Interesting job, Micro Managed, and lack of job security for newer employee's
Conductor (Current Employee) – Wichita, KS – September 21, 2015
The work is fun and interesting, and the company says safety is their main concern. I believe in the safety first policy, but not the expense of peoples jobs. The management tactics of being required to find a certain amount of safety violation, and hiding in bushes to obtain those violations, creates an us against them mentality. If the violation is in fact life threatening and dangerous on the employee's part, by all means he deserves disciplinary actions. However, when many of the safety violations are frivolous, it negatively affects morale. For example, failing to do long enough pause before stepping off the ladder of the train, or taking off your safety glassed when in the cab of the train. Also the lack of job security and the failed proper management of the hiring of new employee's can negatively affect peoples lives. When hires new employees are assured that the company is doing great and there will not be any furloughs, but then after you accept the job you are told you will be furloughed at the end of your training and they continue to hire more people.
Great pay and bennifts, intersting job, good co workers.
Micro managed, lack of job security, too many managers