Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Muncie, IN – October 29, 2018
Built kits for deliveries to production areas to assemble locomotives. The work culture was average but worried about safety in warehouse dealing with ladders and forklifts. Management was average. But the warehouse is efficient.
Terrible Place to Work For, Would Never Recommend It to Anyone
Manager (Former Employee) – Muncie, IN – October 21, 2018
This place already has a bad reputation: the management team changes often, a lot of lay offs, lack of stability, bad culture, lack of communication, and discrimination based on race. I would never recommend it to anyone. Look for a job somewhere else!
Overall a strong company to work for, good stability, advancement opportunity, great benefits!
Staff Specialist (Current Employee) – Alabama – September 17, 2018
Dynamic company where change is prominent, strong sense of urgency is prevalent in the culture. Caterpillar owned is a bug plus. Decent work life balance and good people to work with who typically work to help each other be sucessful. The Servent Leadership mentality is refreshing as is evidenced in most of the leaders.
Must be flexible, adaptable and have the ability to perform in a sometimes ambiguous environment to thrive at Progress Rail.
Work life balance good and fair, strong benefits, education assistance, mostly good leadership
The "good ol boy" mentality seems to be seen in small pockets.
Painter (Former Employee) – Montgomery, AL – August 28, 2018
A typical day at Progress Rail was very stressful. Management doesn't acknowledge what you do right, only what you do wrong so that they can give you a bad evaluation. This could've been a good place to work if they got rid of the "good ole boy" system. The hardest part of the job was coming in working hard everyday and not being showing any appreciation for it. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with a good group of guys that worked as a team,
An average day would be described as stressful and busy. I learned ultrasonic testing and railroad tank car requalification practices, welding and mechanical repairing of tank cars, quality control management, inspection of railcars, estimating railcar repairs according to AAR, FRA, and ASME codes and regulations, typing estimates and work orders. The manager is a very capable, and respectable person who is involved with the people he serves. I have no comment on workplace culture. The hardest part of the job for me was keeping up with work load duties, including ever changing rules and regulations. The most enjoyable part of the job was working alone without supervision on big projects and contributing individually to the whole process.
Fair pay with good benefits
Demanding, fast paced, excessive rules and regulations.
Coupler Shop Manager (Former Employee) – Boaz, AL – June 1, 2018
A great place to work. great benefits, great people, the culture was good. the hardest part of the job was the heat and managing the work force. Enjoyed the community out reach such as Christmas for Kids. You really felt like family
A dirty dusty environment with no climate control for it's workers and horrible management
CNC Machinist (Current Employee) – Taylor Mill, KY – April 26, 2018
Typically I show up to work and attend my morning safety meeting. Then I proceed to see if there is any work for my machine which should have been pressed by the night shift. At this point my supervisor usually fails to instruct me on my days' tasks so I have to either ask him myself or if he's not to be found I just assume my workload and do the best I can to find it. Most people in my department are great to work with but the workplace culture itself is typically bummed-out 24-7. The hardest part of my job is management not holding people accountable for their actions. I really can't think of an enjoyable aspect of progress rail.
You get bullet heaters next to your machine for when it's below freezing!
Planner (Former Employee) – Muncie, IN – October 31, 2017
This company is horribly mismanaged from the top down. It is a revolving door for people of all levels. In a year, there were more leadership changes than most companies experience in 5 or more, including 3 CEOs. The work culture is driven by fear and reacting due to lack of proper planning. Management changes work hours/days with zero regard for work/life balance and hourly employees are forced to work an ungodly amount of hours. Not a healthy environment and lacks stability.
Outstanding insurance benefits and 401K match
Poorly managed, good ole boy system, dishonesty and questionable ethics, forced OT, fear driven management approach
Welder/Fabricator (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – July 12, 2017
In the time that was working in Progress Rail , I enjoyed working in a good job in a good team work in the area of fabrication , they always recognized my effort my job my attitude and quality with the things that I did in my job