Potential to be best place to work in the area...totally blown
Former Employee (Former Employee), Muncie, IN – May 17, 2013
Pros: awesome product, good benefits, great people except for certain management
Cons: upper management, horrible communications, hearsay rules the day
Total disappointment. Early employees and had high hopes, but former plant manager, who amazingly was recently promoted, is a swaggering, no-nothing. Learned human relations techniques from reading Mein Kampf and watching Holocaust movies. No regard for the truth. Fooled around with his secretary who apparently had to quit, yet accuses others of wrong-doing. – more... Brings new meaning to, "You can't make this stuff up". Excellent opportunity for bus salesman...so many people thrown under it, they need several more. Accusations are leveled, and acted upon, that have no basis in reality. Hearsay rules -- the truth is irrelevant. Parts problems from day one still exist...the place thinks it can resolve them by fear and intimidation. Communications there suck and have from day 1; compared to them Helen Keller was a blabbermouth. There is no concept of the need to properly communicate with employees... things that even mediocre management learned decades ago. Other than this, a great place. – less
Facilities Supervisor (Former Employee), Muncie, IN – April 14, 2013
Pros: good benefits
Cons: management is the worst i have ever seen
Workers work there tails off while management is a joke. HR is nothing more than a drama filled 90210. The plant manager even divorced his wife because he was having an affair with the HR generalist! It is not about how hard you work it is about who likes you and how much cussing out you can take. If you don't want to work for management that cusses – more... you out, don't work for Progress! And it wont change. Even the President of the company was told in detail about what is going on in that place. He chose to PROMOTE the plant manager!! What a joke. There are some very good people there, but they can not stand their jobs due to the terrible HR and Plant Manager. No ethics. No Morals. No values. It is all a façade. I worked 12 hrs a day 7 days a week for 220 straight days! – less
sweat shop! youll never see your family unless u get fired!
welder/crane operator (Former Employee), muncie,in – February 26, 2013
Management is the worst I've ever seen! HR is a joke! You always wonder if you'll have a job by the end of the day. Supervisors there will cuss you and accuse you of false happenings to get you fired. Yet they stay around. Hours are not worth the heartache. 12 hour days 7 days a week for 5 months straight. Don't apply here!!
Non Union Private Contractor a Caterpillar Subsidary Company
Carman (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – October 10, 2012
Pros: work schedule, great co-workers
Cons: non union, terrible work/pay ratio
Non Proactive Safety Is always important The most enjoyable part of the job is the work schedule and when the job gets finished. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the irrational decisions made by the leaders and when there is too much work. A typical day at work is waiting for a large amount of work and getting it done in a short amount of – more... time. Depending on the location it might be under staffed. Pay is not fair considering the work conditions and other companies. – less
Apprentice Carman (Former Employee), oakland ca. – October 1, 2012
Inspect inbound and outbound trains for FRA and AAR defects . Make light repairs ( changing brake shoes , hand brakes , etc ) Make Heavy repairs ( changing wheels sets , brake beams , etc ) Maintain parts inventory , track and reorder parts and supplies when needed Operate heavy equipment such as fork lift and hydraulic jacks .
mule (Former Employee), Muncie, IN – August 3, 2012
Cons: 12 hour days
the muncie, indiana plant well is a joke,, they say you got to have a degree to get into a supervisor job then take a shipping person and make him a area manager with no degree hum go figure that one out.. then this guy has cused not one not two not three but nine people and still has a job there but they fired all others within 3 days???? this place – more... is a joke got to raise your hand to go to the bathroom let me tell you DO NOT APPLY THERE PROGRESS RAIL MUNCIE, INDIANA!!!!!! – less
Fueled (Former Employee), Garland tx – July 3, 2012
Pros: benefits pay job
Cons: poor management, make sure you ask question at interview, don, t disclose everything.
Was great ,company with a great benefits package,went interview,the manager who was in charge of fueling of trains,told me about the job spec,but withheld a lot info about the job,so only found out on my first night of the position ,otherwise would not of taken the job,also had very little faith in the manager who was in charge of me ,very nice person,but – more... not very good at his job,I think the management are on the poor side very weak! – less
Purchasing Assistant (Former Employee), East Chicago, Indiana – June 29, 2012
Pros: good medical benefits
Cons: had to deal with train tracks and trains that moved slowly across them
Enjoyed my time working at Progress Rail Services. I was an assistant in the purchasing department. I worked closley with the girl in accounts payable and we became best buddies. I did not find any part of my job hard, I loved the work especially dealing with people from other countries. I wish I had not gotten laid off, it was a good company to work – more... for at the time. – less