Alaska Railroad Reviews

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  1. Signal maintainer in the last frontier

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Signal Maintainer in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Signal Maintainer in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at Alaska Railroad full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company takes good care of there employees, once you have been there a few years it starts to feel like one big family. A great group of people.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement. Some management is hard headed and hard to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the employees, they know how to do the job.


  2. The Worst Employer Ever...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Alaska Railroad full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the people are nice.

    Cons

    Management is inflexible, unethical, and extremely unwilling to change. It is the "good ol' boys" network there. Management is unwilling to help their staff grow. Any new suggestions are declined immediately without thought.
    Very disappointing employer.

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff better. Listen to staff. Value them. Do not treat them like underlings. An executive management overhaul should be considered because most of management do not know how to grow or lead. Poor management and communication has resulted in bad habits.


  3. Great people to work with, not the best company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at Alaska Railroad full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The Alaska Railroad is a critical link to the State of Alaska. Working here allows me, in my own small way, to make a big difference in the State I live in. Most of the people who work there are excellent people and make staying there worth it.

    Cons

    The current economy in Alaska is hitting the Railroad hard. Non-union employees have gotten one raise in the last 5 years, and the future outlook is not any better. The hard times of the lower 48 are making their way up North. Senior Management in my area of the Railroad is very difficult to work for and makes me wish that the rest of the people working there were equally disagreeable, so I could feel good about deciding to leave to find other employment.

    Advice to Management

    When you ask people to share cost-saving measures, make sure that you actually want to hear the answers.


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    A good place to work...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Alaska Railroad

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees love the work and are very committed.

    Cons

    Disparities in pay among non-represented employees.

    Advice to Management

    Good to have new CEO; hopefully he will be allowed to do the job.



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