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Tough Job
Licensed Locomotive Engineer (Current Employee), Binghamton, NYApril 27, 2014
Pros: money and benefits
Cons: lack of home life and constantly punished by management just for showing up to work
On call 24/7 365 days a year. Long hours with very little scheduled time off. Management knows a lot less then their employees do about the job at hand. If you have no life and not kids, this is the job for you. You are well compensated but at the sacrifice of so much.
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Anti-Employee
Rail Traffic Controller/Train Dispatcher (Current Employee), Minneapolis, MNApril 14, 2014
Cons: too many to list
Treat employees like dirt. They do whatever they can to make working there a living hell. The new CEO is running the company into the ground.
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Mismanaged from the top down
Specialist (Former Employee), MinneapolisMarch 7, 2014
Pros: market rate pay and legacy benefits
Cons: job security, work life balance, lack of leaders mostly reactive managers
The premise of the industry is to control costs by creating efficiencies as revenue growth from new business and markets is limited and highly competetive is limited. With that employees have to pick up the burden of providing more with less.

A culture of position power and fear, leads to little or no job security.

A management layer that has little – more... follow-through.

Work/Life balance is impossible with the demands placed. – less
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Declining work culture with negative employee relations from top administration.
Locomotive Engineer (Current Employee), Portage, WIOctober 10, 2013
The top management of this company has just recently been put in place by a hostile stock take over with the sole intent of driving stock price. This came in a very short time period and is being accomplished by doubling the size of trains being run and cutting the work force through excessive discipline.
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good people to work with
Locomotive Engineer (Current Employee), stpaul MNJuly 12, 2013
Pros: home every day
Cons: i had to drive in rush hour traffic
good company to work for. I was paid well for the time i was there. Good railroad to work for if you want to be home every day.
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Typical day is to make sure you have all of your ppe equiptment on.You check with your supervisors for required paperwork for a safe day.
Locomotive Engineer (Former Employee), Franklin Park IL.July 8, 2013
Pros: when everyone is alert, everyone looks out for each other.this makes a safe place.
Cons: 20 min. break maybe..depends on what job you are on for that day.mayb less maybe more. good pay.
Employees are treated Fairly... Good place to work. As long as you follow the rules of Safety, This is a good career.
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no time off
Conductor (Former Employee), Harvey, NDJune 3, 2013
company promised to relocate me back to indiana. you are just a number, didnt give time off
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Working for a retirement only
Electrical Technician (Current Employee), Saint Paul, MNMay 8, 2013
Pros: good guys on the floor
Cons: management leaves a lot to be desired
Benefits are great but working a bad shift for the first 15 years on the railroad pretty much sums it up
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Good outdoor work
Train Conductor (Current Employee), Saint Paul, MNMay 3, 2013
Pros: work outside when nice
Cons: work in all types of weather
Great copany to work for , but lots of issues .

Different type of work than a normal job
On call schedule
24/ 7 on call work ethic
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Great benefits bad associate management
Freight Train Conductor (Former Employee), Saint Paul, MNMay 2, 2013
Pros: benefits
Cons: no home life
Loved the work and the benefits. Furloughed because of budget cuts
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Fun company to work for.
Train Dispatcher (Former Employee), Minneapolis, MNApril 29, 2013
Pros: pay, and bonuses
Cons: stressful
8 to 12 hour days
Very good job trainers, most have 20+ years job experanice
Management was hard but fair
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amazing pay
Conductor (Former Employee), Saratoga Springs, NYMarch 7, 2013
Pros: amazing pay, amazing benefits, discounts on a lot of stuff
Cons: management, hours, lifestyle
the pay and benefits are amazing. though you're on call and dealing with management that is constantly trying to get rid of everyone. i absolutely love it
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Never should have stayed this long with this company…honeymoon was over after the second year.
long time operator/foreman (Current Employee), PrairiesJanuary 23, 2013
Pros: co-workers
Cons: toooo much politics…..no scheduled breaks and a supervisor may drive by with coffee, but it's for the other supervisors, not the men working hard.
Co-workers are the best part of the job. Supervisors can make or break your time with the company. Too many of them and most of them should not be there. no people experience or people common sense. For example, don't be swearing and yelling at the men to make a point. We are not 6 yr olds, and can hear just fine.
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good job if your are the right person
Conductor (Current Employee), Portage, WIJanuary 23, 2013
Pros: pay and benefits
Cons: time away from home
good pay
good benefits
most people willing to help new hires
most terminals well managed
lots of time away from home
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A business trying to better their business practices
Staffing Recruiter and Coordinator (Former Employee), Minneapolis, MNDecember 9, 2012
Pros: good income
Cons: no comment
Its a place that pays well and the benefits are pretty good.
They claim you work as a group.
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Good Pay Decent Benefits
Freight Conductor (Current Employee), Bensenville, ILOctober 31, 2012
Good pay good benefits managers are airheads and they dont care about you.
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Productive
Certified conductor (Former Employee), Davenport, IAOctober 11, 2012
Pros: getting lunches
Cons: being told a good job.
Assenbled escalatorslearned different fabrication, the management I think needed more training.I got along with all my coworkers,didnt really hard part of the job.Watching the finished part going out the door knowing you built that unit.
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Full of surprises.
Staffing Coordinator/Recruiter (Current Employee), Minneapolis, MNAugust 24, 2012
Pros: benefits and salary
Cons: available positions at your fingertips
I typical day at work is just full of questions. This company has allot of ideas that they are implementing and we can only suspect the outcome.
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I enjoyed my job
Locomotive Engineer (Former Employee), Minneapolis, MNAugust 1, 2012
Pros: we did something different everyday
Cons: working on call
The job was excellent. The mangers were not worth a dime. Half of the people I worked with were clueless. Staying awake was the hardest part of the job.
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Mentaly demanding on call 24 hours
Conductor Trainee (Former Employee), Portage wisconsinJuly 19, 2012
Pros: pay, scenery
Cons: life style, always tired, missing important moments
Training is a mix of class room and on the job. the training takes place in differnt cities then your home terminal. you job is based on senority in the company,. you are on call 24 hours a day, ussualy staying in away terminals from 12 to 36 hours, work shifts are 12 hours. the insurance is premium due to the danger of the job. you work in load engines – more... night and day sometimes their is no heating or a/c in extreme conditions. You will work in the dark with extremely dangerous equiptment. Most walking is very difficult because its on gravel slopes, in rain, sleet, snow and sunshine. you may have to walk miles carring 50 pounds ore more along tracks where other trains may pass you at 60 mph. the cabs of the engines are crampt and sudden jerks can cause you to fall out of your seat or of your feet. The end result is you running into inch thick steel. – less

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