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CSX Freight Conductor Reviews

Updated Jan 22, 2020

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1.9
19%
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2%
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CSX President and CEO Jim Foote
Jim Foote
9 Ratings
  1. "Freight Conductor"

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    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Richmond, VA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSX full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Money, High Safety Culture, Excellent Training

    Cons

    Work life balance very challenging

    CSX2017-01-11
  2. "No Life"

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    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Follow employees are great. Retirement.

    Cons

    Lowest pay in industry by 10s of 1000s of dollars. Expected to do the work 3 in 10 hours with no breaks.

    CSX2020-01-22
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CSX full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent pay and good employees

    Cons

    Working in the elements at times.

    Advice to Management

    Get better relationships with employees

    CSX2019-12-02
  4. "A good job in a rough environment"

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    Former Contractor - Freight Conductor in Waycross, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CSX for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay is great Benefits are great The work is fun The schedule can be great

    Cons

    The schedule can be hard The environment can be toxic Freight conductors must be in a union Management and labor are usually against each other

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and do them right. Get rid of the bad apples and do not treat all employees according to the worst performers.

    CSX2019-12-03
  5. "Life is over as you know it"

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    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSX full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Pay and Great Retirement

    Cons

    Awful management and work/life balance

    CSX2019-11-06
  6. "Not what I thought?"

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    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSX full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Pay, Benefits, interesting job albeit a bit boring at times.

    Cons

    Hours, Management, lies, Constant cuts

    Advice to Management

    They wouldnt care

    CSX2019-10-20
  7. "Would've been great if there was actually work to do."

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    Former Employee - Freight Conductor in Avon, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CSX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, retirement, and pay.

    Cons

    Management tried to get you fired. Eventually furloughed hundreds of us.

    Advice to Management

    None

    CSX2019-09-27
  8. "Horrible management"

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    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Willard, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSX full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay is very good. Benefits.

    Cons

    Management is ridiculous. No life.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people

    CSX2019-09-10
  9. "Great railroad"

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    Former Employee - Freight Conductor 

    I worked at CSX full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay

    Cons

    No work life balance

    CSX2019-07-25
  10. Helpful (1)

    "It’s was a good starter job but not a career."

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    Former Employee - Freight Conductor in Riverdale, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CSX full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay is okay but that’s all

    Cons

    They just don’t have “IT” all together

    Advice to Management

    Just because you know how to read don’t mean you know how to railroad.

    CSX2019-06-22
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