American railcar industry "ARI"
ARI Employees Opinion

Meadville, MS

#67 Nov 13, 2012
Come on people, I was just looking up information on my company when I came across this, INCREDIBLY FALSE, forum about ARI and the working conditions. I have worked for ARI for going on ten years now and have worked as a repairman for most of those years. To read this mass thread of, sorry, but lies, it is incredible. Gee, not to long ago, a man passed away from cancer who worked for ARI for thirty some odd years, oh, by the way, he worked in head quarters which is offices. First off, the repair shops are just that, repair shops, and it is the employees responsibility to put on their respirators and safety equipment when they are welding or cutting or grinding. Come on guys, this is common sense stuff that OSHA requires. And if you all think ARI is dusty, well, welcome to the rail car repair world. These are repair shops that work on cars that carry hazardous materials in some cases, but are cleaned before repairs and gas checked daily for oxygen content, ect. Think ARI is bad, go to other rail car repair shops and it is all the same. Go work on roads laying asphalt, or work in construction hanging sheet rock and dry wall. I am sorry for anyone who has come down with cancer of any kind, however, the fact is that most of our workforce has been at my plant for 25+ years, and i have only seen one man die from cancer, and by the way, he was a smoker and drinker so lets not forget those factors. Lets look at ALL the facts before speculating that a company should be, as one person on here said, shut down. ARI employees hundreds of people, now on a global level, and it is plain ignorant to listen to a FORMER disgruntled employee, or a person speculating. Take it from the actual employees there who have a good attitude and do not look to demonize a place just cause their mad.
K
bleh

Maryland Heights, MO

#68 Nov 14, 2012
I work there, I don't find it to be a horrible job at all. You work your ass off that's for sure (depending on what you do there) but hey, I'd rather make 12 bucks an hour workin my ass off knowing I EARNED that money then reaping in welfare or unemployment. Or better yet I'd rather work there than have an office position or cubicle. I've also worked at Nars, and if you thin ARI has bad management I suggest you go work at Nars for a bit. Tell me how much you enjoy that shithole. All the management and people at ARI that I've experienced are nice people that try to help you out if your not quite getting it. Plus it's a factory, so if you just can't quite get one job down there's always somewhere else on the line or other lines I'm sure you could be sufficient at! I'd rather work 1st shift there than any restaurant or store where you have to deal with rude ass customers all day.
give me a break

United States

#70 Dec 18, 2012
The janitor made formen because nobody else wanted it
wow really

Dexter, MO

#72 Dec 18, 2012
Funny Work Quote: "If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn't have a job if he was any smarter."
Tricy

United States

#73 Dec 19, 2012
wow really wrote:
Funny Work Quote: "If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn't have a job if he was any smarter."
Lol
hahahaha

Edwardsville, IL

#74 Dec 19, 2012
They have more problems than just the factory. A year and a half ago didn't one of the accountants..umm Kim I think was her name..she was fired bc she couldn't get along with any of the other office staff?
give me a brake

United States

#76 Dec 19, 2012
Grouch wrote:
They should get rid of Robert ackmam in the office. No one likes him, he thinks he's way better than anyone there, he gossips about other people and their troubles, and he is just plain ol rude.
you really don't know the half of it
Lmao

Edwardsville, IL

#77 Dec 19, 2012
hahahaha wrote:
They have more
problems than just the factory. A year and a half ago didn't one of the accountants..umm Kim I think was her name..she was fired bc she couldn't get along with any of the other office staff?
She was a hag!! Good riddance!
concerned

Cape Girardeau, MO

#78 Dec 19, 2012
Grouch wrote:
They should get rid of Robert ackmam in the office. No one likes him, he thinks he's way better than anyone there, he gossips about other people and their troubles, and he is just plain ol rude.
amen!!!
Christmas

Dexter, MO

#79 Dec 20, 2012
it is sad that even at this time of year people feel compeled to put names on topix. it is rude and hurts families, destroys trust in organizations such as business. millions unemployed and it appears some at ARI would rather complain then be thankfule for a job to support family at this special time of year. Topix maybe just another reason so many violent crimes are happening in our country.
give me a break

United States

#80 Dec 21, 2012
My name says it all TO PUT NAMES ON HERE how was your Christmas party we didn't get one no family day or fishing tournament so tell me about Christmas spirit you want pride back in the plant then act like you care
Joe

Saint Louis, MO

#81 Jan 12, 2013
On Robert he is not worth the time of day.He is lazy and sets on his cell phone all the time.His boss is aware of this and has done nothing to fix the problem.Its all about what click you are in.The people that work in the plant do a good job it is to bad that they do not get any support from the main office.
guest

Saint Charles, MO

#83 Jan 28, 2013
He looks like one of the Muppets.
Exct

Saint Charles, MO

#84 Jan 28, 2013
Is Robert secretly gay? He sure acts like it and looks like it. Him and his wife aren't real close. I think he's into guys, and I'm being really serious.
guest

United States

#85 Jan 29, 2013
They got more problems than just Robert out they got a fat lazy slob that's having sex with young girls.
Guest

Saint Charles, MO

#86 Jan 29, 2013
So how would that be a problem of ARI? Is he doing it at work?
Squawker

Saint Charles, MO

#87 Jan 29, 2013
A lot of the guys there do young girls, who cares. Girls these days dress like sluts, that's why the guys are noticing them. Duh. By the way I agree Robert is an ass.
Guest

Jackson, MO

#88 Jan 29, 2013
Grouch wrote:
They should get rid of Robert ackmam in the office. No one likes him, he thinks he's way better than anyone there, he gossips about other people and their troubles, and he is just plain ol rude.
They need to get rid of Adam King just because his wife is a beeotch!!!!!!And I mean Beeotch!!!!
guest

United States

#89 Jan 30, 2013
Why get rid of him just because his wife is a bitch? Or does she work there too? There are girls in the office right? I can't remember.
Thinker

Saint Louis, MO

#92 Jan 31, 2013
With ARI being so close to a school, surprised he can still work there.

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