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CSX Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
193 Reviews
3.7
193 Reviews
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CSX Chairman, President, and CEO; President and CEO, CSX Transportation Michael J. Ward
Michael J. Ward
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Review Highlights

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
  • Also on call 24/7 and the phone rings off the hook (in 10 reviews)

  • Long hours, low-ball pay and they DO NOT CARE about your family life and will tell you this to your face (in 10 reviews)

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    CSX

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Conductor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Conductor in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at CSX full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Money, good benefits, union health care

    Cons

    No life, union in a right to work state (no union protection), excessive union dues

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A company that is growing and is positioned well to benefit as the economy improves

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Company has lot of good people with years of experience. There are lots of potential opportunities available for career, benefits are really good at least on par with top organizations.

    Cons

    Slow to make or adapt to change. Since the industry is partially immune it may be a good reason but talent won't stay for long

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Joining pay is less compared with other companies but will work out good after staying for more than 5 years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Good work environment. Year end bonus, Flexible timings those who work in Technology and long term retirement benefits.

    Cons

    The pay depends on what field or technology you are working. Initial joining pay will be less compared with other companies. It increases 2 to 3 percent every year. The company offers good bonus every year but again it depends on company profits and individual performance. Do not depend on bonus. Also there is a TCU agency fee that some employees needs to pay monthly and it depends on percentage of salary. That will come around 70 to 100 dollars per month after tax money. Company does not offer promotions automatically depending on work experience. Need to look for job postings and apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there are any job postings available, inform internal employees first before posting to public. If any individual employee from CSX does not fit for that position make that job posting public.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid corporation with good benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    Extensive and above average benefits package
    Excellent earnings potential

    Cons

    It is a 24/7-365 job, no such thing as holidays/holiday pay on the road
    Be prepared to sacrifice everything you know in your personal/home life as you are now married to the rails.
    Management is typically made up of fresh recruits from college or other businesses with no rail experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and promote from within the ranks so as to gain employees and managers with a working knowledge of the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ok, but better opportunities elsewhere.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSX

    Pros

    The benefits are great and the working environment is wonderful. You get a chance to travel a lot and meet a lot of different people.

    Cons

    They expect you to work 24/7 unless you are a VP. They give opportunities for advancement based on skin color and not talent, education or work experience. They constantly put the wrong people in the wrong places.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Locomotive Engineer Birmingham AL.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Benefits and Pay are about it. It's an easy job that is not physically demanding. Union craft position.

    Cons

    You're not paid for what you do nor how well you do it, you're paid for the inconvenience of being "On Call". Until you've about 10-15 years under your belt, don't expect any regularity in your work schedule. As a side note if you have a family, and don't have to make $100k per year stay away cause it's not worth it. Union Craft Position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring transportation management off the street! They have "0" knowledge of how the RR works except for what they are taught at the REDI and in Jacksonville. It is preposterous to take the stance that an man or woman fresh out of college can more adequately manage a craft with no prior experience there of. Utilize the knowledge and experience of the work force you have hat wish to move up and mold them into management. Not, the EDP cause that's a joke which still requires a Bachelors or better. Ever tried to work 24/7 and go to school and get a degree, impossible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Short Term

    Former Employee - Intern in Brunswick, MD
    Former Employee - Intern in Brunswick, MD

    I worked at CSX as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benes, nice people, good perks

    Cons

    long, exhausting work, long hours, hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More face time with your employees.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    My time there was decent despite setbacks.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Freight Conductor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Freight Conductor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CSX full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Although work environment can be very stressful and demanding with management, the job itself was relatively easy and the benefits were decent.

    Cons

    Poor training, stressful work environment, management did not care about their workers and sometimes unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more emphasis on training to educate workers to alleviate safety violations and conditions. Have more involvement with workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    CSX is a good employer. Great if you have no higher career aspirations.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Great stable company. Great benefits. Very good Salary. Very solid job if you're in headquarters in Jax.

    Cons

    Field management operates as though as in functional silos, often ignoring or being aware of the big picture while focusing on maintaining/salvaging the numbers. Office politics remind me of high school cliches, complete with cliques and factions. Promotion opportunities are often political in nature, i.e. chosen ones get interviewed as a formality while other candidates' time is wasted as filler to say they went through the proper process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    not what its hyped up to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Signal Maintainer
    Current Employee - Signal Maintainer

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

    Pros

    money and benefits are pretty good for a job that requires no education. The company is ran like the government so you don't work to hard.

    Cons

    You are part of a union and can be bumped out of your job allot. You never know from one day to the next if the company will cut a job off and its up to you to find a place to go and this can be anywhere since they are so spread out. I have moved twice with the company so far and cam in the other day and they cut my job off again. Also on call 24/7 and the phone rings off the hook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan ahead for long term projects to insure a better home life for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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