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  • "Pay is good and they force you to work your off days and work over your shift.(in 316 reviews)
  • "Good benefits and pays well(in 234 reviews)
  • "4. Good retirement that will follow you to another railroad if you decide to change employers(in 85 reviews)
  • "The people were great and very welcoming.(in 61 reviews)
  • "the money was good and it was easy work(in 34 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Jan 17, 2016
      Railroad Freight Conductor
      Former Employee, more than 8 years
      Cleveland, OH
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      Pay is not bad... Considering they are paying you for being away from home a lot. I have spent 120 hours in one week in a hotel waiting for a train to take back to home terminal, and was only home in own bed for 20 hours. Railroad retirement is the best out there hands down, considering you are paying for it out of your pay checks. The work is fairly easy considering what they ask you to do.


      Management is not the best considering they actually hide in the weeds to wait for an employee to break a rule. Too many people kiss butt to management doing favors and in return mark off for 4 day weekends consistently and do not get in trouble. They added inward facing cameras in the cab to make sure employees are doing their jobs, saying they will not use the video to discipline employees. A lot of micro managing throughout the company. Too many Chiefs and not enough Indians. Hires a bunch of new hires that have left decent jobs and then furloughs them with no intentions of keeping them after furlough. Dispatchers have no clue how long it takes to walk a train in the middle of winter with 10 inches of snow on the ground and will get on the radio asking what is taking so long.

      1. 4.0
        Apr 25, 2022
        Freight Conductor
        Current Employee
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        -Benefits -Good Pay (Takes about 4 to 5 years to hit 100% step rate) -Pension (If you can stick it out the full 30 years)


        -Schedule (You work on call unless you can hold a regular yard job which takes years of seniority to hold) -Management (Trainmasters will hide in bushes just to catch you breaking rules so they can fire you and move up the chain of command)

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