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Helpful (1)

"Ok place to work"

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Former Employee - Car Repairman in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Car Repairman in Washington, DC
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Approves of CEO

I worked at Amtrak full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Decent benefits, easy work, easy to get overtime

Cons

Many people have an entitled attitude towards everything. The foreman can be overbearing and will hang you out to dry. Nobody wants any type of responsibility and will dodge work at first chance. If you are like me and actually do work, all work will be dumped on you. Unsafe location to work at in DC.

Advice to Management

Clean up your workforce.

Other Employee Reviews for Amtrak

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Long and satisfying career with plenty of opportunity."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Train Conductor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Train Conductor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amtrak full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting, never stultified by micro management. Skills are honed and re-honed to meet the changing needs of the public and ever growing technology

    Cons

    None to mention at any length. Newer employees sometimes don't get the tradition or sense of railroading but that is not the fault of the company

    Advice to Management

    Praise first, then critique. Spend time with front line managers to develop leadership skills and learn the art of managing rather than patrolling


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Organizational Transition"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amtrak full-time

    Pros

    Current desire and willingness to run it like a business and align to corporate strategy and goals. Very good retirement and fringe benefits and competitive IT salary. Safety is number one and concern for environmental awareness.

    Cons

    The ongoing organizational changes needs clear and effective process and communication plus clarity on new roles and responsibilities are lagging behind.

    Advice to Management

    New leaders need to communicate better to employees about their new roles and responsibilities and expectations.

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