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Technical Support Associate (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 25, 2018
The place had great benefits such as health care and vacation. It had some very nice people to work with. I liked taking the train to get to work and i had a nice view from my office area
Pros
Great health care and vacation time
Cons
below average co-workers
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Good Internship
Intern- Tech Support Associate (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 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.
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It's the government. Totally backwards
Financial Analyst II (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILFebruary 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.
Pros
Healthcare, Rail Road Pension
Cons
Management, total lack of work / life balance with regards to being in the office or working remote
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Great Job
Electrician (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 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.
Pros
Great job
Cons
Taxes are high
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Stable Railroad company
Human Resources Generalist (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 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.
Pros
stable, safety-focused, strong teamwork operationally
Cons
some roles require many hours, strong company culture
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Loved working with the public
TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILDecember 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.
Pros
long layovers
Cons
cold weather
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Productive
Administrative (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 1, 2015
great work environment, great people, a lot of down time, slow at times, great benefits, great vacation time and holidays off.
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Stable company with room for growth
Secretary (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 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
Pros
Great management and office staff.
Cons
The long commute.
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