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CSX – Why Work For Us?

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation suppliers. The company’s rail and intermodal businesses provide rail-based transportation services including traditional rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers.

Overall, the CSX Transportation network encompasses about 21,000 route miles of track in 23 states, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Our transportation network serves some of the largest population centers in the nation. Nearly two-thirds of Americans live within CSX’s service territory.

CSX serves major markets in the eastern United States and has access to over 70 ocean, river and lake port terminals along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. The company also has access to Pacific ports through alliances with western railroads.

CSX moves a broad portfolio of products across the country in a way that minimizes the effect on the environment, takes traffic off an already congested highway system, and minimizes fuel consumption and transportation costs.


Pay and Benefits: CSX provides competitive benefits and compensation programs.

Employee Development:  We emphasize professional and personal growth and offer a variety of training programs. Learn more

Railroad Retirement: See a brief explanation of railroad retirement.

ADA Policy:  CSX works to seek reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. See our policy

EEO Policy:  CSX is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FMLA:  See Family and Medical Leave Act Policies

FMLA: Rights and Responsibilities.


Developing and sustaining a strong, diverse organization is essential to achieving our business objectives. It all boils down to our ability to be competitive in a changing marketplace. And one of the best ways to do that is by creating an environment that attracts, develops and retains the top people.

Creating a Culture of Inclusion: Innovation, Collaboration, Risk-taking

Inclusion at CSX means to foster a culture where people regardless of their differences, feel respected, safe and valued.

Inclusion means engaging everyone regardless of age, gender, race, tenure, railroad affiliation, physical challenges, sexual orientation, geographic location, educational level, income or life experiences.

Diversity and Inclusion are not:

  • Limited to race and gender
  • About preferences or quotas
  • About changing people's beliefs
  • Affirmative action (a law put in place to ensure that employees take positive steps to attract, promote, and retain females, minorities, veterans, and the physically challenged)

CSX Employees on Inclusion

Becky Hamilton, Safety
"Waiting for a train to pass a crossing might not inspire most women to consider a career move, but with a degree in hand and as a newly Commissioned Officer in the Army Reserves, that's where my career with CSX began in 1996. Railroading is considered by most to be a non-traditional career for women, and what I've found in my years with CSX is non-traditional. CSX sets the standard. I started my career as a Freight Conductor and was soon promoted to a Yardmaster. By 1998 I joined the management team as a Logistics/Operations Officer. Since then I have worked in a variety of positions. I came to CSX knowing that they offered great pay, benefits, retirement, etc., but what I've found is a great company that offers vast opportunities to every employee.

"CSX offers great career opportunities for all women whether you're the hands on type or looking for something in management. CSX's focus on safety, core values, and service to customers and employees alike are only a few reasons women should consider a career with CSX.

"After 9/11, I was called to active duty for four years. While deployed to the Middle East for one year and while serving stateside for the remaining three years, CSX and its employees were a constant support of my military service, not only sending care packages and recognizing every CSX service member but also providing differential pay to all who were and still are serving."

Sam Raab II, Public Safety Communications Center
"I am proud to work for a company like CSX: a company that embraces the differences in people, recognizes the value in those differences, and is actively engaged with creating a workforce that is reflective of the thousands of communities we operate in every day."

Pat Wright, Customer Accounting
"I am very proud to be a member of The CSX Inclusion Team. The many programs that are offered play a vital role in supporting our communities. The opportunities and development for employees of all races and gender has changed at CSX. Women are leaders in the company and making major decisions."

Margaret Downey, Railroad Education and Development
"Being involved in the inclusion efforts at CSX has been a fabulous experience. While participating in many of the events and brown bag seminars, I have learned so much about other cultures and their customs. I've also met many wonderful people who are very different, and the differences are what make getting to know these individuals such a rich experience. Today we are working hard to achieve a culture of inclusion. We have learned to value the strengths found in differences and to understand that diversity of thought and experience strengthens rather than divides our CSX team."


Inclusion in Practice

CSX employees participate in more than 20 Inclusion Groups and Councils throughout the 23-state network. Groups are required to establish goals that align with CSX business imperatives.

Inclusion Group and Council members are actively involved in both community service and recruitment for CSX. And they are making a difference. In 2007, new employees in CSX management were 49% diverse. These groups include councils in Jacksonville, Atlanta, Louisville, Florence, Chicago, Huntington, Baltimore, Tampa and other locations.

CSX employees are also very active in inclusion groups for African Americans; Asian Americans; Hispanics; Young Professionals; Women's Network; Military; Working Parents; Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Employees; and Adults Caring for Elders.

The Annual inclusion Forum is held in Jacksonville each spring, with employees from throughout the CSX network participating in a series of executive and leadership panel discussions, social networking events, workshops and study circles.

"They say that creating a culture of inclusion is a journey," said CEO Michael Ward. "At CSX, we're committed to fostering innovation, collaboration and risk-taking. We've built coaching and inclusion into our core competencies and as a result, we are now seeing this new culture emerge."


We're proud to be nationally recognized by several organizations and publications for our ongoing dedication to excellence, best practices and a diverse workforce. Take a look at some recent awards CSX has received.


Safety Programs
CSX's community programs bring together safety initiatives and the people and communities we serve. Through safety campaigns aimed at specific audiences, we target grade-crossing safety, and specific areas such as parks and college campuses directly affected by CSX operations.
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Corporate Giving
At CSX, our corporate giving program focuses support on safety education, community safety and the environment. We support local nonprofit organizations through cash and noncash donations and through our people.
Learn about CSX giving and support

Public Project Manual
CSX wants to be a good neighbor in the states and communities that we operate. See our Public Project manual for construction and improvement projects that may involve the railroad.
Learn more

Beyond Our Rails
Beyond Our Rails is our commitment to make the world cleaner, safer and better - well beyond our rails. BeyondOurRails.org is a forum where employees can share stories and information and includes a tool for partner organizations to find employee volunteers who want to help their communities.
Learn more 

Awards and Recognition

We're proud to be nationally recognized by several organizations and publications for our ongoing dedication to excellence, best practices and a diverse workforce. Here are some recent awards CSX has received:


CSX was named one of the “100 Best Places to Work in IT” by IDG’s Computerworld in 2013. At number 19, CSX was the highest-ranked transportation company to be recognized for its commitment to creating a challenging and supportive work environment for IT employees along with competitive benefits and compensation. The 100 Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top work environments for technology professionals by IDG’s Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire highlighting company performance in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention.


In 2013, Diversity MBA Magazine named CSX as the #2 company on their “50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse & Women Managers To Work” list. This ranking includes companies that implement intentional strategies based on accountability, succession planning, representation, workplace inclusion, recruitment and board diversity; that allows and encourage managers and women of diverse backgrounds to advance and develop into leadership roles.

undefinedDiversityInc is the leading publication on corporate diversity. A total of 893 companies participated in the survey, and CSX has been recognized as one of DiversityInc’s Top 25 Noteworthy Companies in 2013. The survey, now in its 14th year, leads to a detailed, empirically driven ranking based on four key areas of diversity management: CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications, and Supplier Diversity. 

G.I. Jobs magazine has once again recognized CSX as one of the top 100 Military-Friendly Employers since 2006. CSX was evaluated on their efforts to recruit from the military,  percentage of new hires with prior military service, and policies toward National Guard and Reserve service members called to active duty. Community involvement and veteran promotional programs were also considered. CSX validates military support by providing the difference in pay between the employee's job and military pay, continuation of health care and other benefits, and providing support to the families of CSX employees while on military orders. CSX truly values Guard/Reserve and all former military employees. CSX is currently #2 on the Top 100 List for 2013, and has placed in the top 10 the past five years.


The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) has named CSX Corporation the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award, a recognition of CSX's continued emphasis on hiring and supporting active duty and veteran men and women.

CSX was honored with the 20ll Disability Matters Workforce Award. This award is in consideration of a company’s programs/initiatives that touch on recruiting, training, reasonable accommodations and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The award recognizes how recruiting programs are targeted and

how they are integrated across the enterprise. Training is evaluated on whether it is mandatory or optional and for whom is it delivered. The Workforce Award honorees are also evaluated on the purpose of the programs, how they tie to a company’s overall mission/vision as well as how they connect to the overall HR/Workforce plan.


Select 50 Diversity Employers of Choice
Members of the Select 50 Diversity Employers of Choice declare their commitment to hiring candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds because they understand the power of varied perspectives.



CivilianJobs.com Most Valuable Employers

The CivilianJobs.com Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military 2011 was open to all U.S.-based companies. The winners and finalists were selected based on surveys in which employers outlined their 2011 recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans. CSX has been selected to this list since 2008.



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Top 25 Diversity Council Honors Award
The Association of Diversity Councils recognized the top 25 organizational diversity councils in the United States with the First Annual Diversity Council Honors Award. The award recognizes and honors the outstanding contributions and achievements of the nation's top 25 diversity council groups that lead diversity processes in their organizations and have demonstrated results in their workforce, workplace and marketplace.


GettingHired.com: CSX is a charter member of GettingHired.com, an organization for employers and job applicants designed to help the millions of Americans living with disabilities secure sustainable employment and flourish in their careers.



Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) 
CSX Transportation has been recognized by Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve on several occasions for supporting CSX employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. ESGR is a Defense Department organization that promotes cooperation and understanding between Reserve component members and their civilian employers. CSX is the 2011 recipient of the ESGR's highest award, “Freedom Award”, this is the second time CSX has been named as a Freedom Award Winner, CSX was also named in 1998.  CSX is the ONLY company in the nation that has won two “Freedom Awards”. CSX also was named the 2011 Florida’s winner of the "Pro Patria" Award; this is the highest state employer award and is awarded for exceptional support for our national defense, hiring and support of the Guard and Reserve military members in Florida. CSX has also earned the "Above and Beyond Award" and the "Patriot Award" for outstanding and consistent support of members of the National Guard and Reserve.

Florida National Guard (FNG)
CSX has been named to the Florida National Guards “Ring of Honor” since 2008, because CSX supports all state “Yellow Ribbon” events, which welcome Guard members back home after overseas deployments.  CSX offers career opportunities, resume and interview guidance for returning troops. 


AMVETS (American Veterans)
CSX Transportation was named the 2010 AMVETS Employer of the Year.  CSX was recognized due to commitment of hiring of former military members and support of programs that help military transition to civilian life.

 American Legion 2008/2009 National Military Employer of the Year 

CSX received awards from the American Legion as Military Employer of the Year nationally in 2008 and 2009, and for the state of Florida in 2008. The award recognizes employers who have provided superior military friendly employment related programs and policies that are above what is normally required by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and other Veteran law.


undefined VFW 2008 Employer of the Year: National and Statewide Winner The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) honored CSX Transportation for exceptional employment, hiring and support of former and current military employees and families. CSX employees called to active duty receive the difference in pay between their CSX job and military pay, continuation of health care and other benefits, and support for their families while on orders. CSX also employs a military recruiting team that specializes in sourcing candidates and providing information and support to all veterans.


Black MBA Magazine logoThe Black MBA Magazine put CSX on its Top Companies for Black MBAs to Work list in 2007. The magazine identified CSX as a company that seeks to hire, develop and retain African American MBAs as a valuable part of their business environment. The magazine also examines whether companies have a minority and post secondary degree succession plan. CSX is proud to be recognized by the Black MBA Magazine for its ongoing commitment to a diverse workforce.

CollegeGrad.com logo

College Grad.com has recognized CSX as one of the Top 500 Entry Level Employers for 2007. College Grad.com is the #1 entry-level job site on the Internet and the leader in the field of entry-level job search. It has been conducting the Top Entry Level Employers Survey for the past six years. The site offers resources including resume templates, career and employer research information, interview tips, and job search videos. After conducting a series of surveys throughout the year on entry level college employment, College Grad.com named CSX a top entry level employer for college graduates.


For the past 4 years, Hispanic Business Magazine has included CSX in its Diversity Elite directory of the 60 best companies in our country for efforts promoting diversity and providing career opportunities for Hispanics. CSX will be spotlighted in the Hispanic Business magazine and recognized as an outstanding company of commitment to Hispanic hiring, promotion, diversity goals, philanthropy, and marketing.

CSX Reviews

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    Great Company!!!
    Great earning potential!!!
    Very challenging work!!!


    Long long long hours.
    Lots of time away from home!

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CSX Interviews

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    Aplied online. It is a very long process. Hr is very friendly, but I imagine they get tons of people applying. Overall, I thought everyone was very professional. Just be patient.

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CSX Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Places to Work in Technology, ComputerWorld, 2013
Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, Military Friendly Employers, 2014
Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2013
100 Best Places to Work in IT, Computerworld, 2014
Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.csx.com
Headquarters Jacksonville, FL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1978
Type Company - Public (CSX)
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

CSX is one of the nation's leading transportation companies, providing rail-based transportation services. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., CSX is a transportation company providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. Our transportation network connects customers to ports, production and distribution centers and markets across the eastern United States.

Mission: To be the safest, most progressive North American railroad, relentless in the pursuit of customer and employee excellence.

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