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CSX Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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  • Work life balance very challenging (in 21 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 19 reviews)

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  1. "Roadmaster"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Roadmaster II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Roadmaster II in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very challenging job and a great retirement

    Cons

    To much uncertainty with the company right now

    Advice to Management

    be realistic with your expectations


  2. "management"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay rate is very good

    Cons

    Flat Organization no room for promotions

    Advice to Management

    a lot of changes to be giving advise

  3. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "CSX Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerk in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Clerk in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, pension, 401k. Many great co-workers overall. New CEO has an opportunity to make it better overall.

    Cons

    You pay a lot for your pension. 401k not matching. New CEO has been known for cutting many jobs. Shift work. Get used to being a zombie.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring from within i.e. craft workers to management, can do wonders of the company. Hiring a person straight from college with no real life experience to manage a bunch of people who have worked here for many years can decrease morale quickly. Also, when a mid-level manager asks for an expert opinion, decides not to take the advice, and creates a multi-million dollar catastrophe they should be held accountable. I've seen it happen several times in my short time.


  5. "Great long term benifits but no use"

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

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

    Pros

    Great long term benefits.
    Extra week vacation added.
    You can also purchase leave
    Good health benefits and awesome gym and personal trainer facility
    Good communication of strategy by leadership

    Cons

    Lacks technology updation
    Even though they have long term benefits, they don't want to have employees staying longer. Lot of layoffs and pressure and one cant work with peace

    Advice to Management

    Improving operating ratio can be achieved through streamlining processes and improving price
    They need a proper pricing infrastructure in place


  6. "locomotive engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent training, great benefits.

    Cons

    Little or no family life, no upward mobility, glass ceiling for minorities( look at UPPER management), Very stressful( ever heard of "run-off insurance"?). Benefits come thru Union/ you must belong to a Union. Constant testing and evaluation. Somewhat dangerous, easy to get killed or dismembered on the ground as a conductor. Very adversarial relation with management who must "test" and have a percentage of "failures" resulting in punishment (usually time off without pay).

    Advice to Management

    Treat people fairly, don't unilaterally renege on contracts and promises made to achieve wage reductions. If you were fair and didn't employ legions of attorneys to nitpick long standing agreements by reinterpreting "shall, may, will,would" to break your agreements, you would see the Unions depart as unnecessary. That, and a tendency to spend vast amounts of your stockholder's money on executive compensation and perks, plus golden parachutes! An Aviation section! Really.


  7. 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.

  8. "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


  9. "Freight Conductor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, GA

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

    Pros

    I get to work with customers throughout the day.

    Cons

    There are no cons for this job.

    Advice to Management

    I work good with people and self motivated.


  10. "Trainmaster"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great and lots of exposure to increase personal development.

    Cons

    No personal life and poor working culture.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example and believe in the core values to generate profitable results.


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