Metra
2.4 of 5 14 reviews
www.metrarail.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Serious problems

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Metra full-time

ProsLow cost of benefits, good work schedule.

ConsThe place is allergic to change, nothing but lifers and people with questionable ethics in upper management. Toxic culture where people who want to do the right thing are forced to keep their heads down just to get through the day.

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No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's a job, not a career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Metra full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: Decent although not fair pay. Cons: ZERO opportunity for advancement. Qualifications are ignored. Usually friends, family or race and gender of the month move up. Positions are posted and then rules… Advice to Senior Management: Look real close at those who can make a difference and stop feeling threatened that someone who has a clue may actually be a… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Disappointing

Analyst (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Metra full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Great work/life balance. Good location in downtown Chicago. My job… Cons: Corruption, mismanagement, dysfunction. Political corruption and lack of management professionalism have created an agency with… Advice to Senior Management: Make needed administrative reforms, particularly in the IT and HR areas. Political reforms are needed but… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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