Railcar Repair Tech (Former Employee) – Dothan, AL – June 25, 2018
Having previous experience with railcar repair, i fit right in at Greenbrier, and enjoyed my time there. It was difficult, however being from the northern part of the united states and working down in the south. That definitely added an extra bit of stress to dy-to-day living.
Welder/Fitter (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – August 8, 2018
Working on the marine side of the plant wasn’t bad. Work load was reasonable and pay was acceptable comparatively.
On the rail side it’s a different story. You get paid a daller less than in marine expected to work three times as hard and ten hours a day, six days a week. The company can’t hire any experienced people because of this so every time there’s a layoff it’s mostly new employees that come back.
Machinest (Current Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – July 22, 2018
Working at green brier rail was awful the management didn't care about quality or safety the quality manager knew that's we would skip steps in the process of work and didn't care the manager would make sure we skipped step just to produce more wheel sets
Welder/Body Line Inspector (Former Employee) – Red Oak, IA – May 19, 2018
I had a great experience working for this company. Fast paced and great pay. Scheduled reviews and raises that were always punctual and fair. I would recommend this job to anyone looking for a good job in welding
Machinist (Former Employee) – Lewistown, PA – April 27, 2018
I worked for Greenbeir for 2 plus years and was laid off. I enjoyed my time with them and the people I worked with was the reason for that. Now with saying that, The new management is completely a company man thru and thru. Also has shows favoritism to the people that he deals with out of work and on social network. To me it seem as if it did not matter how hard you worked if you were not in good graces then you were on the block. Made for a toxic work place. Now that said the middle management was great to work for. All which came from the work floor to the positions they held and had a understanding of how the business was to operate to make to profits needed to keep people employed. All in all I would have to thank the company for keeping me feed for those years and not making it a place where you dreaded getting up and coming to.
Foreman-Machine Operator CNC (Former Employee) – Chicago Heights, IL – April 12, 2018
work place culture was poor.The hardest part about the job was trying to getting everybody on board and be a team. I learned how to be a team leader. Stay out of the every day drama. There was no form of structure as far as the management team.The most enjoyable part of the job was getting payed for my hard work. They over worked everybody and didn't appreciate there employees there.
Human Resource Generalist (Former Employee) – Red Oak, IA – March 27, 2018
Enjoyed my position as HR Generalist, working and providing employees with information regarding any issues, regarding benefits, 401K, Work Comp issues, safety. Day of work: approving time card entries, making corrections Learned: ADP payroll reporting Management: worked with management to obtain new employees for open position Workplace culture: most employees cared and worked to make the company produce a profit and a great place to work Hardest part of job: obtaining employees with the skills for the company Most enjoyable part of job: Helping employees
SYSTEMS ENGINEER (Former Employee) – Lake Oswego, OR – February 21, 2018
I worked information technology on this job and there was always something new going on. They are a very family oriented company and a tight knit group. The pay is not great but the trade off is a fantastic place to work.
Purchasing (Current Employee) – Tucson, AZ – February 7, 2018
It was a good job. I would not have left if the company has not planned on moving out of state. While at Greenbrier I learned, for the first time, shipping, ordering, receiving materials on a large scale
Good Place to get your foot in the Railroad Industry
Laborer Worker 3 (Former Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – September 14, 2017
All around good place to work, to learn roles played in the railroad industry , company offers lots of overtime. If you are a newer employee , job security is slim to none during lay offs not due to production but due to seniority.
Human Resource Generalist (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – July 7, 2017
i worked there for 16 years it was so sad to see it end i worked very hard and learned everything i know now. we all started there with little or no experience and learned a whole lot. they moved out of Arizona. and opened up in California. it is a great place to work and get lots of training.