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Helpful staff and enriching experience

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends

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

Pros

Excellent environment for interns. No deadline pressure.

Cons

Overall good experience. They don't give big responsibility to co ops

Other Employee Reviews for Norfolk Southern

  1. Norfolk Southern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Norfolk
    Former Employee - Norfolk
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Norfolk Southern full-time

    Pros

    A company looking to find itself = plenty of advancement opportunities. Innovation is encouraged and rewarded. Many perks for employees that hopefully will survive in a down economy. Senior management gets out from behind their desk more than I've seen from other large companies. It's great they are willing to share a portion of their workday. That produces unseen, but very valuable returns.

    Cons

    There are many philosophical policy changes taking place in personnel, IT infrastructure, etc., needless to say, it is chaos at times. People are pushed to reach their fullest potential, so it is quite competitive, bordering on tarnishing the teamwork they are attempting to create. Feels like a shark tank at times, but that's why they are successful.

    Advice to Management

    Some of these changes are behaviorial and systemic of an industry and generation (babyboomers), so do not give up when the gains stall. Stay the course.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Non family friendly completely money focused

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!!


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