Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Employee Reviews

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Bad management worst ever
Switchman (Current Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LANovember 30, 2018
Used to have good manages but they all left for better paying jobs now it's just a bunch of racist that don't care about the employees at all I only care about is the company and getting work done no matter how unsafe it is
Pros
None
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Everything
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Bad management
Locomotive Engineer/Conductor (Current Employee) –  IndianaOctober 12, 2018
Just like any other railroad. Good management=good place to work.
That’s definitely not the case here. Revolving management door. Poor communication. Back stabbing. Employees are expendable.
New employees be advised- don’t plan or expect to be able to have a good quality of life if you have a family.
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Great culture
Frontend Developer (Current Employee) –  Rochester, NYOctober 2, 2018
Love the people that I get to work with. The ONLY bad part is it needs to feel a little corporate because of the sensitive information they deal with.
Pros
People
Cons
Corporate
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Not all it was cracked up to be
Trainmaster (Former Employee) –  USASeptember 29, 2018
From day 1 my AGM did everything he could to chase me off. He would purposely sabotage me to make me fail as he didn't like me. Too many CSX guys now.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
CSX mentally, guilty until proven innocent, back stabbing and sabotage
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Very poor supervisors
Track Laborer (Current Employee) –  JacksonvilleAugust 30, 2018
If you’re drinking buddies,ex military or from another railroad everything is fine. Preach safety and rules but outside the class room that’s out the window. FRA would have a field day with fines if they did some sneak inspections on the track, looking for new job now
Pros
Getting to leave at the end of your rotation
Cons
Having to return
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Think twice
Conductor (Former Employee) –  Hartford, CTAugust 29, 2018
Unsafe and hostile work environment. Management preaches safety but in return employees disregard safety in order to "complete" the job. There is no standard since everyone's interpretation of the rules are different and if you work with other crews you are prone to being corrected and face criticism since the last crew told you to do it this way while this crew says it's not correct. In basic terms with employees a lot of two face and back stabbing. Training isint done by management but instead they send you to ground school for two weeks and the rest is on job training and if the employees are the ones training the new hires then it comes to no surprise that there is no standard since rules are being interpreted in a different way. Customers are demanding which in return makes management unhappy that the employees couldn't get to them on time. Have fun waiting as well, Amtrack has complete control of the line and well make you wait 3-4 hours for passenger trains and CT Rail has started so making windows is almost impossible or stressful.

This job isint supposed to be stressful however the current staff and management are impossible to work together which makes cooperation nonexistent.
Pros
Money
Cons
Long hours, management, training, hostile staff, travel
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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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Could have been better with proper management
UTILITY COAL OPERATOR (Current Employee) –  Gillette, WYJuly 9, 2018
A typical day consists of 12 hour shifts, either a 28 day rotation or 7 on 7 off schedule. Being with the company allows one to learn how to operate a locomotive, mainly. It's easy work, but frustrating when it comes to getting in contact with a manager.
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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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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
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None
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Everything
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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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