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Updated May 24, 2017
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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. "sheet metal worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Sheet Metal Worker in East Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Sheet Metal Worker in East Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CSX (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benifits and good pay and good manedgement

    Cons

    no real problems most everything went good


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Former Terminal Superintendent"

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    Current Employee - Senior Leader in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Leader in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement , and opportunity to make a great salary .

    Cons

    away from family a lot , job usually 24/7 on call.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure not to loose focus that customers pay the bills and employees are your number 1 asset.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "CSX Technology - A Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multiple Top 100 Places to Work Award
    Benefits
    Pay / Bonuses
    People
    Challenges

    Cons

    Subjective Performance and Development Review System
    Little opportunity to cross-train for different skills

    Advice to Management

    Less waste on meetings, more focus on work that matters. New CEO, Hunter Harrison, is ripping CSX, as we knew it, to shreds. 1000 management separations, and most recently, the announcement to oust ALL contractors from the company. Way to many negative and quick changes that will set the company back.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Only the future will tell"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Historically has been a great place to work. I was fortunate to always work on teams with great people.

    Cons

    There are a lot of changes happening in March of 2017 - including layoffs for 800+ management employees.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that one of the core values of the company is that "People Make the Difference".


  6. "CSX RAILROAD"

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    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!


  7. "Good"

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    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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!


  9. "Freight Conductor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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


  10. "CSX - How Tomorrow Moves"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company and culture. Management team is recognized and rewarded for success!

    Cons

    Plenty of work to do and not enough time to do it <<grin>>

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great communication efforts!


  11. "Human Resources"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, ethics, and values. Company culture is very positive. People take pride in their work and they have a strong community presence.

    Cons

    Lots of headcount changes. Longevity is a strength and also a weakness. Sometimes innovation can be impacted with status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Plan long term staffing as more employees retire. Ensure current managers and leaders are mentoring the next wave of leadership.


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