National Railway Equipment Co.

  www.nationalrailway.com
  www.nationalrailway.com

National Railway Equipment Co. Reviews

5 Reviews
2.7
5 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Lawrence Beal
1 Rating

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    its been great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Silvis, IL
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Silvis, IL

    I have been working at National Railway Equipment Co.

    Pros

    get to learn new trade and always busy, + the management is awesome they know what they are doing and they are fair in their way they deal with every1

    Cons

    well having to go thur a temp services bites for 6 months before being hire on..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    shorten the time you have to spend with the temp service!

    Recommends
  2.  

    No management at ANY level. It's all about sucking up and lying.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Railway Equipment Co. full-time

    Pros

    It is a small company and family owned, so the work atmosphere is one where the employees may be hired for one position, but they end up doing many functions. This is a good place to learn all aspects and areas of responsibility.

    Cons

    Although there are people with management titles, the CEO bowed down to whoever is the bigger liar, so people are fearful of losing their jobs. Consequently, management is more concerned about protecting their jobs than their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know what each employee really does and make decisions based on their abilities, not based on the suck-ups who lies about their accomplishments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Its not really the company to work for, senior management is lacking.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, IL

    I have been working at National Railway Equipment Co.

    Pros

    There just isn't a lot of pros to give for the Mt Vernon,IL plant, except if your buddy buddy, know someone high up in the plant, or a suck up with senior management, your job is safe.

    Cons

    There are lots of cons, poor work conditions (surprised OSHA has not shut them down or investigated them), wages are substandard when compared to similar tasks at other companies, the Union is a complete joke and does not stand behind the workers, disrespectful supervisors towards employees causes morale to drop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house by getting rid of the Plant Superintendent, Dir of Maint and Safety, and Head of Security, those 3 need to be let go, they are everything that is wrong with the plant.

    Doesn't Recommend
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Meet different people

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

    I have been working at National Railway Equipment Co.

    Pros

    Meet different people and getting along with your co-workers. Learn a lot of new things about the railroad company and what they do to fix the locomotives.

    Cons

    Not a warm enviroment weather wise and a very old run down building that needs a lot of things repaired (roof, bathrooms, etc). Very noisy at times and dirty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend that upper management do employee reviews a least once a year for their pay raises, etc. It would be helpful and find out what employee needs to work on more.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Needs competent management

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

    I have been working at National Railway Equipment Co.

    Pros

    Good benefits, some good people in middle management, fantastic product.

    Cons

    Work is rushed through. Sales is #1, engineering and production never have the time they need to do the job right, and quality is bypassed whenever possible. Since Lawrence died, the company has been at the mercy of a young, inexperienced heir who is both arrogant in his abilities and at the same time lacking in them. He is easily intimidated by competent people, and easily swayed by yes-men.

Work at National Railway Equipment Co.? Share Your Experiences

National Railway Equipment Co.

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.