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Updated February 19, 2017
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CSX Chairman, President, and CEO; President and CEO, CSX Transportation Michael J. Ward
Michael J. Ward
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  • Work life balance very challenging (in 19 reviews)

  • On call 24/7 can never plan anything, never know what your pay check will look like, company can take money back from you (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "CSX RAILROAD"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GOOD COMPANY OVERALL.. good pay, benefits, & RETIREMENT..

    Cons

    Working days, nights, weekends, & whenever is need.. On call at times...Small price to pay when it allows you to support your entire family on one salary.. Despite any bad reviews posted by others I feel very fortunate to have had a long career in craft and management.
    Its a career & what comes with owning it.. Some people dont want to OWN their CAREERS.. feel I DO!

    Advice to Management

    Just gotta find a balance and step-up regardless if things dont go your way.. Always lead by example.. Raise the bar even if you MGR does not!


  2. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good managers good pension good benefits. Can't beat the benefits. The 401k has a match not to mention the company paid pension.

    Cons

    Other than instability, there are no cons. Very good company to work for. None. None. None. None. None. None none none.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Excellent pay, but for the most part you are treated as disposable."

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    Current Employee - Independent Signal Maintainer in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Independent Signal Maintainer in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, decent union backing, decent benifits, you pay into railroad retirement instead of social security, your wife gets a retirement also.

    Cons

    Poor management, bad work life balance, most employees have a poor outlook on life, relocation seems to be inevitable so dont plan on settling down.

    Advice to Management

    We are no longer in the early 1900s. Treat your employees as assets and realize that the majority of your emplyees are alcoholics due to the fact that they are burnt out from no home life.


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  5. "Great if you can hold out."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSX (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good. The benefits are great!

    Cons

    They lay off a lot!


  6. "Pricing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. The usual corporate environment.

    Cons

    Difficult to get on there in the first place.


  7. "Locomotive Electrician"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Diesel Locomotive Electrician in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Diesel Locomotive Electrician in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Health insurance, Railroad Retirement, minimal supervision

    Cons

    Management, work schedule, over zealous dicipline

    Advice to Management

    Wide open if you want move every year


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    "Carman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carman in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Carman in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CSX full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love what I do. Great pay/benefits. They did do a lot of extra stuff for us before coal went down, hats, shirts, tablets, cordless drill/impact set and more to show appreciation.

    Cons

    Management is clueless. Our union is in their pocket and sells us out. Your job is always in jeopardy. You get in trouble for doing exactly what you were hired to do and do it well. You can be the most talented, hardest worker and make the same as the laziest guys.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better, show some appreciation. Stop micromanaging and let us do our job s.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Land Acquisition/Land Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Director of Land Acquisition/Land Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CSX (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worked in Real Property for CSX...great company, wish I was still there!

    Cons

    No negatives, I wish I was still there working with everyone!

    Advice to Management

    Call me, and ask me to come back, asap!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Signals and communications"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Signal Foreman in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Signal Foreman in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and other benefits are negotiated by Union contract.
    better that working at mcdonalds.

    Cons

    Pay and other benefits are negotiated by Union contract. Guilty until you prove yourself innocent of charges. Good ole boy system. You will be nothing nut a number to the company and a pay increase will cause union dues and insurance cost to rise. no matching 401K for contract employees. Insurance cost have risen from no out of pocket and $15 co-pays to $240 per mo. $2k deductible and $75 co-pays in 8 years. with only aa $3 per hour rise. I have almost 20 years invested and though the company's profits continue to rise the moral of the people who are doing the construction and maintenance is at an all time low. There was a time in my career i looked forward to going to work.

    Advice to Management

    reward the people who are trying to make a difference. listen to the employees. eliminate the biased lower level managers who work from hearsay and use the good ole boy approach. Treat everyone the same. Stop the harassment from lower level managers.


  11. "Freight Conductor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Richmond, VA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSX full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Money, High Safety Culture, Excellent Training

    Cons

    Work life balance very challenging



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