RailCrew Xpress Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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  1. Frustrating at times

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Van Driver in Beardstown, IL
    Current Employee - Van Driver in Beardstown, IL

    I have been working at RailCrew Xpress (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Easy to get on. You are your own boss on the road.

    Cons

    your hours vary, very hard to schedule anything outside of work. you can be called at 3 am or 3 pm or anytime in between. the hours you get are not dependable i have had checks from 40 hours for 2 weeks to a little over 100.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your drivers better, and don't treat them like they are expendable.


  2. pros Vs cons

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Long Haul Driver in Thayer, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Long Haul Driver in Thayer, MO

    I have been working at RailCrew Xpress full-time

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

    Pros

    Chance for quick promotions. Work by yourself.

    Cons

    Too many drivers are being hired.....diluting hours for the other drivers that are regulars.

    Advice to Management

    Give drivers more money....and give them a reason to want to work.


  3. What a joke

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Chaffee, MO
    Former Employee - Driver in Chaffee, MO

    I worked at RailCrew Xpress

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    none that I can think of definitely not with the pay or leaving your family for

    Cons

    Will call you one day telling that you are hired and to meet them the next day to do day 1 training then the next day they call back and say don't bother coming

    Advice to Management

    Find out if someone is really hired before you call them and tell them they have a job btw 7.75 for risking your life is not worth it or being away from your family either


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    Getting better all the time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS

    I have been working at RailCrew Xpress full-time (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Most people are friendly and easy to work with, at least in the corporate office. Management works hard to improve processes and profitability. Not a lot of political games played. Reasonable with expectations. Benefits are not great, but not bad either, at least for office personnel.

    Cons

    Most of the cons stem from past processes. The company has gone through a lot of changes in the past 6-7 years. The first few years of that time period were pretty rough and things were looking pretty bleak. It is improving, however. Dealing with multiple railroads with very different ideology makes it tough to have smooth consistent processes. Also, most of the drivers in the field are part-time people and they supply the data to the main office. I know there are many really good people out in the field but part-time people, in general, have a "I don't care" attitude which makes them hard to deal with at times. Plus, they try to manipulate data to get themselves more money and care little about accuracy. Raises very rarely happen and opportunities to move up don't really exist.

    Advice to Management

    Have seen a lot of good improvements. Still some things need to get better. Hopefully, management will continue the work that has really turned this place around in the last couple of years.


  6. dispatcher

    Former Employee - Dispatcher in North Platte, NE
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in North Platte, NE

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Get to see new places and meet great people.

    Cons

    The name should be railscrew. If you Excell you will be hated. RCX fails DOT regulations on a daily basis. All the managers do is lie lie lie lie. RUN from this company.....you will get payed min wage...RUN!

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying. Treat people with respect and dignity. Stop being on a power high.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good experience to see people and places

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Road and Yard Driver in Willard, OH
    Current Employee - Road and Yard Driver in Willard, OH

    I have been working at RailCrew Xpress full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Can make good money. Get to go to cities and places one may never been to. Great communication with managemen. Some good crews to take place.

    Cons

    Lack of raised. Benefits getting better. Management attempts to cut overtime. It can be stressful locating trains. The yard can be stressful, all trains run at someone.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to raise the pay with some raises.


  8. I love my job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Grand Island, NE
    Current Employee - Driver in Grand Island, NE

    I have been working at RailCrew Xpress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It is a great place to work friendly drivers that do there job

    Cons

    The challenges lately in grand island is getting the trips when on the board to be called

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to get drivers the hours they applied for 100-120 bi-weekly


  9. stressful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Long Haul Driver in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Long Haul Driver in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at RailCrew Xpress

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    get to see a lot of out of the way places

    Cons

    manager told me one thing and the company did something else.

    Advice to Management

    start over


  10. Management is NOT irreplaceble

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - They Cheat People
    Current Employee - They Cheat People

    I have been working at RailCrew Xpress

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It's a good company to work for. I love the experience.

    Cons

    They don't have very good benefits. They didn't pay well.

    Advice to Management

    You need to listen to your employees. Just because you are management doesn't mean you know it all. Sometime you need to drop down a level to see what it really going on!


  11. Drivers at RailCrew

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

    I have been working at RailCrew Xpress

    Pros

    Drivers at RailCrew Express has some flexibility and you meet interesting people in the rail yard.

    Cons

    The pay is very low $7.25 an hour. Your are on call 24/7 with the option of 10 hours or 8 hours of rest.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers more money. The company wants you to work crazy hours, sometimes 12 hours in a day.



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