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Enjoyed the people and my job.
Hourly (Former Employee) –  Muncie, INJanuary 16, 2018
Management in my department was under-qualified and made bad decisions daily. Turnover was very high. Employees always fearful of loosing their jobs. They termed a lot of very good people who had nothing to do with the company's problems.
Pros
Great benefits and pay
Cons
No job stability
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not the most flexible place to work
Quality Inspector (Former Employee) –  Mayfield, KYJanuary 15, 2018
want to assign you more jobs than they are willing to pay you to work. Do not like for you to work overtime. People are nice. Decent job for Mayfield Ky.
Pros
great benefits
Cons
not flexible
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Ok place to work
Maintenance / HR / Safety Mgr. (Former Employee) –  Sherman, TXJanuary 11, 2018
Bend, heat, cut, and machine rail track tonproduce specialized sections of Train Track, known as Turn-Outs. Hot and dirty, but nothing too bad. Very technically challenging place to work for the Techs. Large heavy workload. Lots to do, but not overly pressured too often.
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Dont go there
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Muncie, INJanuary 10, 2018
I've seen McDonald's managers keep it better together. Horrible communication between upper management and lower their way of firing you is just not telling you in your ID card doesn't work when you come to work
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Working for Progress Rail
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTDecember 18, 2017
I worked my tail off for progress for 9 years. Everyday was a hard work and long hours. My ramp manager was amazing but unfortunately he had a boss as well. the hardest part of the job was the severe outdoor weather conditions. the most enjoyable part of the job was being able to work with some great guys.
Pros
Great teamwork, acquire a vast knowledge of train mechanics.
Cons
pay, outdoor conditions
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Fast paced
Inventory Control Specialist (Current Employee) –  Sidney, NEDecember 16, 2017
Fast paced - hard dirty work. Great benefits but pay lacks for typw of work we do. We repair rail road cars. Muat be in shape to be able to work here.
Pros
Great health insurance
Cons
Pay
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Great people, no future
Engineering (Former Employee) –  La Grange, ILDecember 10, 2017
This was a great place to work. Managers are great people. Future of this company in La Grange is in serious doubt. Interesting industry. The constant layoffs make for a really stressful environment.
Pros
People
Cons
Constant lay-offs
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Stressful and demanding workplace
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Mojave, CADecember 8, 2017
Very stressful workplace. Management constantly made poor planning the employees problem causing them to work weekends without notice. Also lack of maintenance on machinery made working less safe and less efficient. On a positive note the pay and benefits were decent.
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great palce to work
CNC MACHINIST (Former Employee) –  Taylor Mill, KYDecember 6, 2017
great place to work the pay wasn't enough though I ended up having to leave because of that the workplace was amazing and everyone there worked together to get the jobs done
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laid back good team
Mobile Crew Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Memphis, TNDecember 4, 2017
Its simple do your job no problem, its very hard to get fired here. Majority of people are awesome to work with. Great facility manager not so great pay for some maybe but when you are pulling a lot more than everyone else in skills you expect a raise after awhile, but not here. Hard to complain I get a lot of perks, but it seems to be dead end job. The hardest part for me is waiting in hotels for jobs to continue. Most wont be in my position though it is a great and fun place to work overall.
Pros
a family first company, understanding management, benifits high but still lower than average
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Building custom locomotives was a challenging and rewarding position.
Area Manager Final Assembly (Former Employee) –  Muncie, IN 47302November 14, 2017
Building custom locomotives was a challenging and rewarding position. Interaction with the customer to ensure the locomotive meets their expectations was the most enjoyable part of the position.
Pros
Safety first.
Cons
N/a
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Fun place to work
Rail Cutter (Former Employee) –  Taylor Mill, KYNovember 13, 2017
A really good company to work for if you’re looking for a relaxing good paying job, highly recommend it to anyone who wants to start off at a job looking to learn how to drive loaders and cranes.
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You are a number, a means to a profit.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Mojave, CANovember 11, 2017
Expect to give up your personal life and family for the company. You will work anywhere from 40 to 80 hours per week with no prior posting of that weeks schedule. Safety only becomes a concern when someone gets hurt and quality is only an issue during audits. Advancement is reserved for those who suck up to upper management alongside with raises. I know employees with over ten years with the company making several dollars less than people that have only been there for a few months. At the end of the day you are just a number, an operator to generate profit for the company.
Pros
Meet good people.
Cons
No home life, stressful on your body.
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Great Experience
Purchasing and Materials Manager (Former Employee) –  Raceland, KYNovember 7, 2017
Progress Rail Services provides a fast paced work environment that challenges it's employees to succeed in every avenue of their career. During my time with Progress Rail I learned a great deal about the railroad industry and what it takes to keep railcars on the track.
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Ejoyed working with the company
Rail Welding In-track Mobile Equipment Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MONovember 6, 2017
Had an issue with traveling. The training could've been more detailed on a one-on-one basis.Other wise it's great pay a wonderful opportunity to travel and see the country
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Don't waste your time
Planner (Former Employee) –  Muncie, INOctober 31, 2017
This company is horribly mismanaged from the top down. It is a revolving door for people of all levels. In a year, there were more leadership changes than most companies experience in 5 or more, including 3 CEOs. The work culture is driven by fear and reacting due to lack of proper planning. Management changes work hours/days with zero regard for work/life balance and hourly employees are forced to work an ungodly amount of hours. Not a healthy environment and lacks stability.
Pros
Outstanding insurance benefits and 401K match
Cons
Poorly managed, good ole boy system, dishonesty and questionable ethics, forced OT, fear driven management approach
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Laid back culture, poor communication.
Human Resources Generalist (Current Employee) –  East Chicago, INOctober 18, 2017
Progress Rail has a laid workplace culture with long-term employees. However, the management communication is very poor. Upper management struggles to communicate effectively to the facility level.
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Wouldn't recommend to anyone
Carmen (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 15, 2017
Would figure out any other place to work then here. Bad management and didn't care about the quality of work only the quantity. Now that I'm at TTX I see how a Carmen is supposed to work.
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Poor all around
Production Planner (Former Employee) –  Muncie, INOctober 9, 2017
No diversity. One of the most blatantly racist places I have ever worked. They fire who they don't like and make up lies to do so. Human Resources is not a friendly welcoming facility either.
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
No character or compass in upper management
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a typical day at work
WELDER III (Former Employee) –  North Kansas City, MOOctober 6, 2017
The work of the day was not challenging enough. Safety at the time was terrible and dangerous. Ownership was not listening to safety which made it a very dangerous enviroment.
Pros
Safety quarter lunches were great
Cons
Safety
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