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Amsted Rail Reviews

Updated September 1, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Ideal work environment"

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    Former Employee - Plant Metallurgist
    Former Employee - Plant Metallurgist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Amsted Rail full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, well compensated, lots of flexibility with regards to defining my job role

    Cons

    Required duties bled into nights and weekends, had to keep a work computer and internet connection next to me any time production was up


  2. "Procurement Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Amsted Rail full-time

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    need constant followup and pushing to get things done

  3. "R&M"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amsted Rail full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Co- Workers and some Supervisors, Pay is good

    Cons

    High Deductible Medical Insurance,


  4. "Excellent company in results and culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Amsted Rail full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong culture of valuing people, not just management-down but how people treat their coworkers, creating an environment that rewards people for being helpful and kind to coworkers. Huge commitment to employee development. Employee-owned means everyone benefits when company is successful. Highly innovative, willing to try new things, experiment.

    Cons

    Recruiting can be a long process, depending on type of job being sought, but it is worth it to be sure the company is the right fit for candidate and vice versa.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in people development. Become more active in social media to promote the company.


  5. "Purchasing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Amsted Rail (More than a year)

    Pros

    EOP Company. Employees gain shares as they gain years of employment. This gives added revenue to their retirement fund. 5 year employment in order to be vested.

    Cons

    Alabama plant idled. Due to market conditions. Hopes to re-open when market gets back on track. Area needs this plant. Employees about 225 people when running full.


  6. "Electrician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Amsted Rail full-time

    Pros

    Pays well and has a reasonable retirement

    Cons

    Mediocre benefits in regards to health, not a people company

    Advice to Management

    People are assets when I comes to a production facility, the iron fist mentally will yield just what it did for the former Soviet Union.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "electrical engineer"

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    Former Employee - Electrical and Controls Engineer in Mechanicsville, VA
    Former Employee - Electrical and Controls Engineer in Mechanicsville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Amsted Rail (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    interesting work, a good learning environment

    Cons

    poor management, very dirty facility, poor maintenance

    Advice to Management

    replace yourself

  8. "Labor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Amsted Rail full-time

    Pros

    opportunities to move up in the company

    Cons

    Nobody works together, workers act like kids


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting Projects"

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    Former Employee - Senior Embedded Software Engineer in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Embedded Software Engineer in West Chester, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Amsted Rail full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Current Projects are very forward looking. Younger team members can get a lot of project responsibility. Tries to be very up-to-date with M2M and IoT technologies.

    Cons

    Schedules are often unrealistic. it seems like projects are never really compleated before the next big thing is the hot topic

    Advice to Management

    Maintain focus on the projects that are developing. While it's important to be forward looking, reflect on the need to get projects completed and deployed successfully before making promises for future systems.


  10. "Welder"

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    Current Employee - Welder in Granite City, IL
    Current Employee - Welder in Granite City, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Amsted Rail full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, nice to work when rolling in full production, opportunity to make a lot of money

    Cons

    Layoff about every 2 1/2 years, poorly ran union, can't use any vacation when when you would like to until you have 10 years

    Advice to Management

    Management isn't too bad, mixture of company and union is not what it should be


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