driven by the bottom line, no sense of loyalty or longevity
Senior Electronics Technician (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – November 16, 2018
Like the rest of corporate America, the company has placed stock prices and shareholder value above the needs of its staff, field workforce and management.
The working day is busy and full of different tasks and equipment to
repair and encounter, keeps the hands and mind occupied.
Great sense of camaraderie and teamwork amongst the field level staff and management, but that stops once mid level management/Engineering/IT and above are involved.
Ideas and innovations from the field are encouraged from the top, but rarely implemented or heeded in the Department I was involved with
One used to be able to hire into a Railroad job like this for life, now its a great career builder and stepping stone into something with more balance, loyalty and cooperation.
Union and Management negotiations every 4-5 years during contract renewals, usually end up leaving pay raises in limbo for up to 2-3 years at a time after contracts have expired.
The day to day work is interesting, challenging and has its rewards and satisfaction. Occasional after hours and weekend work was required.
Disappointing with the current direction the company has chosen, its creating a negative impact on its employees and craftsmen
Benefits, Pay, Experience with different equipment, Team environment
Top down management has poor relations and communications with field staff