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Railserve Reviews

Updated October 24, 2017
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  1. "An amazing atmosphere to work in great people"

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    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Murfreesboro, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working outside isn't for everyone but thise who do enjoy it will love this job it is hard but the company cares about its employees

    Cons

    The higher you go in management the less you feel the company cares about you you can work there for several years and the company will hire a stranger and give you no explanation

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring outside the company when you have plenty of good workers


  2. "Locomotive Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Railserve full-time

    Pros

    They Promote from within the organization

    Cons

    Long hours and work in all types of weather

    Advice to Management

    Don't create work when crews have down time after completing their work.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Crew Leader: I would advice not applying for this job and keep looking for a new one."

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    Current Employee - Crew Leader
    Current Employee - Crew Leader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is alright if you're a crew leader and manage to get some overtime.

    Cons

    Some of the other employees can be difficult to work with. The management loves to play favorites. Even though they want you to work "safely" they find ways to gripe at you for not finishing your work. Bad place to work, always in a rush to get things done. Might as well change their name to Railslave.


  4. "Don't do it not a good job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Railserve full-time

    Pros

    Money is good and the swing shift is pretty good once you get used to it

    Cons

    Everything else about this job sucks!!! They laid everyone off with no notice and the severance package wasn't anything but a regular check HORRIBLE PLACE TO WORK !!!!


  5. "Poor upper management"

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

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

    Pros

    The company itself isn't terrible. The way it's ran by the vp is..they have a bully mentality and threaten to fire you if you don't comply with falsifying documents

    Cons

    Vp and regional leader wanted all documents shared with the costumer to be falsified to reflect results to make the company look more efficient and safe. Will also promote drug users as long as they comply with there unethical practices

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront and honest with the costumer


  6. "Boardman"

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    Current Employee - Boardman
    Current Employee - Boardman
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Railserve full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are great, insurance is spot on, 401k has a nice match and the PTO was a little bit of a struggle to get due to our schedule structure but they worked with us and honored our original contracts and gave us our 80 hrs of paid time off.

    Cons

    Guys that have been on the transloading side have a distinct advantage over those who have not.

    Advice to Management

    Train everyone equally, especially those who hold the most responsibility at your terminals.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It's a job...not a career"

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    Current Employee - Crew Leader
    Current Employee - Crew Leader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Quarterly bonuses, paid vacation, benefits (no vision though).

    Cons

    Lower pay, scheduling, management, HIGH TURNOVER, pay caps, and did I mention low pay?

    Advice to Management

    Reward those who continually work at a high level. With this company it is definitely NOT what you know, but who you know.

  8. "locomotive operator/conductor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Regular, scheduled pay increases. Good benefits. Daily safety briefings. Worked with good people. Company encourages learning. Job will help keep you fit.

    Cons

    Salary below other railroad jobs I've had. Can be disqualified for bonuses easily. Non-union. Expected to perform maintenance on locomotives, including changing brakes, etc

    Advice to Management

    As part of the Marmon Group, a Berkshire Hathaway company, this is a stable and well managed company. I never had a problem with any level of management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wheeling, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wheeling, WV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Railserve full-time

    Pros

    There is no pros at railserve

    Cons

    A fly by night company. They lie to the costumers, They micromanage. They will try to bully you. The upper management doesn't know what there doing and will cut lower managements throat to make them look like they do. really a poor place to work. If you want to make little money until you find something better then work for railserve until something better comes along. If you want a career then go somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    No advice...run it into the ground. they are plenty of switching and trans loading companies that do a better job and they pay and treat there employees better


  10. Helpful (3)

    "just a job"

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

    I have been working at Railserve full-time

    Pros

    decent benefits for the field
    down time when on night shift
    management is afraid of plant customer and is sometimes bullied into frivolous task

    Cons

    unorganized working environment where if you don't speak up you will be used and abused.
    a lot of backstabbing and false promises

    Advice to Management

    The management needs to go to seminars on how to manage due to the lack of people skills and just overall communications skills.


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