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RailWorks Reviews

Updated September 11, 2018
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  1. "Great opportunity to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RailWorks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment with great people. A lot of people who have been promoted multiple times, including people who went from labor positions to eventually grow into senior mgmt! Company is growing and careers are growing with it.

    Cons

    There have been some problematic people in mgmt, but most of them have been removed recently. 401k match could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Add more training


  2. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RailWorks full-time

    Pros

    Company had deep pockets and always paid on time.

    Cons

    Moved around too much and poor management

  3. "Field Engineer"

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

    I worked at RailWorks full-time

    Pros

    Field guys are awesome to work with. Good people

    Cons

    work and life balance. Long hours


  4. "Railworks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RailWorks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There's is far less micromanagement compared to other jobs.

    Cons

    Bare minimum given as far as the computer systems they use as well as improving skills of current employees.

    Advice to Management

    Good hard working people make companies successful and giving people the proper training well help them as well as grow the company.


  5. "Dynamic, thriving organization in a robust industry with tremendous upside and opportunity."

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

    I have been working at RailWorks full-time

    Pros

    Personal growth opportunities abound when you work hard and produce; efforts and successes are recognized and celebrated. Very experienced management and leadership team with extensive industry knowledge.

    Cons

    If you are a creature of habit and unable to adapt, like change, or pressure to succeed; this might not be the company for you.


  6. "Estimator"

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    Current Employee - Estimator in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Estimator in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at RailWorks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Operations career path is rewarding.

    Cons

    Long hours to be successful.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Definitely one of the worst companies I was ever employed at."

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Farmingdale, NY
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Farmingdale, NY

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

    Pros

    There weren’t any pros. It was completely nauseating working here. The accounts payable department is the worst department in the Farmingdale location.

    Cons

    Everything from the employees to management. Certain employees think they can run the department. Management is a joke. Two guys that have no clue about AP at all are in charge. One of them was out 3 days a week to hang out with his kids! Someone who was working there for years quit because they hired a new AP manager. One that actually had knowledge. He was fired because the employees didn’t want to be managed by a new person. They liked to get away with the two managers that were there letting them run the show! These people do not want to be managed. They throw tantrums. One girl would sit at her desk and hide her cell phone while she was on it ALL DAY! Another one was in one of the managers office all day with the door closed. Wonder what they were doing....and the ones that were there a few years would talk about ex employees on a daily basis.. Get over yourselves!! You are NO better than anyone else. You are all just nasty cruel people! You like making new employees feel terrible. I’ve never second guessed myself so much in my entire life while working in this place. No wonder nobody new lasts in AP! I had high hopes when I started but If you do not fit in to their “clique” you will not make this place a home for yourself. I was lucky enough to find a better job and get out of there..

    Advice to Management

    Do your job, gain some knowledge and stop letting those girls ruin it for new employees!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Worst Job ever"

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    Former Employee - Welder Helper in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Welder Helper in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay good. And every week.

    Cons

    No respect for the little people.You can work for years and be out a job in a day.If your not in the click you won't last!!Then you could be away from home months at a time.

    Advice to Management

    Try to have your employees back.To much favoritetism.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Could be great..."

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    Former Employee - Geometry Operator in Jacksonville, IL
    Former Employee - Geometry Operator in Jacksonville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RailWorks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full time work. Some hourly employees are paid as salary. Newer work trucks.

    Cons

    A normal life is NOT a possibility. Excessive travel with minimal home time. Low cap rate for hotels.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and what they sacrifice for the company. Realize a week home is not much after 4-6 weeks on the road.


  10. Helpful (10)

    "Corporate Employee"

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

    I worked at RailWorks full-time

    Pros

    Team Members and Regional leaders are knowledgeable, hard working, and are great to work with. They are educated, business savvy, friendly, and motivated.

    Cons

    Corporate Leadership is an absolute disaster. The CFO has far too much say in the operations side of the business, which hampers the COO's (and RailWork's) chances of being successful. The CEO is little more than a hatchet man. He is currently cutting everything in sight (including employees) to try and make the company's financials look better for the venture capital company that owns RailWorks. He has no communication skills, leadership aptitude, or common sense. The CFO and CEO have very little communication with people who actually make the company money, and are only concerned with bottom line numbers. Very toxic environment at the New York headquarters. No IT project management resources, no company-wide policies and procedures, no system training. The CFO and CEO need to be replaced in order for this company to be successful. I feel for the good people at RailWorks (and specifically the people at the headquarters office) who are knowledgeable, motivated, and work hard but are suppressed by their inadequate leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the basics of successful businesses. First, realize it's your employees that make a company successful. Help them be successful, and YOU will be successful. Second, develop a company-wide mission, goals, and values. Then ensure all team members know them, understand them, and are aligned to them (this will require you to COMMUNICATE with your employees). Third, realize it's the OPERATIONS side of the business that actually makes a company successful. The finance people need to understand their role is to simply keep track of the money that OPERATIONS makes. Last, LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES! There are great people working at RailWorks!


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