Norfolk Southern Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Norfolk Southern Chairman, CEO, and Director Wick Moorman IV
Wick Moorman IV
25 Ratings

Pros
  • pay and benefits, if you brown nose management will leave you alone (in 8 reviews)

  • The company has a great benefits package and pretty good salary (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is horrendous (in 8 reviews)

  • They expect you to bleed railroad 24/7 (in 9 reviews)

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52 Employee Reviews

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  1. Track Foreman

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Track Maintenance Foreman in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Track Maintenance Foreman in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Norfolk Southern full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Regular work schedule; 7;00 am to 3:30 pm five days a week.
    Great benefits.
    Good pay, with overtime available.

    Cons

    Upper management almost never hires and never has enough people to to the jobs correctly.
    Local management is inexperienced and ill-prepared.
    Local management tends to play favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to recognize the need to hire more people to do the job, and recruit better local middle management.


  2. You won

    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager

    I worked at Norfolk Southern

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Job security
    Good location(all I could think of)

    Cons

    Terrible scheduling
    Incompetent bosses
    Nepotism
    Mundane work

    Advice to Management

    Start over


  3. Transportation department

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainmaster
    Current Employee - Trainmaster

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern (More than 5 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benifits, solid employment, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Male dominated absolutely no work/life balance not even in the least bit.


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  5. Locomotive Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Conway, PA
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Conway, PA

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern

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

    Pros

    Good pay for little education.

    Cons

    No set work schedule hours.

    Advice to Management

    Stop operating by intimidation, learn the employee's job to better understand what we are doing. Help new hires rather than punish them.


  6. Locomotive Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Norfolk Southern

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Excellent training, People are interesting

    Cons

    Have to fight for your money, Hours are terrible,


  7. locomotive engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer in West Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer in West Greenville, SC

    I worked at Norfolk Southern (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    everyday different-----different personnel each day---security-pay-desired job

    Cons

    down time---driver/pedestrian accidents---away from home too often

    Advice to Management

    work together as a team.


  8. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern

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

    Pros

    Stable, great training, pay is decent

    Cons

    horrible hours, and good ol' boy system still in place


  9. Yard Worker

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern

    Pros

    Railroad you out if give them slight reason.

    Cons

    There is a backstabber in supv


  10. communication and signal intern

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

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern

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

    Pros

    good money, nice people to work wih

    Cons

    long hours, maintainers make more money than first line supervisors due to overtime

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. Helpful (2)

    Kiss your family goodbye

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Railroad Conductor in Elkhart, IN
    Former Employee - Railroad Conductor in Elkhart, IN

    I worked at Norfolk Southern

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Money! You can make a bunch.

    Cons

    No life.. On call 24/7.. Gone days at a time. Learn how to sleep fast!

    Advice to Management

    Actually care about your employees and their family.



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