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Updated December 1, 2016
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  1. "Very good company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Open door policy, top to bottom, and excellent benefits package.

    Cons

    Similar to many other companies; internal politics.

    Advice to Management

    Prefer not to say.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I learned a lot"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Welder in North Hodge, LA
    Former Employee - Welder in North Hodge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Greenbrier full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You stay busy which makes the day fly by

    Cons

    Their point system should be eliminated

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Old Corporate Feel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greenbrier full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and good location on the west side if you are not one of those millennials that all gravitate towards downtown. Somewhat laid back - it could be a minus if you are the person that wants to get stuff done.

    Cons

    Feels like the executive staff made of old boys' club. Executive staff tend to be somewhat snooty.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Top Notch Executives"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Superior expertise in the executive ranks about the rail and leasing business; capable to lead and compete in very diverse economic conditions by diversifying, responding to customer needs and market, and focusing on quality.

    Cons

    continue to focus on communication: internal and external including informal internal cross functional sessions and external marketing for an integrated business

    Advice to Management

    tremendous opportunities ahead in an industry in motion -continue to attract new talent.


  6. "Good review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, good hours, food truck comes everyday, they feed you.

    Cons

    People are slow, its hot in the summer time, cold in the winter.


  7. "Former Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Greenbrier full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Had very good relationships with employees. Excellent benefits for all employees. Employees generally want to do a good job.

    Cons

    Corporate has no idea on the culture of individual plants. Employees know how to play with corporate to their advantage.

    Advice to Management

    Get involved. Your on the way to turn culture around.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good personal company culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good hours, non stress, good coffee.

    Cons

    Upper IT management have goals that are not being shared in order to get a company direction.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay, Good lean program involving working within a team, at it's Manufacturing Plant in Portland Oregon."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Set Up Operator in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Machine Set Up Operator in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Greenbrier full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good wages, team support with co workers.

    Cons

    Lack of work, both in Marine and Rail Car Production at the Portland Oregon Plant.
    To save on labor cost, Rail cars are being made in Mexico.
    Long story / short Greenbrier shipped our jobs south to Mexico.

    Advice to Management

    Bring Production back to America.


  10. "Greenbrier Rail Services Chehalis"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great pay for the area, great benefits, good shift, lots of overtime, most weekends off, and plenty of advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Being treated like a slave, being talked to like you're a nobody or beneath everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to talk to and treat the people that work for you.


  11. "Low Employee Morale"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Sulphur Springs, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Sulphur Springs, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training opportunities were of value to the employees to improve their job skills. Employee perks were available - shop discounts, free lunch, holiday parties, etc. Beautiful environment to work in, and many of the guests were great to interact with.

    Cons

    Very low employee morale. Employees do not get the compensation they deserve for the responsibilities they perform. Management does not interact with employees very often, and lack of communication between executives and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Boost employee morale, so your employees are happy to come to work. The hours are crazy at times, so ensure your staff is well rested so they can perform at their highest level. Communication is key in any work environment - and employees like to feel involved.



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