Progress Rail Services Employee Reviews

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Good Company to work for
Production/ Local Quality Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLDecember 15, 2015
Enjoyed working there. Learned how to be a supervisor from from them. They have a great leadership class that they send the supervisor's too.
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it ok
Welder (Former Employee) –  Taylor Mill, KYNovember 30, 2015
The company seem to be moving forward but they go thought people left and right. if u can avoid revolving door it a good place to work.
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Good work schedule
Leadman (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLNovember 10, 2015
I enjoyed working a steady schedule and weekly paycheck the work was very rewarding and allowed me to showcase my skills in welding and metal fabrication
Pros
great work hours
Cons
management was terrible and not enough room to advance
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Comfortable Workplace
Signal Engineer II/Programmer (Current Employee) –  Omaha, NEOctober 14, 2015
Great entry level position for electrical engineers to get experience across a broad spectrum. Lots of room for advancement.
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Enjoyable place to work. Good people
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Montgomery, ALOctober 14, 2015
Fast paced work environment with good people. The hardest part of the job was near the end of the month. Improper planning of production made for rushing and mistakes at the end of the month.
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CNC LATHE OPERATOR-CONTRACT POSITION
Manual Lathe Operator (Former Employee) –  East Chicago, INSeptember 22, 2015
Responsible for set-up and operation of h/lathes for custom gear manufacturing ; Cut gears from steel blanks to precise standards, from blueprints.
Pros
none.
Cons
No b.enefits no nothing.
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did not like working for that company
Production Mechanic (Former Employee) –  East Chicago, INSeptember 3, 2015
long hours , could be better pay ,management will pick and choose who they like,the hardest part of the job is the long hours and dusty air you breath.i did learn a lot working there
Pros
good hours
Cons
short breaks
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productive
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  jackson, south carolinaAugust 25, 2015
On a daily basis i operate a machine called the cell con to downsize,drill, and tap,production for that machine is to drill and tap 40 good axles in a ten hour work shift
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No matter what, there was always something to do to keep you busy.
Machinist- Mechanic IV (Former Employee) –  Rocklin, CAAugust 15, 2015
You prety much do the same things every day in your department, people there are friendly, ive learned how to operate different kinds of forklifts, overhead cranes, jib cranes, and how to use a settling torch to cut metal. The only times that were hard during the job was the middle of the summer where you are sweating a lot and needing to drink lots of water, and in the winter where it could be very cold. My favorite part of the job is at the end of the day, you see the progress that you have managed to complete for that day.
Pros
People are nice, great benefits
Cons
Very hot in summer and very cold in winter
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Harsh and dangerous environment.
Maintenance Mechanic I (Current Employee) –  Taylor Mill KyAugust 10, 2015
The job is sometimes physically demanding. Some days are fulfilling and some days are frustrating. high turnover rate makes it hard to get a close knit group.
Pros
Above average Health Benefits
Cons
Low pay and long hours. Not much room for advancement.
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Good place to work
ASSITANT GENERAL MANAGER (Current Employee) –  JacksonvilleAugust 6, 2015
Liked my time there. I've learned a lot and have had opportunity. The Ramp Division is coming to a close. If it was not for that I would continue on.
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If you need a job, they hire.
Carman (Former Employee) –  Chicago, IllinoisAugust 3, 2015
Same as anywhere else, they hire if you have a drivers licence and can pass a drug test. You pull more than your share of weight if you are dependable and trustworthy, especially if they are understaffed.
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great place to work.
(Journeyman Carman) Dayshift lead (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CAJuly 29, 2015
great experience with progress rail services. great team the training is great work environment is good nothing but a great experience my hole employment there.
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it was a job
machinist 1 (Former Employee) –  Amarillo, TXJuly 20, 2015
started off at6am learned how to weld how to inspect welds and metal management was not professional co-workers were great hardest part of the job was working in100 degree heat with leather body suit on most enjoyable part was weekly paychecks
Pros
good benefits
Cons
non professional managers
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Great place to work, full of challeges with a few exceptions
Maintenance Manager (Former Employee) –  Mojave, CAJuly 9, 2015
As a Maintenance Manager I found each day challeging and enjoyable working conditions. My co-workers for the most part were a great bunch of people to work with. As for my fellow managers most were helpful and friendly. I felt from the Plant Manager I did not get the right guidence and a fair evaluation of my work performance. Therefor my career with this company was cut short.
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productive and having fun doing my work
General Laborer (Former Employee) –  Taylor Mill, KYJuly 3, 2015
Working as a shipping and receiver.
working with railroad products.
also worked as a maintenance helper
and grounds keeper. Also filled in as an operator trainee.
Pros
Free food when meeting goals and attendance awards.
Cons
not enough hours or pay for the work proform
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Horrible place to work!!!
dedicated employee (Former Employee) –  muncie inJuly 1, 2015
this place is all about favoritism ! If your only into working hard and not kissing butt not a good place to work!!! Fire happy management walks good people out the door for no reason and the won't give all their belongings to them but demands their stuff before you leave... And after all of that will screw you out of your vacation pay that you have coming to you!!! Management is a joke on their third plant manager in three years!!! They have no values that their parent company Cat wants them to live by... A bunch liars if you want a secure place to work move on and don't waste you time here!!!!
Pros
benefits
Cons
management, HR
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poorly managed
Inventory Co (Current Employee) –  East Chicago, INJune 24, 2015
I feel that the Managment is very unorganized but over all it is an ok workplace, pay does not match the railroad industry.
Pros
Free Lunches
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good place to work
Manager (Former Employee) –  Alorton ILJune 7, 2015
good place to work if you wanted to work hard and move up. Starting pay was low but increased as you gained knowledge and experience. I would work there again.
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good company
Carman (Current Employee) –  North Bergen, NJApril 29, 2015
The best things about Progress is the people, and the benefits. Its a very technically savy company overall a decent place to work
Pros
It is a growing industry. Excellent work environment and managemen
Cons
Workload can be a bit high
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