Norfolk Southern

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Easy job, great pay, crappy hours

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Former Employee - Conductor in Columbus, OH
Former Employee - Conductor in Columbus, OH

I worked at Norfolk Southern full-time (less than a year)

Pros

The job involves a lot of down time. It's a pretty easy job. The pay is excellent. They train you thoroughly since they are investing a lot of money in you, they don't want you to fail.

Cons

The hours suck. But they do tell you that up front. There's also the danger. There's no way to get an appreciation for how fast a train going 55mph feels when it flies by you while you're standing a few feet away assembling another train. Kinda spooky first few times it happens.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicate with trainees a little better so that they know exactly what is expected of them as far as hours and "homework" for classes

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Non family friendly completely money focused

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Roanoke, VA

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

    Pros

    Health Insurance was good for the first few years when we had no co pay, then we started paying 300+ a month for it. Descent pay check ,

    Cons

    Worked on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week, all weekends and holiday's, with no extra pay for working holiday. No time at all for family, they called you back to work after 10 hours rest, and you spent from 36 to 40 hours gone at a time. 120+ days a year in a hotel room. No where near enough pay for every thing you sacrifice. They always find a way to beat you out of your bonus's and you never got a pat on the back for working your hind end off. Always hiding in the bushes trying to catch you breaking a rule. Management at the local level was terrible. Twelve years of this and I called it quits!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a fellow a Pat on the back once in a while, all we ever get is the negative. The only time you see a Supervisor was to tell you how you needed to do more and do better. Hire people in management that have a clue, the college grads you hire right out of college know nothing about the railroad, and they are suppose to be able to help you and 99% of the time I had forgotten more than they even knew about railroading!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Co Op Operations research intern for graduate student

    Current Employee - Operation Research Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Operation Research Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    quick response for the on line application

    Cons

    complicated interview process, need to be on line, fly from MD to GA even I have classes at night

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please reduce the type of the interview into practical skills such as programming and the IQ test but not the GRE verbal test, it gave a little bit unfair to international applicants if they do not know the meaning of the words.

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