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"Best "Slice of Life" Internship"

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  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Engineering Intern - Engine Systems in La Grange, IL
Former Intern - Engineering Intern - Engine Systems in La Grange, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Electro-Motive as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Worked on many projects; friendly, helpful colleagues; worked with locomotives; received a mentor; good perspective on engineering as an occupation

Cons

Sometimes there was lack of direction; had to overcome boredom some days; other interns were less motivated than me

Advice to Management

Hot lunches in the headquarters building; more direction for interns; more company events; continue to partner new hires and interns with mentors to show them the ropes and to have a safe person to ask "dumb" questions to

Other Employee Reviews for Electro-Motive

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A company not focused on the long term."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Engineer in La Grange, IL
    Current Contractor - Engineer in La Grange, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Electro-Motive as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    opportunities to travel, getting to work with locomotives, short term incentive plan, freedom to self manage, locomotive training classes, opportunities to get involved with charities

    Cons

    Constant budget cuts, lack of resources, corporate values that are not held to, lack of accountability, lack of effective processes, minimal teamwork, low morale, policies that are constantly bent/broken, groups too large to manage

    Advice to Management

    work on fixing the cons


  2. Helpful (1)

    "can be so much better if Caterpillar didn't run things."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Locker Assembler in Lagrange Hlds, IL
    Former Employee - Electrical Locker Assembler in Lagrange Hlds, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    union, lots of work, good people to work with, tons of advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    owned by Caterpillar, management is clueless, forced overtime (have to work it or you get points that get you fired) bad union reps who are purchased by the company to bust the union up.

    Advice to Management

    what can i say we are a union workforce owned by the biggest anti-union labor out there...Caterpiller. they will shut the entire business down and destroy many people's lifes and family for no reason other than the simple fact that EMD is unionized and they hate unions. Management is instructed to bust up the union anyway or shape possible even if it means closing down the plant in IL and moving it to Indiana where they dont have a union.


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