Poorly managed, and terrible culture
Engineer (Current Employee) – Melbourne VIC – 31 July 2017
Metro Trains is a very management-heavy company, yet nothing seems to be managed well. There is no drive for efficiency as they are spending tax-payers money. There is a culture which values hierarchy above all else, and if you have something to say, they encourage you to sweep it under the rug rather than try to remedy it. The work culture breeds people who are more concerned with climbing the ladder than doing a good job, the company does nothing to assist in development of its employees, and nepotism is rampant when it comes to performance reviews. There are 3 kinds of people who works at Metro: People who are too lazy and incompetent to work elsewhere and hide behind the bureaucracies of Metro, people who have never worked elsewhere so don't know any better, and miserable people. The company could sack 30% of its workforce and the same amount of work would get done. The renumeration is quite poor as well, except for for a handful of people.
Free public transport
Work here for too long and you will become useless