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Norfolk Southern Allentown, PA

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Norfolk Southern Allentown, PA Reviews

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    "The railroad can be a great place to work.... but comes at a price...."

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    Current Employee - Conductor in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Conductor in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    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!

    Cons

    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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    Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Norfolk Southern (Allentown, PA) in December 2012.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • how do they know I can handle the job   1 Answer
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