PASSENGER ENGINEER (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 22, 2018
Coming from an over the road railroad job, Metra offered me a great quality of life for my family. The schedule allowed me to be there for my family without being worn down and looking at my phone anticipating a call to drop everything and come to work.
Intern- Tech Support Associate (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 20, 2018
This was a great place to learn corporate culture if you have never been exposed to it before. It's also a good place to learn technical skills since its a more relaxed work enviroment with a greater chance to learn.
Financial Analyst II (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – February 8, 2018
very cushy job but it's the government and the politics are totally backwards from the private sector. No WFH. Must be at work on time during your specific time or get in trouble. So if the train is late, you're staying late. No remote access.
Healthcare, Rail Road Pension
Management, total lack of work / life balance with regards to being in the office or working remote
Electrician (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 27, 2017
A typical day at work is adventure everyday .The boss willing to teach new thing. The employees are very friendly and very understanding. The hard part of the job being in the right place at the right time.
Human Resources Generalist (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 5, 2017
The Metra railroad has great generational success with long term employees. People are recently beginning to retire after being there for over 40 years. Although Metra is a passenger railroad, it has the benefits of their freight counterparts, particularly since it only operates primarily in the Chicagoland area.
TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – December 9, 2016
I learned how to listen to people when they get upset and learned it wasn't directed at me, it was just frustration from other aspects of their day. I learned to smile and be polite and helped them resolve their issue. Great co-workers, worked hard following all the federal regulations for railroad safety. Hardest part, was walking the entire train in 4 feet of snow looking for a broken air hose at night. Most enjoyable was meeting new people and helping them get around Chicago as a visitor.
Secretary (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 20, 2015
Each day varies working at a commuter railroad. Working in the operations department is new and exciting everyday. We support the train crews who run our trains. The management team is very knowledgeable and are a pleasure to work with. There really isn't a part of the job that is the hardest. It's all in a day's work. The most enjoyable part is working with a good group of people who all work as a team