Norfolk Southern - I loved interning at NS. The people were great and the work was challenging. I learned a lot. | Glassdoor
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"I loved interning at NS. The people were great and the work was challenging. I learned a lot."

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Former Intern - Tax Intern in Roanoke, VA
Former Intern - Tax Intern in Roanoke, VA
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I worked at Norfolk Southern as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

The people are amazing. They are nice and helpful. It felt like a family.
They allow you to work on a lot of different things so you can learn as much as possible in your time there.
Always willing to help and answer questions.

Cons

They don't have an intern "program" so sometimes it takes a while to find a project for you to work on.

Other Employee Reviews for Norfolk Southern

  1. "Old School but great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor/Yardmaster in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Supervisor/Yardmaster in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company offers good benefits/retirement.

    Cons

    Extremely long work hours with very little time off.


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    "Ridiculously Abusive Culture"

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    Former Employee - Trainmaster/Chief Dispatcher in McDonough, GA
    Former Employee - Trainmaster/Chief Dispatcher in McDonough, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Norfolk Southern full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is relatively well.
    Mobility due to large number of employees retiring.
    Unlimited potential if you're willing to set aside your private life and dignity.

    Cons

    You will work 24hrs/day with no sick, personal, or other time off.
    Vacation policy is terrible, considering you work 24/7. Operations employees get the same amount of off time as staff employees who work 40hr work weeks.
    Management has old school mentality that doesn't value employees.
    Education is worthless. NS relies on a large number of uneducated people who "can't" readily find comparable salaries.
    Relocations to unfavorable locations.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Division Superintendents that are stifling innovation and running away educated supervisors who are not willing to put up with the abusive culture.
    Culture change is nice, but you will never get buy in from rank and file until the bad actors are gone. People will not suddenly start trusting officers with a history of unsavory conduct.

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