CSX Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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CSX Chairman, President, and CEO; President and CEO, CSX Transportation Michael J. Ward
Michael J. Ward
119 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
  • Also on call 24/7 and the phone rings off the hook (in 10 reviews)

  • Long hours, low-ball pay and they DO NOT CARE about your family life and will tell you this to your face (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Love Csx but not the politcs

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    Current Employee - Management Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Management Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at CSX

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, hard working people

    Cons

    Work/life balance don't really exists

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR has to stand up to leadership and stop trying to be "liked" by the senior leadership. Work to make it an inclusive environment for diversity.
    Stop making knee jerk decision, fix work life balance issue, performance mgmt time is a joke and pencil whipping time because no real thought behind the scores.
    Promote good people or you'll lose them.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Answer the phone and open your pockets

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    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at CSX

    Pros

    Retirement, pay, benefits, work conditions, CLC

    Cons

    No schedule, weather, terrain when walking, bad hotels, held away from home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what your employees jobs are before you come to conclusions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Overall: Good to great environment and work culture.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSX

    Pros

    Work life balance is good for positions not in the field locations. (Feel a bit sorry for them though)
    Many opportunities to make a difference on projects.
    Leadership is approachable.
    Work culture is good.

    Cons

    Base salary is a bit lower than some industries with the same jobs. (Could be due to Jacksonville market)
    It's easier for an individual to leave their current team and get a promotion than be promoted in their current position even when exceeding expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider changing the promotion process with HR. Managers should have power over their own teams and positions, they know who they need and who they want to promote based on performance, don't hinder that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. great for 7 years- new management came in and it all went to .............

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    benefits, training, team work, salary, flex hours

    Cons

    no matter what work you perform, how well you do- others dont and it really is not addressed- dont know whats going on there but its going downhill fast- esp in intermodal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the yahoos working in management on the intermodal side- listen to your employees and get out of the good ol boy club.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    It was a bittersweet experience.

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    Current Employee - Train Dispatcher in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Train Dispatcher in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Great money! Great retirement! Room for advancement if you keep a great attendence and safety record.

    Cons

    So much pressure from management to perform. The managers really make the atmosphere miserable to say the least.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take leadership classes as part of your training before you accept your promotion. Most of you are micro-managers with hot tempers and I understand it rolls from the top down!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great place to work and learn!

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at CSX

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment, team before individual, approach higher management easily, opportunity for job rotation

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted, Diversity not visible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find good talent internally even if they are young

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. I had a great experience there

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    Former Employee - Intern in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Intern in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at CSX

    Pros

    Had a great experience. People in the company are friendly and hard-working. Mangers in my group are more like friends to the interns. Had a lot of training opportunity.

    Cons

    It is a big company, so whenever you need to launch a project, they will have people from different department, some are just trying to control the process, which in turn, slow down the process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More cooperations between different department would be helpful.

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

    Fun career with minimal education!

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    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Lima, OH
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Lima, OH

    I have been working at CSX

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits!!Great people to work with. It a whole different lifestyle.

    Cons

    No family life. On call 288 hours every 2 weeks!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some compassion for the people doing the work!!! Everything isn't black and white.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. good railroad company to work for

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CSX

    Pros

    no work pressure
    good people to work

    Cons

    management is not very technical and process oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward people for work getting done than rewarding people who just do socializing and act like work is done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    new employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSX

    Pros

    great money and people steady work, big company good values they never want to see anyone get hurt quality training, ability to move thru out the company, can change locations thru the usa,

    Cons

    its a job, it does take you away from your family, find your niche and make the best of it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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