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R.J. Corman Railroad Reviews

Updated July 9, 2017
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  1. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist
    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at R.J. Corman Railroad full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people that enjoy working

    Cons

    Pay scale is low unless you are overtime eligible.

    Advice to Management

    More safety training


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Joke of a railroad"

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    Former Employee - Switchman/Engineer in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Switchman/Engineer in Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at R.J. Corman Railroad full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Set schedule and good co workers for the most part

    Cons

    Pay, management plays favorites, hire new employees with little to no railroad experience starting off with more pay than senior employees, benefits aren't that great. Do not work here.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites and acting like you have so much work to do when really you're just sitting at home and doing paper work on your laptop

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Operator"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Operator in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at R.J. Corman Railroad full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is not any pros for here

    Cons

    You work 24/7 you get one weekend off every three months you are on call all the time you do not get get paid for it

    Advice to Management

    Have to say no every once in awhile


  4. Helpful (2)

    "apply elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    401k company match 100%, free lunch everyday in cafeteria to those that work in the nicholasville location

    Cons

    low pay, management and promotions are all tenure based, internal structure of job status as a whole is a joke


  5. Helpful (6)

    "STAY AWAY!!"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Nicholasville, KY
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Nicholasville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at R.J. Corman Railroad (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch and fitness center, 401k

    Cons

    Everything else. They will micromanage you to dead. Since Mr Corman pass away they don't give a damn about you or your family. Don't expect them to paid O/T, they ratter give cash to injury so they're safety rate is good.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employee and clean the upper management before you run RJ CORMAN to the ground !


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Terrible-hours cut"

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    Former Employee - Switching Crew in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Switching Crew in Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at R.J. Corman Railroad (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, about all i can think of.

    Cons

    Cuts a lot of short cuts on safety which is a major thing with the railroad and can lead to some serious injuries and or death. Will cut out and not pay you for your overtime. Low pay for even a class 3 railroad. Runs a true skeleton crew.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for overtime worked, follow safety rules, not to illegaly weigh rail cars.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends

    I have been working at R.J. Corman Railroad full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful Campus, friendly and dedicated people work here. Free lunch is served daily and there is a beautiful gym to work out in. They always try to fill open positions from within.

    Cons

    Health Insurance and vacation time could be better. There is no sick time available.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Operater 1"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at R.J. Corman Railroad full-time

    Pros

    Good pay for someone without education

    Cons

    No room for growth pay $13, supervisors are burnt out drug users. Over worked underpaid

    Advice to Management

    Train your supervisors, pay more, treat your workers better they work hard for you


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Plant Shuttle Georgetown KY"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Georgetown, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Georgetown, KY

    Pros

    Lots of people like to denigrate onsite management but they really aren't bad and are not hard to work for or get along with. That said keep reading...see cons below.

    Cons

    Avoid these people if at all possible. Work culture is horrible, No sick time or paid time off, horrible work life balance, unfair work policies and no willingness to hear input. They communicate in a hundred different ways every day that workers are a dime a dozen and you don't matter. Policies and work practices are not documented so everyone seems to make it up as they go along, and are extremely reactionary. Not anywhere near a professional environment unless maybe you mean professional wrestling.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be pro-active instead of reactive and find someone with professional experience to explain the importance of documented policies, procedures and training.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Rewarding Work Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nicholasville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nicholasville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at R.J. Corman Railroad full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    R. J. Corman is a very rewarding work environment. Some things have changed in the last few years. The company has grown significantly and the mentality has shifted from a small business to a large company but still holds a family feel. With the current President, the management style has shifted from hard-nosed to positive team environment. While still demanding work, it feels more like we're pressing on toward a goal together instead of being pressed. Personally, I've been made to feel like I add value toward something bigger than myself and my opinions are heard and respected. Although I recognize that not everyone has had the same experience, I believe the company from the top down cares about employees.

    With such a wide variety of work, there are a lot of opportunities for growth, personally and professionally. My department never has a dull day as it's fast paced and driven.

    Free lunch in Nicholasville is amazing! Best food in town so watch out for "freshman 15". Saves you about $7-$10 per day (or prep time) plus not having to think about what to eat.

    401K is amazing. Not guaranteed, but every year they've matched us dollar for dollar up to the federal limit.

    Cons

    As with most work environments, there is tension when things get stressful. Some people don't handle pressure as well as others so the core value of "fair and respectful treatment" isn't always backed up from middle management as strongly as it should be. The vacation policy isn't as competitive as the rest of the benefits package.

    Advice to Management

    Take a stronger stand on the Fair & Respectful Treatment big rock. Nip it in the bud when you see it slipping and continue to build a culture where everyone is valued equally not because of courtesy or rank, but because they're people.


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