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CSX Reviews

Updated December 6, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great pay and benefits plenty of opportunities if your willing to relocate" (in 96 reviews)

  • "Good pay, ok insurance , & ok fringe benefits" (in 93 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance very challenging" (in 35 reviews)

  • "Don't expect much time at home, On call 24/7, Expect to fight with payroll regularly" (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - NONE in JAX Beach, FL
    Former Employee - NONE in JAX Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CSX full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very great place to work. Room for growth

    Cons

    Doing a lot of layoff

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "IT Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Bonus structure and benefits, decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Head needs to be on a swivel, letting a lot of talent go for employees right out of college, upper management worried about their own job and will sacrifice front line managers to make OE goals.

  3. "CSX"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSX full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Excellent Health benefits
    Employee Stock Perchance Program

    Cons

    Union
    Seniority based scheduling and time off
    Vacation time: 1 year = 1 week, 2 years = 2 weeks, 8 years = 3 weeks

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Work life balance is horrible for Trainmasters,Conductors and Engineers ."

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    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good after union dues,health insurance and tier 2 taxes. retirement is way better than social security if you can last the 30 years thats required for full retirement. good health insurance.

    Cons

    Working a full 7 hours outdoors in the rain,snow,heat,cold,humidity,mud,unavoidable rain puddles. carefully walk a few miles a day over rocks over train tracks and railroad ties.20 minute lunch break. No regular sleep schedule if you work on the road 12 hours on 10 hours off 12 hours on 10 hours off. you give up a lot of family time and you have to work most holidays.


  5. "Conductor"

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    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No good reason to work here

    Cons

    Say goodbye to your lifeand family

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like people not like they're a pos


  6. "The woarse railroad company"

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    Former Employee - Transportation in Gentilly, LA
    Former Employee - Transportation in Gentilly, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSX (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Co workers and friends for life

    Cons

    Management is always looking to fire people and they are already working short handed

    Advice to Management

    They need better people skills


  7. "Locomotive Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are very good

    Cons

    Management is terrible and there is no time for a life for you, your family or friends.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing that isn't already known.

  8. "Bought out by a hedge fund, and being broken down."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are well compensated. Benefits plan just changed, and is now more expensive to the employee.

    Cons

    Fear from managers, team leads, and coworkers that if they had a knowledge or skill set, they shouldn't share it, thinking it made them indispensable. If you ask for more work and responsibilities be prepared to be moved from team to team.


  9. "Excellent employer that rewards hard work and initiative"

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    Former Employee - Revenue Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Revenue Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Regular opportunities for growth and expanding your knowledge base. Recognition and reward for producing results. Promotes innovation and provides an environment that supports new ideas.

    Cons

    Demanding goals that sometime come with challenging deadlines - don't assume a 40 work week. Recent headcount reductions means everyone is trying to do more with less support. Future forecast call for additional cuts to drive down costs.


  10. "java developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at CSX (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good work culture an d god benifits

    Cons

    salary is less compared to other compinies