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Progress Rail Overview

Albertville, AL
5001 to 10000 employees
Caterpillar
1983
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Transportation & Logistics
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Through organic growth and key acquisitions, Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, has grown to be one of the largest diversified suppliers of railroad products and services in the world.

If it rolls on the rail, customers can count on us for rolling stock ... Read more

Mission: Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is a total solutions provider of rolling stock and infrastructure products and services for the global railroad industry. Forging the bridge between ideas and success, our talented and innovative team members work together, along with our ... Read more

Progress Rail – Why Work For Us?


ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is at the forefront of the railroad revolution, with a blend of history and innovation that drives us each day.

Whether it rolls on the rails or comprises the rails itself, our products are operating in over 100 countries, and our people are working to make the next century of railroading as historic as the last.

OUR HISTORY

Progress Rail Services began in 1983 and grew rapidly to become one of the largest suppliers of railroad and transit system products in North America.

In 2006, Progress Rail Services became a part of Caterpillar Inc. Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), in turn, came aboard as part of Progress Rail in 2010. Electro-Motive Diesel started in 1922, pioneering the introduction of diesel-electric locomotives. EMD became a part of General Motors in 1930, and led the way in locomotive technology in the decades that followed.

Together, Progress Rail and EMD make up the Rail Division of Caterpillar. In 2016 the brand identity of both companies changed to Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company. The change reflects our commitment to setting the pace in modern rail technology as one team – whether it’s what rolls on the rails or it’s the rail itself.

CAREERS

VISIT CAREERS.PROGRESSRAIL.COM TO SEARCH FOR JOBS AND LEARN WHAT IT MEANS TO WORK FOR A COMPANY WHERE INNOVATION IS DRIVEN BY HISTORY.

We have been at the forefront of railroad innovation since we led the switch from steam to diesel-electric more than 90 years ago. That blend of history and innovation still drives us today.

Whether it rolls on the rails or is the rail itself, you will find our products at work in more than 100 countries. And you will find our people at work on solutions to make the next century of railroading as historic as the last.

Take a closer look at our career site at http://careers.progressrail.com/, and you will see why we say, "our future will make history."

Our line of work can take you to a lot of different places—over 100 countries around the world. You’ll also find a lot of variety from one location to the next. Some are long-standing local institutions with hundreds of employees. Others are newer outposts where small, collaborative teams get the job done. Some offer many different job roles, including corporate functions like accounting and human resources. Others are dedicated to hands-on manufacturing and implementation.

We are a global company with rewarding careers all around the world. On our careers website, you can view some of our top locations in North America. The icons show where you’ll find corporate positions, manufacturing jobs, or both.

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    I worked at Progress Rail full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay was great and good benefits.

    Cons

    Lately too many drama with new hands brought on board that has no understanding of the company's culture.

    Advice to Management

    Know your people before you enfore changes down their throats.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Progress Rail.

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    The interview process was no nonsense and straight forward. They asked typical interview questions, and later turned into a conversational affair. After the interview, I was shown around and met many of the people I would work with.

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