Kansas City Southern Reviews

Updated Apr 1, 2021

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3.9
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Kansas City Southern President & CEO David L. Starling (no image)
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27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Secure, good pay, great benefits,(in 8 reviews)

  • "KCS is a good company with good people(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No life, Long hours with very little off time(in 5 reviews)

  • "You have no life outside of the place(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Salary

      Mar 26, 2021 - Signal Maintainer in Shreveport, LA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary, good vacation time

      Cons

      On call even when off of work

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent people. Rewarding work.

      Mar 21, 2021 - Communications Technician IV in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent people, rewarding work. Good compensation.

      Cons

      Quick with discipline, sometimes without regard to production consequences.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company

      Mar 22, 2021 - Trainmaster 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, competitive pay good working environment.

      Cons

      Not a lot of room to advance in the company.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great job

      Mar 24, 2021 - Bridge Foreman in Shreveport, LA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay, good management, great benefits

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company

      Mar 16, 2021 - Manager in Kansas City, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Care about employees and their success

      Cons

      Missing some benefits that bigger companies have

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      No outside life

      Apr 1, 2021 - Conductor Trainee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay and a great opportunity to advance with the company

      Cons

      On call all the time

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Pay

      Mar 21, 2021 - Dispatcher in Jackson, MS
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It was a job and I got a paycheck and some good experience.

      Cons

      Overwhelmed and not a lot of help at all.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great pay moral sucks

      Feb 14, 2021 - Railroad Conductor in Shreveport, LA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing pay for Shreveport Bossier Amazing health insurance Stock purchase Great people to work with (union workers)

      Cons

      Management is terrible they can’t spell how to do your job but tell you what to do Schedule sucks starting out on call 24/7/365

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Railroad Engineer

      Jan 14, 2021 - Railroad Engineer in Shreveport, LA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, benefits, good people to work with

      Cons

      No Home life, time off is hard to come by

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      A Kansas City Company

      Jan 12, 2021 - Manager in Kansas City, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great middle management. Beautiful office building.

      Cons

      Esoteric industry. Must be ok with starting at an entry level position.

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