Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Employee Reviews

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Good work environment
Conductor (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHAugust 11, 2018
Good place to work. The supervisors are very understanding and all seems to be organized and expectations are clearly defined. G&W offers very competitve benefit packages along with good salary.
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Treated poorly and very bad management
Locomotive Engineer/Conductor (Former Employee) –  Rochester, NYAugust 5, 2018
Worked for company for a long time and was treated very poorly. Different employees are used and treated differently depending on how long you have been there and how much you are liked. Would never work for one of their companies again.
Pros
Pay if you work a lot of hours
Cons
Everything
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Enter at your own risk
Conductor/Engineer (Former Employee) –  Lima, OHJuly 30, 2018
Company has no communication within parent company. Hiring stinks, moral is at a 0, Overall people are nice to work with but is at Refinery, pay for work is horrible they treat you like a slave and if you mess up ur fired. Vacations is great you get 2 weeks after 90 days. Mgt is ok but you are the slave without any kind of help always a take kind of company never a give. They tell you one thing and it's the opposite. Equipment is ancient and broken but if you are a brown noser this job is for you, they love a kisser here, it gives you opportunities to become supervisor of absolutely nothing with pay. My time there of 2yrs wasn't all bad just recently STAY AWAY!!!!!! there is better jobs than this and pay the same with half back busting work. Apply at your own risk if you do land a job which queen B will interview over the phone from Florida and if you are perfect you get a job if you have even a blemish anywhere in your life forget about it. GOOD LUCK
Pros
Vacation, Benefits are great
Cons
Everything else known to man in this job
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was a great paying job for the area
Conductor/Switchman (Former Employee) –  Rochester, NYJuly 19, 2018
was a great job, but the slightest little mistake, they didn't seem to want to have you around. They always were out and about, hiding in the weeds, trying to find something wrong in what you were doing.
Pros
great benefits
Cons
working all hours of the day
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Extremely stressfull and fragmented
Revenue Protection Analyst (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLJune 24, 2018
A typical day includes responding to emails for each railroad you are responsible for. Ensuring all billable events are captured and applied. Working with various departments to resolve issues enabling the analyst to apply accurate billing. Review and analyze current invoices prior to finalizing to be sent to the customer. Reconcile payable against customer invoices to G&W and notify accounting invoices are good to be paid.

The workplace culture is fragmented and not conducive to being a member of a team.

The hardest part of the job is the lack of training, support from management when assistance is requested, yet expectation for good job performance is a constant demand.
Pros
health care benefits
Cons
lack of training and support
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Gwrr
Senior Trainmaster (Former Employee) –  Bakersfield, CAJune 10, 2018
Great people, great management structure, opportunity for advancement. Low industry salaries is the only negative component for working at GWRR. Most positive aspect is work/life balance.
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Not a good career move
Crew Caller (Current Employee) –  VermontMay 31, 2018
You will be over worked, under appreciated and when it comes to advancement it's about how close you can get your nose to your managers prostate. Management will not work with employees unless it works for them.
Pros
You have other people to compare complaints
Cons
Management and "Career advancement"
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not produvtive
Revenue Protection Specialist (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLMay 23, 2018
Not such a great work place. Poor management. no moral at all. very stressful and no support from management or co workers. Also management showed favorites
Pros
None
Cons
Management demeaning
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Poor Executive Leadership
Director, Human Resources (Former Employee) –  Draper, UTMay 5, 2018
Poor executive leadership. Systemic organizational changes made without a clear end game. CEO is a good person, yet unable to discern lack of experience and leadership skills in other executives surrounding him.
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Gm, vp and sr vp are all ex csx and thats all they will hire and WILL NOT look out for current employees
Employee (Current Employee) –  GeorgiaMarch 27, 2018
Gm doesnt work, vp is backstabbing, sr vp does not care about comp. Morals are out the window as well as respect. They will fire you to hire a csx reject. And compensate them enough to leave csx so that proves they getting more than us cause there pay scale is higher. For them to leave they got to be getting alot more than us. That is rude disrespectful, and just proves they dont look out for current employees. no security. GM will not work or help us current employees.
Pros
There are none if it comes down to it
Cons
Lie to you, Use you, Disrespect you
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Horrible company and management
Employee (Current Employee) –  IllinoisMarch 24, 2018
This is the most horrible company in America. Horrible management they have no clue what they are doing and treat everyone like dirt. Especially at the tp&w, tz ,and I&m railroad no job security even with a union. Say they are safey oriented but only when it suits them. In other words when u get hurt doing what they tell u to do. The only people that have anything good to say about this company is management. Pay is low stress is high and no time to spend with ur family. The culture is kind of like high school those that they like will be handed what they want on a silver platter... Stay away from this company
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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3.0
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Opportunity Provider
Switchman (Current Employee) –  Livonia, LAMarch 4, 2018
If you have railroad experience its a good place to work with its benefits. Louisiana on has one short line so if you are looking for more than switching cars there isn't that much opportunity in state.
Pros
Paid Every Week
Cons
One day Off
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Worse place I have ever seen
General Manager (Former Employee) –  Darien, CTFebruary 22, 2018
If you want to be miserable work here. Everyone is going to do everything in their power to back stab you. There are lots of other great jobs out there so don't waste your time
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Prisoners are treated better!!!!!!
Engineer (Current Employee) –  KansasJanuary 22, 2018
They want to fire everyone. Treat people like slaves. Harassing environment. They don’t believe in family. Say they care about safety but don’t. It’s all about money. Get their kicks by tormenting employees! Moral is terrible do to management.
Pros
You get a paycheck that you have to fight for.
Cons
Treat employees like slaves!
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poor
RAPID city sd (Former Employee) –  rcpeJanuary 7, 2018
managers barely no anything about railroads . They worry more about finding out what your doing wrong then giving encouragement for the good things you do. backstabbing cut throat and just find ways to fire you.
Pros
wage
Cons
managment human resources
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unstable (Georiga) unprofessional
Employee (Current Employee) –  GEORGIADecember 19, 2017
I have worked at this location for a WHILE and was hoping to retire from here but the GM has made that a very unsure thing for most employees. The GM is never around and hasn't since he came. he showed up made promises then know one knows where he went. if we try and go above to find out something the VP is as bad as GM LIERS. So many of us are making this railroad run and its not them. we have been overlooked underpaid and lied to in past year or so its unreal. they don't give credit where credit is due they will fire you before they keep there word or give you credit, but ITS ok if they take credit for what you did for sure. very unprofessional. the employees and customers are catching the blunt of the ride the GM AND VP are taking the company ON. IF YOU CANT RESPECT PEOPLE YOU CANT RESPECT YOURSELF.
Pros
None
Cons
To many
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manager is a joke-disrespectful-overlooked-unapreciated
Employee (Current Employee) –  Savannah, GANovember 21, 2017
manger does not work-EVER. he never comes around I can count on one hand how many times I have seen the manager this YEAR, yes this year. and the times I have seen the manager they were telling lies or firing someone or they expect you to do others job and your own but they will take credit. they will not promote or compensate current employees. they rather argue and accuse than motivate. the corporate people that above manager say a lot but do nothing know a lot but fix nothing. there pay doesn't fix there job duties specially manager. hours are unreal for employees. the ones that are to work to help do not. supervisors can only do so much. most of us are looking for more stable employment even though we have put in a lot of years. MAINLY MANAGMENT THINKS EMPLOYEES ARE HAPPY. REALY! IT HAS GOTTEN BAD ON THE ONES THAT HAVE TO ACTUALLY WORK.
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Managment is terrible-no credit or promotions
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Management is a joke, stress, lies
Employee (Current Employee) –  GeorgiaNovember 17, 2017
Lied to, looked over with promotions and pay, out to fire you instead of help you. No one keeps there word they move people up the ladder that dont know how to do what they were hired for or want even learn (they got job). Corporate is trying to get friends up ladder and not paying attention to duties that bring money in to pay them or us lower or lowest on list. No motivation at all no where none existing.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Doing others jobs your not getting paid for
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terrible mannagement, backstabbing, stressfull, full of lies
Employee (Current Employee) –  GeorgiaNovember 17, 2017
management is pretty much none existing. they get the job and do not perform or better yet are put there and can not do it cause they do not know how or even try to learn. or corporate will play games and replace you, and not give the ones that deserve the opportunity, ones that are hands on and know the job and doing the job are not promoted or compensated but there doing the others job as well as there own. cant go to manager he is NEVER around. he will fire you before he has to keep his promise. the ones of us that have been here for a lengthy time to have the retirement are run in ground and expected to do more than we were hired for to cover other job duties NEVER compensated or acknowledge for it. and made to not want to give it our all anymore. they do not know how to motivate to customers, employees, supervisors. so corporate needs to do there job besides ask and pass it off, there job is to fix things u wld think. they know stuff but do not make an attempt to fix it. it has gotten bad in this location common sense has went out the window. its become a joke.
Pros
benefits
Cons
overloaded with others duties, stress, backstabbing, no respect
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Good management
Switchman (Current Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LANovember 16, 2017
Great management here work with you on time off vacation great benefits just overall great company to work for I guess depending on the area you work in only bad thing I can say is not competitive enough with pay
Pros
Scheduling vacation time off
Cons
Pay
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