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GATX is OK

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Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL

I have been working at GATX

Pros

I guess there are alot of fun events that the company puts on, but many times they are only for management. The benefits are pretty good. Salary is average unless you are managment. The business is not flashy but it is interesting and vital to the economy, You can learn a lot from people in the organization. The are plenty of lifers here so there must be something good. August hours are cool. Everyone is generally friendly, The new office space is outstanding. There is a lot of leeway with many jobs. Senior Management is very accessible especially Kenney. The others are fair also.

Cons

Opportunites are few and none. Kenney tries his best but he is a very moody boss. The HR department is totally incompetent. There are so many IT people running around it is unbelievable. They have initiated multiple computer enhancements with none coming to fruition. Sales and management are extremely well compensated but regular employees have a hard time getting more than a 3% bonus. There are a lot kiss ups and not much diversity. I imagine they try but there are a lot ethnic and racial cliques. The one charity that is sponsored is not very varied and seems just to garner media attention.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend time with your underlings. Realize that many of your yes man are basically full of bs.

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    It was a bad experience.

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    Former Employee - Office Manager  in  Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Delhi (India)

    I worked at GATX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Chicago office Team was very understanding and cooperative

    Cons

    Integrity and honesty did not pay here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    company should give opportunity to the staff to express what his / her feels when u listen give time and monitor what is right instead of discussing it with the immediate boss. In India the boss is powerful to manipulate and misuse the weaker ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    stable and stagnant organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GATX full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable organization. If your goal is to find a "job" and make a decent living, this organization may suit you well. Top executives of this organizationis ultra conservative and do not take unnecessary risks.

    Cons

    Stagnant organization. You will not be technically nor academically challenged. For the most part, you do the same thing over and over again. You would be surrounded by whole bunch of uneducated people who are trying to maintain status quo and get ahead at the expense of other people. Good old boy organization. Do a search on top executives and see if any diversity exists in this organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where is the growth on this organization? Please review your own 20 year chart of your own stock and perform a self assesment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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