Long Island Rail Road Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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  1. Great organization

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible coworkers and management. I think this is an excellent organization, and I'm really happy to be working here. I recommend it to anyone!

    Cons

    There are no downsides. Try it!


  2. Best job I've ever had

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Network Engineer in Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - Junior Network Engineer in Jamaica, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, everyone is professional and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    I have no cons here


  3. intern

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in Jamaica, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supervisor is an expert and good to teach. Free train and ticket. Very diversified working environment. People are really nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Salary is not high enough


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  5. Decent pay, sucks ethics practices

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    Current Employee - Secretary in Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - Secretary in Jamaica, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Long Island Rail Road full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay is ok. If you're in a management position you basically have the discretion yo do what you want.

    Cons

    Unions. No one knows how to interpret the rules. Alot of nepotism. Mediocre benefits for union employees. No real dental plan that anyone will take and no vision plan. The vision plan is a discount plan. You pay anything over $11. Don't expect to get a promotion if you're good at your current job.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the advancement and development of your model employees. Show appreciation for people who work hard and go above and beyond.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Jamaica, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in Jamaica, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Long Island Rail Road as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free rides on the LIRR (always), and MTA buses and subways (sometimes). Friendly people, diverse environment. Once you're in, your job isn't going anywhere.

    Cons

    A bit monotonous day in and day out. Can't imagine staying there for a long period of time.

    Advice to Management

    Spruce up the environment a bit!


  7. Overall good but to political.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrician in Richmond Hill, NY
    Current Employee - Electrician in Richmond Hill, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Long Island Rail Road full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is very good. benefite also very good. As are the hours.

    Cons

    Very political. Very top heavy with clueless management.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good

    Former Intern - Network Engineer in Jamaica, NY
    Former Intern - Network Engineer in Jamaica, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Long Island Rail Road as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary was good, people were good. overall very good.

    Cons

    Lot of old people, not a very good place to start career, but to end it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Long Island Rail Road Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Long Island Rail Road as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and Compensation are great. Everyone knows each other and gets along pretty well.

    Cons

    Very similar to any other city agency, so don't expect to have google-like accommodations.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work with competitive salary

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Jamaica, NY
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Jamaica, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Long Island Rail Road as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    decent management, stable employment, interesting work, competitive compensation. It largely depends on department, engineering is a huge plus with plenty of work.

    Cons

    Slow professional growth, some complacent co-workers, employees don't often get "let-go". It is very difficult to change policies as well as go beyond "the book"

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention ro performance and learn to let people go


  11. Helpful (1)

    A HORRIBLE but GREAT PAYING place to work. Socialism and affirmative action run amok!

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    Former Employee - Transportation Manager in Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - Transportation Manager in Jamaica, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities to advance to high paying, secure positions. Great pension. Fun and interesting work if you can ignore the politics and managers who know nothing about railroading.

    Cons

    The place is run by political hacks with no ability, knowledge or motivation. Managed to maximize expenditure of tax money which funds the place. Hiring based strictly on affirmative action "goals" with incompetence running wild. Little to no oversight of money or payroll.

    Advice to Management

    Leave and offer your jobs to people with railroad, mechanical, or human resource experience. Stop calling your employees "crooks" in the media and issuing press releases that complain of the poor job your employees do. Scrap affirmative action and hire people who speak english and will come to work three days in a row.



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