RailAmerica
3.2 of 5 6 reviews
www.railamerica.com Jacksonville, FL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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RailAmerica President, CEO, and Director John E. Giles

John E. Giles

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Was a great company to work for

Accounting (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

I have been working at RailAmerica full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWork/life balance, good compensation, interaction with various levels of managment

ConsJobs being relocated due to buy out

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company Sold

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at RailAmerica

ProsA pretty good company.
Compensation was greate.

ConsToo bad the comapny was sold.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice company that has a chance to grow

Accountant (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

I have been working at RailAmerica full-time for less than a year

ProsNice people with a southern mentality

ConsWay overmanaged by accounting group

Advice to Senior ManagementRe-allocate power from accounting to sales

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sales Assistant Vice President (Former Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

I worked at RailAmerica full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery diverse series of rail properties with numerous opportunities for growth. Great relationship between operations and commercial teams. Ability to get senior management buy-in before decision made.

ConsHigh restriction on freedom for commercial field personnel. Too much administrative work which restricted the ability for the sales team to grow the business. Too many headquarters staff people pulling at the field to provide information.

Advice to Senior ManagementRaise the authority levels in the field. Provide better decision support systems. More field personnel and less people at headquarters.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Do not plan on an outside life

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at RailAmerica full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPay was very good for the hours. Management left you alone for the most part.

ConsDo not plan on having a life other than work if you work for this company

Advice to Senior ManagementTake time to listen to the employees in the field and if you spend any time around them saying hello might help....

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great work, Horrible Management.

Signal Maintainer (Current Employee)
Fresno, CA

I have been working at RailAmerica full-time for more than a year

Prossteady maintenance jobs, always something to do, freedom, mechanical and electrical work

Consworlds worst management team (back stabbing, two faced, sheep), do everything with nothing environment, do noting unions, written values don't match the way they act.

Advice to Senior Managementtrust your employees, stay out of there way

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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