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CSX Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Sep 21, 2017

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CSX President and CEO Jim Foote
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Only the future will tell"

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

    I worked at CSX full-time for 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".

    CSX2017-03-15
  2. "Very Good Company to Work for"

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

    I have been working at CSX full-time for 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

    CSX2017-09-21
  3. Helpful (2)

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSX full-time for 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.

    CSX2017-05-26
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Sr. Software Engineer"

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    Senior Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CSX

    Pros

    CSX has great benefits and retirement plan

    Cons

    Good ole' boys club. The method used to review and rank employees in IT favors those who have been with the company the longest.

    Advice to Management

    Change current process of ranking IT employees for reviews and bonuses.

    CSX2015-08-12
  5. "CSX is a good place for a long-term career"

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

    I have been working at CSX full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The pay is good, as are benefits. Growth opportunities are provided, and can enable a person to work in multiple different departments during a career with the company. Employees are encouraged to develop themselves, both technically and as regards management ability. Bonus program has paid well the last few years, even in a down economy.

    Cons

    Corporate culture is always a challenge, navigating the politics. Overtime is expected to be worked without compensation, though some managers make efforts to provide balancing time off for their people. There is no clear promotion path for many positions, and this encourages employees to move and take new a new job in a different department in order to advance. Bonus distribution is not as objective as I would like, and requires immediate management to negotiate the money for their direct reports.

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    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the little people who keep things operating. Everyday tasks are just as important as the big visible projects, and deserve recognition. Projects which lay foundations of software and data, but without immediate ROI, are sometimes necessary to accomplish, in order to enable development of other projects that do have large ROI.

    CSX2014-09-17
  6. "CSX is a great company to work for. It is definitely "How Tomorrow Moves". I absolutely love working for CSX."

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

    I have been working at CSX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    CSX is like a family. We care about each other. The work is interesting and challenging. It is relatively easy to balance the work life with family life. The benefit, salary and bonus are awesome!!!

    Cons

    Headquarters in in a city that is riddled with crime, minimal cultural events - not an exciting place to live. The commute into downtown is not appealing. The company's stance on safety was not reflected in location selection.

    Advice to Management

    Substantial training should be provided to new managers. It does not appear that managers are trained at all. Some of the recently promoted managers are making mistakes that can have an adverse impact on the company's branding.

    CSX2014-09-17
  7. "Stable company with long term vision. Better benefits compared to other companies."

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

    I have been working at CSX full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Long term strategies and with a better management. Very good training opportunities. Salaries are good. Technology upgrade is on the way. Currently company trying to create more career promotions. Performance management that decides bonus is currently changing to newer and better.

    Cons

    Long work hours. Because nature of the company runs 24x7 may need to work on weekends on holidays. There is no overtime pay for employees but bonus is provided.

    Advice to Management

    Consider transparency in hiring practices.

    CSX2014-04-23
  8. "Great place to work focused on continual improvement."

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    Senior Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSX

    Pros

    Decent Pay Good Bonus Good work life balance Continually focused on improvement of company as a whole and on employee satisfaction

    Cons

    The focus on improvement is in the early stages, so there's lots of work to be done. Still lots of mainframe focus. Too many project managers. Too many contract developers. Would probably be better off replacing some with loyal internal employees who know the business which would also reduce the need for so many project managers/app consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Continue to focus on process improvement and expanding the use of modern technology to improve the safety and efficiency of rail transportation.

    CSX2012-04-04
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    Senior Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends

    I have been working at CSX

    Pros

    --lots of opportunity to learn new skills --lots of work for those willing to work - if you want to achieve, you will get support --great people to work with - great team! --yearly bonus --flexibility in work schedule and ability to telecommute

    Cons

    --Politics (same problem with any big company) --reward/recognition is sometimes ignored (not even a pat on the back) --hard-workers are rewarded with more work

    CSX2012-02-01
  10. "nice place to work at"

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    Senior Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSX

    Pros

    Good stable company, values employee/customer, make effort to make workplace a better place, retirement benefit. Management effective and value employee/customer opinion and willing to make changes to improve.

    Cons

    Stressful, many of responsibilities, health benefit could be better

    CSX2011-05-01
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