Compare CSX vs Norfolk Southern BETASee how Norfolk Southern 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 have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time for less than a year
Diverse workload Great and supportive co-workers Management support Great Pay Guaranteed minimum (Extra list) - Non-extra list do not need it. Rotating days off (6 on-call, 2 rest... days) Advancement opportunities up the road (short road) I have only been marked up for 5 months at the time of this post. In this short time, I have became the senior conductor on the extra list. Meaning, I am next in line to hold a regular job, with regular hours. I have seen reviews suggesting we have poor management, this is not true. We have a very supportive staff. In my experience, if a Train-master puts out something which is aggravating, it probably came down from over their heads.
Can be odd hours, but once you learn to read the schedule and see who is off. It becomes easier to make plans. You might miss some events from this schedule, but know that is only so long as you... are on the extra list, which is not permanent.
Advice to Management
Thanks for the support.