 20 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.
Best part of the job is the incredible team. Great benefits, great people, great perks.
Amazing place to work and great company to work for
Graphic Designer (Current Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 8 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.
beautiful work environment with full gym at no cost and a daycare. Opportunities for advancement
- 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.
Manager - Head Office (Current Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 21 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.
Productive and fun workplace, however hard on a employees quality of life
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) – British Columbia – 18 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.
Yard Staff (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 26 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.
CSR - Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 10 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.