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CSX Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
206 Reviews
3.7
206 Reviews
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CSX Chairman, President, and CEO; President and CEO, CSX Transportation Michael J. Ward
Michael J. Ward
108 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)

  • 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I've been with CSX for 14 years and am a lifetimer. I love my job, my team, and my company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Long term stability, incentives, and benefits. Younger generation of employees have a lot of opportunity for growth in the next 5 - 7 years. Corporate culture is great with a strong E-team at the helm.

    Cons

    Depending on projects, work-life balance can be a challenge at times; nevertheless, you just have to take the good with the bad.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company but very long hours worked

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSX

    Pros

    Great pay great coworkers, a great safety first company

    Cons

    Lousy supervisors and overworked frequently , always getting mandatory stay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up on the constant , everyday, mandatory shift. Not everyone wants to stay an extra 4 to 8 hours after their shift is over

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    A great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Maintainer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Communications Maintainer in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Safety is a way of life
    fact based
    people make the difference

    Cons

    If you have a position that is 100% travel
    limited vacation time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

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

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

    Pros

    I really loved working for this company. There were many chances to learn about different aspects from the various departments. I would recommend this company to anyone

    Cons

    I didn't like how my manager couldn't answer some of the questions that I asked them for a project that they gave me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not bad if you put in the time

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSX

    Pros

    Allowances for clothing/boots
    opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Overnight Hours can be rough

  7.  

    No Life

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSX

    Pros

    Fun at first but then travel becomes to much.

    Cons

    No family time or down time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    CSX tries to fire you for any infraction

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    Former Employee - Freight Conductor in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Freight Conductor in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at CSX

    Pros

    The money and benefits are good

    Cons

    You are treated like a subhuman

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit being so paranoid

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Harassed.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Mobile, AL

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

    Pros

    Pay, non-management co-workers and operation of locomotives.

    Cons

    Everything that I did not mention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to railroad before trying to manage railroaders. Our at the very least be quite till you learn enough to be able to contribute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Hiring Freight Conductors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor

    I have been working at CSX

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good

    Cons

    24/7 schedule, high discipline, dangerous job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grandson, currently working in railroad industry but 18 years old, never even granted interview on application. Told need two years wok experience (non railroad) H/R fails to realize each individual should be evaluated on their merits, but chooses to set a standard that makes no sense at all to maturity and abilities of applicant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    4 years conductor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Conductor in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Conductor in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at CSX

    Pros

    Great Company!!!
    Great earning potential!!!
    Very challenging work!!!

    Cons

    Long long long hours.
    Lots of time away from home!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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