No Creativity: Led by Sheep, Parrots, and Lap Dogs
Trainmaster (Operations Manager) (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – March 12, 2019
G&W lacks the ability to respond to changes in the business environment. Executives at the company follow the lead of the large railroads (UP, BNSF, CSX, NS). Tons of revenue is lost due to slow decision-making. When decisions are made, they are "communicated" down...which really only means an e-mail is forwarded from corporate leadership to regional leadership to local leadership who adds "This is now an expectation" without providing any reason or buy-in. Those same decisions are never reviewed for downstream impact to safety, customers, or field employees...creating even more loss of revenue. These guys couldn't run a train around a Christmas tree on time nor react to changes in the business environment to save their lives. Follow the leader (sheep), repeat down/forward emails from leadership without buy-in (parrot), and highlight fellow employees shortcomings for a promotion to higher level management (lap dog). Pimp, Punt, Punch, Placate, and Pass (The 5-P's of G&W management) are the name of the game.
Your boss knows less about railroading and making money than you.