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American Railcar Industries Reviews

Updated January 8, 2018
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  1. "A different atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative/Inspection Supervisor in North Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative/Inspection Supervisor in North Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Railcar Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There has been multiple opportunities for advancement. With no layoffs in 30+ years, job security is fantastic. Co-workers welcome new people and welcome new opinions.

    Cons

    Because of the small workforce employees often perform multiple roles requiring dedication and long hours for success.


  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Railcar Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good people and professional environment.

    Cons

    Stuck in old ways of doing business.

    Advice to Management

    Truly seek out best practices and incorporate them. Don't just say you'll do this. Do it.

  3. "Got Old"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Railcar Industries full-time

    Pros

    Pay was ok, being paid overtime was the only reason you got paid well

    Cons

    Lot of employees with really bad attitutdes


  4. "Leadman"

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    Current Employee - Leadman in Jackson, MO
    Current Employee - Leadman in Jackson, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Railcar Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a competitive atmosphere with a fair amount of incentives

    Cons

    I don't have much negative to say


  5. "mist unprofessional place I've ever seen"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Charles, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Charles, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Railcar Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you have no other options, sign on; otherwise avoid

    Cons

    Unprofessional atmosphere
    Good ole boy attitudes
    Lousy health insurance
    Managers are clueless
    Workers play on phones
    Cannot work from home
    Poor raises

    Advice to Management

    Hire peopke who kbowhow to manage,
    Dont promote worker bees who
     lack the skills and desire to manage


  6. "Self Serving Company"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Baytown, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Railcar Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of room for advancement, corporate atmosphere, good benefits

    Cons

    Nepotism, corporate atmosphere, hostile work environment

    Advice to Management

    Encourage less harsh work environments for more productive and efficient workers


  7. "Good place to work, just needs better healthcare benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Railcar Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, opportunities to advance your career

    Cons

    Health care benefits are horrible

    Advice to Management

    Look into better healthcare benefits

  8. "Welder, Operator Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Operator Assistant in Portageville, MO
    Former Employee - Operator Assistant in Portageville, MO

    I worked at American Railcar Industries (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good paying job & the job can offer good skills

    Cons

    Long hrs, dirty, safety hazard, high risk for injure if not careful

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Helpful (1)

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    Former Employee - East Plant Production in Marmaduke, AR
    Former Employee - East Plant Production in Marmaduke, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at American Railcar Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great start off pay. Plenty of hours to be worked. Paid vacation after one year. Full benefits eye care, dental, and health insurance.

    Cons

    It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Long days longer nights. Hard work few breaks and constantly management is telling you to speed up.

    Advice to Management

    When it's hot out don't push employees to the edge of heat stroke if your there an extra hour at least your crew will show up the next day and not be in hospital from heat stroke.


  10. "Inbound Inspector"

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    Former Employee - Inbound Inspector in North Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Inbound Inspector in North Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cross training is available. There are some good people to work with. It's easy to get into management but it tends to stagnate after that.

    Cons

    Short sighted managment and business practices are still stuck in the 1970's. Deferred maintenance runs rampant through out the facility.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on production effeciencies and let people have their weekends. 76% of the year is mandatory overtime.


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