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Great place to work, but huge lack of communication

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Management Trainee in East Saint Louis, IL
Current Employee - Management Trainee in East Saint Louis, IL

I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

NS has a lot to offer: great pay, stability, unparalleled benefits and a PENSION. They haven't laid off a manager in ages and there are plenty of options within the company in terms of career choice.

Cons

Zero communication on the operations department. And be prepared to deal with tyrannical bosses, constant relocation, having no social life, and in some regions, a powerful, unyielding union.

Advice to Management

You MUST communicate more.

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  1. It has been fantastic!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Carman in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Carman in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - The pay is as good as you will find
    - I work with great people
    - The benefits are too numerous to list
    - Job stability
    - Management will work with you

    Cons

    - It is a 24/7, 365 days a year operation
    - Shift work with odd rest days
    - Working outside during the winter months
    - Not much else...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Helpful (1)

    Ridiculously Abusive Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trainmaster/Chief Dispatcher in McDonough, GA
    Former Employee - Trainmaster/Chief Dispatcher in McDonough, GA

    I worked at Norfolk Southern full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is relatively well.
    Mobility due to large number of employees retiring.
    Unlimited potential if you're willing to set aside your private life and dignity.

    Cons

    You will work 24hrs/day with no sick, personal, or other time off.
    Vacation policy is terrible, considering you work 24/7. Operations employees get the same amount of off time as staff employees who work 40hr work weeks.
    Management has old school mentality that doesn't value employees.
    Education is worthless. NS relies on a large number of uneducated people who "can't" readily find comparable salaries.
    Relocations to unfavorable locations.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Division Superintendents that are stifling innovation and running away educated supervisors who are not willing to put up with the abusive culture.
    Culture change is nice, but you will never get buy in from rank and file until the bad actors are gone. People will not suddenly start trusting officers with a history of unsavory conduct.

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