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Kansas City, MO
5001 to 10000 employees
Unknown
Company - Public (KSU)
Transportation & Logistics
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Canadian National Railway, BNSF Railway

Working at Kansas City Southern

The primary subsidiary of Kansas City Southern (KCS), Kansas City Southern Railway (KCSR) transports freight over a network of more than 3,200 miles of track in the midwestern and southern US. The company's system spans parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois ... Read more

Kansas City Southern Reviews

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David L. Starling
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
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    Pros

    The atmosphere within KCS is pretty laid back making the job "doable". Salaries compared to the industry is low but decent.

    Cons

    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.

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Kansas City Southern Interviews

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Kansas City Southern (Kansas City, MO) in February 2016.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • What notation methodology do you use?   1 Answer
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Kansas City Southern Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015

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