Norfolk Southern

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Norfolk Southern Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
121 Reviews
3.4
121 Reviews
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Norfolk Southern Chairman, CEO, and Director Wick Moorman IV
Wick Moorman IV
74 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • pay and benefits, if you brown nose management will leave you alone (in 8 reviews)

  • The company has a great benefits package and pretty good salary (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is horrendous (in 8 reviews)

  • Plus the supervisors are on call 24/7 except for every other weekend (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall good experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Intern in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Norfolk Southern part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Training is well-done as well.

    Cons

    A lot of overtime work and traveling. Hard to balance personal life and work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Software Engineer Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Norfolk Southern as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good environment, with interesting work. There was a variety of types of work to do, it wasn't just focused on one language, etc. so there was a lot to learn as an intern. The team I was on was very good.

    Cons

    Not many cons here as someone still in school looking for good experience. Sometimes you weren't sure how your work was affecting the overall flow, but it was still interesting.

  3.  

    Great Company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice salary, great benefits, and good people. Good experiences with different yards, trainmasters, yardmasters, and crews. Very fortunate to work here. Plenty of career growth at this company. Fast paced and challenging enviornemnt.

    Cons

    No cons with this company that I know of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NS has very skilled managers who are trained very well to make good decisions. Started with a one year management trainee program that help get me up to speed to learn the ins and outs of the railroad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Working on the railroad, all the live long day

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support
    Current Employee - Technical Support

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great railroad culture, wonderful mix of old and new, safety focus, railroad retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Pay slightly lower than other companies. Lots of older systems , some silos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep bringing in new talent to work with the experienced "old hands".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    conductor

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    money retirement just a great all around company

    Cons

    work long hours. but paid great for them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they doing a great job

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great company to work for.. Lots of opportunities to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    NS is a growing company and has great opportunities for growth inside and outside your group. Also technical and non technical growth is encouraged.
    People are very helpful.

    Cons

    Pay is definitely on the lower side.
    Transparency is lacking across departments especially when it comes to sharing data and insights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better integration and synergy across groups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Norfolk Southern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for! They take care of you.

    Cons

    Upper Management is a little stand offish

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact with the employees more!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's very nice environment in midtown Atalanta, and kind co-wokers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-op Software in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Co-op Software in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Norfolk Southern as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    NS is a huge company, so the manager won't push you to much to overwhelm work. Salary is just the normal money.

    Cons

    You need to follow the whole project and have some creative ideas to solve real problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    add more on salary, lol

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Signal Maintainer in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Signal Maintainer in Decatur, IL

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great money making and move up opportunity

    Cons

    hard to say anything bad about company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging but fun

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Signal Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Signal Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Every day is a different challenge

    Cons

    Some of management is out of touch with the field

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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