PACIFIC RAIL SERVICES Employee Reviews

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Poor Managment
Jockey Driver (Current Employee) –  Harrisburg, PANovember 26, 2018
Was full-time for over a year then went casual for two months, they had me go back full time and took both my pay and my rank. Lots of hours all mandatory, roughly 68 hours in a 6 day work week.
Pros
decent pay
Cons
poor management, long hours
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great people terrible job
Intermodal Driver (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORNovember 21, 2018
not a good place to work, wouldn't ever go back, thanks for the overtime an stress. thanks but no thanks if your looking to destroy your body apply. great
Pros
money
Cons
poor company
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Terrible operatiins
Hostler Driver (Current Employee) –  Bedford Park, ILNovember 5, 2018
Management is the biggest problem with company its how much money can you put in there hand for you to keep job
Dont practice what they preach ,family life will suffer for you much more options out there for starting pay
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Great job
Terminal Operator (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 29, 2018
It’s a good job if you know the business already but it’s hard if you not used to working outside in any weather conditions you work outside for 12 hours hot or cold or rain
Pros
Paid every Friday
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its a good job.
inventory (Current Employee) –  Haslet, TXOctober 9, 2018
its a good job the management is hardly there so you never get to see them to talk to them. it get boring because our sitting in a truck for 10 hours by yourself.
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Hostler Driver, crane operator, manager (Current Employee) –  Haslet, TXOctober 5, 2018
N/A long hours, upper management is not good, no guidelines for pay, pto, or disciplinary actions. Decent pay and good benefits. Working night shift we barely see upper management
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Dead End Job
Union Operator (Former Employee) –  Bedford Park, ILAugust 28, 2018
This job is good for young people. The job itself will take you nowhere. A typical day is 12hrs. A typical week is 60hrs. It will take you at least 7yrs to get to day shift.
Pros
Health Benefits
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3.0
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Productive but very cut throat
Hostler Driver (Former Employee) –  Haslet, TXAugust 10, 2018
They will fire you on the spot it’s a buddy buddy system so advancement is based on your buddies. Some of the ramp managers are alright but as I said very cut throat and buddy buddy. Some can miss days on days and keep their jobs others get cut quick.
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Very fast paced
Gate Inspector (Current Employee) –  Dupo, ILJuly 26, 2018
Great place to work if you live near by. Management is always there if you need anything and very reasonable with accommodations. I very much recommend it
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Better be a hard worker
Yard driver/groundsman (Former Employee) –  Haslet, TXJuly 4, 2018
Graet place to work. Good people decent management. Good yard trucks and teamwork is number one. Must be a hard worker competition is high but in a good way.
Pros
Good people that make work fun
Cons
Some management are overbearing
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Wish I had never applied
Hostler Driver (Former Employee) –  Haslet, TXJune 8, 2018
The management is terrible. They preach safety from the top but usually only after an accident or injury. Outside of the office it is get it done, take shortcuts. A lot of employees work at risk of being injured.
Pros
it is a job
Cons
no advancement, very dangerous, many injuries and accidents
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The practice you get learning to back up different size trailers is worth the issues they have.
Yard Jockey (Current Employee) –  Haslet, TXMay 29, 2018
GET YOUR REST, CAN'T STRESS THIS ENOUGH.
12 hour shift, you working 98% of your weekends, six day week are very coming. Be on time, you working outside so when it's hot it's very hot and when it's cold it's very cold. Get a rain suit, jacket and pants.
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Enjoyable
Load Planner (Former Employee) –  North Lake, ILMay 22, 2018
It could be stressful when you don't have the equipment you need to fully function but on a normal day it's fast paced, fun. Manager was everything he could do it all & taught all. It was like working with family no matter the race
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Cut throat place to work. Some coworkers or supervisors will do anything to see the next coworker in troubi
Ramp utility (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOMay 8, 2018
No matter how much you work our how good of a worker you are they always want you to train someone cheaper than you. Management sucks unless you are friends of a friend or on the buddy system.
Pros
Paid lunches
Cons
Expect to much for too little $$$
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Working at Pacific Rail
Lead Man (Former Employee) –  PennsylvaniaMay 7, 2018
I'ts a paycheck.
Management at the location was very weak and did not focus at all on the workplace safety policy's and procedures.
There were constant payroll issues with employees getting shorted pay.
Pros
none to mention
Cons
Strange and varying start times
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Great Employer
Terminal Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Dupo, ILMay 2, 2018
This is great company to work for they work with a schedule that is flexible to your needs.They give good rewards showing their appreciation to their employees regular safety bonuses.great benefits paid vacations & holidays.
Pros
Take your break 15 breaks at will.
Cons
Pay raises are hard to get.
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good company
Regional Manager - Midwest (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 22, 2018
Fast paced environment, knowledgeable managers, fair system of employment. Good Pay and good working atmosphere. Company is a large company and allows relocation if applicable
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Contracts expire
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Good job
Groundmen/Hostler Driver (Former Employee) –  Alliance, TXApril 17, 2018
It was a Long day of work but was fast pace moving trailer to and from the track. At the start of each day the supervisor would tell us what was coming in and witch track to start to start on. From there we would break into different teams doing the task to prep the track to pulling away the trailers. That would be done all night until it was time to go home.
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Fast-paced, production oriented
OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOMarch 29, 2018
A typical day is long. Twelve hours with infrequent breaks. I learned how to operate a forklift, and several types of hydraulic loading equipment as well as a hostler tractor
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Terrible management
Driver/Operator (Former Employee) –  Bedford Park, ILMarch 28, 2018
Workers don’t care that the union screws us and the company takes advantage of us. There are 2 different companies from the same union there getting paid different rates
Pros
Health care
Cons
Over time every day, management sucks, hostile atmosphere
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