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MTA Metro North Railroad Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
20 Reviews
3.2
20 Reviews
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MTA Metro North Railroad Thomas F. Prendergast Joseph J. Lhota
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  1.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTA Metro North Railroad

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, and experience received

    Cons

    The unprofessionalism of upper management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Provided a good first professional experience

    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTA Metro North Railroad as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I feel that as an intern, Metro-North provided a great way for me to gain experience. The company provided useful training, offered lectures given by upper management, and required team projects. The combination of these aspects laid the groundwork from which I continue to build my career upon. Additionally, encounters with co-workers outside of the office (at different stations and on trains) were delightful, as everyone seemed to be very friendly and happy to be doing their job.

    Cons

    It seemed that many people I met in the office were not excited to be there. Being surrounded by people who are unmotivated tends to resonate. Full-time employees acted jealous of how the interns were being treated, which indicated that working at MNR might not be as glorious as one might think as an intern.

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Interesting and Dynamic Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Management in New York, NY

    I worked at MTA Metro North Railroad

    Pros

    - Excellent Benefits
    - Great People
    - Interesting Work Environment

    Cons

    - Get used to stagnant
    - Old culture (tho a lot of young talent is coming in)
    - Slow-paced and no room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture by changing your own attitudes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The "Mad Men" of the Railroad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MTA Metro North Railroad

    Pros

    If Westchester County or in CT and want to work in NYC...you probably have to rely on MNR
    You could have a long career

    Cons

    the most diverse group is: the HR department
    if you're a women in management: good luck it's an old boys club I personally heard some exclusion stories and things made to be more difficult
    This place feels like a cultural throw-back to the 1950s

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Very fast once you get access to everything. There isn't a day that goes by when you don't have a problem.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Operations Procurement in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Operations Procurement in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTA Metro North Railroad as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Can advance quickly. Ride for FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cons

    Politics, things that don't make sense that you can't change like the slow BSC system, and No pay raises for the last 5-7 Years as I am told.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask low level employees on what needs to be change because if you aren't upper management or doesn't hold weight your opinions get shot down.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Metro-North Railroad is a comfortable job where at times may be stressful, depending on your position.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTA Metro North Railroad full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Work load, leadership, helpfulness

    Cons

    Promotions, managerial raises, union employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to start your career, just don't get stuck here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTA Metro North Railroad full-time

    Pros

    There is ample opportunity for technical training if you are proactive about it. The benefits are pretty good, particularly the pension program. Also, being part of the organization that moves 83 million people per year in and out of the New York metro area is pretty cool.

    Cons

    As an MTA employee, you'll feel the spotlight of media and politicians who have an axe to grind against public sector workers. Also, non-agreement employees have to get used to supervising union workers who make much more than you do - not a great morale booster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make non-agreement salaries competitive with union wages, in order keep qualified managers from leaving for the private sector, so that the company is not getting it's leaders from the bottom of the barrel.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    No flexibility, Major control freaks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTA Metro North Railroad

    Pros

    Benefits, decent salary, interesting coworkers.

    Cons

    Even senior staff members treated like minimum wage workers. No flexibility. Managers do trust their staff which is ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are hiring staff with a proven track record let them do their jobs. Stop treating then like children.

  10.  

    Tired of not getting raise or cost of living adjustment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTA Metro North Railroad full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good People to work with

    Cons

    No pay raise unless you are in the union

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to reward employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Summer Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTA Metro North Railroad as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Co-workers, Office Culture, compernsation, hours, learn alot

    Cons

    Long wait for things to get done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less micro management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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