- Work/Life Balance
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
Employees rate Allentown 67.6% lower than the overall average
Can't be outsourced overseas. Once you are "marked up" it is almost impossible to be terminated. If you liked trains as a child and dreamed of being a locomotive engineer, this is the job for you!
No life outside of work at least in your initial years... Do you have any friends? If so, you will find out who your REAL friends are, quickly. Initially, you will work an extra board for several years. You receive a 90 minute call to show up for work. 100% union environment. Union is weak. Company making record profits, having difficult time negotiating fair contract. No financial incentive to go "above and beyond". Jobs are based on seniority, not how competent you are at your job. Want a promotion? As a conductor you must accept MANDATORY promotion to Locomotive Engineer Trainee program. Fail LET, you're terminated.
Advice to Management
Work on creating more work/life balance.
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I applied online. I interviewed at Norfolk Southern (Allentown, PA) in December 2012.
They send out invitations to everybody that applies for the job you go to a hotel seminar they talk about the job a little bit have you take a test if you pass the test then you get called for a one-on-one interview at the hotel.