Long Island Rail Road

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Long Island Rail Road Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
7 Reviews
3.7
7 Reviews
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    Good

    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Jamaica, NY

    I worked at Long Island Rail Road as an intern (less than an 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Overall good but to political.

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    Current Employee - Electrician in Richmond Hill, NY
    Current Employee - Electrician in Richmond Hill, NY

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Long Island Rail Road Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Long Island Rail Road as an intern (less than an 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work with competitive salary

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    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Jamaica, NY

    I have been working at Long Island Rail Road as an intern (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    pay more attention ro performance and learn to let people go

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    I worked at Long Island Rail Road

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    If it was easy anybody could do it!

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    Former Employee - Director-FA Management in Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - Director-FA Management in Jamaica, NY

    I worked at Long Island Rail Road

    Pros

    Although on the low scale - fair salary, and excellent benefits-medical, dental, vision, prescription, life insurance, pension and 401K/457 Plans. With hard work it is an environment that can lead to success. The employees are dedicated, professional, compassionate, loyal and they demonstrate core values. If you lead by example, you will be successful and be the benefactor of employees who will help you and work for you.

    Cons

    The pay scales are lower than private companies and other MTA agencies. The career path, growth and advancement are solely the responsibility of the employee. Uncompensated extra hours at work or at home are expected to be successful and to stay ahead of work load and the endless oversight from upper management and outside agencies and political officials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demonstrate the Core Values that you expect from your employees and when they ask for help - give them help - not more work.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Perfect for the lazy man

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    Current Employee - B&B Mechanic
    Current Employee - B&B Mechanic

    I have been working at Long Island Rail Road

    Pros

    well you usually don't have to work that hard. and the benefits are pretty good. plus the pension is reasonable

    Cons

    Robs you of motivation. It seems that most management is incompetent. Things never seem to be done correctly just people winging it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a professional in that knows what they are doing. Actually survey and observe a major project. Provide the proper knowledge and equipment to your foremen. Listen to the mechanics on their ideas and don't just shoo their thoughts off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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