Norfolk Southern Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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Norfolk Southern Chairman, CEO, and Director Wick Moorman IV
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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)

  • They expect you to bleed railroad 24/7 (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Marketing Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Manager in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Market Manager in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Norfolk Southern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Norfolk southern pays pretty well for a Corporate internship. If you go full time, you don't have to worry about losing your job if your in corporate . Because they have never laid off and it is kinda of hard to get fired.

    Cons

    Advancement will be slow in this company if you join. You pretty much know exactly were you will be in 20 years, no matter really what you do. If you like a stable high paying job with great benefits this is for you. But if you are a risk-reward kind of person, not so much.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some CapEX on your computer systems because they are so outdated.


  2. Internal Audit

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - For Internal Audit in Roanoke, VA
    Former Intern - For Internal Audit in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work culture; very steady and consistent routine A lot of support from management

    Cons

    some outdated systems used; Not a lot of change takes place; Not as many opportunities for professional development as other companies

    Advice to Management

    They do a wonderful job with the intern program. The only thing would be to keep a slightly closer eye on the interns and make sure to support them


  3. Internal Audit

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Internal Audit Intern in Roanoke, VA
    Former Intern - Internal Audit Intern in Roanoke, VA

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

    Pros

    Great people and company to work for

    Cons

    The office in Roanoke closed down


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  5. Above Average

    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong, stable company, professional atmosphere

    Cons

    Closing Roanoke office, relocating to Atlanta, GA


  6. B4

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, good benefits, good retirement

    Cons

    nepotism, work life balance with some positions


  7. Marketing Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Roanoke, VA
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, lots of growth potential. If you show interest in the company, it will return the favor. Many different departments which are available to transfer into.

    Cons

    Corporate office environment, will work more than 40 hours per week.


  8. A great place to work, if you're in the office

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager Accounting in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager Accounting in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic people to work with. Management is moving towards a behavioral approach to leadership. Pay is great.

    Cons

    Very traditional. Union labor holds antagonistic views which can be reciprocated by management. Computer software and systems are upgraded from archaic to obsolete, if you're lucky.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging the development of your team. Apply the behavioral tools to things like compensation, scheduling, and work/life balance.


  9. Not enough work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Sourcing Intern in Roanoke, VA
    Current Intern - Sourcing Intern in Roanoke, VA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good amount of positive reinforcement, would be a great job if you needed to spend the summer studying for an LSAT, long lunches with free workout classes

    Cons

    people don't like it-was told to get out while I can multiple times, very rarely had enough work to do so I was bored out of my mind for a majority of my time here,

    Advice to Management

    don't take on an intern if there isnt enough work to do. invest in the idea of flex hours


  10. Maintenance of Way Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Maintenance of Way Intern in Roanoke, VA
    Former Intern - Maintenance of Way Intern in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits, great job safety, company cares about safety

    Cons

    Long hours, bloated middle management structure, long term success generally requires frequent relocation.


  11. Great Company

    Former Intern - IT Audit and Compliance Intern in Roanoke, VA
    Former Intern - IT Audit and Compliance Intern in Roanoke, VA

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

    Pros

    Great people, real world work, right in the middle of downtown Roanoke, got to meet many high ups within the company during the internship

    Cons

    poor parking situation, sometimes ran out of work to do



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