RailAmerica

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RailAmerica Reviews

6 Reviews
3.2
6 Reviews
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RailAmerica President, CEO, and Director John E. Giles
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  1.  

    Was a great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Accounting in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Jobs being relocated due to buy out

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company Sold

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RailAmerica

    Pros

    A pretty good company.
    Compensation was greate.

    Cons

    Too bad the comapny was sold.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice company that has a chance to grow

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Accountant in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Nice people with a southern mentality

    Cons

    Way overmanaged by accounting group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-allocate power from accounting to sales

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Management

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant Vice President  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant Vice President in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

    High 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 ManagementAdvice

    Raise the authority levels in the field. Provide better decision support systems. More field personnel and less people at headquarters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Do not plan on an outside life

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great work, Horrible Management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Signal Maintainer  in  Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Signal Maintainer in Fresno, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    worlds 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 ManagementAdvice

    trust your employees, stay out of there way

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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