Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2020

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2.8
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Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company President and CEO Billy Ainsworth (no image)
Billy Ainsworth
97 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good Benefits, I got a good bonus when I was there(in 15 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, lots of opportunities for growth(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management admitted they have a big problem and lots of turnover(in 11 reviews)

  • "Low Pay, the potential to get more money and advance is difficult(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great future"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aftermarket Sales, Middle East & North Africa 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work with. Lot of growth opportunity and learning activities to move ahead

    Cons

    have not experienced any cons so far

  2. "Consistancy needed."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Montgomery, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The products were top of the line in the industry.

    Cons

    Management gave inconsistent or direction to the "vision" of the company.

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  3. "Not professional"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Covington, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get paid on a weekly basis

    Cons

    Management allows too much social media on company time

  4. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Division Quality Assurance Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    High expectations - lots of travel from site to site

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  5. COVID-19
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    "A Subsidiary of A Very Large Corporation"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Signal Engineer in Hudson, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Being a Subsidiary of Cat = Benefits; Decent work/life balance; Opportunities to advance within location;

    Cons

    Benefits can be taken away; Large Corporation (Cat) did not do a lot in response to COVID-19; Sometimes feels like Cat & PRS don't agree on protocols.

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  6. "A Great place to learn and earn."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in La Grange, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great boss, egos left at home, kept well informed, and we enjoy common goals.

    Cons

    Software systems take a bit of getting used to.

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  7. "Run"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 1971 in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent (not great)benefits. Lots of promises if you like promises.

    Cons

    Constant push for production leads to poor quality and bad attitudes.

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  8. ""Material" Handler"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Alberta, AL

    I worked at Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits Job is pretty straightforward

    Cons

    The Job can get pretty repetitive

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  9. "No training. No communication. Unsafe."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FREIGHT COORDINATOR in Corbin, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent compensation and benefits. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    No Training. No emphasis on Safety at the Corbin facility. No communication from executive level employees.

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  10. "prs"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    overtime, no pay raises, poor management

    Cons

    poor pay, benefits are getting worse

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