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No job security. Pay not great.
Lead Assembly/Train Inspector (Current Employee), Harrisburg, PAApril 30, 2014
It's not a career job. The pay is not the greatest for what you have to deal with. The work load/volume has gone way down in the last couple years. The benefits are not great. Some of the management is ok. I'm not sure how long the company will be around much longer.
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Easiest hardest job you will ever have
Vehicle handler (Former Employee), Princeton , INApril 18, 2014
Pros: learning about the railroad
Cons: management, insurance, hours
I worked at road and rail for two months during those 60 days it was the most mentally straining time of my life . It was really the easiest job I've ever had loading brand new cars onto rail cars . But management sucked , refused to realize the work made for 8 people isn't what 3 people should be doing . In a span of 2 months I saw road and rail go – more... from 8 loaders to 3 and then refuse to hire more people because they didn't want to .

There was no schedule everything is top secret if you ask a question you should plan on being either talked down to or told that knowing these things is not in your pay scale .

I took this job because #1 I am a college student so 14 an hour sounded pretty good. #2 it was supposed to be full time but I haven't ever seen the likes of 40 hours in the two months since being there . I left for a job that paid a dollar less but offered me everything that road and rail didn't have . The benefits suck you have a "401k" which they don't match so you basically have a savings account . Health insurance is not good for the conditions that we work through snow,rain, and storms causing colds flu and everything in between. You had to have a doctors note for everyday missed but when your barely making 200 a week and work "full time" you couldn't afford the cost for the note . It was legitimately the easiest job I've ever had but when the lack of management common sense and the hours 25-32 to every week being full time something had to change. – less
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This place is an absolute joke!
vehicle handler (Current Employee), Princeton, INMarch 10, 2014
Pros: it's a job if you're very very desperate.
Cons: read the above description
401K, but they don't match at all (is that even a 401K?), forced to work all weekend, then get calls during the week that there's no work, have to pay for your uniforms pants, bosses are idiots with no managerial skills whatsoever, pay period starts on a wednesday and ends on tuesday, so you work the weekend with no overtime pay, forced to work more – more... than 2 hours between breaks. – less
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No chance to advance
labor (Current Employee), San Antonio, TXMarch 2, 2014
Dead end job. No room to advance at that place. you only move up so far then you hit a wall.
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mechanic (Current Employee), DfwFebruary 24, 2014
Pros: u get learn something new everyday
Cons: some people dont like to work
This is a fast paste job that u will have to buy your own tools before working wrk with others that may not won't to work that day and spend time doing the easy stuff so if u choose this job just have tge mind frame of doing ur job and going home it makes the day pass faster
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life at road and rail services
Welder, Mechanic, Fork (Former Employee), Bethlehem, PAOctober 22, 2013
Pros: free food when no injury for the month
Cons: the healthcare sucks
work on the semi trailer inspect for issues and fix them , like wiring, lighting, change tires , brakes , valves, airbags, welding. some people would like to just do the easy jobs but not me
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Good work environment with good people to work with
Supervisor (Former Employee), Wentzville, MissouriJuly 17, 2012
Pros: safety lunch every month for working safely
Cons: required 6 day work week
Prep railcars needed for GM loading of Jack Cooper production for the day. GM plant produced the new vans, and jack cooper loaded the vans on railcars for that days production. Preping the railcars consisted of removing all trash and metal debris from railcars. As a supervisor I was repondsible for the 2nd shift crew's production as well as the end – more... of the day production paperwork. – less
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LOTS OF GOOD DUDES TO WORK FOR..
Driver (Former Employee), Granite City, ILJune 18, 2012
CRAZY COWORKERS, LONG HOURS, AND A GREAT PLACE TO WORK IF YOUR SINGLE..
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Easy going.
Prepper/ Inspector (Former Employee), Melvindale, MIJune 18, 2012
Pros: easy work
Cons: weather.
You would come in the morning sign a saftey briefing and then head out to the yard and begin opening railcars and locking brakes. Before you could enter a train the tracks had to be locked out with blue flag protection. After entering the train you must properly prep the train with the proper chocks which where red and green. Then you must check all – more... lub dates, scores, and make sure all saftey pins are intact and in working order. Once you are finished doing all the trains for that day you were able to go home or stay still the railcars are loaded. – less
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Ever changing fast pace environment
Assistant Terminal Manager (Former Employee), East Point, GAMarch 20, 2012
Pros: challenging
Cons: communication
This one of the most interesting and challenging positions that I"ve encountered in my work history. Great deaI was learned regarding transportation industry and how it operates.
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Safe Operation
Team Lead (Current Employee), Houston, TexasDecember 10, 2011
Pros: benefits
Cons: working outside
The depth of expereince is far the best around, advancement is slow if null.

About ROAD & RAIL SERVICES

United Road Services (URSI) goes tow-to-tow with its rivals. Formed in 1997 to consolidate towing and transport service companies, – Read more