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CSX Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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Pros
  • Great pay and benefits plenty of opportunities if your willing to relocate (in 84 reviews)

  • good pay, benefits, & RETIREMENT (in 81 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance very challenging (in 31 reviews)

  • Don't expect much time at home, On call 24/7, Expect to fight with payroll regularly (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Freight Conductor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSX full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work with lots of variety.

    Cons

    On call schedule with very little potential for long term "regular" hours.


  2. "conductor"

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    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSX full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    outside work away from supervision and customers . good money for the work.

    Cons

    poor management and zero employee to employees

    Advice to Management

    respect employees as people

  3. "Conductor"

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    Current Employee - Conduc in Russell, KY
    Current Employee - Conduc in Russell, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CSX full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Better health insurance than most company’s.

    Cons

    No personal life, worst attendance policy on earth!!!

    Advice to Management

    Common sense goes a long way!!!


  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CSX full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits. Pay was recently increased.

    Cons

    Difficult environment during recent changes. Very dynamic. Very long hours.

    Advice to Management

    It's okay to explore other opportunities. Stay positive!


  5. Helpful (3)

    "One of the greats...until recently"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSX full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    CSX's new executive team has improved the company's operating ratio significantly, thus causing a huge uptick in CSX's stock price. So, if you own their stock...you are happy. Lol. Also, Jim Foote may be the company's next CEO. If that happens, that's a positive thing, because he is more employee-focused than Hunter Harrison.

    Cons

    Fear-based environment. No job security. A bully for a CEO who appears to only care about himself and Wall Street investors - not people.

    Advice to Management

    With the hostile take-over in March, 2018, everything great about this company has been changed. It went from being a fun, collaborative environment where people felt respected, to a competitive environment that is cut-throat. The people aren't bad people...they are just scared for their jobs. And because CSX has traditionally offered a great retirement package, people who have been with the company 15+ years feel like they have "golden handcuffs" - because they can't leave without walking away from their nest egg. It really is sad to see the transformation for the worse.


  6. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good medical and dental and vision benefits

    Cons

    Long hours and a lot of walking

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. Helpful (1)

    "CSX"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSX full-time

    Pros

    Good retirement and benefits offered

    Cons

    Inconsistent schedule, often poor quality of life due to work/life imbalance

  8. Helpful (3)

    "CSX is not a comfortable place to work right now"

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    Current Employee - Emergency Communications Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Emergency Communications Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSX full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Yearly raise and bonus. Work out facilities on site.

    Cons

    The atmosphere is stressful. Layoffs are constant and due to massive cuts, the workload has increased but not the pay.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting from critical areas of the company.


  9. "Run"

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    Former Employee - Freight Conductor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Freight Conductor in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSX full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, travel, benefits, clean bathrooms, free water in the summer

    Cons

    Everything from time off to harassment

    Advice to Management

    Go home


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Company With Potential But Falls Short"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CSX full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation. Railroading is a prestigious career. Ample training opportunities.

    Cons

    High management turnover, frequent layoffs. Long work hours, work weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Retain your talented managers during the RIF.


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