Norfolk Southern Overview

  • Norfolk, VA
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1982
  • Company - Public (NSC)
  • Rail Freight
  • $10+ billion (USD)

CompetitorsCSX, BNSF Railway, Kansas City Southern
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Norfolk Southern is a Fortune 300 and a 2018 Forbes America's Best Employers Company. Its main subsidiary, Norfolk Southern Railway, transports freight over an asset network consisting 4,000 locomotives, 69,000 rail cars, and 19,500 track miles in 22 states in the Eastern, ...
Mission: Our vision is to be the safest, most customer-focused, and successful transportation company in the world.

Norfolk Southern Reviews

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James A. Squires
James A. Squires
325 Ratings
Former Employee, less than 1 year


Mar 10, 2021 - First Officer in Tampa, FL
Positive Outlook
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Good, fast, fun, eager, hard.


long days, hard work, good people

Advice to Management

be better
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Norfolk Southern Interviews

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Applied online64%
Campus Recruiting23%

  1. Account Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Norfolk Southern (Atlanta, GA) in Apr 2021


    Was recruited through a university job board, after applying you are invited to submit an interview recording by recording video answers to a few questions. Progressed past this part to the final interview, which consisted of an informational meeting, then your interview. They did not set up the teams meeting properly so no one could share their video which surely counted against me. 3 weeks later have still heard nothing. The pay offered was alright and flexibility was good but you have to pay a $70/mo fee to work for them and they likened the removal of this fee after a year to a second raise which I found a bit patronizing.

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Company Updates

August 6, 2019
Norfolk Southern was named to the list of 2019 Military Friendly Bronze Employers by Victory Media, a veteran-owned publisher of G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, STEM, and Vetrepreneur magazines. This is the 12th year that Norfolk Southern has appeared on the list, which features companies with a proven record of hiring and supporting veterans in the workplace.
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July 19, 2019
Norfolk Southern has been named a top-scoring company on the 2019 Disability Equality Index® (DEI). Top scorers on the DEI are recognized as “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.” Norfolk Southern is among 156 companies that earned the “Best Places to Work” designation. Of these 156 companies, 113 were Fortune 500 companies. The 2019 DEI represents a work force of over 8.6 million, with 3.7% of employees identifying as having a disability. Learn more about Disability Equality Index®:
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Norfolk Southern Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Military Friendly employersG.I. Jobs / Victory Media2018
  • Forbes 2018 Best Employers for WomenForbes2018

Pledges & Certifications

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Pledge to Thrive

    Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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