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"Serious problems"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Metra full-time

Pros

Low cost of benefits, good work schedule.

Cons

The place is allergic to change, nothing but lifers and people with questionable ethics in upper management. Toxic culture where people who want to do the right thing are forced to keep their heads down just to get through the day.

Advice to Management

Leave.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Disappointing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Good location in downtown Chicago. My job involves a lot of time out of the office.

    Cons

    Corruption, mismanagement, dysfunction. Political corruption and lack of management professionalism have created an agency with significant lack of professionalism, poor support for employees in terms of compensation and workforce development.

    Advice to Management

    Make needed administrative reforms, particularly in the IT and HR areas. Political reforms are needed but will eventually be brought from above. Professionalize the staff - appreciate training and workforce development opportunities.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "It's a job, not a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent although not fair pay.

    Cons

    ZERO opportunity for advancement. Qualifications are ignored. Usually friends, family or race and gender of the month move up. Positions are posted and then rules are incorporated to allow specific group to apply, regardless of qualification or talent. Never any support from management when it comes to disputed. Union leaders negotiate for themselves and not benefit of bottom 3/4 of membership.

    Advice to Management

    Look real close at those who can make a difference and stop feeling threatened that someone who has a clue may actually be a benefit. Take the politics of the board and let professionals run this system instead of politicians worried about votes instead of a successful professional organization.


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