Workplace offers customers a smarter way to travel
WASHINGTON – Amtrak received recognition for workplace excellence by earning a spot on the Forbes magazine’s America’s Best Large Employers 2019 list. Approximately 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 fifth 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 more than 50,000 employees in 25 different industries working for companies with at least 1,000 people employed in their U.S. locations. The employees were asked open-ended questions regarding their employer.
“We are proud to have a strong, professional workforce dedicated to doing a great job every day,” Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson said. “Our employees will continue to provide excellent customer service and advance the strategies that are driving the company to the next level of ridership and revenue performance.”
Amtrak employees enable the railroad to be a vital part of the national transportation network, serving more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, on more than 21,400 miles of routes.
America’s Best Large Employers’ recognition highlights how Amtrak employees provide customers a hassle-free travel experience on trains featuring large and spacious seats with ample leg room, no middle seat and outlets.
A wide range of rewards support the professional and personal lives of employees. Amtrak offers a 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. Personal time off, 401 K and retirement plans, and education assistance are among the many available benefits.