Norfolk Southern

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Too many layers of managment

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Developer (Systems Administrator) in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Developer (Systems Administrator) in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Norfolk Southern

Pros

You will work with great people. Very strong company. Better than average benefits. Potential for advancement.

Cons

Managment has a very old school mentality.
There are too many layers of managment, and it is only increasing.
Lack of training when new products are brought in.
Lack of vision of managment.
Managment does not fully understand their environment or what is going on in it.
Everyone you work with is taking interviews elsewhere, so turnover is starting to be an issue.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Training on new IT products should be mandatory. A real evaluation of the managment structure is needed. Salaries need to be more inline with other companies in the area.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Banal Place Of Employment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PC LAN Technician in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - PC LAN Technician in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Norfolk Southern

    Pros

    The benefits were great and far more than comparable positions in industry. Also, compensation was very comfortable. Very structured format and work was cut out for you.

    Cons

    The workplace environment was very banal and did not support open feedback and communication. Hierarchical structure of the positions made it a very intimidating environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should allow feedback from employees. Also, work environment is unnecessarily strict as far as dress code and appearance.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Proud place to work,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chief Dispatcher in Greenville, TX
    Former Employee - Chief Dispatcher in Greenville, TX

    I worked at Norfolk Southern

    Pros

    Very strong company financially. Consistently challenging from day to day. The senior management is the best business minds in the country as far as running a railroad.

    Cons

    Railroad operations run 24/7/365 and need employees to do it. Most operational jobs with NS are nontraditional hours so any prospective employee should be aware of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since the non-management positions are union, the one of the most difficult position is a junior manager. You will be the work horse, but suck it up. If you perform, you won't be in that position long.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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