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SYSTRA Consulting Overview

New York, NY
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Architectural & Engineering Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
SYSTRA is a rail and transit consulting firm that collaborates with clients to conceive, design, engineer, and construct transportation projects. We offer planning, operations analysis and simulation, infrastructure, signals and train control, communications, traction power and ... Read more

Mission: SYSTRA's mission is to be a responsive, innovative, operations focused, consulting engineering firm, applying U.S. and international experience and leadership to the transit industry.

SYSTRA Consulting Reviews

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SYSTRA Consulting full-time (Less than a year)


    Senior Leadership has changed the company is on the upswing. A very bright future ahead with the new CEO and current company structure.


    Smaller company than the competitors in the industry. However some view this as a con where as I do not.

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SYSTRA Consulting Photos

SYSTRA Consulting photo of: Exciting work on NY MTA East Side Access that spans three boroughs and over eight miles of tunnels
SYSTRA Consulting photo of: SYSTRA is thrilled to be a part of the Moynihan Train Hall project.
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SYSTRA Consulting photo of: Fun at the MRC Golf Outing
SYSTRA Consulting photo of: Metropolitan Railway Club of NY Golf Outing
SYSTRA Consulting photo of: Installation of a CBTC signaling system on NYCT Queens Boulevard Line
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SYSTRA Consulting Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at SYSTRA Consulting (Washington, DC) in January 2015.


    HR contacted me and after a lengthy phone conversation with one of the hiring managers (who would be my supervisor) I was called in for an interview with two hiring managers.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no unusual questions, just typical questions about ny experience, issues i have dealt with on prior projects, etc.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Initially, I was excited by the opportunity. My current position is not challenging, and this sounded like an interesting position. But it also entailed ~20% more hours/week, and I wanted to be compensated accordingly. H/R contacted me after the interview with an offer; I countered, and was about to accept Systra's counter when I realized that there would be a lapse in my healthcare coverage for two weeks. When I asked to be additionally compensated for my COBRA costs to cover the gap (~$1k), Systra refused. This did not give me a warm fuzzy feeling regarding starting work at a new company. So, I stuck to my guns regarding my initial counter-offer, emphasizing that I would be working 20% more hours than my present position, (which was ~$4k higher than my COBRA request), and Systra's counter-offer offer was rescinded. (I expected it at that point, and was disappointed at not getting the job, but I was not disappointed to avoid working at a company that did not think it was worth my $5 extra-per-workday request to bring me on board.)

    I was interviewed by 2 persons; my references were checked. I got along well w/the hiring managers; I am not sure who made the decision regarding my COBRA request - H/R or the hiring managers. I was a bit underwhelmed by my experience with H/R.

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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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