Compare CSX vs Norfolk Southern BETA

See how working at CSX vs. Norfolk Southern compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at CSX vs. Norfolk Southern. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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CSX

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Norfolk Southern

Employee Ratings

  • CSX scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Career Opportunities, Culture & Values and CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.6
(based on 920 reviews)
CSX employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Norfolk Southern employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.3
(based on 1094 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.4
Career Opportunities
2.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
1.9
Work-life balance
1.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
1.9
Senior Management
1.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
1.9
Culture & Values
1.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
CSX Ceo Jim Foote
22%
22%Jim Foote
CEO Approval
Norfolk Southern Ceo James A. Squires
22%
22%James A. Squires
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
32%
CSX employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 9% higher than Norfolk Southern employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
23%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
28%
CSX employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than Norfolk Southern employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
23%

Salaries

Norfolk Southern has 201 more total submitted salaries than CSX.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Freight Conductor223 Salaries
$64,298/yr
Locomotive Engineer53 Salaries
$84,768/yr
Operations Supervisor29 Salaries
$96,579/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Railroad Conductor238 Salaries
$60,004/yr
Locomotive Engineer57 Salaries
$89,089/yr
Terminal Trainmaster57 Salaries
$72,780/yr

What Employees Say

  • CSX had 11 more reviews than Norfolk Southern that mentioned "Pay and benefits" as a Pro.
  • Norfolk Southern had 37 more reviews than CSX that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • Norfolk Southern had 44 more reviews than CSX that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Pay and benefits"(in 119 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 117 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 154 reviews)
"Pay and benefits"(in 108 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 49 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 37 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 93 reviews)
"Railroad"(in 71 reviews)
Featured Review
"Good company"Feb 26, 2021

Current Employee - Journeyman Electrician

I have been working at CSX full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Solid pay and lots of fun

Cons

Hours and days off are not wonderful

Advice to Management

Thank you

"Great Company"Dec 23, 2020

Current Employee - Front Receptionist

I have been working at Norfolk Southern part-time

Pros

I am allowed to work part time.

Cons

I wish I got paid more.

Job Postings

Norfolk Southern has 169 more recently posted open jobs than CSX.