Norfolk Southern
3.4 of 5 89 reviews
www.nscorp.com Norfolk, VA 5000+ Employees

Norfolk Southern Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2014
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3.4 89 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Norfolk Southern Chairman, CEO, and Director Wick Moorman IV

Wick Moorman IV

(58 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company for young professionals. Plenty of upward mobility for young managers.

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsCompany is making large efforts to improve company culture. Competitive salaries and benefits. It's easy to gain industry knowledge and relationships that can be leveraged outside of the company.

    ConsNS is a 24/7 operation. Several jobs are subject to shift work, no holiday's off, being on call, etc.

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

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    Operations Research intern- Software development

    Operation Research Interm (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGot a very good experience Working at Norfolk. Training is not exclusively provided. But, I was given materials to prepare. Friendly co- workers.

    ConsInitial system setup process will be very late.They will not convert your employment to full time until you are a green card holder.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice

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

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    Good place to learn at-great people

    DW/BiCo-Op (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe people are super there. While there are the occasional 'pains, most of the employees are wonderful. A great place to work from the benefit standpoint too, if you are an employee. Work there and retire happy.

    ConsManagement style is stiff. Hard to get things done from start to finish as different groups will handle parts of a project so you never see the whole thing done

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Transportation Management Trainee (Former Employee)
    Louisville, KY

    ProsPros: Opportunities for Advancement, Flexibility

    ConsCons: Personal Growth, Training, Work-Life Balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow trainees opportunity to grow, avoid restrictions, and stress to upper management about disadvantages of micro managing.

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

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    I enjoyed working for Norfolk Southern.

    IT Co-Op (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat people, money, and benefits.

    ConsLack of communication between departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with other departments better.

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

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    Information Technology department management was excellent, good starting employer.

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsNorfolk Southern has an excellent starting salary for Information Technology professionals that are new to the workforce. Management understands the direction of the company and the needs of its employees.

    ConsThe career path at Norfolk Southern is very linear. The raises do not match industry standards, especially for technology specialists.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. Pay specialists more, it will keep them at Norfolk Southern.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun, with something new each day to keep you on your toes.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat coworkers, a ton of autonomy

    Consa Very political office nature

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

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    Train Engineer (Current Employee)
    Charleston, WV

    ProsAbsolute he best benefits in the US.

    ConsOn Call, bunch of rules to follow. If you kiss a**, they won't bother you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember the guys who DO NOT get to sleep in their beds every night!

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

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    Great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPlenty of opportunities to gain experience. Can work with distribution services and marketing. Push managers for more work, make the most out of the experience.

    ConsQuite a bit of data entry and work can be boring at times. Interns are used for a lot of the boring work.

    Not really much training, you just get thrown into things, which is good and bad.

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

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    Carmen (Current Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsGood pay good retirement good working condition if you like to work outside

    ConsBad hours and days off

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire supervisors from the ranks that know whats going on

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

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