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Great rewards for above average performers

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Middle Management - Transportation in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Middle Management - Transportation in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Norfolk Southern

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Stability, compensation, career growth and advancement, interesting, challenging and changing tasks. NS offers it's managers the opportunity to step out from behind the curtain of anonimity and shine. Those leaders who perform well while demonstrating respect, integrity, teamwork and are open to innovative ideas will quickly move to the front of the pack. NS offers opportunities at all levels regardless of ecucation. Short of attaining the executive level (where Wall Street expects a pedigree), those with nothing more than a high school education wil find no "glass ceiling".

Cons

There are not a lot of downsides, though NS attracts self starters who are willing to go the extra mile to acomplish a goal or meet a challenge. Those not making the grade will find many faults with NS, though they would with almost any employer short of McDonalds.

Advice to Management

Continue to focus on improved communication and invest in technology.

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    Good job security, average pay.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Norfolk Southern provides good job security and good benefits. Retirement benefits are very good and include company paid pension, along with railroad retirement. There is also a 401K plan in which the company contributes up to 3% of your salary.

    Cons

    My job location is stable, but many employees are subject to be moved fairly often. One person I know was moved 11 times in 22 years, and not all of them were voluntary. Norfolk Southern says that it's salaries rank at the 75th percentile when compared to similar jobs at other companies. There is no evidence of this in my department. Our salaries rank at around the 50th percentile.

    Advice to Management

    Get that stock price up.


  2. A good company, if you can take it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Supervisor in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Supervisor in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Attrition due to retirement is very high right now. This creates an environment where you can move quickly up the ladder if you can put forth the effort.

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Quality of life needs to be improved.


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