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Norfolk Southern Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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Norfolk Southern Chairman, President and CEO James A. Squires
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  • Work life balance can be very difficult, especially with a family (in 44 reviews)

  • On call 24/7, at work more than home, commonly work 36 hours straight (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Norfolk Southern full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, well-respected company; great management team in my area. Good PtO and sick leave policies, maternity leave, stock options

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours, recent high turnover but overall a great company to work for. Conservative and old- fashioned in many ways.


  2. "Track Laborer"

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    Current Employee - Track Laborer in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Track Laborer in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Long hiring process. Long days

    Advice to Management

    Pay mote

  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - RACS in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - RACS in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, down to earth coworkers, fantastic retirement programs

    Cons

    extra tax on pay from railroads


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is amazing and diverse and there is a lot of opportunities to get involved with the community. Aside from that, there's the pay, benefits, and retirement. The retirement is MAJOR in today's environment!

    Cons

    There are down sides to every job, people are human. I have chosen to refuse the negative filter and I also refuse to plant a preconceived notion in to the mind of a prospective employee. I can promise, the upside is much better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, the five year plan is working very well! Keeping the company right sized and nimble in the current market is a fascinating thing to be a part of!


  5. "Life at NS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic work place with a lot of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Work life balance can be very difficult, especially with a family


  6. "Carman"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time

    Pros

    Great retirement and benefits. Good atmosphere

    Cons

    Very top heavy, micromanament


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excited To Work With Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have long term projects
    Good & Responsive Staff
    Great Client Base
    Catering to employee needs and going extra mile for employee satisfaction
    Process Green card immediately

    Cons

    Nothing as of now

  8. ""Most fun I've had at a job""

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    Former Intern - Business Intelligence Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Business Intelligence Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Norfolk Southern as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and depending on the team your coworkers are the best part of the experience. Probably the most fun I've had at a job.

    Cons

    You could say the culture is a little old but really no cons.


  9. "NS RR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Norfolk Southern full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall a very good job with excellent compensation...

    Cons

    The rail road is going through a transition as the majority of their work force is retiring.

    Advice to Management

    New and progressive management is needed...


  10. "Carman"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time

    Pros

    Great retirement! And really good pay for the work!

    Cons

    Nothing, pleased to have the job!


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