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Great company
Field Crew Member/Certified Rail Cutter (Current Employee) –  Pacific NorthwestApril 11, 2019
Overall its a great company to work for. You are paid well, and the company offers a generous benefits package. Many do not last because of the rotation. You spend 24 days out on the road. The company pays for hotels, flights to and from location, and per diem.
Pros
pay, benefits, travel
Cons
miss a lot at home
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4.0
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needs new management
rail road contractor (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NENovember 29, 2018
overall a good place to work. office management is terrible and they treat people like garbage. insurance was pretty decent. Pay was the same as Mcdonalds in California. they need to up the pay
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awesome
Crewhand (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NESeptember 13, 2018
loved working there, boss was amazing, worked long long hours rain or shine you name it. leaned new and exciting techniques and went cool places and great hotels
Pros
none
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none
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Loots of time off slow passed but hectic
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTAugust 8, 2018
Schedule rotates between two crews so you work weekends every other month, work holidays and 12 hour shifts, little or no chance for advancement pay is ok but it is a hectic work environment .
Pros
Lots of time off
Cons
Poor leadership, lack of advancement
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4.0
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fair palce to work
steel crew cutter (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEAugust 2, 2018
great people to work for. Some great guys to work with. everybody gets along. Everyone one that works together considers each other family. And with this company you get to travel all over the country.
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Traveling Job
Operator (Current Employee) –  Omaha, NEJune 22, 2018
Great Place to work at if you like to travel. Lots of good people to work with in the field.The office could use some people that understand what the field help can and cant do.
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3.0
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Payroll Accounting Specialist (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEMarch 28, 2018
I was in the office. The office culture was good, had a fun atmosphere. I liked my job, manager, and coworkers. Negative: sometimes the upper management would like to change up processes month to month or not fill me in on contract changes. Overall a good company to work at.
Pros
people, time off
Cons
seemingly random policy changes
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3.0
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70-80 hour weeks 21-27 days travel with 7 days off time
Maintenace of Way Chunker/Operator (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEMarch 24, 2018
Field duties consisted of 21-27 days travel and 7 days leave. Operated SERCO and Apprentice loaders to pick up ties on rail. Inspect and perform routine maintenance on rail equipment greasing the loader,grapple, and outriggers. Responsible for either operating or driving on rail a grapple Boom truck to pick up rail ties. Coordinated with rail road flag men for job briefing and practiced RWP (Railroad Worker Protection). Responsible for wearing PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) at all times, Responsible for documenting on Form B and relaying information verbatim to flag men for security and safety on rail.
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Track laborer/cutter (Current Employee) –  MidwestMarch 20, 2018
There is a lot of travel involved. Not recommended for married people. Advancement is slow and usually people who do advance leave the company for better opportunities.
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long hours with little pay
TRACK LABORER (Current Employee) –  omaha, neMarch 8, 2018
do not support life outside of work do not pay the hours you work safety is number 1 priority until you get out in the field and then they want production.
Pros
job stability
Cons
everything else you can think of
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Safety Culture is the most important part of the job.
General Manager, Consulant (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJanuary 26, 2018
A typical work day started with a safety meeting, every day of work because of the safety culture everyone must watch out for each other along with themselves concerning safety. There is training for those who need it and for those employees who want to grow there responsibilities will also receive training.
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Great atmosphere, great management overall great company
Train Crew/Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Magna, UTDecember 11, 2017
The whole company is amazing. I love the line of work. I have never worked for a better company. You are not just a number to them. They know you by name.
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Go some where else
Steel Crew Laborer (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NENovember 13, 2017
Some of the people I worked with were good people, yet you can meet good people just by walking out your front door. The pay rate is $16 an hr. You work 3 wks on and have 5 days off. Two of your days is spent flying too and from work, which the company pays for. Your wk off, you dont get paid. You only get $25 a day per diem, which does not cover your food bc a lot of the hotels you stay in do not have a microwave or a fridge. So, if you want to eat can food every day then you can make the $25 a day work. The company pays for your hotels, yet 80% of the time you are leaving before the hotel serves breakfast. They require you to have a CDL, yet they dont want to pay you like a CDL driver. They consider you just a laborer if you are a cutter. To move up to operator, you have to get an operator to train you and the company has to have an opening. The turn over ratio has to be over 55% for the company. You have to have all of these background checks to work on the rail road, yet they pay worst than Mcdonalds. You can make $16 an hr working in Parker, Colorado at Mcdonalds. After taxes, I made $1,000 a wk. So, that is $3,000 a month. Around $36,000 a yr. If you stay with the company and work your way up for the cutter position, you can make $50,000 a yr, if you dont go home on your wk off. Your day on the railroad is normally waking up at 3 am, driving to work site, you dont get paid for driving to job site, bc you are a sub contractor. Doing worthless stretches at the job briefing area. Meeting your UP representative/ flagger and driving him around. Finally getting on the rail and  more... waiting on day, then getting out and cutting rail for about an hour or so a day. Depends on how much track time you have. If you have your CDL go some place else and make some real money, dont waste your time on these guys. The upper management makes bank, yet employees get the short end of the stick. Welcome to America. Rich get richer and poor gets poorer. If you dont believe this post, go check it out for yourself......  less
Pros
people
Cons
bad management, low pay
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The job overall is ok, but working with prejudice individuals is not worth the hassle
Cutter (Former Employee) –  NebraskaSeptember 19, 2017
It's nice to get to travel the northern parts of the world an see new invironments an meet new people overall. But some people's there still stereotype us an enoff is enoff. An being from the south , makes it harder to adapt to the northern weather but they choose to keep u 18 to 20 hours away from your home at all times. They said it was better that way so if I were to quit instead of getting u home within two days u could ride the back of the bus for a week.
Pros
Free travel
Cons
The few breaks we took was well deserved, but let them tell it we ddnt need breaks
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Wouldn't recommend them
OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEMay 8, 2017
Company does not stand behind what it offers it's employees and changes policies every hour. They do not encourage time with family while in the field.
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