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GATX Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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GATX Chairman, President, and CEO Brian A. Kenney
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  1. "Great!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GATX full-time

    Pros

    As a salaried employee, I get 15 days paid time off in addition to 8 recognized holidays and 2 floating holidays each year.

    There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in the community.

    They have an amazing benefits package!

    Great work-life balance so I can enjoy my time outside the office.

    Cons

    Due to a current cyclical downturn, the company needs to be tight on their budget.

    Since the company has been around for 118 years, they tend stick with methods that have been working for them for years--as opposed to adopting new technologies.


  2. "Solid Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great culture, benefits, big on volunteering/giving back to the community, good work life balance

    Cons

    Unfortunately there's no free lunch

  3. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Railcar Mechanic in Colton, CA
    Current Employee - Railcar Mechanic in Colton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company pays well, offer 401k and Pension. United Steel Workers Union. Full Medical benefits.

    Cons

    I havent started yet but this job is my dream job and once i start i will not be easily rattled.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Field services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good people to work with for the most part. Very safety orenitated seem genuinely concerned that no employees are injured at work.

    Cons

    Always looking for employees mistakes. The sole purpose of the managers visit is to search for mistakes made by the employees. There is no positive reinforcement. Makes it difficult to enjoy going to work. They use check lists to try and make sure foreman and workers are doing there jobs. You are always watching your back wondering what you will be written up for next.
    Wages are nowhere near where they need to be for what they expect. High turnover of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Quit micro managing allow your employees to do their jobs. Increase wages


  5. "Fleet Manager"

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    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at GATX full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional, allows for suggestions in any area of the business, Continuous Improvement,
    yearly reviews, also yearly bonus's based on company's earnings for the year as well as your personal yearly review. Great Railcar division!! More but can't list all

    Cons

    poor communications from HQ- Chicago office to other offices...ie: SF, HOU...
    Didn't include employees from the other offices on special projects, although the employee's in SF wanted to be badly.


  6. "welder"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Plantersville, TX
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Plantersville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GATX full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No weekend work or after regular hours

    Cons

    there is no overtime at all

    Advice to Management

    Train Foreman and manager better


  7. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

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

    Pros

    okay benifits and nothing much

    Cons

    not sure of other divisions, but dont join IT if you have other opportunities even for less pay. They are very fast in firing and not good environment to movein. all old timers. so dont waste your time. no career oppertunities here either

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have had a highly positive experience working at GATX. Company recognizes and rewards high performers and offers great work/life balance. Employees have many opportunities to give back to the community through Make-a-Wish, Big Shoulders and other volunteer opportunities.

    Cons

    Similar to any other business, GATX faces down cycles. Though we are in one now, GATX has a strategic approach to managing through it.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Chicago"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GATX (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work hours, great location, no micro managing

    Cons

    People who've worked for the company for years are passed by on new job opportunities which are given to new employees, There is no room for advancement unless you know someone.

    Advice to Management

    Stop overlooking those employees who have been loyal, dedicated and been with the company long term and give them opportunity to advance in the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture
    Good benefits
    Good hours
    Ethical manner

    Cons

    Micromanaging
    CEO not a great leader.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building more of a team spirit.
    Mention some of the positives, not just the negatives


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