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not a good job to have if you have a family
Driver (Former Employee), Beardstown, ILMay 21, 2014
the supervisor doesn't do what she says she's going to do. you are on call 24hrs a day with only 1 day off a week. only pays minimum wage but you get screwed when it comes to overtime pay
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Horrible place...
Dispatcher (Former Employee), Lenexa, KSMay 20, 2014
Pros: work weeks 3 1/2 days.
Cons: health care is horrible- cheapest plan they could find, no raises.
Rules change from day to day. Rules change in ordinary life but NOT every single day. There are no raises, no praises, no at a boy's, definitely not appreciative of the hard work put in by anyone. The job itself was easy but at some point the lack of appreciation wears on a person. There is constant talk of bonuses that never are seen.
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I enyoed my job
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Lenexa, KSMay 19, 2014
Pros: loved the hours
Cons: some of the people
I worked 12 hour days, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and 6 hours on Wednesday. I enjoyed my work. I learned to enjoy myself. Management needed work, my coworkers were awsome. I enyoed the work.
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simplicity
Driver (Current Employee), Smithville TexasMarch 2, 2014
Pros: simplicity, short work week
Cons: pay
Been here for a while the job it's self is so simple for anyone with common sense. 12 hour shifts with with the possibility of being able to get rest or driving the whole time. Just depends on how many railroaders need picked up. Like any place this job can have people you aren't going to get along with but for the majority of the time it's great. The – more... pay sucks but that's to be expected with a minimum wage job. The pros is a simple 3 days a week to get your hours. Smithville location Gets paid by the hour unlike some other places who get paid by the mile. – less
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Productive and fun place
Long Haul Driver (Former Employee), Shreveport, LAFebruary 4, 2014
Pros: getting paid every two weeks, and transported railcrews for the first time.
Cons: my boss
Transported railcrews to and from different destinations.
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Very unprofessional
Professional Driver (Former Employee), Springfield, MoJanuary 11, 2014
There was no typical day of work at this place. You never knew whn you were going to work and if you did get work how long it would be for.
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Fun place to work
Bus Driver (Former Employee), Lincoln, NENovember 18, 2013
Pros: meet alot of people
Cons: constinate wait
Inspected the van
Radio dispatch to inform on duty
Transported crews to and from destinations
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Work is steady in this area but....
Driver (Current Employee), Beardstown,ILNovember 17, 2013
Pros: travel, crews are great, co-workers are great
I would say this job is stressful to say the least. If you have a scheduled day off, plan to work it, as for following DOT regulation on hours to work, they don't believe it pertains to them on only working 70 hours in 8 days. As for their regulation on 8 hours undisturbed rest required by the DOT they also don't believe it doesn't pertain to them....I – more... know you don't have to work over regulation hours however the manager for this area makes it seem like if we don't and we turn down trips we will be fired. The only positive, although it is a huge positive is that we as co-workers relate to the stress and have generally all around great crews that we transport, you get a few "bad apples" but overall we get along with the crews!!! Pay is low, and every chance they get to "screw" you on pay they take it and relish in it. – less
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Moving crews on tight schedules
Dispatch Supervisor (Current Employee), Lenexa, KSJuly 11, 2013
Pros: schedule (3/4-12's)
Cons: business never closes
Making sure dispatchers are scheduling drivers to accommodate the railroad in a safe and efficient manner. Making sure the trains/crews are not delayed. Worked my way up from dispatcher to supervisor. Under-paying leads to low quality workers. Highlight of my day: making those lack-luster dispatchers shine.
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on call long haul driver
Long Haul Limo Driver (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, OKMay 4, 2013
Pros: independant type work, company cell phone, fun rail crews, got to travel all over the state
Cons: no benefits, dispatch was horrible except for one dispatcher
at first was great for me, on call loved it. however gets to you after a while. getting time off was next to impossible. when you are told on call 24/7 they mean exactly that. I had trouble getting paid one time. refused to work until I recieved my check and that got them moving ( was paid for one week instead of 2 worked) they do not pay overtime to – more... long haul drivers. low rate per mile and hour ( 16 cents a mile, 8 dollars an hour wait time) dispatch was horrible, they were located in canada and would argue that a trip could be done in less time then was possible. even saying that they mapquested the trip and that is what it said ( I had a laptop with air card and could mapquest it while i talked to them) The manager at the hub i work was forever calling while on a trip with a crew on the van. something I was not supposed to answer the phone at that time, yelling into the phone. I learned to not allow the crew to answer or when driving alone would answer once she started yelling toss the phone in the back of the van. dispatch was slow to answer phones when you would call in at the end of the trip. I learned to drive home and wait on hold at the same time ( drove stick) sometimes they would answer and have to deal with me shifting. Was not permitted time off for funeral when son-in-law died while in war zone, discharged because I did my job too well and hub manager was afraid I was after her job. Even though they could not pay me enough to take her job, I hated working the rail yard preferred to be hunting down crews on the rail. – less
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awesome place to work but they do not treat there employees good bad pay and benefits
transportor (Current Employee), Wellington, KSFebruary 25, 2013
the job has its benefits of respect you get from the railroaders we have good co workers , mostly we become like a small family the hardest part is the weather and getting everyone when they call due to being tied up
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great for advancement
Driver (Former Employee), West Quincy, MOJanuary 16, 2013
Pros: advancement
Cons: the pay
railcrew xpress is a great job if you are looking for fast advancement. its a difficult job if you have a family, because you have no schedule but 24/6 dispatch and 8 hour rest. and lastly there are rarely pay raises
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transporting workers
Van Driver (Former Employee), Pine Bluff, ARNovember 6, 2012
Pros: traveling
Cons: some co-workers!
sitting and waiting on a call.
how to finds trains
some were ok and others I didn't like!
some was ok others not!
not haveing a call to make a run for 12 hours
traveling and seeing all the sites and meeting new people.
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Cool, but doesn't pay much!
Driver (Current Employee), Birmingham, ALOctober 16, 2012
Pros: travel, requested time off is granted (depending on what event is), nice co-workers.
Cons: life consuming, stressful at times, low pay.
To start off, Railcrew isn't your typical job. You never know when and what time they will call you, neither do you know where you are going until they call you. A plus side of it is if you need off, it's as simple as a phone call. The clients we serve are railroad workers, and it's tough to be on a time schedule with the circumstances. The pay isn't – more... enough to satisfy a household for one, therefore, if you are looking to support a family, this isn't the place to do it. The most enjoyable part of the job is the travel to certain places. – less
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overall an good place to work
Driver (Current Employee), St. Louis, MOSeptember 24, 2012
Pros: driving around and seeing the state.
Cons: no medical benefits, on call job
A typical day at work is checking over my vehicle to make sure it is properly working. I then start my day by finding out where I will be headed to pick up my train drivers from the destination that they will be at. I pick them up from the train station and then proceed to take them home. This job requires me to drive around Missouri until my day is – more... over. The most enjoyable part of my job is just driving because I love to drive. My co-workers are also dedicated people, however since my job required us to drive around everywhere I dont see much of them often. – less
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Your the one most responsible for doing a good and safe job.
Professional Driver (Current Employee), Lubbock, TXSeptember 23, 2012
Pros: tri-monthly bonus based on the drivers performance as a team.
Cons: very low pay.
Railcrew Xpress is a very fun and interesting job. The fun is you get to be around trains. The mid level managers are good at their job. I get along with all the other employees; for the most part the majority are helpful. The hardest part of the job is you have to stay on your toes to avoid collisions on the road and with trains in the trainyard. The – more... most enjoyable part of the job is returning at the end of my shift to the depot with the railcrews safe and sound. A typical day at work means I drive railcrews(more than one or two) to the sites where they "build" trains that will later leave Lubbock and head cross country. I assist these crews by driving them from the front or headend of a train to the rear and all points in between. – less
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Professional Driver (Former Employee), San Antonio, TXSeptember 21, 2012
Provide support to the marketing team, ensuring all sales and service objectives were met. Responsible for customer service in direct calling division as well as business to business, duties included answering customer queries, problem solving and providing detailed information on new products. Worked with new customers’ needs and wants. Generated repeat – more... business through successful client follow-up. – less
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Driver (Former Employee), Houston, TXAugust 31, 2012
it was a good day by sides just sitting around doing nothing . Long trips really no breaks .
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Overall a good place to work
Financial Analyst (Current Employee), Lenexa, KSJuly 12, 2012
Overall a good place to work. Co workers are nice and friendly. Pay is below average.
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VERY POOR TEAM COMPANY
van/taxi driver (Former Employee), Amarillo, TXJune 21, 2012
Pros: it was a steady job is the only pro i can think of
Cons: there are tooooo many negatives to list, here!!!!
THIS COMPANY DOES NOT GIVE RAISES AT ALL....I WORKED THERE FOR OVER 5 YEARS AND NEVER GOT 1 SINGLE RAISE.

THERE IS NO TEAM SPIRIT AND EVEYONE IS FOR THEMSELVES....

WHEN SOMETHING GOES WRONG, THEY DON'T BELIVE YOU AND YOU ARE PUNISHED.

September 11, 2012

OVER 5 YEARS OF MY LIFE WAS WASTED AT THIS COMPANY.....LOW PAY AND BENEFITS THAT WERE AROUND 20 YEARS AGO. THEY NEED TO GIVE EMPLOYEES A DECENT WAGE AND THEY WOULD GET "VERY" LOYAL EMPLOYEES. I REALLY LOVED THAT JOB BUT THEY BLEED ME TO DEATH WITH WHAT THEY PAID. I KNOW WHAT THEY CHARGE THE RAILROAD FOR TRANSPORTING CREWS. THEY COULD/BUT WON'T SPREAD THAT OUT SOME TO THEIR EMPLOYEES.

October 20, 2012

ANYONE WANTING TO WORK FOR THIS COMPANY, HAD BETTER HAVE THEIR HEAD CHECKED....IF YOU WANT TO WASTE YOUR TIME WORKING FOR VERY, VERY LOW WAGES AND THE BARE MINIMUM BENIFITS. THEN GO AHEAD. YOU WILL BE TREATED VERY SHABBLY, AND AFTER YOU HAVE GIVEN YOUR "BEST" TO THEM. THEY WILL JUST THROW YOU TO THE GARBAGE HEEP!!!