Car Inspector (Former Employee) – El Paso, TX 79901 – September 12, 2016
upon arriving you must make sure your uniform and gear is ready to go your work truck fully stocked and team is all ready for days work. i learned how fright trains operate and transport goods. the hardest part of the job was working under bad weather conditions since you are constantly working in the field.
My typical work day is inspecting the exterior and interior of vehicles of all manufactures and models, throughout the day. I learned to write car reports. I've learn through experience how to determine if any vehicle had previously been damaged and repaired. My management is very understanding and have great communication with our team. The most enjoyable part of my job is having a team environment.
The things you learn and the people you meet are what keeps me going with this job. It is a good place to work but the only downside is the unpredictable hours. We basically work 6 days a week from 7 until we are finished. This makes it hard to handle business out side of work.
Inspector (Former Employee) – Hobby – August 27, 2015
Poor management (spends most of time on phone instead of managing and also lacks the balls to stand up for employees), poor training, poor working conditions, constantly being threatened with suspension, crazy hours with forced mandatory overtime with no time to spend with family friends etc., basically stay away if you want to have a life. Great job if you like working at a sweat shop where they will try to work you to death.
Not really any, except maybe getting your paycheck on time and on payday.
cr writer (Former Employee) – concord,nc – May 13, 2015
You start off with your list of vehicles fot the day to condition write. i learned to assess the interior and exterior condition of a vehicle and frame structure. mangaement was very rude and never around. co workers were backstabbing and only out to get hours for themselves. the hardest part of the job was condtion writing a vehicle bright sunlight and missing frame damage in places that were not obvious. the most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the newest and older cars on the market.
condition write some great vehicles
hours can be shortened due to lack of vehicles and rude management
Newstead volunteer fire company exempt member (Current Employee) – new york state – April 2, 2015
most enjoyable about my job is customer service and and working with many different people through out the day , flexible work hours and the ability to make our own schedule route during the day to be more productive.
When I was hired I was assured that they never had a season or time where work was not available. I was laid off 4 times in the first year. I was doing more work to attempt to secure new contracts than my boss was. This was not my job but I was doing what I could to keep us working. Manager never communicated when work was slow or if other work was available; just laid us off over the phone.
Will say anything to get people to come on board. Poor management
aim inspector (Former Employee) – Tulsa – March 25, 2015
They contacted me about the job. I trained for one week without the equipment with different people who all had a different procedure for the job. One guy that was training me got yelled at during the training. I am talking literally yelled at. On my first day on the job the guy who was training me was also yelling me. Thank God I did not close down my business for these people. I left. The car and all did not mean anything to me. I do not think top management knows how people get treated. No wonder they do not have people to work
inspector (Former Employee) – Colorado – January 22, 2015
I work at aim on Colorado and have only been there a month and have had poor training since day one now I m being blamed for paper work is wrong I have been rushed to learn things in a hurry and I told the supervisor that I do have a learning disability and I don't learn as fast and for a person with mild case of scoliosis they had me climb the railcars very dangerous.supervisor missed a week and half so really no training there are two scanners that work no third scanner and im being told about making mistakes and I said to the supervisor poor training and getting text messages from supervisor on my days off and being blamed for poor paper work and bad attitude really unhappy about this job so much I went back to my old job if that's says anything to anyone avoid this company
LEAD INSPECTOR (Former Employee) – El Paso, TX – November 6, 2014
they just let a team of 5 guys including our manager get burned out from working every single day, the pay was great but man you can always take so much. I know here everything is settled and they all have a day off and stuff, shame i couldnt be there now and i wish i wouldnt have left them.
Inspector (Former Employee) – Mesquite, TX – June 16, 2014
During a typical day at work, I was outside the entire time in any weather, and learned how to inspect railroad property. Management was not good, as I hardly ever saw my managers show up to work. The most enjoyable part of this job was getting to meet new people.