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"Pretty on the outside."

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Former Employee - Derailment in Nicholasville, KY
Former Employee - Derailment in Nicholasville, KY

Pros

It's considered the "best" place to work in the small town, until you work there and realize that upper management is so scared of the owner which is always around that they press their employees to hard to impress the boss.

Cons

When you work at the corporate office your expected to do odd jobs on the "farm" to please the owner, when the jobs performed are clearly not even in the same stratosphere as your listed job duties. Not to mention your always on call for the whimsy of the owner.

Advice to Management

Not be so scared of the owner. It's easily recognizable that you don't know how to say no to him, even though your workforce is already stretched thin. Sometimes your "crew" just wants to see you stand up for them for once.

Other Employee Reviews for R.J. Corman Railroad

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not An Environment That Cares About The Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The only positive was that the 401K was matched dollar for dollar.

    Cons

    Employees are treated as though they are commodities & not human beings. The company has no interest in the employee's personal life. It is all about what can be done for the company (What have you done for me lately?).

    From a previous post & very true: "This mentality and culture are passed down from the management to the rest of the employees in the form of unrealistic time tables, over promised projects, and a non-existent work / life balance."

    The vacation allotment was one of the worst provided by an employer (1 week of vacation after 1 year of service; 2 weeks after 2 years; 3 weeks after 10 years).

    Salaried employees are "the property of the company" & expected to work 50-60 hour work weeks with no compensatory time off or additional pay.

    The environment is worse than the cancer that affects Mr. Corman himself.

    Advice to Management

    Let the Board of Control run the company instead of the current "dictatorship".


  2. "Which company I work for Again??? Union Pacific or RJ Coman??"

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    Former Contractor - Unloader/Loader in Chicago Heights, IL
    Former Contractor - Unloader/Loader in Chicago Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at R.J. Corman Railroad as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Fun Crew
    -Getting to drive new cars
    -401K
    -5 day vacation after 6 months
    -Free boots and gear
    -Good start into the Railroad industry

    Cons

    -Long Hours
    -Not sure when your going in to work alot of time due to late spots from Union Pacific
    -Alot of favoritism
    -MANAGEMENT!!!!
    -Watching others do less work while
    -Bad Work life balance
    -Automatic mandation

    Advice to Management

    Bring in
    new management ASAP to Chicago including new leads because the current ones should be awarded Oscar's best actor when upper management is around. Once that is done that place will be 10x better because the place is about to become a revolving door if change don't come soon

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