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About the company

  • CEO
    William J. Flynn
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    $1B to $5B (USD)
  • Industry
    Transportation & Logistics
  • Headquarters
    Washington, DC
  • Link
    Amtrak website
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Locomotive Engineer in New Haven, CT
on September 23, 2022
The company varies tremendously location to location, and management is generally pretty responsive and courteous in person, but once problems come from above, don’t expect much support. Still, the few senior managers I have met in person) are polite and direct. Unfortunately there are some terrible people, like I would imagine there are at every large company. If you are looking for feedback and don’t want to work independently, I wouldn’t recommend becoming an engineer. The pay is reasonable and the health insurance is very good for labor. You will obviously work holidays, weekends and all hours of the day and night. Like all railroads it’s a hard life, and I would recommend that you think very carefully before becoming an engineer or conductor especially. There are many pros and cons. Railroading in general doesn’t provide many options outside of other railroads, should you realize too late that it isn’t right for you. You are likely to see a lot of tragedy, and you can’t avoid it, or prevent it. If you are worried about the potential for psychological damage, think long and hard about the industry. Amtrak does have a relatively good Employee Assistance Program, but struggling to move passed disturbing incidents can be harder for some people, which in turn, can destroy marriages- believe me. The same goes for demanding schedules. I’ve missed a lot of important time with my kids. It’s an industry standard to work on call/ the extra board, especially when you are new. I don’t think Amtrak is a bad railroad, but it is still a railroad, and again, it can feel like a struggle even for those of us who enjoy it.
HRBP in Washington, DC
on August 29, 2022
Relaxed, Learned new things everyday, Management was Good, Workplace Culture was pretty good, Hardest Part of the Job was calling it a day, Union and Corporate employees are treated differently. Opportunities of Growth within
Reservations sales Agent in Philadelphia, PA
on August 26, 2022
This company is very strict. Hard to get into but easy to get fired from. They can let you go for any little thing. Some people were let go during training for having a "non welcoming attitude" towards instructors. I am not a phone person however they make so difficult to switch your position. Good career opportunities but I don't think I'll be here for too long.
Train Attendant in New York, NY
on August 18, 2022
this place will chew you up- and spit you out without a care in the world management is horrible employees try to help sometimes but mostly your on your own in confrontations with passengers
Train Attendant in Los Angeles, CA
on August 18, 2022
It was a great company to work for pay and tips were well. Just didn’t like being laid off when slow season. Overall great company to work for and if you like to travel and rarely be home this is for you.

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