CSX Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
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CSX Chairman, President, and CEO; President and CEO, CSX Transportation Michael J. Ward
Michael J. Ward
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Tough company for train crews

    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Buffalo, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits for train and engine service

    Cons

    Supervisors in the field often have little to no experience in railroad operations. This creates a severe problem in convincing labor that the corporation is actually concerned in improving any process.

    Advice to Management

    Try to speak directly to workers in the field rather that having information filtered by low level managers who's sole concern is preserving their own jobs.

  2. If money is the only reason you wake up in the morning.. this might be for you

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits.. railroad retirement is second to none. This section has a minimum of twenty words.. and I don't have much else to say that's positive.. unless you really like trains, rain, and snow.

    Cons

    Zero quality of life. The schedule allows for no planning of social functions, or even doctors appointments. With a new attendance policy enacted (3/15), you are penalized for sick days.. even with valid documentation from your physician.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Beware of Cindy Sanborn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainmaster in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Trainmaster in Buffalo, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    No work/life balance for managers. If you don't write up enough T&E employees you are putting your job on the line. You only get promoted if you will move at the drop of a hat AND are in a certain click.

    Biggest Con of all: Cindy Sanborn, Cindy Sanborn, Cindy Sanborn

    Advice to Management

    Get a Chief Transportation officer that can relate to their employees.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    CSX

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

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

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

    Pros

    You are you own boss. You go out at the beginning of the day, and when you finish the work you can go home.

    Cons

    CSX requires a lot of you. It is a lifestyle and a career. Also in the beginning of your career you can and probably will be furloughed quite a bit

  6. CSX

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Conductor in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Conductor in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Great pay, fantastic healthcare and retirement.

    Cons

    Long hours time away from home, highly reposnsible, focused career.

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