Sr. EEO Investigator (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 16, 2017
Worked for Metra for 16 years. Retired. Conducted training for 2500 Railroad employees in six county area. Various personalities. Worked with blue collar and white collar, multi-generational, multi-cultural, very diverse workforce.
A.C. Electrician (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 18, 2016
Was a good place to work for. The people were very friendly and worked as a team. Management was good to work with as well. Worked with little to no Supervision. They let you so your work and only come to you if they needed something.
Load Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 21, 2016
Being a load dispatcher is sort of like being a air traffic controller with the difference being trains. The railroad ran a lot of trains and my responsibility was to keep the power on so that the trains could operate. This presented challenges during bad weather and during times when equipment would fail for one reason or another. Over all it was a very good job and I loved it very much.
Excellent place to work.
Metra is a 365 day a year job, and, there are not a lot of the jobs that are off weekends, It takes almost a career to get a first shift position, or to have weekends off.
Productive and friendly environment to Learn and Share Knowledge.
Intern Web Development and Database Systems (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 15, 2015
Working as a part of Metra provide you a good experience to learn and share your skills. Got hands on experience on Real time projects and worked on various technologies ike: Php, javScript and databses as SQL server 2014.
Intern (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 7, 2015
My days interning at Metra Human Resource department was very insightful. I shadowed employers around and sat in on various interviews. Although it was a required service learning, I really enjoyed the intern.
Laborer/Engine Watchman (Former Employee) – Fox Lake, IL – March 2, 2015
Working fort Metra was a great experience. Learning how locomotives work with all of the maintenance & repairs needed was a lot to learn. learning how to operate a locomotive was by far the hardest part of it all.
COMMUNICATIONS/CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 24, 2014
Managed various Metra stations oversaw operations, reported train locations to GPS. Responsible for reporting to upper management on various passenger issues, service disruptions and supervised ticket office operations and emergency issues. I worked various hours but mostly 3rd shift (4pm to 1am). I learned a great deal about train operations, rules and regulations. Trained in customer service, drug testing and observation of employees. I worked closely with upper management, CEO, train master and yard master. My co-workers included Metra GPS, Communications Supervisors, District Supervisors and Ticket Office staff, Metra Police and Amtrak staff. The hardest part about my job was dealing with drunk, unruly and irate passengers. The most enjoyable part of my Job was assisting the many passengers that came through our various stations and being a representative of Metra and of Chicago for the various tourists that would come through,
Family business, started as international exporter of automotive and marine products, flexed into provision of software designed to eliminate this industry's heavy paper documentation footprint. Parallel provider of freight-forwarding services. Highl- principled organization with an equal demand for quality work. I was a glorified gopher.