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RailWorks Reviews

Updated December 8, 2016
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  1. "Signalman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast advancement for qualified employees

    Cons

    Communication has been an issue with upper management

    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership needs to get on the same page when offers are made


  2. "A lot of empty promises"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RailWorks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Usually get a lot of overtime, hotel is paid by company so no out of pocket for that

    Cons

    Low pay, very hard to advance, raises are few and far between, not much home time


  3. "Project Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RailWorks full-time

    Pros

    They reward you when you do a great job at your job.

    Cons

    The Reward for doing a great job is to do someone else's work, Low pay, don't ask for a raise you might get fired.


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    "A/P Specialist"

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

    Pros

    A bunch of nice people in the other departments, company provides healthy snacks, coffee, water. Decent benefits, job satisfaction from the actual work.

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover of AP staff due to poor management. Managers are very rude to certain employees, ongoing lack of communication between managers and staff. No guidance nor direction from current managers since the previous supervisor who was very knowledgeable resigned due to lack of recognition for the hard work and dedication to the department. Ongoing favoritism shown to a few employees who do not deserve the "red carpet" treatment given to them, while other hardworking employees who give 110% got no recognition whatsoever! This experience has left me with a sour taste and I will now have to think twice before bending over backwards in my next position.

    Advice to Management

    Current managers need to step down as they have no AP knowledge nor experience! Bring people who know what they are doing and sincerely care about Railworks and the well being of ALL the AP staff and not just the few currently being favored.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Controller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at RailWorks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule for employees

    Cons

    Favorability of Management to ineffective employees

    Advice to Management

    Terminate people who favor ineffective employees


  7. "Equipment Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None there are no pros to this company. Read full review before going to work here

    Cons

    Bad company to work for they have there favorites and if you are not in the click then you won't last long. Also took 2.5 months to get my missing wages finally fixed. Most of the Supervision drinks after work to the point they are still drunk the next morning during they're meetings with the company that hired Railworks to perform the work.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the " old timers and let the young ones step up. Also give more drug tests to your Foreman and make sure they don't carry there synthetic urine with them to the drug test perhaps a on site surprise drug test would work......if there is nothing to hide them there is no reason to have to bring any personal belongings with you except for a ID card.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Lucky You"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmingdale, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmingdale, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RailWorks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good snacks in the pantry

    Cons

    Be thankful for being considered for the AP Mgr's position. You would've been fired by now. I think I was the unfortunate one who got the job. I was terminated after 2 months of successfully getting the AP Team on the same page, but local management didn't like that. You're not missing anything, believe me. The Directors there are as phony and ineffective as I've ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately, the people who should be reading this probably doesn't even know this website exists. wake up and smell the coffee people, Farmingdale mgmt is ruining your company.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "WORST WORK EXPERIENCE EVER!!!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting/Shared Services in East Farmingdale, NY
    Former Employee - Accounting/Shared Services in East Farmingdale, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free snacks and coffee. Work is easy. Pretty busy office making the day go fast. Hours are good. Decent benefit package.

    Cons

    Place is a joke. It's constant whispering and private meetings with one employee and one manager (guy and girl) you figure it out. Sounds fishy to me. Management treats the good ones terrible and the bad ones wonderful. Favoritism at its best! I've seen some of the best and hardest Workers leave from the issues that management creates and the high school drama that the employees create. The constant degrading of some employees is nauseating. I wouldn't treat my worst enemy the way these cold hearted people treat the people they work with, their so called team. Do yourself a favor and don't bother.

    Advice to Management

    Resign


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at RailWorks full-time

    Pros

    Good co-workers, Good benefits, Good management

    Cons

    early start time
    long time commute


  11. "Sr. Office Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Office Manager in Deer Park, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Office Manager in Deer Park, TX

    I have been working at RailWorks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people that work together as a team

    Cons

    Lack of new employee training programs for office administration



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