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Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company Reviews

Updated 25 Jan 2020

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2.9
42%
Recommend to a Friend
45%
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Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company President and CEO Billy Ainsworth (no image)
Billy Ainsworth
89 Ratings
Pros
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. ""Material" Handler"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if we were told ahead of time that our hours might be getting cut.

    Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company2020-01-25
  2. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Machinist 

    I have been working at Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Plenty of room to move up

    Cons

    None to really speak of

    Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company2019-11-12
  3. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Knowledgeable people Lots of new projects direct Interaction with the customer

    Cons

    no deadline No follow through no clear vision at the higher level

    Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company2019-09-25
  4. "Good benefits, mediocre management"

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    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Alorton, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good insurance, decent pay, plenty of experienced guys to learn from..

    Cons

    Money could be better, micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Support your people, and encourage them to do better with less negativity.

    Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company2019-09-27
  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment with excellent benefits. Good, solid company. My co-workers are wonderful to work with as, well.

    Cons

    I really have nothing bad to say about Progress Rail.

    Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company2019-09-10
  6. "Management is lacking direction low moral on shop floor"

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    CNC Machine Operator in Sandiacre, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company

    Pros

    Good rate of pay when your eventually put on the correct rate. Good hours on shifts Get shift allowance

    Cons

    Poor management Very little done in the way of improving machines etc. No effort to change moral

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the shop floor. They know what they need and how they need things to be to make the site successful. Improvements are put through weekly and none are acted upon.

    Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company2019-09-19
  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Sandiacre, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly Staff and flexibility.

    Cons

    Non-engineering staff still had to clock in and out for work shifts. Seems a bit old fashioned way of working. Not very agile

    Advice to Management

    None

    Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company2019-09-03
  8. "Average"

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

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

    Pros

    Location is convenient, the benefit from being a Catapillar subsidiary is good

    Cons

    Company has been around for a long time but due to the nature of the industry, it lacks the drive to raise their competitiveness

    Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company2019-08-24
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Unorganized"

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    Former Employee - Repair Technician in Rock Springs, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people working there teach you what you got to learn

    Cons

    Shops to small for real progress to be done

    Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company2019-09-18
  10. "Develop your employees"

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    Former Employee - Assembler 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Product Lines as there are not many organizations located domestically building rail products.

    Cons

    Not much experience or skill from those assembling the product.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the front line operators for feedback.

    Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company2019-07-29
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