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Updated April 21, 2017
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  1. "Technical Writer II"

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer II in Hamel, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Writer II in Hamel, MN

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

    Pros

    A good corporate culture to be in

    Cons

    There are no cons at this time


  2. "Loram is an intersting place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist in Hamel, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist in Hamel, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intersting steady work, pretty good pay.

    Cons

    Lots of travel, long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people. Don't dismiss employees on a minor first infraction that could be could be easily corrected with a discussion, training or minor discipline.


  3. "Great Opportunity if you stick with it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Superintendent in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Superintendent in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, new environments, Safety, Job Security, Advancement Opportunity, Experience Gained, Challenging Work Environment

    Great opportunity to make good money, received, good benefits, experience the country, and work on one of a kind equipment. People tend to shy away from the starting pay, but I can assure you, that the hours you'll work will easily make up for it. If you have a level head and are mechanically inclined, Advancement will come quick. Company is pretty good about raising pay scales annually.

    Company offers 401k with a 150% match, up to 6%.

    Cons

    Travel, 100%. You will adopt the lifestyle of a Nomad. All expenses are paid, besides food, but it does get old after a few years.

    Although this is a 'Con', this company gives an opportunity at a better life for this po'dunk hillbilly.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe attempt to imitate work schedule that Class 1 Railroads use for mobile gangs and break the country up into districts


  4. "Stay clear, there are better opportunities elsewhere"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Op1 in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Op1 in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perfect job to learn what you don't want to do.

    Cons

    Extremely under paid for work performed.
    Only management gets per diem.
    Training has no structure.
    You travel a lot but never get to experience or enjoy it.
    Kiss your family and social life goodbye.

    Advice to Management

    Field managers,Crew chiefs, op2 op1 are very under paid. Know your worth and find someone that appreciates your efforts and hard work.


  5. "productive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Hamel, MN
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Hamel, MN

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

    Pros

    traveling, meeting new people, and seeing monuments

    Cons

    Getting use to certain weather conditions


  6. "Payroll"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamel, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamel, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Loram full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    State of the Art software.

    Cons

    Limits between departments- Updating materials slow process.

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Loram"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Trenton, MO
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Trenton, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot from the experienced
    Learn your basic eletrical skills
    Learn mechanical ability
    Railroad experience
    Good exercise
    Company flys and pays for hotel and baggage
    Great people to learn and get to see the USA or CANADA!!
    Best machine to work on ia rail vacs and ditchers ditchers maybe 60 to 70+ and nice relax time stay awhile see the sights!!!
    Good experience to get a better paying job like I did

    Cons

    Need to pay more
    Better benefits or bonus incentives
    High turnover rate
    Long hours its all about production but that's the only way you can make any money is the time and a half
    Got alot of favoritism don't know much treated like crap
    Lie about timeoff be stuck out 6 months at a time if no help is available
    Traveling especially on the rail grinder gets old move move move all the time no relax time
    Good money if ya wanna work 100+
    Go through management people constantly!!

    Advice to Management

    Pay better to keep people


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Operator II"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator II in Hamel, MN
    Former Employee - Machine Operator II in Hamel, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Loram (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can learn so much if you are willing to learn! The pay is good compared to the "actual" work you do! (You spend more time waiting on trains than actually working) you can get paid to travel all over the US! Moving up is not hard as long as you are hardworking and dedicated! Teaching new hires and learning from them as well!

    Cons

    Not many cons except for the difference in the way each Sup runs their machine. And the fact that there are favorites with the managers, 1 Sup will get chewed out for doing the same exact thing another Sup would do, but they wouldn't say a word to that one! Having a horrible Sup or one that sucks up to management will make you hate your job!

    Advice to Management

    Knock it off with the "favorites"!!! If you have a good employee or one that really likes their job and works hard to learn as much as possible, you should treat them with the same respect that they show you! Also, there are people out there with a really bad temper, that is extremely dangerous to be around when you already work in a dangerous environment.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Operator 2 pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator II in Liberty, MO
    Current Employee - Machine Operator II in Liberty, MO

    Pros

    The job let's you meet many people and build friendship with the customer if you have a regular route you grind yearly you learn great skills that can help.you later in life

    Cons

    My personal experience I've trained 4 people on how to operate the machine and I've been employed three and a half years which is longer than all of them operating for two years every day I've been here and they make a $1.50 more than me?

    Advice to Management

    I think you should look close into to the pay scale and give the person who trains in a new operator something it's not easy and your really sticking your neck out in doing so so much can go wrong the operator doesn't just look out for his/her job but also their supervisor and the railroad customers on board


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Opportunity to Learn and Grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Hamel, MN
    Former Employee - Employee in Hamel, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Loram full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company gives most any level a chance to succeed and learn over there abilities.

    More opportunity than talent and discipline.

    Niche market allows for many mistakes to go unpunished.

    Cons

    Lack of structure in processes, tool optimization, along with youthful leaders makes for many challenges and conservative change.

    Union Shop/Warehouse

    Fragmented leadership with several leading out of position

    Advice to Management

    Get on the same page! Reorganize the leadership aligning them better in order to position for growth!

    Too many Sales/Marketing/Contract pillars driving the organization instead of value and execution.

    Loram Response

    Apr 25, 2016 – Manager, Talent Management

    Loram does indeed provide many opportunities to grow and develop as an employee with internal opportunities. Regarding the "unpunished" mistakes - Not sure why there would need for punitive ... More


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