CSX Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 15, 2021

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  • "Great pay and benefits for Management Employees(in 119 reviews)

  • "Super easy, most developers are below average so giving 50% effort is the same as 150% effort at a normal company, good pay and benefits(in 117 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance is nonexistant(in 49 reviews)

  • "Long hours and days off can be hard to come by(in 37 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A great place to work!

      Oct 16, 2019 - Digital Communications Manager in Jacksonville, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I get to be a teammate to some of the hardest working men and women in the United States. Coming from a different industry, I had little understanding on how important rail is to the U.S. economy. I didn't know how many different skill sets were needed to keep the railroad moving. I ignorantly assumed or generalized that there were conductors, engineers and others that support the rail...but not knowing much more. We have operations in the building and in the field, techies, analysts, sales, marketing, a police department and so many more. I have been fortunate to stand side-by-side with a diverse and fun group of craft employees, managers, and senior leadership that have an unparalleled drive. My colleagues are some of the most proud and passionate people I have ever had the pleasure to worked with. The company itself is always examining new and innovative ways to redefine rail freight and the technologies that support what we do. It's an exciting time to be working here! By the way, the pay is pretty awesome too!

      Cons

      While most have good work-life balance, some teams (at certain times) have more work than the typical 9-to-5ers. That being said, you have to remember that the railroad is running 24-7-365.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place

      Jan 15, 2021 - Craft Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Longevity of the company and industry

      Cons

      Work life balance is nonexistant

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company

      Jan 4, 2021 - Financial Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Overall great benefits and good pay

      Cons

      Not much work life balance

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good pay, terrible life

      Dec 22, 2020 - Supervisor/Yardmaster in Lexington-Fayette, KY
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      Pros

      Pay & coworkers are good, depending on where you work.

      Cons

      Everything else, poorly managed and no concern for work/life balance.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      analyst

      Nov 9, 2020 - Financial Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      not terrible; pretty good pay

      Cons

      no work life balance at all

      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Employees are least important

      Oct 28, 2020 - Journeyman Electrician in Waycross, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, insurance, retirement, coworkers

      Cons

      work/life balance, over aggressive management, Company Greed

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Stressful job

      Oct 10, 2020 - Bridge Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company benefits and health insurance plan, decent pay

      Cons

      Work/life balance is poor, spend majority of the year on the road, no rewards positive acknowledgment or appreciation, union dues. If you have a family this is not the job for you. The railroad OWNS you... you will have no personal life.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Place to Work

      Jul 26, 2020 - Paralegal in Jacksonville, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay and benefits for Management Employees

      Cons

      Work-life balance and expectations from mangement

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      okay

      Sep 9, 2020 - Crew Management in Jacksonville, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good pay training benefits people

      Cons

      schedule management work life balance bad

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Csx

      Apr 26, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Huntington, WV
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary, Coworkers are only reason to stay

      Cons

      Layoffs, work life balance is terrible

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      CSX Response

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      Thank you for sharing your experience with us. With a 24/7/365 operation, CSX could not function without our dedicated employees. Thank you for your hard work and helping move our business forward. We hope you have found a position that is more in line with your career expectations.

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