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RailPros was founded in 2000 and is exclusively focused on providing rail and transit engineering and construction services. The firm is headquartered in Irvine, California, with office locations in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Northern California, with an office in Riverside County coming soon. We employ more than 500 rail and transit engineers, construction, inspection, design, and field support staff. Through our extensive resources, we are able to respond to the full spectrum of the industry’s management, construction, planning, and design needs. RailPros’ senior staff includes top industry talent who bring diverse and comprehensive expertise to the RailPros team. Our senior management team includes licensed professional engineers; several railroad professionals with more than 20 years of industry experience each; and former employees of BNSF, UP, Amtrak, Caltrans, and SCRRA. Having worked closely with Class I carriers and commuter rail agencies to implement, upgrade, and expand their rail services, RailPros senior staff members offer clients time-tested railroad and project experience in managing, designing, and constructing projects under live railroad traffic, with minimal disruption to existing rail service.

A former employee said this in a review "Work at Railpros is sporadic at best unless you in the good ole boy click. Management has limited Railroad or management experience and feels intimidated by employees with more experience and knowledge."

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A. On-site coordinator (Former Employee) says

"Want you to go anywhere and at any time at the drop of a hat an you could be there from 1 day to several months. Cons: Too many to list"

RWIC (Former Employee) says

"Management is terrible, especially in Florida. You will use your own vehicle to travel hundreds of miles a day with no compensation and no gas reimbursement. There is extreme favoritism. If you are not friends with the scheduler you will get run all over the state on a daily basis costing your entire income. After vehicle maintenance and fuel cost you will make 30,000 per year (that's working 100 hrs per week). After 1 year your new vehicle will be worthless. I hear they will be losing their contract in Florida soon so there is no job security. Cons: Too much to list"

On-Site Railroad Operations Coordinator (Former Employee) says

"Management is very one sided at least on the u.p. north region. You work when the customer works if they shut the job down your done. If you dont go to a job because of location they will let you go. Communication definitely needs to improve."

RWIC (Former Employee) says

"Florida RWIC. Management is a couple of people with no railroad experience or knowledge. They lead by threats and complete disorganization. I really don't know where to begin. I wish this company paid a fair wage and had better management. They're just greedy, ungrateful, unknowledgeable, backstabbing, disorganized, etc. etc. By all means, don't take my word for it. Give it a shot if you have some time to waste. And money, gas, vehicle, patience...... Cons: See remarks"

Anonymous (Former Employee) says

"Everything as far as the company is ok, minus the management. Terrible leadership skill and at times very dishonest. Very unorganized and immature management Cons: Terrible management"

Roadway Worker In Charge (Current Employee) says

"You will be away from home as you are contracted to jobsites anywhere in your region, which can include multiple states, from one day up to several months. You are on-call. Training pay is horrible, but jumps to $22/hr once field certified and up to $35 after about six months. Job security or as I see it- a paycheck, isn't consistent as you are a contractor and if there are no jobs assigned you have no paycheck... You'll go pay periods (weekly) without pay due to no work. Management and supervisors come across as supportive, but never answer your calls or respond to your voice messages or texts; better off calling a co-worker. It be beneficial if they were upfront when questioned if any work is lined up...allows to plan ahead without a paycheck. Job Culture is 50/50. remain positive and associate yourself with positive people. There are other contractors who try to burn you to management. *If you get on a long-term job assignment money is great. **Don't turn down a job assignment. Cons: Work is inconsistent, go pay periods w/o paychecks. Management is m.i.a."

Railroad Operations Coordinator (Current Employee) says

"Good job if you are okay with %100 travel. Generally easy days and pay is good. If you get on a regular job with overtime you can easily make 90K-100K. Cons: %100 Travel"

Former Employee - Project Manager says

"I worked at RailPros full-time Cons: Management is unfit to lead a team of skilled employees."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at RailPros full-time Cons: Very unorganized, Lack of communication, and Mgmt makes promises they cant keep."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at RailPros part-time for more than a year Cons: HR thinks they run the place and abuses their power at any given chance. They have no respect for those that are below them and treats the staff as if we are all obligated to help them above anyone else. They make everyone below them suck up to them and do anything for them. I wouldn't consider going back if the HR team stays the same"

Former Employee - Project Controls Specialist says

"I worked at RailPros full-time for less than a year Cons: High turn over in positions, slow to process expenses, most folks there are very pretentious."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at RailPros full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Managers have no training and most of them sit in their offices without interacting with their employees. Due to the lack of management and owners that are MIA, there is no structure or guidance in the company."

Current Employee - Marketing Assistant says

"I have been working at RailPros full-time for less than a year Cons: Not a lot of young people (think 55 and above)"

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