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"Proud place to work,"

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Former Employee - Chief Dispatcher in Greenville, TX
Former Employee - Chief Dispatcher in Greenville, TX
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Very strong company financially. Consistently challenging from day to day. The senior management is the best business minds in the country as far as running a railroad.

Cons

Railroad operations run 24/7/365 and need employees to do it. Most operational jobs with NS are nontraditional hours so any prospective employee should be aware of this.

Advice to Management

Since the non-management positions are union, the one of the most difficult position is a junior manager. You will be the work horse, but suck it up. If you perform, you won't be in that position long.

Other Employee Reviews for Norfolk Southern

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A good company to have a career"

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    Current Employee - Systems Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people within the company are wonderful to work with. The working conditions are overall very good as well as the benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes it may seem that if you're not in 'the clique' then you're not in; you need to be in to be recognized or considered for advancement. There are a lot of politics played and you may have to learn how to play them just to get along.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and continue to have an open mind as to what they have to say. Change is inevitable if we are to continue to be a successful transportation company.


  2. "Sit back and get lost in the crowd"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people in my department were interesting enough at the personal level.

    Cons

    You are a small part of a sprawling, impersonal bureaucracy. Almost everyone within my department with whom I interacted seemed dissatisfied with their jobs in one way or another. It typically stemmed from an overall distaste for the way senior management chose to run things.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to take a more meaningful stake in the company. Everyone with whom I interacted felt that they were a small, helpless part of a large machine. Nobody seems to understand exactly why things are run the way they are. However, everyone is complacent enough to just accept it and move on.

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