Training is minimal and doesn't replace experience. You pass a few classroom tests then are thrown to the wolves. Forced away from home and having to wing it as you go trying to get the job done while trying not to break the 5,000 rules. Good pay and benefits, but your a ghost to your loved ones and you basically live to work.
Its a very fluid, complicated, 24/7, all weather operation. There are 2 cultures, management & union, both of which could use some serious improvement. If they ever wake up and realize that they are both responsible for the health of each other they could make some end roads.
Us against managment mentality and hard on your personal life of you don't have any seniority.
Between employees it's fine. Management isn't fine.
Answered - Engineer/ conductor (Current Employee) - Avondale, LA
Every man for his or her self
Answered - Syatem foreman (Current Employee) - Travel
I am in an office environment. The culture seems to be going back to a "do it because I said so" kind of leadership that is focused on winning the battle but not the war.
Answered - LEADERSHIP TRAINER/CURRICULUM DEVELOPER (Current Employee) - Denver, CO
Busy but relaxed when your work is finished.
Answered - Machinist (Former Employee) - North Little Rock, AR
Employees are like family
Answered - Risk Management Analyst (Former Employee) - Spring, TX
The Culture is TOXIC. Double standup, dishonest, retaliation (watch out, they are specialized), wasting company's money to hire/promote lack of knowledge, inexperienced brown nosers. But their management been train to be very good at manipulation and retaliation.