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Updated February 19, 2017
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Washington Metro Interim General Manager & CEO Jack Requa
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Pros
  • Stable employment with good benefits no layoffs (in 14 reviews)

  • Work-life balance, opportunities, education and training opportunties (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor management style across the board, discipline over coaching (in 3 reviews)

  • Government red tape in abundance at times, can be hard to make needed changes (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "fmla nightmare"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Washington Metro full-time

    Pros

    pay when correct growth tuition assistance

    Cons

    management gossip cover ups overtime


  2. "Good benefit"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefit, health insurance coverage is awesome. Paid vacation and sick leave is more than enough. Flexible spending account also available.

    Cons

    Many people in the same department but workload is not balance. Some people work hard but do not get recognition. Lazy people with good talk normally get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Management should know their people better for promotion opportunity.


  3. "Wmata"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good people work for this company

    Cons

    Management change to often & each manager wants to make their mark

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people & they will take care of you


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  5. "Any Position with Accounting and Budget or should I say under CFO"

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

    I have been working at Washington Metro full-time

    Pros

    Pay is ok but then again nothing is worth your peace of mind.

    Cons

    They want people that agree to executives even if they are wrong. 90 % of the people under CFO are corrupt and incapable of doing their job. They play with Federal and State dollar like its nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that know work not people.


  6. "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Train
    Former Employee - Train
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The environment was very friendly and professional. There was great communication.

    Cons

    At times there was great conflict in scheduling. The rotation favors employees who have been there longer.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise managers to just hold driveres and essential personnell more accountable to customer service and trouble shoot ing problems as well.


  7. "Manager, Bus Service Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager Operation in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager Operation in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washington Metro full-time

    Pros

    Teamwork, Training,, and growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Fairness, and not having clear & concise communication across levels.

    Advice to Management

    Having consistency when application of policy & procedures.


  8. "wmata its culture and work"

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    Former Employee - Aa Railcar Mechanic Also Bus in Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - Aa Railcar Mechanic Also Bus in Greenbelt, MD

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

    Pros

    pay,holidays off sometimes.medical dental upward mobility

    Cons

    Bad safety culture,high pressure,Big bloated organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it simple ,provide mechanics and drivers the tools to succeed .replace old management from top down. better funding .lower fares .more money from fed gov.Above all else listen to the union.We want to help ,and do away with metro board


  9. "Capital Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Capital Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Capital Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washington Metro (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Opportunities to grow. Great Benefits. Vacation and sick leave higher than would be the average. They also have a wonderful retirement plan.

    Cons

    Promotions based on a "old boy network" system


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    "SharePoint Developer"

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    Former Employee - Sharepoint Developer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sharepoint Developer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, salary, vacation, PTO, good insurance plans.

    Cons

    1. slow- paced environment
    2. Unprofessional staff
    3. No ethics and business etiquette
    4.Most of the employees don't have the skills for the job they are working
    5.Worst management
    6. Politics
    7. Contractors get double the pay
    8. Unfair environment with no integrity. Family members work in the same department as a group.

    Advice to Management

    Do not treat employees as slaves. Behave professional.


  11. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great training session and working environment.

    Cons

    Limited career opportunity after internship



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