KEY NOT FOUND: coverImgAlt
Logo

Kansas City Southern

Is this your company?

Kansas City Southern

Add a Review

Kansas City Southern Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2022

Verify your email to use filters. Having problems? Resend email
Found 142 of over 154 reviews
3.4
64% Recommend to a Friend
Kansas City Southern President and CEO Patrick Ottensmeyer
48% Approve of CEO

Found 116 of over 154 reviews

3.4
64%
Recommend to a Friend
48%
Approve of CEO
Kansas City Southern President and CEO Patrick Ottensmeyer
Patrick Ottensmeyer
17 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Good benefits and that's about it other than a feed every so often when you reach an almost impossible goal(in 23 reviews)
  • "Good pay and that's about it.(in 10 reviews)
  • "the salary was great i like it(in 5 reviews)
  • "Good people overall.(in 5 reviews)
  • "Amazing health insurance(in 3 reviews)
Cons
Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.

Ratings by Demographics

This rating reflects the overall rating of Kansas City Southern and is not affected by filters.

Want more demographic options?
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great place to work

    Jul 27, 2022 - Sr. Director IT in Kansas City, MO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Leadership Vision Flexibility Salary and Benefits Employees

    Cons

    Nothing significant I would list as a Con

    Be the first to find this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Hard working and fair minded

    Jul 29, 2022 - Sr. Project Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Not a "blame" or "victim" culture. When mistakes happen, the attitude is to find a solution and work it.

    Cons

    Lots of documentation required in various systems.

    Be the first to find this review helpful
  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Good job with good benefits.

    Aug 1, 2022 - Terminal Trainmaster 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The pay is great and the job security is good.

    Cons

    The rail industry does not have a good work/life balance. The pay is great but you will give them all of your time in exchange. This job is highly stressful.

    Be the first to find this review helpful
  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Train

    Jul 1, 2022 - Railroad Conductor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good Great Wonderful Nice Clean

    Cons

    Job security Great Nice Clean Fast

    Continue reading
    Be the first to find this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Excellent environment - very good place to work

    Jun 30, 2022 - Director in Kansas City, MO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    KCS was a very good place to work with a significant presence in a very profitable industry. Compensation (salary and bonus) and other additional benefits were very good.

    Cons

    Short-term focus on quarterly results were always a drag on the overall focus of the company. It deteriorates from the long-term perspective that needs to be in place

    Be the first to find this review helpful
  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

    OK

    Jul 14, 2022 - Locomotive Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, never been furloughed, can hold a job quicker than most of the railroads in KCMO

    Cons

    As of right now, one of the lower paying railroads and fire the most people

    Be the first to find this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Work hard pay well

    Jun 12, 2022 - Railroad Conductor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay travel and easy work

    Cons

    Long hours. No schedule. Availability is required. Management feels like they are trying to fore u.

    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 3.0
    Current Employee

    On the railroad to bankruptcy

    Jun 22, 2022 - Helpdesk Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Remote work, hybrid schedule, work life balance

    Cons

    Management has no desire to improve. Administration is lazy on a good day.

    Be the first to find this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Lots of unknown

    May 31, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Company has a bright future but being ran by non railroaders.

    Cons

    Pay is not equal to other railroads and everything is ran on a shoestring budget.

    Be the first to find this review helpful
  10. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Terrible Management

    Jun 25, 2022 - Railroad Conductor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Money is the only benefit

    Cons

    Terrible work place environment. Cuts to jobs. Forced from home.

    Continue reading
    Be the first to find this review helpful
Viewing 1 - 10 of 116 Reviews
</>Embed

Kansas City Southern Reviews FAQs

Kansas City Southern has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 154 reviews left anonymously by employees. 64% of employees would recommend working at Kansas City Southern to a friend and 53% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -8% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Kansas City Southern employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Kansas City Southern. This rating has decreased by -11% over the last 12 months.

64% of Kansas City Southern employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Kansas City Southern 2.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Kansas City Southern to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, work life balance, management.

Popular Careers with Kansas City Southern Job Seekers

JobsSalariesInterviews

Work at Kansas City Southern? Share Your Experiences

or

Kansas City Southern Photos

+ Add Photo
Kansas City Southern photo of: KCS Headquarters
Kansas City Southern photo of: KCS Headquarters

Have you worked here?

See All Photos

Glassdoor has 154 Kansas City Southern reviews submitted anonymously by Kansas City Southern employees. Read employee reviews and ratings on Glassdoor to decide if Kansas City Southern is right for you.