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great company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Security Officer in Wilmington, DE
Current Employee - Security Officer in Wilmington, DE

I have been working at Amtrak full-time (less than an year)

Pros

great pay from the time of employment and it only gets better! benefits are offered start date and even has a 401k option! if you are young like i am (22) make sure you get one asap! free travel on certain days, reduced rates on others, etc.

Cons

i have yet to find any

Advice to ManagementAdvice

keep up the good work

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    very rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Car Inspector in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Car Inspector in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at Amtrak full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    its a good job where you can learn how to work as a team with other people in all types of crafts. it can be in the mechanical or electrical department where you can learn the nomenclature of all the parts that make it run. or you can be in other departments like on board service, track signal. the list is endless.but its really up to you.as a person on how far you want to climb the ladder to maintain your goals.and one thing about the railroad you can learn something new every day. safety is top priority. every rule in that book is there for a reason. someone got injured or got killed. that equipment does not have any remorse on who is in the way when something goes wrong. i worked the yard and the wheel track on and off as a car inspector. 2 years with penn central and 35 years with amtrak. never had an accident. the retirement benifits are great. you have to have 5 years in to be vested. you have vacation, family medical leave. and you get a rail pass to ride the trains. let me just point one other thing out. the railroad is a 24 hour 7 day a week job. its runs just like the military so if you can not take orders this type of job is not for you.

    Cons

    they need to implement sick days for the shop craft workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a bi weekly meeting with the shop stewards from every shift. and put together a plan to get parts and tools that are on hand at the site already. that way they can save time instead of waiting for it to be trucked in. at least 4 of everything. besides the snow is not to far behind. it will save time and be more of an asset in the cold months ahead.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent workplace but extremely slow to get anything done

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Information Technology Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Amtrak full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility. Good balance between work and family.
    Good benefits. These include education reimbursement, health and dental insurance, holidays, sick and paid vacation and medical leave days
    Pension plan

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy specially at the high ranks
    Technology obsolescence in many areas of the organization
    High dependency on external contractors do impact innovation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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