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Metro-North Commuter Railroad Reviews

Updated June 1, 2017
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Howard R. Permut
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  1. "coath cleaner"

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    Current Employee - Porter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Porter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i would be a great aset to metro north hard working team player take charge and get the job done

    Cons

    only con i can think of is they dont give me a chance

    Advice to Management

    i would be the greatits canadate


  2. "Excellent employee benefits"

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    Former Employee - Conductor in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Conductor in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, great vacation, great benefits/pensions

    Cons

    Hard for people to get a job with the railroad

  3. "Worked there and for it's predecessors for 35 yrs. in agreement and management positions."

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    Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most everyone did their jobs professionally and with pride. To often I found management to be bloated, petty, and to be honest, self-serving butt kissers! But if you can get by that, the money and benefits are excellent!!

    Cons

    In my case, the days were very long and until you accumulated sufficient seniority, vacations, rest days and assignments were subject to your position on the roster!


  4. "Very good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Foreman in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Foreman in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent retirement benefits for management

    Cons

    Advancement within not totally fair (in my opinion)


  5. "MNR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Being part of one of the largest orginazations in transportation industry

    Cons

    Limited oppurutinties for growth and advancement

    Advice to Management

    Implement more management development


  6. "HR compensation intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Metro-North Commuter Railroad as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly people, good work culture, everyone willing to help you.

    Cons

    At times it's all business can be a bit too strict. But understandable in order to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you guys are doing. You do a great job I'd say try to do more activities and competitions in the office.


  7. "Finance Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metro-North Commuter Railroad as an intern

    Pros

    Great opportunity exploring different business lines and learning new skill sets and knowledge

    Cons

    It would be better if there are more opportunities for international students.

  8. "Assistant Director, Financial Planning and Analysis"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director, Financial Planning and Analysis
    Current Employee - Assistant Director, Financial Planning and Analysis
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with amazing benefits

    Cons

    None that I have found yet.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good for people who have given up"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice location at Grand Central, not overly stressful

    Cons

    Boring and patronizing people work there who have few social skills


  10. "Metro North"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metro-North Commuter Railroad full-time

    Pros

    Great job for pay and benefits. Made life long friends.

    Cons

    There is room to move up but don't count on your merits, it is definitely a place for the "Boy's Club!" Some manager's target employees who are vocal with issue's of work with no real recourse for remedies. Discipline hearings are a joke, no such thing as fair and equitable, regardless of the evidence if "they want you" here is the place they will "get you!" Many manager's will "blatantly lie" because "the word came down to get him!" Be very careful of the Business Service Center with benefit questions and deductions other then company benefits you deduct from your paycheck. The "BSC" is incompetent and upper management knows it and still have not rectified. The work is inherently dangerous and they claim safety is #1 don't believe it! Hang your coat tails on one of the Senior Men! They know the game!

    Advice to Management

    Today you want a degree, regardless of experience. I have seen men there who worked for 20 plus years and have a wealth of experience yet the ladder to higher management is close due to the perception of lack of education. I have witnessed many times experience employee's being closed out of management opportunities and job filled by a young person with a degree! You have a wealth of talent now that is fleeing due to management issue's you seem to ignore! Too much empathy for years which management ignored. Clean up your Hearing Process, make management accountable to it's employees and finally clean the table with the Business Service Center! You know the issue there and just let it go on!