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Great company, great engineering, great product

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Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  La Grange, IL
Former Employee - Project Engineer in La Grange, IL

I worked at Electro-Motive full-time

Pros

great environment for an engineer - you can impact the product design within a short time

Cons

very demanding environment for development schedules

Advice to ManagementAdvice

confusing management structure

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Dantes' Ninth Circle of Hell has come to life...

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    Former Employee - Tech Coordinator  in  Alliance, NE
    Former Employee - Tech Coordinator in Alliance, NE

    I worked at Electro-Motive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    An interesting industry. Cuurent products are fairly robust-no thanks to management.

    Cons

    Senior management(located in a different state) has NO background in new locomotive manufacture, marketing and aftermarket support...and it shows.

    Certain managers whose careers were absolutely dead in days of GM ownership have risen to exalted hights under current owners. Amazing !!!

    Minimal focus on customer-and the customer is not unaware.

    CAT seems to keep EMD at arms' length-for ??? reason. EMD is supposed to operate under the "CAT Code" (which was distributed to EMD folks with great fanfare) but managers (and CAT) seem to be oblivious of ongoing violations of same.

    Little or no investment in employees-in the form of equipment and professional development. Compensation levels appears to have dropped for newer employees.

    Corrosive, toxic work environment. Management is big on playing the blame game-and dumping on junior level employees.

    Way understaffed for the challenges at hand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell EMD to a company (Bombardier, Siemens) who has a better grasp of the marketplace and is in the business for the long term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    EMD review

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Lagrange Hlds, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Lagrange Hlds, IL

    I have been working at Electro-Motive full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Comp is good. Product is interesting.

    Cons

    Communication is poor. Executive team is disconnected from the day-to-day business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have CAT come in and clean house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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