CSX Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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CSX Chairman, President, and CEO; President and CEO, CSX Transportation Michael J. Ward
Michael J. Ward
134 Ratings

Pros
  • Great pay and benefits for train and engine service (in 14 reviews)

  • Good pay, great bonus (when we earn it - most years), decent benefits (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Harassment by management, On Call 24/7, Low pay for being on call and forced to work at different terminals (in 10 reviews)

  • Long hours, late nights but no complaints (in 10 reviews)

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  1. APPLY!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    At times the hours can be long, but you're paid by the hour, so keep grinding !


  2. A company that cares

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, great job. The company caress about its employees and the community which is rare. Lots of growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Non traditional hours are the only con but even this is manageable because all the good out ways this slight concern.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring


  3. CSX Conductor

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    Current Employee - Freight Conductor
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, retirement, good work.

    Cons

    On call when you first start off.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Signal Construction Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Signal Manager
    Current Employee - Signal Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Promotes from within, good training, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, 24/7 job


  6. Helpful (1)

    Transportation

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    Former Employee - Freight Conductor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Freight Conductor in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, retirement, pension, training, people

    Cons

    Horrible union and management relations.

    Advice to Management

    Make employees your most valuable asset. Hiding in trees or brush to find violations is not top notch.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    CSX has great benefits and retirement plan

    Cons

    Good ole' boys club. The method used to review and rank employees in IT favors those who have been with the company the longest.

    Advice to Management

    Change current process of ranking IT employees for reviews and bonuses.


  8. Goods and Bads

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Conductor in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Conductor in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Good benefits, hard to beat for people without an education.

    Cons

    You are a number to the company, not a person with a family and bills to pay. You wont get a pat on the back for doing a good job, but many slaps on the wrist if you don't meet times/numbers they would like. Management vs. Everyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Work together. People who are in management without actual railroad experience need to admit that and try to learn and not be embarrassed of that fact, and then try harder to assert your authority.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Overall, I have had a good experience at csx.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerk
    Current Employee - Clerk
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSX full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -you don't pay into social security -railroad retirement pension -some room to move around and work in different parts of the country depending on the job -decent pay

    Cons

    -long hours, you must work odd hours depending on your job -no 401k match unless you are management -usual bureaucracy of any other place


  10. Take the good with the bad...

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSX full-time

    Pros

    Retirement plan is really good with 401k matching, pension, and Railroad Retirement vs Social Security

    Cons

    Work life balance is bad. Really is a meat grinder. Since it is an operations company you are always on call and will frequently get called in the middle of night. There is an expectation that you drop whatever you are doing on your time off to resolve the issue which could take hours.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on work life balance. A lot of really talented people will leave the organization if it does not improve.


  11. Not bad, could use improvement.

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    Current Employee - Track Inspector in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Track Inspector in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good wages, great retirement, good benefits, union protected, diverse job choices (bid and award system), decent amounts of overtime, if wanted.

    Cons

    Health cost sharing, young management (know it alls), recent workforce downsizing, constant outdoor work, too many levels of management, can be labor intensive at times.

    Advice to Management

    Work the craft instead of just coming out of college.



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