RailWorks Reviews

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    Good experience in Railroad Construction Contracting

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    Former Employee - Estimating
    Former Employee - Estimating

    I worked at RailWorks as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The company pays very well even as an intern they took very good care of my needs, by paying for my accommodation and proving me with a company vehicle to get to and from work.

    Cons

    Securing contracts is very competitive and their process of selecting which project to bid is not very strategic. They invest an awful lot of time and energy in the bidding process only to lose the contract to others. Also they are very strict about their overtime policy unless it has been pre-approved staying back after your designated time is frowned upon. Especially if your work doesn't warrant working late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop some program management strategies that will boost your brand and establish long term contracting relationships with select clients.

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RailWorks Interviews

Updated Mar 31, 2014
Updated Mar 31, 2014

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    Accountant Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at RailWorks.

    Interview Details

    Went through a recruiter to apply. First interview was with the supervisor, second with the division president, then a third and fourth interview with HR. Had to do a very thorough background check and drug screen. I've had other co-workers actually go through about 5-6 interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • No real tricky questions here, very routine questions were asked.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Since I went through a recruiter, I was not the negotiating person. Unfortunately my recruiter did not go to bat for me and try to get more perks or a better starting salary.
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Website www.railworks.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1998
Type Company - Private
Industry Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

RailWorks stays on track with railway maintenance and construction services in the US and Canada. Through about a dozen operating subsidiaries, the specialty contractor builds and repairs railways; installs signals and train control systems; and maintains track right-of-ways. Founded in 1998, RailWorks offers additional services such as track inspections, railroad bridge construction and maintenance, specialty rail installation for cranes and historic sites, and derailment response. Clients include railroads, transit authorities, municipalities, ports, industrial... More

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