RailWorks Reviews

Updated April 30, 2014
Updated April 30, 2014
4 Reviews

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4 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good experience in Railroad Construction Contracting

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Estimating
    Former Employee - Estimating

    I worked at RailWorks as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The company pays very well even as an intern they took very good care of my needs, by paying for my accommodation and proving me with a company vehicle to get to and from work.

    Cons

    Securing contracts is very competitive and their process of selecting which project to bid is not very strategic. They invest an awful lot of time and energy in the bidding process only to lose the contract to others. Also they are very strict about their overtime policy unless it has been pre-approved staying back after your designated time is frowned upon. Especially if your work doesn't warrant working late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop some program management strategies that will boost your brand and establish long term contracting relationships with select clients.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    High hopes that fell flat

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Accountant
    Current Employee - Accountant

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

    Pros

    I was very excited to be challenged and be a part of such a large corporation. I was given opportunities to prove that I had what it takes to do my supervisor's job.

    Cons

    You don't get verbally recognized for a job well done or monetarily for that matter. It is more the norm than the exception to work your 40 hours plus nights, plus weekends, plus holidays, and while on vacation to still not receive so much as a "Thank you" or a "Great job".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management would be better if they tried to understand your position and daily duties and how they can help you reach your goals. The management is very distant from the action and it appears they don't know what or how much it takes to get the job done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company, but unsafe at times

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator  in  Gaylord, MN
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Gaylord, MN

    I worked at RailWorks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good company that paid for all expenses, even transportation to jobs

    Cons

    Some employees were obviously using alcohol or some type of substance and would they would create problems thus making it unsafe for others that were around these people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drug testing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Out of control bullying management.

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    Former Employee - Safety  in  Chehalis, WA
    Former Employee - Safety in Chehalis, WA

    I worked at RailWorks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work. Some very nice, knowledgeable and capable people.

    Cons

    Vice President is out of control and a bully.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management changes are needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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