The atmosphere within KCS is pretty laid back making the job "doable". Salaries compared to the industry is low but decent.
They don't promote from the inside and if they do, they choose low experience workers and make them AVP or VP before even looking at the people with the real experience. Another cons is that, let's say you apply to an open position, if your salary grade is higher then they just say "your grade is higher, we cannot offer you a job" even though you are qualified. Usually they prefer low salary employees to do the hard work. Turnover is high.
Advice to Management
To look at the inside people first before going outside.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Kansas City Southern (Kansas City, MO) in February 2016.
Telephone interview. The interviewer was working from a list of questions. It became obvious in the process of the interview that the interviewer was looking for a very particular skill set and personality profile.If you answer ONE question in a way not on the prepared list, you will not go any further in the interview process.