Kansas City Southern Railway
3.4 of 5 7 reviews
www.kcsouthern.com Kansas City, MO 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Jun 3, 2014

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David L. Starling

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Quality Assurance Analyst (Current Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    ProsPlenty to. It is a lot to take in but there is always someone willing to help or they know who to ask. Never felt alone on anything. Great team!!!

    ConsNone what so ever. None

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoing the right thing. Always present and open to speak to. Just keep that up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sourcing Manager (Former Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    ProsStable market. Great benefit package. Moving in the right direction.

    ConsHigh turnover due to organization restructure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great but not so great

    Conductor (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat People, loved the job

    ConsUnions, MOPs, rumors and no direction

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees better and you will get 1000% better work from them

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company if you like mechanics type work

    Diesel Shop ELectrician (Current Employee)
    North Shreveport, LA

    ProsThe pay, benefits, and vacation package are all very attractive, Its an easy job if you don't mind doing mechanical type work every now and then

    ConsThe job is based on seniority which isn't too bad but seniority decides your off days, holidays, and vacation amongst other things

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay Connected with thee workers on the floor.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Kansas City Southern if you are male and have no personal life

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    ProsDecent pay, decent workload if you work for the right manager.

    ConsNot progessive or open to new ideas
    Promotions based on politics and not performance
    Frequent changes in management
    Performance evaluations are a joke

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour company needs to become much more progressive and open to new ideas in addition to showing respect for a job well done and not how many hours you spend in the office.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good pay and benefits but completely different lifestyle

    Conductor (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Salary. Great Benefits. Union. Offers great money for only a High School diploma or GED.

    ConsDemanding lifestyle. Little time for family or hobbies. Aggressive management. Dishonest practices. Failure to live up to collective bargaining agreements. Treat employees as disposable. Selectively enforce rules and policies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementComply with collective bargaining and live up to agreements. Focus less on the absolute bottom line so that you can foster a work environment that can breed enthusiasm and cooperation instead of contempt and distrust.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Trainmaster (Operations Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsCompensation is favorable and advancement is available to anyone willing to put in the time and effort.

    ConsThe small company struggles with process management from operations to corporate head quarters.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPush professionalisim from Transportation General Managers to Assistant Trainmasters. It exists in our corporate office but stops at the door.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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