Metrolink Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
9 Reviews

1.7
9 Reviews
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John E. Fenton
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  1.  

    So much potential!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metrolink

    Pros

    Coworkers, agency mission, interesting subject matter, camaraderie, convenient location, free transit pass, health insurance and vacation benefits are generous, part of the state public pension program

    Cons

    disorganized, no room for advancement, austere

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    What culture?

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Metrolink as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People are generally relaxed here and very personable

    Cons

    1) The concept of "deadlines" seems to not exist at the company as there are times when there's nothing to do than suddenly there's an influx of work
    2) Very bureaucratic
    3) No autonomy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees/interns more flexibility and autonomy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    everything that has been said is all true

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Metrolink full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The only pros are the salary and benefits; health, vision, dental, pension, fsa, life insurance, etc... I wish i could say more positive things about this company.

    Cons

    nepotism, no career advancement, constant back stabbing and blaming, constant re-orgs, upper management does not support their staff and most of them lack people skills. it is a very unhappy place with low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take classes on how to be a leader and manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Metrolink full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    benefits, transportation passes, paid time off

    Cons

    corrupt, incompetent, unqualified management and extremely low morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All managers should be reevaluated/audited for job competency, especially the HR dept. Turnover is extremely high and nothing has been done to improve it.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    no one likes their job

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Metrolink as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I can't think of anything positive

    Cons

    gives meaningless work to their interns

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    the experience in metrolink depends a lot on the department you're in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metrolink as an intern

    Pros

    good location in the city

    Cons

    there is what seems like a high turnover rate

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked me to death, to the point where I had to choose between my health and my job.

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    Former Employee - Operations Related  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Related in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Metrolink full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some nice people, great pay, excellent benefits, including access to the CapPERS pension program.

    Cons

    A rumor mill, they will work you until you fall down dead at your desk and then prop your corpse back up and make you keep on working. Not enough money to hire the amount of staff they need to keep up with the workload, a lot of the staff is incompetent because they have been "over-promoted" into their jobs when they should not have been. Computer programs need updating and maintenance and have been given neither.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn in an accurate budget to your funding agencies that realistically reflects what it takes to fully run a railroad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Trials of Working in the Public Sector

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Metrolink full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You might have a positive influence on how your tax dollars are distributed.

    Cons

    Changing Board of Directors, political back-stabbing, conflicts of interest and change in CEO's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not about saving money and spending it wisely, it's about spending it. Generally there are no pay raises and do not look to be appreciated by the Board, or in some cases by the Senior Leadership Team. It's all about them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    the Job was Good but management sucked!

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    Former Employee - Signal Maintainer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Signal Maintainer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Metrolink full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    enjoyed all of what i did!

    Cons

    politics! suck and indifference between U.P. an S.P. personnel is cheap and stupid!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let people do there jobs and leave the BS at home!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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