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Updated September 19, 2017
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CSX CEO E. Hunter Harrison
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  • Work life balance very challenging (in 30 reviews)

  • The cons are the schedule of being on call 24/7 and having your bosses trying to fire you constantly (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Precision Railroading ... LOL"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Retirement, Bonuses, Pay, Employees, Not being in an office environment, Learn something new every day

    Cons

    Hard on family life, making plans, 24/7/365, phone never stops ringing

    Advice to Management

    Quit the petty firing. Guys will work if you leave them alone. Listen to the men/women that do the work day in and day out. Don't think every time you show up somewhere new that you're going to change the world, not going to happen.


  2. "CSX Mechanical"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Locomotive Electrician in Avon, IN
    Former Employee - Locomotive Electrician in Avon, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, good group of fellow employees.

    Cons

    With the new CEO, jobs and locations are unstable as he is realigning the workforce. Will probably be better when he is finished.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better and with respect.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Former Employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant to President and CCO in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant to President and CCO in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits... Great bonus opportunity every year.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance a struggle

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Police Dept."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSX full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work in till the new exec. mgt was replaced.

    Cons

    NEW Mgt took over and laid about 1,000 off. life was good till Hunter Harrison
    came to town... it all about the MONEY!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Bring Mike Ward back!!!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "conductor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Hinton, WV
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Hinton, WV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun, easy job. you get to see places you normally wouldnt from a one of a kind perspective. if you like to travel it is a lot of fun and the work is not hard at all.

    Cons

    the hours are rough being on call 24/7. it is difficult on relationships because sometimes you have to leave in the middle of dinner or during a movie.

    Advice to Management

    put more conductors to work and quit stretching your current crews so thin. use a cap on years of service to keep your employees flowing. some of these guys are working until they die.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "The only job where they spend 13 weeks to train you and the rest of your career trying to fire you"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay
    No degree required
    Union
    Great pension and retirement

    Cons

    Long days
    Inability to plan
    Can't rely on getting paid right
    External job insurance required


  7. "union are weak dont have your back"

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    Former Employee - Boilermaker in Selkirk, NY
    Former Employee - Boilermaker in Selkirk, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSX full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great pention benifits suck now pay great

    Cons

    work schedule no sick time bosses are clueless

    Advice to Management

    SHouldnt be legally aloud to work with a union rep and the bosses to fire some one while out on medical because my son had to get 2 surgeries and i callled the employee hot line did everything i was supposed to but my union rep retired didnt hand off my paper work and the shop stewart was with the bosses and tricked me into building a paper trail> arbitration was a joke i spoke to employee help line they told me everything was fine and it wasnt my ex wife signed for important documents when i had no where to live permanitly at the time I was out of work by a doctor and they let me go after 6 years i never bothered any one did my job But we were told day one u cant be at work head clear take your self out i did that and it cost me my dream job. doing what i was told boilermakers union at csx is a joke,

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked side-by-side with some of the best people I've ever known.

    Cons

    Senior leadership was weak, especially the last year Michael Ward and Clarence Gooden were there. Gooden's behavior was unethical, and Ward didn't have the courage to fire him. And it was an offense worthy of dismissal. Now, employees are overworked, and they cannot keep younger workers

    Advice to Management

    Harrison is in over his head, and he knows it. Once 3rd quarter earnings are reported, he'll be under tremendous pressure. He's not a leader; he's a dictator. Nobody wants to follow him. He won't last much longer


  9. "Good company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to be employed and work for.

    Cons

    Bad family life and always on call

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent


  10. "Terminal Trainmaster"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Terminal Trainmaster
    Former Employee - Terminal Trainmaster
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, pay and bonuses
    non-stop action
    good people

    Cons

    good ole boys/girls get promoted
    "Peter Principle" and Theory X management style the norm
    No work/life balance
    new regime destroying morale company wide


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