Kawasaki Rail Car Reviews

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  1. Good work environment

    Current Contractor - Quality Assurance Specialist in Yonkers, NY
    Current Contractor - Quality Assurance Specialist in Yonkers, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kawasaki Rail Car as a contractor (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


  2. I worked for Kawasaki CP

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant II in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Accountant II in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kawasaki Rail Car full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Pay was nice, and not many companies still have a company paid pension plan. Great US managers and great people to work with. Nice bonuses.

    Cons

    Little to no flexibility in hours for the office workers. Had to wear a uniform everyday and office staff had to do the morning exercises. Not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    lighten up and be flexible. The Japanese management needs to mingle with the US workers, it is all one company become part of the team.


  3. Not a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location is close to my home

    Cons

    Poor upper management, safety concerns.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Interesting work but very stressful.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Yonkers, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kawasaki Rail Car full-time (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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (2)

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kawasaki Rail Car full-time (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 Management

    TRY TO HOLD ON TO EXTRAORDINARY PERSONNEL


  7. Engineers do clerk work not technical

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Yonkers, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kawasaki Rail Car full-time (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 Management

    Talk to engineer to know what they think and feel.


  8. system engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Yonkers, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Kawasaki Rail Car full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    coworker is good and hard working.

    Cons

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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Work with a threatning environment for job security

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  10. It is OK

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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



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