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CSX Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
188 Reviews
3.7
188 Reviews
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CSX Chairman, President, and CEO; President and CEO, CSX Transportation Michael J. Ward
Michael J. Ward
96 Ratings

Review Highlights

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
  • Also on call 24/7 and the phone rings off the hook (in 10 reviews)

  • no family life, and they screwed the workers out of wages for health care (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It's the railroad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSX

    Pros

    Compensation, good people, working out doors...

    Cons

    Long hours, late nights but no complaints...

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSX as a contractor

    Pros

    Nice office, great view from the office

    Cons

    very bad management, politics involved

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    If your soul is for sale, become a CSX conductor/engineer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Good price for your soul.

    Cons

    Consider your life as you know it, over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do onto others as you would have them do onto you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent pay, impossible expectations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at CSX

    Pros

    Solid pay, never a dull moment, and (relative) job security

    Cons

    Ultra conservative leadership, impossible expectations for lower-management employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate benefits of work-life balance for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  8.  

    Very positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Intern in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at CSX as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Smart and talented teams throughout the company.

    Cons

    Older industry that is a little slower make changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue focusing on internships and integrating youth into the business to ensure a steady pipeline of talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love working at CSX

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator I in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator I in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    I love my work at CSX. The work in the IT department is both challenging and rewarding. I have the opportunity to work on projects in other departments and in other areas of IT. I also really enjoy the people I work with, which makes a huge difference for me. The company shows in many ways that it is concerned about me, my family, and the community. That's important to me and it's something that I can stand behind.

    Cons

    There are plenty of jobs that I'm interested in, but most of them are in Jacksonville, FL. While I'm fine with living in Jacksonville, the opportunities to relocate are not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce paternity leave so that good employees can also be good fathers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    For management employees, there are many opportunities to develop self and move up/around due to retiring workforce. Flexible schedule as long as you get your work done. Great benefits/pay.

    Cons

    "Corporate" culture. Company is slowly moving toward being more creative/innovative in ways we solve problems and improve performance, but not there yet...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some areas need more work/life balance. Promote/reward innovative approaches and culture-shift.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    conductor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Freight Conductor in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Freight Conductor in Richmond, VA

    I worked at CSX full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    traveling ,,,working in all type of weather .. career opportunites

    Cons

    24 hours on call work all holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i can talk to them and they can help me out without my other employees wont know what we talk about

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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