Kawasaki Rail Car

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Kawasaki Rail Car Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
7 Reviews
2.9
7 Reviews
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Matichi Sakai
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  1.  

    Good work environment

    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist  in  Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Yonkers, NY

    I have been working at Kawasaki Rail Car as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Very punctual, organized, gains rail industry knowledge

    Cons

    I dont see much challenges, but I did not get hired full time employee by them inspite of having spent 9 months (exclusing my offs and vaccations).They like my performance, but till did not hire me. Dont know why. this upsets me

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting work but very stressful.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Yonkers, NY

    I have been working at Kawasaki Rail Car full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of different technologies and systems to learn.

    Cons

    Don't pay enough for the work load, plus they expect you to carry a big load of projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KRC is too lean. Need to add more staff and explain how the company works internally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Meet the people Auxiliary Power Unit Unit 450 LBS

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    Former Employee - PA5 RAIL CAR TECHNICIAN  in  Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - PA5 RAIL CAR TECHNICIAN in Yonkers, NY

    I worked at Kawasaki Rail Car full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    5 WEEK SCHOOL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL PA5 RAIL CAR given by engineering from Kawasaki japan

    Cons

    Many times at Helping Path NJ/NY even though was working for Kawasaki at times no personnel to help Path People install the Auxilery Power unit when necessary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TRY TO HOLD ON TO EXTRAORDINARY PERSONNEL

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Engineers do clerk work not technical

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Yonkers, NY

    I worked at Kawasaki Rail Car full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    free turkey for thanksgiving each year
    Not really any major advantage about the living cost of Yonkers, or NYC metro area

    Cons

    -engineers do a lot of clerk work, not technical
    -engineers are kept out of R&D process
    -Engineers are just administrative assistant of Japan side
    -No chance of promotion if you don't speak Japanese and work as Japanese
    -Work load can be super heavy without management's help or guide.
    -Inter department coordination or structure issues can be all on your own.
    -Try hard to survive by yourself, don't count on any others can really help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to engineer to know what they think and feel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    system engineer

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Yonkers, NY

    I have been working at Kawasaki Rail Car full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    coworker is good and hard working.

    Cons

    Limited performance based salary increase. Limited bonus.
    No over time payment.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Work with a threatning environment for job security

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY

    I have been working at Kawasaki Rail Car

    Pros

    Learning the rail car structure and operation
    free turkey on thanksgiving
    year end bonuses(weeks pay)
    christmas off every year

    Cons

    shutdown for the company forces employees to take off without pay or use your earned time for it.
    Management is severely protected and has the benefit of the doubt in ALL cases
    Kawasaki is ANTI UNION !!!!!! wants and does lay off employees in droves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to promote upward mobility and equal oppertunity
    stop teaching specialization and rotate responsibilities to all employees to have a more well rounded staff upper management needs to heed to the employee outcry

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It is OK

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY

    I worked at Kawasaki Rail Car

    Pros

    Brand Name is very poplular due to motor cycle.
    Good Environment to work and Colleagues are very friendly and nice M...

    Cons

    Compared to working in Manhattan, salary is normally lower than working in Mangattan. If living in the City, additiolal communiting cost is necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I will advise management team to study other similar industries regard to salary otherwide people will find higher salary job. M...

    No opinion of CEO

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