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"If you want no personal life, work for the railroad"

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Former Employee - Railroad Conductor in Bellevue, OH
Former Employee - Railroad Conductor in Bellevue, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Norfolk Southern full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Decent pay, Job is very simple overall

Cons

On Call 24/7 365, Common sense not prevalent in management circles

Other Employee Reviews for Norfolk Southern

  1. "Average Company Average People"

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    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Conway, PA
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Conway, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Norfolk Southern as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Relaxed Work Environment for a Summer Intern

    Cons

    -Work given was very sporadic and unorganized
    -Uneducated Workers/non technical skills
    -Outdated System


  2. "Enjoy the work itself but not too keen on the lifestyle of unpredictability."

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    Current Employee - Conductor
    Current Employee - Conductor
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Conductor: Good pay, great health care plan, good retirement/pension plan + 401K (30% match of up to 6%). The work is not too strenuous.

    Don't interact with management very often.

    Cons

    Obviously, the hours. Takes 5-8 years to get to a seniority position which allows you to have an assigned shift and not be on call 24/7. Your paycheck is dependent on everything - from politics to the season to the weather. Work like gangbusters for three weeks then get called for two shifts in the week following. Now laid-off.

    When you do interact with management, it's usually not a positive exchange.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in Leaders, not Managers. Trainmasters push and never lead from the front. Haven't found a true leader yet.

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