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Genesee & Wyoming Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
15 Reviews
3.1
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Genesee & Wyoming President, CEO, and Director John C. Hellmann
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Union-Biased (Southern Region)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - T&E Crew in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - T&E Crew in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Genesee & Wyoming full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Southern Region HR has some very attractive methods to lure applicants in. I was offered a cash sign-on bonus, put in a hotel room for weeks while I settled in and given a mileage and food allowance. I was even promised a 2-week vacation bank. Once I got settled in, my job switched to a location 26 miles further from my home and the mileage allowance stopped. A year later, I got 14 hours of vacation bank and a 1% raise to attempt to compensate for cost of living increase. What about cost of gas to drive to work increase???

    Cons

    Upper management is very upside down in their effort to promote safety. If you aren't previously Union you will not survive. The NS guys that worked the line before it went to G&W are notorious rule breakers, putting the safety of their crew and the other crews around them on the back burner so they might get their work done sooner. Management is fully aware of their activities but insists they've done nothing wrong. Yet a non-Union employee makes a mistake and they throw them under the bus and make an example out of them, citing a zero tolerance policy for critical rule violations... And if the Union guys are caught in the act, management will make up rules to keep them from getting fired. In addition, management promotes a hostile work environment between crews that turn over jobs to the next crew.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider monitoring crews during times other than break time. Offer training to green conductor trainees, rather than throwing them to the wolves to learn the bad habits of the ex-Union slackers and then fire them when the Union guys screw up and point the finger at them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Needs managers but unwilling to hire

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Genesee & Wyoming

    Pros

    Great job environment
    Working out doors
    Good equipment

    Cons

    Relatively low pay
    No room for growth
    Hires from outside before internally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix your management structure

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    not great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Genesee & Wyoming

    Pros

    great benefits. railroad retirement. hmm.

    Cons

    some managers are out of touch with reality - it's no long 1970. lot of turnover. poor technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management is great, but I don't necessarily think they see the problems that go on at the lower level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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