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CSX Reviews

Updated Jan 7, 2020

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2.4
28%
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17%
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CSX President and CEO Jim Foote
Jim Foote
76 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "CSX Transportation side"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Garrett, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSX full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay can be good some time, health benefits. But all that is slowly getting worse due to the company changing our contract and the union just standing by doing nothing.

    Cons

    Work life balance, hardly any time at home to be father or husband. Management can't be trusted, all they care about is stock price going up by any means necessary. Work environment is always negative, and no sort of real ethics in this company. Pay union dues only for company to disregard contract and union does nothing.

    Advice to Management

    We are all adults, treat us like adults and with respect. Honor the contractual agreement instead of always trying to find a loophole to screw us. Hire managers that actually know how to lead people in a positive manner in order to get the job done, just knowing the job doesn't make you a good leader. Make it a positive work environment instead of one people dread walking into

    CSX2018-08-21
  2. "csx"

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    I have been working at CSX

    Pros

    good pay for the area

    Cons

    tough hours and work life balance

    CSX2018-08-01
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not a place you want to be"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSX full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Not many. Pay is good but work life balance does not exist and you are in constant fear of job cuts

    Cons

    Bad management. Bad employee morale. Never know if you will have a job next week. Upper management does not know how to run the company

    CSX2018-03-19
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Michael Ward’s CSX was a great place to work, much has changed for the worse since his departure."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive base salary/incentives, good benefits, pension, headquarters is on the river downtown, a ton of parking available since they fired everyone

    Cons

    Terrible current leadership, extremely overworked, poor work-life balance, negative corporate culture, no one has your back, constantly living in fear of being let go arbitrarily

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the employees and retention will be higher, quality will be better, and revenue will grow.

    CSX2018-03-03
  5. "All work all the time"

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    Current Employee - Roadmaster 

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

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits, strong infrastructure

    Cons

    No work/life balance, management are intimidating liars

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like human beings, not data

    CSX2018-01-30
  6. "Great company, Can go either way with new leadership"

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    Former Employee - Finance, Performance Analysis Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSX full-time for 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

    CSX2017-09-22
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Railroad Professional"

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    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.

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    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.

    CSX2017-10-03
  8. "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
  9. "Terminal Trainmaster"

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    Former Employee - Terminal Trainmaster 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSX full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good benefits, pay and bonuses non-stop action good people

    Cons

    good ole boys/girls get promoted "Peter Principle" and Theory X management style the norm No work/life balance new regime destroying morale company wide

    CSX2017-08-28
  10. Helpful (1)

    "What happens next??"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSX full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Prior to 2017 CSX was the most challenging, yet interesting and rewarding company I had ever worked for! Top down results were driven by adherence to core values.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance was sometimes difficult

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE don't let the company go down with the pilot!

    CSX2017-08-24
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