CSX Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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CSX Chairman, President, and CEO; President and CEO, CSX Transportation Michael J. Ward
Michael J. Ward
126 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. Overall, I have had a good experience at csx.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerk
    Current Employee - Clerk

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  2. Job Security Not There

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at CSX full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are good at CSX. I also enjoyed the people who worked there and at times felt appreciated.

    Cons

    It's hard to advance there and you never know if your job will be eliminated.


  3. Great learning experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSX

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot about the industry Work on real projects Present to upper management

    Cons

    Short deadlines There aren't too many negatives with the program, only one being that these projects are 6 weeks long


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  5. Want to give up your life? Work at CSX

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

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

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

    Pros

    -Pay is good for the area, so if you want to work in Jacksonville then it's the best option. -If you are reasonably intelligent, motivated, ambitious, and young, then there are lots of opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    - Pay isn't as great when you look at cities with similar cost of living. - The demand long hours, and vacation time is slow to accrue. - They value people who have worked in the field the highest, even if they don't know how to manage people. - They say they like diversity, but it depends. If you are female or African American, then they will do their best to make you feel welcome. If you are Indian or Asian, you should probably look for another company (and another city).

    Advice to Management

    Just because people have worked in the field and the rank and file doesn't mean they know how to manage or do the best thing for the company.


  6. CSX review

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at CSX

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

    Pros

    Great and stable company with good benefits and competitive pay.

    Cons

    More vacation would be good as it takes longer to get more vacation.


  7. senior managers incompetent

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, AL

    I have been working at CSX full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    diversity pays off for promo

    Cons

    pay advancedment for qualified railroaders

    Advice to Management

    quit


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, relocation potential, promotion opportunities, job security and a PENSION

    Cons

    The executive leadership level band 7 and above are not diverse enough to effect culture change within the rank and file

    Advice to Management

    Stop relocating trainee employees to locations they dont want to live. Continue to seek diversity and effeciency


  9. Good Place To Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carman in Hamlet, NC
    Current Employee - Carman in Hamlet, NC

    I have been working at CSX

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay for work required.

    Cons

    Home/Work Balance should be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Provide positions more positions with at least one weekday.


  10. Big company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSX

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits are really good

    Cons

    Work a lot of hours and the management is terrible. Do not value employees


  11. Quarter to Quarter Samba

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at CSX (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    They move the freight,most of the time,and are profitable.

    Cons

    Long 6 day + weeks. Another merger probable.

    Advice to Management

    They don't need any; just ask them.



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