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Florida East Coast Railway Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2019

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Dave Rohal
9 Ratings
  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida East Coast Railway full-time

    Pros

    Great company if you are willing to work. CEO is the best and most of management is good. Outstanding benefits and working conditions are good.

    Cons

    On call a lot.

    Florida East Coast Railway2017-04-22
  2. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Signal Maintainer 

    I have been working at Florida East Coast Railway full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Take home truck, work location, and cell phone

    Cons

    Pay, on call, and lack of training

    Florida East Coast Railway2019-04-04
  3. "No Job Security"

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    Current Employee - Business Administrator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida East Coast Railway full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Railroad Retirement is sadly the only benefit.

    Cons

    Since Group Mexico took over there have been many job layoffs as well as outsourcing clerical jobs to Mexico. There is a lot of job uncertainty if they will start sending more jobs to Mexico. There is no rhyme or reason to who they have cut. Everyone is already working the job of 2-3 people. Very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Mexico needs to Evaluate the job responsibilities, admit they were wrong by cutting so many jobs that were necessary and hire back full time employees.

    Florida East Coast Railway2019-03-28
  4. "Was a great company to work for but that changed after new managment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Florida East Coast Railway full-time

    Pros

    good insurance, 401k standard for industry

    Cons

    overworked, leadership expected you to work ridiculous hours

    Florida East Coast Railway2019-01-15
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Anonymous"

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

    I worked at Florida East Coast Railway full-time

    Pros

    Railroad retirement is the only benefit of working for this company.

    Cons

    This company was purchased by Grupo Mexico and has become a complete circus. No decisions are made outside of Mexico. They abolished jobs without putting much thought into the future of the business...then needed a few of the people they let go to come back. They promise increases and bonuses and the decision to pay lingers way too long for comfort. The previous CEO (Hertwig) knew the RR / Intermodal business...the...

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    Advice to Management

    Eliminate retired contractors and those who have met their years of work / age - they are only trying to keep things from progressing into this decade. Implement an actual safety environment / culture since you are a railroad. Get rid of the toxic upper management.

    Florida East Coast Railway2018-10-08
  6. "Working for a Railroad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Florida East Coast Railway full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, good hours, the work is challenging but not overwhelming. Pay is adequate.

    Cons

    Communication is fractured and to some degree non-existent between executives and managers. Plans change often and without notice. Can where multiple hats that you are not even aware until something goes awry or a fire drill comes up.

    Florida East Coast Railway2018-03-19
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    "Management"

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

    I worked at Florida East Coast Railway full-time

    Pros

    My colleagues and immediate supervisor.

    Cons

    Lacked cohesion and unity, no sense of team. Senior management focus was on itself. Unrealistic goals and expectations by executive management, especially the former CEO. A number of investment and strategic initiatives based on unrealistic expectations and lack of business and market knowledge.

    Florida East Coast Railway2018-04-09
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Controller"

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      Current Employee - Controller in Jacksonville, FL
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at Florida East Coast Railway full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      No pros to the company

      Cons

      No people skills, currently going thru merger

      Florida East Coast Railway2018-03-07
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      "Managers"

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

      I worked at Florida East Coast Railway full-time

      Pros

      Good money to get you there

      Cons

      Horrible management, unrealistic goals when they don’t give you the tools you need to be successful

      Advice to Management

      Don’t lie to your employees... highway services

      Florida East Coast Railway2018-02-26
    • "Engineer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Florida East Coast Railway

      Pros

      Good pay great atmosphere like the beach

      Cons

      not any that i can think of honestly

      Florida East Coast Railway2017-04-03
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