CSX
3.2 of 5 118 reviews
www.csx.com Jacksonville, FL 5000+ Employees

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Updated Feb 21, 2014
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3.2 118 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

CSX Chairman, President, and CEO; President and CEO, CSX Transportation Michael J. Ward

Michael J. Ward

(60 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Csx is a good place to work

Yardmaster (Current Employee)
Louisville, KY

I have been working at CSX full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe Pay is very good

Conskeep cutting jobs, even though the company is make billions

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Living the Dream

Locomotive Engineer (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at CSX full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGet paid good money without a college degree.
Good coworkers. Co-workers have a family type bond.
You can start from the ground and move up in the company.
Benefits are good.

ConsThe pay is good, but you're selling your social life for an easy buck.
Co-workers become like family because you spend more time with coworkers than your family.
If you have a college degree and no nothing about the railroad you can move up and be a boss. This is a pro and con depending on your point of view. While people that have years of railroad knowledge and experience get left behind because of the BS charges on their work history or they don't know the right people.
Benefits are good, but it's not cheap working for the railroad. Benefits, union dues, run off insurance adds up.

Advice to Senior ManagementA common phrase I hear at work is...This would be a cool job if it wasn't for management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great pay and benefits family life will suffer

Freight Conductor (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA

I have been working at CSX full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat pay for the work that we do.

ConsThere is no pay that is equal to losing quality of life.

Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out a way to get the morale of transportation employees up.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was very very interesting

Freight Conductor (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at CSX full-time for more than a year

ProsPay was good , hours crapy

Consnot much time for family

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stable, Good life work balance

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

I have been working at CSX full-time for more than 3 years

ProsStable, good benefit, management care about employee opinion. Opportunity to move up.

ConsHealth benefit has room to improve.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Get trained and get furloughed

Conductor Trainee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CSX full-time for less than a year

ProsExcellent training, excellent benefits. There is good opportunity for advancement. Very large senority district to move around.

ConsTraining pay is not that great, $600/wk with no overtime. Working 12 hour days 6 days a week. Right after being hired and qualifying, trainees are being furloughed.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring so many people just to furlough them after training. Some people left good jobs for this one and are now out of work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CSX

ProsGreat location in florida and the weather

Consslow progression through the various management levels

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Hired to many people at one time!

Freight Conductor (Current Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

I have been working at CSX full-time for more than a year

ProsGood retirement and health bennifits

ConsPoor planning on certain issues

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Freight Conductor (Former Employee)
Selkirk, NY

I worked at CSX full-time for less than a year

ProsHealth Benefits and salaries are excellent. You get to travel, you get the opportunity to learn the transportation by train business. You also have the opportunity to advance through the ranks.

ConsSeasoned employees don't take time to help you, could be more helpful when you are in your training stages of the job.

Advice to Senior ManagementDuring your training period as a freight conductor you should train the person for a six month period so that the trainee can get a solid grasp of the job. Some people have no idea of what the railroad transportation business are about.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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CSX...

Engineer (Former Employee)
Nashville, TN

I worked at CSX full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood pay for the what you do. Great benefits for you and your family. A good bunch of people to work WITH.

Conson call 24/7, you really cant make plans. hard to get time off. Management hiding in the bushes watching you, waiting for you to do something wrong so they can charge/fire you

Advice to Senior Managementbetter to point out what an employee is doing wrong & help him/her correct the behavior rather than let them keep screwing up so you can bring multiple charges agaist them. Get rid of the US vs. Them mentality

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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