Cons: horrible schedule, bad management, secure, but not secure seniority system
Worked here almost 4 years. Not a good environment. Management are hired from young college age and not promoted from crafts leading to a disconnect between crafts and those who try to manage them. Lifestyle is not acceptable with the schedule and lack of time at home. The only reason people stay is for the compensation, but pay isn't as lucrative as you might think after you are taxed, railroad mandatory retirement tier 1 and 2, union dues, and health care are taken out.
If you want a blue collar, average bring-home salary, dead-end job with little to no chance of promotion with a dictating schedule, this may be okay for you.