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MTA Metro North Railroad Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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MTA Metro North Railroad Thomas F. Prendergast Joseph J. Lhota
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  1. "many yrs on the railroad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Brewster, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Brewster, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MTA Metro North Railroad full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is not that good when you start but over time you will make a good living for yourself. The hrs and days off can be crazy with a lot of driving to get to where you are working out of but there again it gets better with time well worth sticking it out...

    Cons

    when you start you will be working crazy hrs with crazy rest days lousy vacation time and hardly any home life but the longer you are there the better it gets and its worth it

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees more.....they know....


  2. "Locomotive Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MTA Metro North Railroad (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay ($45/hr) with paid holidays and vacations, sick time, and excellent insurance coverage including dental and vision.

    Cons

    Can he fast paced and high tension, as this railroad is the second largest commuter railroad in the US.


  3. "Great Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MTA Metro North Railroad full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Easy going management
    Competitive pay

    Cons

    Most real engineering work is contracted out. Engineers are more of project managers


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  5. "great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fantastic place to work, amazing benefits and lots of overtime. healthcare is even better.

    Cons

    there are no cons that i can think of, great place


  6. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Opportunity to transfer within company is a plus.

    Cons

    Extremely slow paced, large division between office and field staff.


  7. "Application developer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good for a female and taking care of the ticket billing systems

    Cons

    very hectic and difficult to handle


  8. "Great Place to Intern"

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    Former Employee - Planning Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Planning Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MTA Metro North Railroad (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for training and events for interns. The final group project is an interesting assignment and a nice way to interact with interns from other departments.

    Cons

    Overall, the organization has a lot of older and male employees. I know they are trying to attract more female employees though.


  9. "Nice Work Life Balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MTA Metro North Railroad (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    Semi-Flexible Schedule - within 1-2 hours of specified shift
    Benefits

    Cons

    Starts off Slow
    Union v Management culture

    if you live in:
    New Jersey/Long Island = Long commute; Westchester = short commute


  10. "ticket seller"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great pay easy shifts, everyone is helpful and friendly

    Cons

    senior people ttake all the ot or good shifts
    dont be late.
    attendance is important


  11. "MTA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good, nice place to work

    Cons

    none, everything is done right

    Advice to Management

    none



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