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"Who you know"

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Former Employee - Supervisor Revenue Accounting in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Supervisor Revenue Accounting in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Norfolk Southern full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Stable industry. Didn't worry about losing job during recession.

Cons

CEO stated that "legacy" employees get consideration - meaning, if your daddy works for the company you will get promoted. Good luck if you don't have a relative pulling strings for you.

Does not value quality education, would prefer to promote people that could not get paid the same at other companies due to lack of higher education.

Advice to Management

Don't allow relatives of management to work for the company

Other Employee Reviews for Norfolk Southern

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Bad Quality OF Life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainmaster in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Trainmaster in South Bend, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    *On the management side they have wonderful medical benefits and great salary for those starting out.
    *Great retirement, if you can make it that far!!

    Cons

    * You work for the railroad and they are a 24hr operations.

    * The pay verses the hours does not work out well. Instead of dollars per hour it turns out to be pennies per hour

    *There are no sick days, no personal days, no set schedule in terminal's or line of road, no personal life allowed.

    *You are at their beck and call. 24hrs a day, it doesn't matter if you are at a ball game with your son or recital with your daughter your butt is theirs and you better not have your phone turned off.

    *If you are married stay away from this company because their is good possibility you want be married in a few short years.

    *If you are prior Military they take you for granted and use and abuse you because they think you will adapt to their unbalanced way of life and culture. I'm sorry but the military was more balanced in their way of life and culture than Norfolk Southern. The military took more time to care about the well being of you andvyour family.

    * The military supported your time with family, Norfolk Southern seems to see your family as a hindrance to their operations.

    Advice to Management

    Norfolk Southern is trying to change their way of life and it is appreciated because their needs to be major reform in the way of life. However, your reform isn't happen fast enough. I'm not willing to sacrifice my family as many have done in the past to make a buck. I'll go work at McDonald's making minimum wage if it means being able to spend more time with my family and not answering a phone at all hours of the night. If i could give one piece of advice to the upper level management I would have to say..."focus on your front line supervisors (B3-B4) make their lives better!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity to earn a fair wage for your time and work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Condcutor in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Condcutor in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Money is great you get paid for the amount of time and work you put into the job. Coworkers were diverse most were hard working. Most new managers were fair and honest.

    Cons

    Management style could be changed to a coaching environment. Management used carrot and stick approach with far more sticks than carrots. Older managers were not about positive change.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace new technologies. Quit fighting against the unions and attempt to create employee incentives.


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