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CSX Reviews

Updated January 21, 2018
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Pros
  • Great pay and benefits plenty of opportunities if your willing to relocate (in 84 reviews)

  • good pay, benefits, & RETIREMENT (in 81 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance very challenging (in 31 reviews)

  • Don't expect much time at home, On call 24/7, Expect to fight with payroll regularly (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Not as good as it once was, but still good."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CSX has had some changes due to realignment lately but overall remains a solid company to work for. Benefits are at least equal to industry standards. Upward mobility possible in the right department, promotions generally come from within.

    Cons

    Some positions require a lot of hours, especially those in Transportation. Recent shake-ups give pause to long-term reliability as an employer.


  2. "Foreman"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Foreman in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Foreman in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CSX full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Rate of pay and job security

    Cons

    Ethics and upper management dishonesty

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie on people to cover your own lies

  3. "Great company, Can go either way with new leadership"

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

    I worked at CSX full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great colleagues, nice pension and benefits

    Cons

    New executive vision, little work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Put your employees first


  4. "Very Good Company to Work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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
    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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Railroad Professional"

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

    I worked at CSX full-time

    Pros

    Company pay, benefits, and bonus potential are greater than most Fortune 250 companies.

    Cons

    The current corporate culture is toxic as the company is continuing to look to reduce headcount in anyway possible. This has created a stiff culture of political posturing and deceit. In addition to the cultural issues, there is little to no work/life balance. There is a cost to the high salary and good benefits. Many employees complain that they don't get to spend the extra money they are earning because they are "on-duty" 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    The management team was forced to adhere to this new status quo when the board appointed the current CEO. The culture will not truly change until the current CEO is no longer at the helm. The current CEOs agreement has an end date within the next three and half years.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Precision Railroading ... LOL"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  7. "CSX Mechanical"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

  8. "Freight Conductor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "ok"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ok job good pay benefits

    Cons

    No schedule management away from home


  10. "Terrible horrible"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSX full-time

    Pros

    None this job sucks

    Cons

    Everything , Everything , Everything

    Advice to Management

    This job is horrible run and don't look back


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