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  • "The pay is good for a blue collar job but it hasn't been worth it for quite a while.(in 365 reviews)
  • "Pay is ok; good benefits(in 278 reviews)
  • "Retirement is good if you can last that long(in 90 reviews)
  • "The people here are great and provide good mentoring.(in 66 reviews)
  • "Good money but not near keeping up with inflation or even remotely worth what you sacrifice and lose while working there(in 59 reviews)
  • "Poor Management Bad union Benefits declining Raises not keeping up with inflation(in 117 reviews)
  • "No work life balance and the company is always finding ways to take even more personal days away from us.(in 109 reviews)
  • "with their families and their is very little thought or willingness to accommodate this kind of time off.(in 86 reviews)
  • "Long hours (heavy reliance on legacy of railroad employees working all the livelong day).(in 45 reviews)
  • "No schedule and trying to fire everyone(in 34 reviews)

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Updated Sep 27, 2023

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    1. 3.0
      May 24, 2021
      Railroad Conductor
      Current Employee, more than 8 years
      Colorado Springs, CO
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      Decent pay, can call in sick when ever you want. Never have to deal with a boss about it. Pretty easy work


      They pay you well for inconvenience, the job will make you old. The company has a binding contract with the union, yet the make their own rules ans do what ever they want. They don’t let you take your vacation days or personal leave days and blame it on shortage of workers, when in fact they have a few thousand of their workers out of work on furlough. The company looks at you like a number, they could care less about their employees. Work life balance sucks unless you have a really good seniority which could take 25 years to achieve. Employees Morale sucks. Every location I’ve been. People hate their job.

      1. 3.0
        Oct 3, 2015
        Locomotive Engineer
        Current Employee
        Tulsa, OK
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        Benefits Retirement Pay Moving to another location if needed


        Management is subpar to say the best. If you are a Trainmaster that is respected by the employees or treats the employees well they will push you out and push you out quick. They did it to a female trainmaster we had it was sad to watch. It is also sad to watch new employees get furloughed right away once they are hired. No work life balance and you better not go over your availability or you will be sent straight to investigation. Management enjoys burning people. It is if our terminal managers sit around and drink to celebrate who the screwed today. I'm old and it heartbreaking to see how the supervision is getting worse and worse.

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