Norfolk Southern - Money and Benefits are good, Hours are awful | Glassdoor
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"Money and Benefits are good, Hours are awful"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Train Dispatcher in Greenville, SC
Current Employee - Train Dispatcher in Greenville, SC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great pay and benefits, once you are finished training
Lots of opportunities to advance due to retirements

Cons

-Management is inconsistent in their expectations
-You will never EVER hear you have done a good job, but you will catch hell any time you make a mistake
-Punishments for mistakes are inconsistent, what gets one person fired, will get another a slap on the wrist
- Training pay is only $120/day, barely enough to live on
- EVERYTHING is based on seniority, regardless of ability to perform your job
- it is a 24/7 operation, you will work holidays/weekends/nights
- There is a very old school mentality, there is very little to no respect for younger employees

Advice to Management

Understand that the younger employees are the future of your company, and if you don't hold on to them, and respect their opinions, you will lose them.

Other Employee Reviews for Norfolk Southern

  1. "Great place to work, but huge lack of communication"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in East Saint Louis, IL
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in East Saint Louis, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NS has a lot to offer: great pay, stability, unparalleled benefits and a PENSION. They haven't laid off a manager in ages and there are plenty of options within the company in terms of career choice.

    Cons

    Zero communication on the operations department. And be prepared to deal with tyrannical bosses, constant relocation, having no social life, and in some regions, a powerful, unyielding union.

    Advice to Management

    You MUST communicate more.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It has been fantastic!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carman in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Carman in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - The pay is as good as you will find
    - I work with great people
    - The benefits are too numerous to list
    - Job stability
    - Management will work with you

    Cons

    - It is a 24/7, 365 days a year operation
    - Shift work with odd rest days
    - Working outside during the winter months
    - Not much else...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

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