Norfolk Southern Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Norfolk Southern Chairman, CEO, and Director Wick Moorman IV
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Perfect company to learn

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    Current Employee - Operations Research Co-op in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Operations Research Co-op in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern

    Pros

    new technologies, brainy people, lots of areas to learn and people are very helpful. On the job training

    Cons

    average age of employees would be 35 as most of them are doctorates which is great for a learning enviroment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better employee engagement, frequent team meetings and outings, lesser conservative approach in the interviewing process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Norfolk Southern

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    Current Employee - IT Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Co-Op in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern

    Pros

    good pay scale for Co Ops and working on real life projects

    Cons

    Sometimes when projects are done, you are just sitting around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Quality, conservative company...but fading

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    Current Employee - Technology Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technology Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    railroad retirement plan is superior to social security. very stable employer. above average pay. good benefits (but they are fading fast). For those who are lazy and have a high sense of entitlement, unfortunately, NS won't fire you.

    Cons

    railroad retirement makes it difficult to leave. they are cutting benefits each year. health care probably gone in a year or two. poor performers paid abt same as top performers. Top executives grant themselves the company college scholarships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward based on performance. Get rid of bottom 5-10% would make a very efficient machine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Excellent experience

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    Former Intern - Operation Research Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Operation Research Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Norfolk Southern as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked as a summer intern in operations research department. All the people I dealt with were very nice and helpful. My project manager introduced details very patiently and my colleagues in the same project were so nice to discuss with me and answer all my questions. The workload was moderate.

    Cons

    I was not familiar with railroad operations before it, so it took me more than a week to get familiar with the terms, operations and so on. It is a big company, so sometimes it is kind of slow if you want to get access to some database or software. Just need to be patient with the IT people.

    Recommends
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Marketing Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Norfolk, VA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Norfolk Southern as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Full time, paid for my relocated housing, great salary. Great experience over all, felt like a family. Everyone was willing to help and give advice for my future.

    Cons

    Only an internship, still have to apply with company for full time position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Overall good experience

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    Former Employee - Intern in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Intern in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Norfolk Southern part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Training is well-done as well.

    Cons

    A lot of overtime work and traveling. Hard to balance personal life and work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Software Engineer Intern

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Norfolk Southern as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment, with interesting work. There was a variety of types of work to do, it wasn't just focused on one language, etc. so there was a lot to learn as an intern. The team I was on was very good.

    Cons

    Not many cons here as someone still in school looking for good experience. Sometimes you weren't sure how your work was affecting the overall flow, but it was still interesting.

  9. Great Company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice salary, great benefits, and good people. Good experiences with different yards, trainmasters, yardmasters, and crews. Very fortunate to work here. Plenty of career growth at this company. Fast paced and challenging enviornemnt.

    Cons

    No cons with this company that I know of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NS has very skilled managers who are trained very well to make good decisions. Started with a one year management trainee program that help get me up to speed to learn the ins and outs of the railroad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Working on the railroad, all the live long day

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    Current Contractor - Technical Support
    Current Contractor - Technical Support

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great railroad culture, wonderful mix of old and new, safety focus, railroad retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Pay slightly lower than other companies. Lots of older systems , some silos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep bringing in new talent to work with the experienced "old hands".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. conductor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    money retirement just a great all around company

    Cons

    work long hours. but paid great for them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they doing a great job

    Recommends

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