Mission: Our vision is to be the safest, most customer-focused, and successful transportation company in the world.
The Norfolk Southern Foundation is donating $100,000 to assist in Hurricane Florence recovery efforts in North Carolina. The Foundation, Norfolk Southern’s charitable giving arm, will direct $50,000 to the American Red Cross and $50,000 to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina for relief efforts.
“Many of our Norfolk Southern employees, facilities, and customers are located in these affected areas, and Red Cross and food bank recovery efforts are timely and vital,” said James A. Squires, NS chairman, president and CEO. “We want our employees, customers, and community neighbors to know that Norfolk Southern is there to help where it’s needed most.”
As part of the relief effort, the Norfolk Southern Foundation’s Matching Gift program will match employee gifts of $50 or more to the American Red Cross or to any Feeding America food bank.
Norfolk Southern employs 1,245 railroaders and operates over 1,187 route miles of track in North Carolina.
We are proud to be honored as one of the "Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion."
NS serves domestic and international customers.
As a leading transportation provider, Norfolk Southern operates 19,500 route miles in 22 states and D.C., supports international trade with service to every major Eastern seaport, 10 river ports, and nine lake ports, and operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East.
NS leads the way.
NS' board of directors and executive management team lead one of the nation’s top transportation companies. NS invests in projects to expand the rail network, increase freight capacity, and improve efficiency for customers. These projects create jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, making green shipping a reality.
Vision and values define NS.
NS' vision is to "be the safest, most customer-focused, and successful transportation company in the world." NS is committed to providing an injury-free work environment, delivering customers’ products efficiently and reliably, and being a good corporate citizen.
NS subsidiaries deliver for customers.
Several subsidiaries help extend Thoroughbred service. Whether its assistance with transload services, fiber optics installation, extra cushioning for a shipment, or any special shipping need, NS has solutions.
NS Information Technology
Our IT team is currently innovating a new safety technology, Positive Train Control (PTC), to automatically stop locomotives. In addition, IT supports 400+ applications. IT Associate Developers are responsible for working with applications that integrate with different technologies or existing systems to enhance train operations.
Norfolk Southern offers a competitive benefits package to meet the needs of employees and their families. Depending on your position, benefits may vary. For example, some employee benefits are determined by collective bargaining agreements.
401(k) with Company Match, Retirement Benefits
Our 401(k) plan allows eligible employees to plan for the future and save a portion of their pay for retirement. NS matches employee contributions up to a limit.
Norfolk Southern railroad employees are eligible to receive additional retirement and other benefits based on railroad earnings.
NS Scholarship, Matching Gifts, and Employee Purchase Programs
Norfolk Southern’s annual scholarship program awards educational scholarships to children of NS employees. National Merit Scholarship Corporation, an independent, nonprofit organization, selects the scholarship recipients. Scholarship descriptions are available on the NMSC website: www.nationalmerit.org. When employees and retirees contribute to eligible nonprofit organizations through NS’ Matching Gifts Program, the NS Foundation will match the tax-deductible portion of their donations, dollar for dollar. NS employees have the opportunity to purchase computers, appliances, wireless service, and insurance at a discounted price.
To continue to attract and retain a qualified and talented workforce, NS established a Corporate Diversity Council over a decade ago with employees across the company to implement diversity initiatives and serve as ambassadors. However, in a company with operations in 22 states and the District of Columbia, NS decided to localize its diversity and inclusion efforts for greater impact.
NS has established Diversity & Inclusion Councils in each of its operating divisions and the Atlanta and Norfolk offices. Each council includes a diverse mix of employees who represent a variety of departments and locations in the corresponding division. This localized approach enables more employees to take an active role in identifying, developing, and implementing processes and initiatives that will foster diversity and inclusion.
“I am confident that with the input and participation of NS employees, this targeted approach will have a lasting impact on all – personally and professionally.” – James A. Squires, chairman, president and CEO.
At Norfolk Southern, we celebrate our individuality. Our employees are diverse not only in race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, and military status, but also education, experiences, skills, and perspectives. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of nearly 27,000 employees, we create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. This strengthens our organization by attracting, retaining, and developing the best talent to improve safety, service, and business results.
Norfolk Southern promotes an inclusive work environment where all employees feel welcomed, respected, and engaged. Employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. We encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to help us realize our vision of being the safest, most customer-focused, and successful transportation company in the world.
I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (More than a year)
Midtown location in ATL is exciting but probably more for younger people coming out of college like myself. Pay and benefits are great. 401k contribution and pension.
Working in the IT dept here is great with flex start time. WFH available. There are opportunities to move around departments. Work life balance is great, no overtime or weekend craziness, unless needed but happens rarely. Newly renovated office space is nice to be in for 8 hrs everyday.
I enjoy coming to work everyday and my team is super!
Not much cons. I enjoy everyday here but if I have to think of a con, here goes...
Management is obviously old school in their ways and thinking and a little resistant to new ideas, but that's true of humans anywhere who have done the same thing for a long time.
The place is very bureaucratic with decision making and such.
Different teams have different experiences, for example, another developer from another team quit after 4 months because he couldn't stand the place and said his team members were not supportive, meanwhile my team could not have been any more suppportive, so..i guess it is what you make of it.
Advice to Management
Not much complaint here but seems like the guys in the field may feel otherwise.
I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Norfolk Southern.
The interview process was very formal. I applied through a University recruiting process, received an on campus interview, and then attended final round of interviews in Atlanta Headquarters. The pre-assessment was challenging and had both math and high vocabulary elements. Everyone throughout the process was very helpful and friendly.
Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce
Pledge to Thrive
Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being