Kansas City Southern Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2020

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3.4
57%
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46%
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Kansas City Southern President & CEO David L. Starling (no image)
David L. Starling
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits, flexible work environment(in 6 reviews)

  • "Secure, good pay, great benefits,(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "No life, Long hours with very little off time(in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. "Excellent work environment; stable company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Kansas City Southern full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work environment

    Cons

    Work/life balance can suffer during busy times

    Kansas City Southern2020-03-27
  2. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Revenue Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends

    I have been working at Kansas City Southern full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were great and the work environments was easygoing for the most part.

    Cons

    Training for the position could have been better

    Kansas City Southern2020-04-17
  3. "Not bad but it's not all good either"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Southern full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good, pay is decent, fellow co-worker are unique in their own way.

    Cons

    Management trys to micromanage everything. If something goes wrong, they try to blame the transportation side first before anyone else.

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    Kansas City Southern2020-02-27
  4. "Steer clear"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainmaster in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Southern full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay with bonus potential.

    Cons

    No investment in infrastructure and doesn't maintain current locomotive fleet.

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    Kansas City Southern2020-02-21
  5. "Ok Job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Signal Maintainer 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Kansas City Southern full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It pays the bills and you can work wherever you want on your territory any day.

    Cons

    On call all the time. Bad work/life balance. Monitored constantly with vehicle cameras.

    Kansas City Southern2019-11-12
  6. "Positive experience"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Southern full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly work atmosphere, work-life balance.

    Cons

    Not enough global focus, too much politics

    Kansas City Southern2019-09-17
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Journeyman Diesel Electrican"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Southern full-time

    Pros

    Cant think of anything positive.

    Cons

    Horrible days off, Horrible hours, even worse management. Anytime a minor thing happens the upper management over reacts and middle to low management has no backbone.

    Kansas City Southern2019-07-03
  8. "Erratic schedule but compensation is very generous."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Train Dispatcher in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Southern full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wages, benefits, and good coworkers.

    Cons

    Schedule changes often, difficult to plan events.

    Kansas City Southern2019-05-21
  9. "Secure job but stressful environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Roadmaster 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Southern full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Secure, good pay, great benefits,

    Cons

    Regulations, stressful, too many chiefs. Disconnect between office and field,

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    Kansas City Southern2019-04-25
  10. Helpful (1)

    "KCS will use you as needed and throw you out as needed."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carman in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Southern full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay, Paid Vacation, and Paid Holidays.

    Cons

    Condescending remarks from management, lazy hypocritical co-workers, bad work environment, unrealistic work expectations from management, and seniority based lay-offs when work gets slow.

    Kansas City Southern2019-04-18
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