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Helpful (2)

Great place to work focused on continual improvement.

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

I have been working at CSX

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Decent Pay
Good Bonus
Good work life balance
Continually focused on improvement of company as a whole and on employee satisfaction

Cons

The focus on improvement is in the early stages, so there's lots of work to be done.
Still lots of mainframe focus.
Too many project managers.
Too many contract developers. Would probably be better off replacing some with loyal internal employees who know the business which would also reduce the need for so many project managers/app consultants.

Advice to Management

Keep up the great work! Continue to focus on process improvement and expanding the use of modern technology to improve the safety and efficiency of rail transportation.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Feast or Famine - Some weeks you work 75 hours, others you work 20 hours.

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    Former Employee - Freight Conductor in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Freight Conductor in Louisville, KY

    I worked at CSX

    Pros

    The best part of working on the railroad is the relative freedom of working outside on the road without a boss constantly breathing down your neck. Working outside can be a beautiful experience but also a miserable one depending on the weather. CSX will move trains no matter what the weather and will stick you out in it to get the job done! 100 degrees or 15 degrees, driving rain or deep snow...you will be out there. Overall it's not a bad job, but it just wasn't for me and my lifestyle. The pay was fantastic, I received FREE full benefits for a year as a new-hire, and you have the opportunity to move up to Engineer in 2-3 years depending on the need. Great job for someone out there, just not interested in breaking my back for 30 years walking on ballast in order to get Railroad Retirement.

    Cons

    I was on call 24 hours a day, 6 days a week with a rotating off day. This leads to ridiculous sleep schedules and never knowing when to plan personal or social events. Sometimes you would get off at 10 in the morning other days would be 8 in the evening after having worked a 12+ hour shift. I handled it for a while (I was in my early 20's) but it eventually begins to wear on you. Some weeks I would spend 4 nights in the hotel and 3 short rest periods at home. Other weeks I would only work 2 days and be off the remaining 5 days, getting paid for being available.

    There is a constant battle to actually get PAID after learning MS-DOS hieroglyphic-like commands in order to enter your pay. There is also no printed "rule book" concerning pay or how to input it and asking for days off is even more difficult. You literally have to rely on word of mouth and co-workers who may or may not know how to help you with your problem(s). CSX keeps you in the dark and on a need-to-know basis concerning just about everything.

    Advice to Management

    New-hires need more guidance! More meetings, more feedback, more mentoring!


  2. Helpful (4)

    I hate the place.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Huntington, WV
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Huntington, WV

    I have been working at CSX

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Always looking to fire a person, can't get personal days. Never told when you have done a good job, a lot of negativity. Morale is extremeley low.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people better, acknowledge good work and let us have the time off that our contract allows.


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