May 1, 2018 Amtrak Recognized as America’s Top Employer

Workforce offer customers a better way to travel

WASHINGTON – Amtrak received recognition for workplace excellence by earning a spot on Forbes magazine’s America’s Best Employers 2018 list. About 20,000 Amtrak employees ensure customers travel in comfort and reach their destinations safely and reliably.

America’s Railroad® is on the list for the fourth year in a row and is among 500 employers across 25 industries. Listed under the transportation & logistics category, Amtrak was chosen based on the magazine’s independent survey of 30,000 people who work for large firms or institutions who rated their willingness to recommend their own companies on a scale of 0 to 10.

America’s Best Employers’ recognition highlights how Amtrak employees provide customers a hassle-free experience on trains with wide seats, outlets and plenty of room to move around. Amtrak invites customers to bring a bicycle and a small pet along for the ride.

“We want working at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where employees find a safe workplace, a diverse workforce, challenging and rewarding opportunities, enjoy respect among colleagues, competitive pay and benefits and a performance-oriented culture,” Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson said.

A wide range of rewards support the professional and personal lives of employees. Amtrak recently introduced a New Parental Leave Income Replacement Policy, which eligible new parents can receive up to 12 weeks of income. This benefit extends to birth and adoptive parents and same-sex partners. Vacation and holiday time off, 401 K and retirement plans and education assistance are among the many available benefits.

Employees enable the railroad to be a vital part of the national transportation network of more than 300 trains each day and reaches more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces.

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Kimberly Woods

About Amtrak®

Amtrak offers a more comfortable and convenient travel experience with free Wi-Fi on most trains, plenty of leg room and no middle seat. With our state and commuter partners, we move people, the economy and the nation forward, carrying more than 30 million Amtrak customers for each of the past seven years. Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces, and reaches 400 additional destinations via connecting bus routes. Learn more at