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Norfolk Southern Reviews

Updated January 18, 2018
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Pros
  • The pay and benefits were best of the best (in 62 reviews)

  • Good pay for what you actually do (in 78 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance depending on what department you work in (in 55 reviews)

  • Working long shifts and on call 24/7 365 (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "NS isn't what it used to be in terms of employee satisfaction."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Norfolk Southern full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive Salary and Retirement Benefits

    Cons

    To meet expectations you must work more than 40 hours per week on a regular basis. As jobs are cut employees take on more and more responsibilities without being rewarded for their effort and/or sacrifices. People are put into management positions who have no idea how to lead or manage others. Employee satisfaction had been on the decline for a number of years.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Locomotive Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Norfolk Southern full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent money THAT'S IT. What a joke dedicated over 20 years of a life only to end up with nothing.

    Cons

    NS ruins lives and ruins careers and management is proud of it.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Conductor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Norfolk Southern full-time

    Pros

    Money versus what you actually work and benefits

    Cons

    The schedule and the work/life balance is horrible


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Conductor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time

    Pros

    Pay, benifits, good employees, pride, job security

    Cons

    Poor family life, long hours, no sleep schedule, no job schedule, they fire u for everything

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging


  5. "Foreman"

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    Current Employee - Track Maintenance Foreman in Elkhart, IN
    Current Employee - Track Maintenance Foreman in Elkhart, IN

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, paid time off is good but could be better. Secure job

    Cons

    Weather conditions, long hours required, know it all college boy supervisors who can't do my job.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Oss"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice downtown Atlanta office. Nice office bathrooms and eating areas.

    Cons

    No parking..401k a joke..healthcare cost a joke..union dues a joke..taxes on income a joke. Vacation a joke.Run and run fast as you can..


  7. "Assistant Trainmaster"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good. Best retirement in the country. If you are a driven individual that wants to make a major impact on your assigned territory, this job is for you.

    Cons

    Very Long hours and on call are a part of the job. Be aware if you are someone that has prior responsibilities or is not willing to put in the time.

  8. "Working at norfolk southern railway"

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    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Elmira, NY
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Elmira, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits package

    Cons

    Lower and middle management is terrible

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employees better


  9. "Greeat Job and Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This job is great with benefits

    Cons

    No complaints and this job is perfect.


  10. "Operation research consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Norfolk Southern full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects , good work life balance

    Cons

    Pace of work is relatively slow


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