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CSX Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
154 Reviews

3.5
154 Reviews
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CSX Chairman, President, and CEO; President and CEO, CSX Transportation Michael J. Ward
Michael J. Ward
72 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • decent pay and benefits, some good people to work with (in 13 reviews)

  • Good pay, great bonus (when we earn it - most years), decent benefits (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Also on call 24/7 and the phone rings off the hook (in 8 reviews)

  • 12 hour days are not uncommon and you will most likely be on call 24 hrs per day (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Operations Research Intern

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

    Pros

    1. Very friendly working environment.
    2. Interactive team work.
    3. Opportunities to conduct independent projects.
    4. Easy and flexible work hours.
    5. Lunch and learn is very helpful.

    Cons

    1. Compensation is not very competitive.
    2. There are often a lot of meetings.
    3. No relocation package.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee training could be improved.

    Recommends
  2.  

    I have had a great experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer

    Pros

    It is great company with great salary and people. Every one strives to further the company. Bonus is based off performance.

    Cons

    I don't really have much bad to say about CSX. The company is ran very well and people are rewarded for going the extra mile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Abrupt termination

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    Up until my abrupt termination, CSX was a good experience. But that was short lived.

    Cons

    Six month contract terminated with no warning or other consideration after 2 months. My work as a UX consultant was widely praised. I turned down a full time, six figure offer to remain loyal to the project. I was told the project lacked specific business rational. How can a company, in all good faith, hire a contractor for six months for a project with no business justification?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In a word, ethics. When you hire a consultant for six months consider that a commitment. You don't kick them out the door with absolutely no warning or other consideration because, seemingly, on a whim, the project lacks sufficient business requirements.

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  5.  

    Csx is a good place to work

    Current Employee - Yardmaster  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Yardmaster in Louisville, KY

    Pros

    The Pay is very good

    Cons

    keep cutting jobs, even though the company is make billions

  6.  

    It like going to pre-school.

    Current Employee - Road Electricain  in  Selkirk, NY
    Current Employee - Road Electricain in Selkirk, NY

    Pros

    good wages and benefits, benefits we now pay for.

    Cons

    no family life, and they screwed the workers out of wages for health care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    most people are not as stupid as you are.

  7.  

    CSX could do better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Railroad Conductor  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Railroad Conductor in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    The paycheck and the benefits. There is never a boring day at the railroad.

    Cons

    The work/life balance. The harassment and being micro managed by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating employees like children especially the veterans who come to work for CSX. They have 0 tolerance for micro management. If you have no faith in your employees then don't expect them to care about you or the company. The guys and girls on the ground are what makes CSX go. Granted there are some people who come to work but do as little work as possible but that is not the majority. The majority would like to be able to come to work, do a job for a decent paycheck without having to worry about being fired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enterprise Services Intern  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Enterprise Services Intern in Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    Great people, understanding managers. Lot of extracurricular activities to get to know the people and company. Senior management is very approachable. Pay is good as well.

    Cons

    not that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Forget having a life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor  in  Selkirk, NY
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Selkirk, NY

    Pros

    Pay is ok and work is pretty easy. Benefits are ok but you gotta pay for them all.

    Cons

    On call 24/7, and they will call 24/7!!! Mostly for jobs that your not even qualified to be on. You will have no life, one day off a week. A week day usually. Even if you get to the point you get good seniority as a conductor they will force you to be an engineer and lose it all starting from the bottom again. If you take a day off, they will threaten you with termination. Only way to take time off is FMLA or calling in sick. Company ignores union agreements, denies pay and claims due to you. You pay Union dues to a union that doesn't do anything for you. They will leave you in a hotel for 24 hours or more. You could be gone from home for days just to get called back as soon as you wake up and do it all over again. They force safety down your throat but on a daily basis managers tell you to violate the rules and FRA regulations. Any time anything goes wrong the company hangs you. Even when THEY tell you to do something against the rules they still find a way to blame it all on you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people mark off once and a while to live there lives and spend time with there families. Start paying us our claims and stop taking money out of our pockets. Follow the rules you made and don't force us to violate FRA regulations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company!

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Intern in Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    They are a great company to work for!

    Cons

    No cons, they are awsome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Telecommunications and elcectronics field technician

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and retirement for anyone who sticks it out for 30 years. Railroads promote from within at least to the middle level management positions. The work is never boring and requires a broad knowledge of data and telecommunications protocols. Field technicians cover large geographical territories and work with very little supervision.

    Cons

    In recent years using gps tracking there has been a tendency to micro manage the field forces.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Field technicians are required by the logistics of their positions to be independent and to work without close supervision. Given proper encouragement and access to training and materials necessary for their work they tend to perform best when managed least.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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