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Hulcher Services Reviews

Updated 2 Jun 2019

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2.4
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Frank Given
49 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay (with overtime) fun work environment(in 5 reviews)

  • "(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "This can be seen any day of the week from the verbal abuse and threats of physical violence from the highest levels of upper management(in 15 reviews)

  • "On call 24/7 and tremendous stress(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Run away!!!"

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    Former Employee - Laborer in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hulcher Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you are young, single, and want to make some serious money, this is the place for you. There is an abundance of overtime, and your pocketbook will be fat!

    Cons

    The verbal abuse, threats of termination, threats of physical violence, constant yelling, does not make for a very pleasant working experience... this is a total “good ol’ boy’s” club, and if you don’t fit in, you will be absolutely miserable... the equipment is old, outdated, unsafe and in constant need of repairs...

    Advice to Management

    This organization as a whole is in need of “culture shift”, and the only way to go about that is to get rid of the management that chases away good talent.

    Hulcher Services2019-06-02
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Work hard and get $paid$"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hulcher Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a career. You can get a ton of overtime, learn a lot about the rail industry, get a CDL, and learn a new trade

    Cons

    Nothing comes easy. You will get out what you put in

    Hulcher Services2019-01-30
  3. "Great company with great capabilities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hulcher Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    President has high expectations and is intense, but has high integrity and if fair. Strong work ethic and other key values in this company. Our employees in the field work all hours, often in difficult physical environments and have amazing capabilities. Pay is reasonably competitive and benefits are exceptional and very reasonably priced. Also, most field employees earn "Stress Days" in addition to PTO to help give...

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    Cons

    On-call work environment, particularly for field positions. However, good premium pay when employees are called out on nights and weekends. Some opportunities for improvement in technology.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course, but possibly work on staffing to ease the on-call burden for field employees.

    Hulcher Services2019-01-11
  4. "Trash"

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    Current Employee - Laborer in Twin Cities, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hulcher Services for more than a year

    Pros

    Nothing no pros trash don’t work

    Cons

    Everything job money people

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone in the office

    Hulcher Services2019-01-22
  5. "Staying alive is your full time job"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hulcher Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Its a job with a paycheck(once a month)

    Cons

    Ridiculous accident and injury rate, unsafe conditions, sleep deprivation, completely unhinged management

    Advice to Management

    Sell to the highest bidder and walk away

    Hulcher Services2019-01-16
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Do Not Work For This Company"

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    Former Employee - Asset Coordinator in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hulcher Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a great place to build up your resume for a better job at a "real" company.

    Cons

    Management from the President down is stuck in a 1950's mentality of abusing their subordinates. This can be seen any day of the week from the verbal abuse and threats of physical violence from the highest levels of upper management. I had a high ranking executive actually threaten to stab me in the neck with a letter opener. It was a daily occurrence to hear the upper management screaming every four letter word you can...

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    Advice to Management

    There is no advice that can be given to such a group of vile people!

    Hulcher Services2019-01-14
  7. "BDM"

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    Former Employee - BDM 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hulcher Services for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company card, liberal entertainment expense account

    Cons

    Not great pay, no work life balance, company as a whole is stuck way in the past and not interested in change

    Hulcher Services2018-12-27
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hulcher Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers and interesting industry.

    Cons

    None. Great experience when I worked there.

    Advice to Management

    Management was wonderful. Great work environment, no cons or advice for the main office.

    Hulcher Services2018-06-29
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Management Starting with President are bullies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hulcher Services

    Pros

    Actually could be a great company with a great positive energy if they cleaned house starting with President on down

    Cons

    Crazy hours, travel galore and living out of a hotel room. Working thru the nights to clean up derailments.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to the people in the field and empower your middle management to make decisions without fear of constantly being fired.

    Hulcher Services2018-06-12
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hulcher Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some descent people in the field

    Cons

    President is horrible. They are in a time warp as far as 21st century. He can barley use email. Shows up at meetings spitting tobacco and sucking down Gatorade. They will get rid of you as soon as look at you no loyalty.

    Advice to Management

    Get up to date with times. It’s okay to actually think you are not superior to everyone.

    Hulcher Services2018-04-26
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