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CSX Employee Reviews about "good pay"

Updated Oct 9, 2021

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2.7
38%
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28%
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CSX President and CEO Jim Foote
Jim Foote
291 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Good benefits for family and retirement(in 216 reviews)
  • "not terrible; pretty good pay(in 189 reviews)
  • "And peers are good people(in 52 reviews)
  • "Great Retirement and job is fun(in 51 reviews)
  • "money is good health is ok for now(in 32 reviews)
Cons
  • "poor management..being on call your whole career.(in 85 reviews)
  • "No work/life balance( expected to work overtime every week on salary)(in 42 reviews)
  • "long hours and away from home(in 27 reviews)
  • "Rules are subject to interpritation and what is acceptable to one manager may not be to the next so your never comfortable with what your doing and spend more time worried about wether or not a manager is watching you with night vision than about doing your job and staying alive.(in 23 reviews)
  • "Too many layoffs creating job uncertain(in 18 reviews)
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  1. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Trainmaster

    May 11, 2020 - Trainmaster (Operations Manager) in Selkirk, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    PAY plus no time off if u hate your family this is the place for you

    Cons

    The company dangles your days off, your bonus, and everything under the sun, over your head. If it is not their way it is the the highway. The managers of management are completely disrespectful to their managers and SCRRRRREAM at them on conference call while everyone is toned in.No training whatsover its either hit the ground running or get walked on here. Expects you to fire employees if management simply doesnt like them.

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 1.0
    Current Employee

    No Life, no prospects

    Apr 23, 2010 - Conductor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    benefits and railroad retirement pay is ok if you don't have a life and live at work

    Cons

    Hours Incompetent management rough work conditions hassle you for your allowed time off frequently laid off in slow times forced to move if you want to keep working

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    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    You do not matter

    Oct 2, 2019 - Track Laborer in Louisville, KY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work is easy and pay is decent . Hr wage is good but once all the deductions come out it's about average pay.

    Cons

    Buddy system , don't let the Union fool you. Culture here is penal , and the most important thing to this company is stock price and dividends. Stock holder > employee

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    1 person found this review helpful
  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Crazy Hours

    Jun 25, 2015 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I worked for CSX for 4 years in several different roles pay is great but you work a lot and arent home that often.

    Cons

    Work on Call and are away from family to much. Talk about living a healthy lifestyle but the job doesn't allow for this is the crazy scheduling.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  5. 2.0
    Current Employee

    analyst

    Nov 9, 2020 - Financial Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    not terrible; pretty good pay

    Cons

    no work life balance at all

    2 people found this review helpful
  6. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Stay Away

    Nov 27, 2021 - Locomotive Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is there but it takes 10 years to get to a high rate of pay

    Cons

    No work life balance Treat you like you are their property Hours are the worst Dirty work conditions Bottom line is profit over people

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  7. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Horrendous

    Oct 6, 2011 - Trainmaster 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The initial pay is decent; just don't divide your pay by the hours you work. If you do, you'll likely cry and wonder why you ever went to college.

    Cons

    I don't have the words to adequately describe the pervasiveness of incompetence that plagues this company. It's maddening to work with and incredibly time consuming. Virtually every aspect of working here is a "con". Don't consider employment with CSX unless you're in such dire need of money that you are on the brink of homelessness...and I'd bet that if hired, you'll look back and question whether or not its better to be homeless, or an employee of this company. Yes. It's that bad here.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Terrible company that cares nothing for its employees

    Jun 28, 2022 - Freight Conductor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I would say pay but you only make good money because u will never be home

    Cons

    Everything there was not many positives

    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Trash company

    Jul 28, 2022 - Locomotive Engineer in Savannah, GA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I would say pay and benefits but the working conditions are so terrible you really deserve them. So not really a Pro.

    Cons

    Trash management. Dumpster fire leadership. Horrendous attendance policy.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  10. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Maintainer

    Jan 16, 2016 - Signal Maintainer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay was on track to be more competitive and I do feel like the company really cared about your safety

    Cons

    Where do I begin, they placed stickers on back of the trucks (how's my driving) and no matter what if someone called the number u were guilty I worked in a small town and people are jealous if they know u are doing well for yourself so they wood call and lie about my driving I wouldn't even be in the area and yet csx would believe the crap they were fed, my work ethic was never questioned huh makes no sense does it, lousy management LOUSY

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    3 people found this review helpful
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