Norfolk Southern - Easy job, great pay, crappy hours | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Norfolk Southern
There are newer employer reviews for Norfolk Southern

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

"Easy job, great pay, crappy hours"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Conductor in Columbus, OH
Former Employee - Conductor in Columbus, OH
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Norfolk Southern full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

The job involves a lot of down time. It's a pretty easy job. The pay is excellent. They train you thoroughly since they are investing a lot of money in you, they don't want you to fail.

Cons

The hours suck. But they do tell you that up front. There's also the danger. There's no way to get an appreciation for how fast a train going 55mph feels when it flies by you while you're standing a few feet away assembling another train. Kinda spooky first few times it happens.

Advice to Management

Communicate with trainees a little better so that they know exactly what is expected of them as far as hours and "homework" for classes

Other Employee Reviews for Norfolk Southern

  1. "Norfolk Southern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Norfolk
    Former Employee - Norfolk
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Norfolk Southern full-time

    Pros

    A company looking to find itself = plenty of advancement opportunities. Innovation is encouraged and rewarded. Many perks for employees that hopefully will survive in a down economy. Senior management gets out from behind their desk more than I've seen from other large companies. It's great they are willing to share a portion of their workday. That produces unseen, but very valuable returns.

    Cons

    There are many philosophical policy changes taking place in personnel, IT infrastructure, etc., needless to say, it is chaos at times. People are pushed to reach their fullest potential, so it is quite competitive, bordering on tarnishing the teamwork they are attempting to create. Feels like a shark tank at times, but that's why they are successful.

    Advice to Management

    Some of these changes are behaviorial and systemic of an industry and generation (babyboomers), so do not give up when the gains stall. Stay the course.


  2. "Co Op Operations research intern for graduate student"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Intern - Operation Research Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Intern - Operation Research Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    quick response for the on line application

    Cons

    complicated interview process, need to be on line, fly from MD to GA even I have classes at night

    Advice to Management

    please reduce the type of the interview into practical skills such as programming and the IQ test but not the GRE verbal test, it gave a little bit unfair to international applicants if they do not know the meaning of the words.

There are newer employer reviews for Norfolk Southern
There are newer employer reviews for Norfolk Southern

See Most Recent

Work at Norfolk Southern? Share Your Experiences

Norfolk Southern
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or