CONRAD YELVINGTON DISTRIBUTORS Employee Reviews

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Low wage
Conductor/Engineer (Former Employee) –  South Florida, FLJune 4, 2019
They do not pay enough for miami florida area. U can be makin 14 a hour for 10 years with out any increase they will lie to you and make you think a raise is coming never will get there u can be a engineer there and make less then 30k a year
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A lot of work
ASSISTANT LEAD RAIL (Current Employee) –  Auburndale, FLAugust 28, 2017
A lot of work. They are a very safety conscious company. The benefits are great but they are slow to advance their employees. You must like to travel as we go to several different facilities per month to help where needed.
Pros
Benefits are great.
Cons
Lots of work, slow to advance their employees
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A family owned business that was sold to a corperation.
Lead Rail (Former Employee) –  Pensacola, FLJuly 27, 2017
This position was very rewarding and provided challenges and the freedom to solve these challenges. Staffing was always a challenge because of labor shortages, in 9 years only had full staff two of the nines years or working. Traveled to other yards in the region during railroad operations because of staff shortages.

CEO is readily accessible and concerned for the employees but lets local managers control manning and personal operations. History with the company provides more influence than education and knowledge of operations. Change at the local level is discouraged even if it provides a better working environment, cost savings, or more efficient.

This is a great company to work for if you fit in with the "good old boy" climate at the local level.
Pros
Rewarding work, good benefits, and freedom to address challenges as you see fit.
Cons
Hard working environment, poor local management, and good old boy network.
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A good place for beginners...
Laborer/Conductor/Loader Operator (Current Employee) –  Pensacola, FLAugust 20, 2016
A typical day at work is normally hectic in nature, especially on train offload days. Tasks change throughout the day and are normally manageable, but can get in the way of more important tasks.

So far, I have learned how to be a conductor and loader operator, and only wish to be trained in other areas (dispatcher and locomotive engineer) to become a well-rounded worker.

Normally all of the managers are task-oriented, and help out around the yard to maintain a standard of organization in the yard. There are some, however, that seem flustered in a leadership position and can sometimes confuse the employees.

My co-workers are well-mannered, friendly, and normally stay on task. Although there are days when work may become frustrating when all workers seem to get off task, the tasks normally end up completed in a timely manner.

The hardest part of the job is maintaining inventories for all HAZMAT, Tools, and gear in the yard. Tools go missing, HAZMAT is left out, and equipment is left in the yard.

The most enjoyable part of the job is the co-workers keeping each other on task, and the somewhat friendly environment when tasks are accomplished in a timely manner.
Pros
Affordable Healthcare, good job for beginners
Cons
Slow promotion rate, slow training environment, small yearly wage increase.
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Loader/Operator (Former Employee) –  Milton, FLJune 9, 2016
I worked here for nearly 10 years, and commend the company on its safety standards and its quality customer service. It is a great place to work, and for continuing education and training.
Pros
Quality
Cons
None
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Good
Manager (Former Employee) –  Lansing, MIMay 13, 2016
Heavy equipment operations
Load Trucks in a safe manner
Unload Rail cars using conveyors and air compressed systems.
Maintain a safe working environment
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Great place to work. Wonderful people.
Administrative Asst/Asst Purchasing Manager (Former Employee) –  Daytona Beach, FLApril 18, 2016
Was employed there ten years. Family based company with absolutely wonderful and caring people. Loved going to work every day, would go back and work for them at any time.
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great job
Work as a Ground Switchman/Yard Laborer (Former Employee) –  Hardeeville, SCDecember 14, 2013
I enjoyed working there wish i can go back but they closed down
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Productive and fun place to work
Quality Control Technician- Field and Laboratory (Former Employee) –  Daytona Beach, FLJanuary 4, 2013
Was family owned and operated until they were taken over by Oldcastle. Still a great workplace and a great job to have had.
Pros
great employees and work enviroment
Cons
2 hour drive time is the worst day you could possibly have.
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Awesome job with great bosses
Yard Laborer (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIJuly 29, 2012
A typical day was unloading the trains when they arrived or cleaning up the office and yard. The coworkers were friendly as was the bosses. The hardest part of the job was not having a set amount of hours per week.
Pros
great bosses and management
Cons
no set schedule
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