Compare CSX vs McLeod Software BETASee how McLeod Software vs. CSX compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
What Employees Say
I have been working at CSX full-time for less than a year
I get to be a teammate to some of the hardest working men and women in the United States. Coming from a different industry, I had little understanding on how important rail is to the U.S. economy. I... didn't know how many different skill sets were needed to keep the railroad moving. I ignorantly assumed or generalized that there were conductors, engineers and others that support the rail...but not knowing much more. We have operations in the building and in the field, techies, analysts, sales, marketing, a police department and so many more. I have been fortunate to stand side-by-side with a diverse and fun group of craft employees, managers, and senior leadership that have an unparalleled drive. My colleagues are some of the most proud and passionate people I have ever had the pleasure to worked with. The company itself is always examining new and innovative ways to redefine rail freight and the technologies that support what we do. It's an exciting time to be working here! By the way, the pay is pretty awesome too!
While most have good work-life balance, some teams (at certain times) have more work than the typical 9-to-5ers. That being said, you have to remember that the railroad is running 24-7-365.
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you are doing! People sometimes forget that successful businesses have to make tough decisions. It's not always easy or popular to have a vision for the future and sticking to it.... The fact that you continually look for the greater good of our company and ALL of its employees is what will continue to drive us to excellence and make CSX the best run railroad in North America!
I worked at McLeod Software
This is a great company to work for. They throw regular events and give away some neat swag. The people are great, especially in the custom programming group. The work can be fun especially if you... like fixing bugs. Custom coding projects are most enjoyable. The people really make this place though. It felt like a huge family.
A lot of the work in the custom programming group is support. That got really old after a while. The technology is really outdated too.
Advice to Management
I think if they paid a bit more and split support and new development between ALL programmers throughout ALL groups, it would be a more enjoyable job.