RailAmerica Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
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RailAmerica President, CEO, and Director John E. Giles
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  1. Great work, Horrible Management.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Signal Maintainer in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Signal Maintainer in Fresno, CA

    I have been working at RailAmerica full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    trust your employees, stay out of there way


  2. Sales Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant Vice President in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant Vice President in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at RailAmerica full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  3. Do not plan on an outside life

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RailAmerica full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. RailAmerica underwent many changes prior to being purchased by Genesee & Wyoming.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RailAmerica full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very strong bias toward revenue growth.

    Cons

    Too much oversight and too short-sighted.


  6. Was a great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Accounting in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at RailAmerica full-time (More than 3 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Jobs being relocated due to buy out


  7. Company Sold

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

    I have been working at RailAmerica

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A pretty good company.
    Compensation was greate.

    Cons

    Too bad the comapny was sold.


  8. Nice company that has a chance to grow

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

    I have been working at RailAmerica full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people with a southern mentality

    Cons

    Way overmanaged by accounting group

    Advice to Management

    Re-allocate power from accounting to sales



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