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This Place Sucks!!!!

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Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Jersey City, NJ

I worked at Norfolk Southern Railway

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good place to start a Railroad Career. I learned alot about the railroad which helped me advance to a better paying job. I miss alot of my coworkers there.

Cons

But, It's a terrible place to spend a 30+ year. They hide in the weeds and watch you work and are ready to crucify and fire you for the pettiest of rule violations. I miss some of the people I work with but I DO NOT miss the company, the way they treat their employees and how management doesn't have a clue.

Advice to Management

Management needs to realize that they're employees are more than just a number. They need to realize that we are actual people working there.

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  1. Good job with full benifts

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    Current Employee - Yardmaster in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Yardmaster in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern Railway

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is very competivtive, no degree is nessasary, and many employees are union.

    Cons

    All transportation jobs are on shiftwork. I think the company can be way better managed.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees; most have the experience and expertise to accoplish NS goals.


  2. Sit back and get lost in the crowd

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Roanoke, VA

    I worked at Norfolk Southern Railway

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people in my department were interesting enough at the personal level.

    Cons

    You are a small part of a sprawling, impersonal bureaucracy. Almost everyone within my department with whom I interacted seemed dissatisfied with their jobs in one way or another. It typically stemmed from an overall distaste for the way senior management chose to run things.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to take a more meaningful stake in the company. Everyone with whom I interacted felt that they were a small, helpless part of a large machine. Nobody seems to understand exactly why things are run the way they are. However, everyone is complacent enough to just accept it and move on.


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