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CSX Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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  • Work life balance very challenging (in 22 reviews)

  • The cons are the schedule of being on call 24/7 and having your bosses trying to fire you constantly (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Trainmaster"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainmaster in Selkirk, NY
    Current Employee - Trainmaster in Selkirk, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are great. Don't need a degree to move up in the company. Great people to work with for most part.

    Cons

    Everything else! New CEO and he is only in it for making his pockets fatter and don't care about anything else. No one is safe in this company. As a manager you're working 6-7 days a week, 13-16 hours a day. No work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of CEO.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salary was pretty decent. Great benefits; health insurance and gym.

    Cons

    Overall, the company is unorganized. Employees and management were not friendly. Co-workers are two-faced and love to gossip about other people.

    Advice to Management

    I'm just glad I no longer work for the company. My last day was the best day of my life!

  3. "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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, some good men to work with.

    Cons

    2 hour call requirement x 6 days a week - therefore no life. Need to work for 20 years to get regular timed job. Insurance for medical really bad with 80/20 all the way & ... no cap.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Controlled by Hedge Fund, CEO employes dinosaur management tactics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology using in IT is cutting edge

    Cons

    New CEO has cut everything to the bone for short-term gain to satisfy hedge fund owners.
    Management expects 10-12hr/day for salaried employees

    Advice to Management

    Find new jobs until the CEO gets his $300M payout in 4 years, then return.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Director, Sales & Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSX full-time

    Pros

    Great business with a wide moat and talented people.

    Cons

    Company going through a very hard time as new CEO is focused on temporary share price at the expense of headcount, assets, culture and all the things that sustain a company beyond near term results.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to managing a sustainable railroad that serves all stakeholders for the long term.


  6. "Awful new regime"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits, the guys and the help they provide. Opportunities to do many types of jobs. Union. Neat places to go.

    Cons

    Never home and getting worse. Union is about worthless goes along with whatever the company wants. Plenty of backroom deals.

    Advice to Management

    Back to caring for employees


  7. "Greed is steering the wheel now"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Actual skilled labor - most jobs require critical thinking, planning, etc
    Relationships-you see coworkers more than family so naturally you become close

    Cons

    Cuts, cuts, and more cuts, layoffs for no reason other than to provide managers with a bonus, new CEO is ruining CSX, hands down, Unions are also worthless

    Advice to Management

    I'm guessing it's a little late for that

  8. "Csx"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, able to relocate to different locations based on your seniority.

    Cons

    Terrible management, clickish, good old boy system, and lowest payed class1 railroad.

    Advice to Management

    Stop harassing employees and let them do their job. I think the new CEO Hunter Harrison is definitely listening to the employees so that's a good start.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Downward Spiral"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only reason to work here is the pay.

    Cons

    Where should I start? Horrible quality of life, absurd rules, micromanagement to a preschool degree, fear of losing your career on an hour-by-hour basis, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Stop freaking out about everything. If you don't like your job title, quit. Also, remember your workforce likely has been doing this way longer than you.


  10. "Involuntarily separated"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    The culture was great. Great benefits and great company.

    Cons

    10 years with great company only to be "let go" due to company downsizing so top execs could keep their pockets full.

    Advice to Management

    Shouldn't have involuntary separated the lower to mid level employees to keep top level positions.


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