At the end with new CEO, there were seven EAP managers. Three jobs eliminated, leaving four. Next, another three eliminated, leaving one. That person left at the end of 3/18 leaving none and looking at 800 service. Not certain of direction of EAP.
Engineer/Conductor (Current Employee) – Garrett, IN – March 7, 2018
Working hours to long most days. Always under threat of being fired, literally! Management is always under pressure to fire employees. Culture is safety oriented but highly stressful. Long times away from home. no work life balance at all. No holidays or weekends off ever. Always fighting to make sure you get paid correctly. The hardest part of this job is always being away from home. The most enjoyable part of this job to me is when i get off of work and come home.
decent, but below the standard pay for railroads.
Highly stressful work environment, always away from home. NO WORK LIFE BALANCE, Always have to check your payroll every week to make sure you get paid properly for the work you do.
Track Inspector/foreman (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – February 20, 2018
was taught alot abt railroading when i first started and continued to learn and advance every day while working there. management was great and the workers were great to work with and learn from. but that was 10 years ago.
sometimes long, but great pay makes it all worth it.
Freight Conductor (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – February 18, 2018
In the transportation field, there are many rules to know and follow. This is the type of career where there is no room for mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes, so if you do, you must learn from it and reframe from making that mistake twice. Getting the chance to go up and down the rails to see different towns and cities can be nice.
Hire exceptional talent and put them to work on mundane tasks. The company's culture is outdated. If younger employees are not groomed, a great deal of knowledge will continue to be lost as baby boomers retire.
All (Former Employee) – Selkirk, NY – February 12, 2018
Expect to work 60 + hours a week with little to no family time no matter what position you are in. The job involves covering people who call out last second and leave you stuck working a 16 hour shift.