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Metro was very good to me. The work is very demanding.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

CHallenging work, public service, making a difference in millions of lives daily. Benefits and pay are superb, opportunity for go-getters to rise is good, self-starters are rewarded.

Cons

Inherent inability to consistently provide a trouble-free commute, internecine political environment, institutional malaise aided by unions in maintenance divisions cripple management's ability to provide a consistent ride for customers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get better at weeding out slackers at all layers. Unions have a vise grip on maintenance and lower level operations folks and there's too much opportunity for theft and negligence.

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    No training

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stability,not bound to office environment,freedom.

    Cons

    No training; as a new tech you just end up working with people who have been working there for many years with little to no formal training , the on job training is a failure because of that, but you will still be expected to fix stuff with no training .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every new tech needs good systems training , stop your politics and do your job .. Don't act after the fact,train people ..the pay is good but with lack of training you are wasting many people with lots of good potential that can really help the company move forward.

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    WMATA's culture is one that encourages long term employment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Most employees have been with the company for over 15 years
    It is a large company that offers many avenues for growth
    There is a strong union environment

    Cons

    Some systems are anitquated
    Paper process is similar to the government

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to the workers in the organization

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    Neutral Outlook
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