CSX Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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CSX Chairman, President, and CEO; President and CEO, CSX Transportation Michael J. Ward
Michael J. Ward
19 Ratings

Pros
  • Great pay and benefits for train and engine service (in 14 reviews)

  • Good pay, great bonus (when we earn it - most years), decent benefits (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Harassment by management, On Call 24/7, Low pay for being on call and forced to work at different terminals (in 10 reviews)

  • Long hours, late nights but no complaints (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Crazy Hours

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSX

    Pros

    I worked for CSX for 4 years in several different roles pay is great but you work a lot and arent home that often.

    Cons

    Work on Call and are away from family to much. Talk about living a healthy lifestyle but the job doesn't allow for this is the crazy scheduling.

    Advice to Management

    I know safety is important but peoples happiness should be as well. At the end of the day we both have a job to do. So let people do it without messing with them.


  2. Conductor

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    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at CSX full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CSX will work you. Being a conductor is not extremely difficult, but you have to pay attention to detail. Pay is good overtime is almost a daily thing and the benefits are some of the best you can find today. Keep this in mind, the Railroad has been around for a hundred years, follow the rules and just show up on time and do as you are asked to do and CSX will put money in your pocket.

    Cons

    It's a transportation company 24/7. If you work as a conductor or engineer you will live your life being on call. The shifts are 12 hours and sometimes you will work longer. The Railroad is not for people who can't grind out hours. Honestly I don't have any cons, I enjoy it. Some of the managers are not the best, they are supervisors and not leaders

    Advice to Management

    Develop leaderships skills.


  3. It's lacking

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSX

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The pay is better than most these days

    Cons

    You're just an employee ID number. Too many people given positions that require extensive railroad knowledge and yet they have absolutely none. For example, someone with a degree in accounting is hired as a Trainmaster, but this person has no prior transportation experience. The employees in the field would be the better candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and especially from within the same field.


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  5. positive work environment and kind colleagues

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSX

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work nice colleagues safe

    Cons

    Salaries are not transparent. Benefits are low

    Advice to Management

    Transparency


  6. Conductor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSX full-time

    Pros

    Good paying job, easy work

    Cons

    Management, being away from home


  7. engineer

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    Current Employee - LOC in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - LOC in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at CSX full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Retirement, no formal education to get entry level position earning 50,000\yr

    Cons

    Constant rift between management and non management

    Advice to Management

    Every rule infraction doesn't merit the same punishment


  8. Helpful (1)

    On call 24/7. literally.

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    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Nash, TN
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Nash, TN

    I have been working at CSX full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good money for not much labor.

    Cons

    You are watched like a hawk. They try to fire you for anything.


  9. Helpful (3)

    It was a bittersweet experience.

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    Current Employee - Train Dispatcher in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Train Dispatcher in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at CSX full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great money! Great retirement! Room for advancement if you keep a great attendence and safety record.

    Cons

    So much pressure from management to perform. The managers really make the atmosphere miserable to say the least.

    Advice to Management

    Take leadership classes as part of your training before you accept your promotion. Most of you are micro-managers with hot tempers and I understand it rolls from the top down!


  10. Helpful (1)

    great for 7 years- new management came in and it all went to .............

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSX full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    benefits, training, team work, salary, flex hours

    Cons

    no matter what work you perform, how well you do- others dont and it really is not addressed- dont know whats going on there but its going downhill fast- esp in intermodal

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the yahoos working in management on the intermodal side- listen to your employees and get out of the good ol boy club.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Fun career with minimal education!

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    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Lima, OH
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Lima, OH

    I have been working at CSX

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits!!Great people to work with. It a whole different lifestyle.

    Cons

    No family life. On call 288 hours every 2 weeks!!!

    Advice to Management

    Have some compassion for the people doing the work!!! Everything isn't black and white.



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