Metro-North Commuter Railroad

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Updated May 17, 2015
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Howard R. Permut
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  1. Excellent employee benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Conductor in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Conductor in New Haven, CT

    I worked at Metro-North Commuter Railroad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, great vacation, great benefits/pensions

    Cons

    Hard for people to get a job with the railroad


  2. Metro North

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

    I worked at Metro-North Commuter Railroad full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great job for pay and benefits. Made life long friends.

    Cons

    There is room to move up but don't count on your merits, it is definitely a place for the "Boy's Club!" Some manager's target employees who are vocal with issue's of work with no real recourse for remedies. Discipline hearings are a joke, no such thing as fair and equitable, regardless of the evidence if "they want you" here is the place they will "get you!" Many manager's will "blatantly lie" because "the word came down to get him!" Be very careful of the Business Service Center with benefit questions and deductions other then company benefits you deduct from your paycheck. The "BSC" is incompetent and upper management knows it and still have not rectified. The work is inherently dangerous and they claim safety is #1 don't believe it! Hang your coat tails on one of the Senior Men! They know the game!

    Advice to Management

    Today you want a degree, regardless of experience. I have seen men there who worked for 20 plus years and have a wealth of experience yet the ladder to higher management is close due to the perception of lack of education. I have witnessed many times experience employee's being closed out of management opportunities and job filled by a young person with a degree! You have a wealth of talent now that is fleeing due to management issue's you seem to ignore! Too much empathy for years which management ignored. Clean up your Hearing Process, make management accountable to it's employees and finally clean the table with the Business Service Center! You know the issue there and just let it go on!


  3. Worked there and for it's predecessors for 35 yrs. in agreement and management positions.

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

    I worked at Metro-North Commuter Railroad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most everyone did their jobs professionally and with pride. To often I found management to be bloated, petty, and to be honest, self-serving butt kissers! But if you can get by that, the money and benefits are excellent!!

    Cons

    In my case, the days were very long and until you accumulated sufficient seniority, vacations, rest days and assignments were subject to your position on the roster!


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  5. Very good place to work

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

    I have been working at Metro-North Commuter Railroad

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent retirement benefits for management

    Cons

    Advancement within not totally fair (in my opinion)


  6. MNR

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

    I have been working at Metro-North Commuter Railroad

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Being part of one of the largest orginazations in transportation industry

    Cons

    Limited oppurutinties for growth and advancement

    Advice to Management

    Implement more management development



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