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Updated September 21, 2017
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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. "Very Good Company to Work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good work-life balance, work culture is one of the best i have seen so far.

    Cons

    old technologies, no career growth and management politics

    Advice to Management

    avoid petty politics


  2. "Freight Conductor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good salary, medical benefits, and retirement.

    Cons

    Extensive travel, hardly ever at home.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Former Employee"

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    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


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    "conductor"

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    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.


  5. "Senior ColdFusion Developer"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at CSX as a contractor

    Pros

    Pleasant company focused on safety. Strong standards for software development.

    Cons

    Acquiring software time consuming as contractor.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Emerging Stronger than Ever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very talented team of experts.
    - Pay and benefits are high.
    - Access to training and resources to expand your career.
    - Leading edge technology.

    Cons

    - Recent changes in executive leadership have led to some fear, but we are coming out of that in a much stronger position both in terms of employee quality and economic success.
    - Large organization which sometimes leads to bureaucracy and slow speeds to get things approved in terms of projects and timelines.
    - Less focus on long-term success and more focus on short term gains.
    - Very capital focused which sometimes leads to decisions being made that aren't the best for the business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward to establish the most efficient railroad in North America but don't lose sight of the people getting you there. Keep in mind that we want to be relevant 100 years from now and allow technological advances to occur for things like higher automation and artificial intelligence which may be cost drivers now to develop but will provide greater efficiency in the future.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great People!"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits and great co-workers who sincerely want to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Not sure how new CEO will impact the employee morale. Very flat organization so the opportunity for advancement is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your managers!

  8. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Railroad Retirement, vacation, and bonus.

    Cons

    Opportunity for advancement, significant downsizing over last 5 years.


  9. "Manager"

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

    I worked at CSX full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits; challenging/stimulating assignments; opportunities to move around between HQ and field assignments

    Cons

    Uncertainties around future direction under new CEO; field assignments can present challenges to work/life balance


  10. "Senior Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Successful company financially and growth.

    Cons

    Downsizing and lay offs happening often.

    Advice to Management

    Extensive cost cutting and lay offs.


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