Conductor/Engineer Trainee (Current Employee) – Birmingham, AL – May 24, 2017
Be prepared to miss children grow up and not have a life really outside of work. You are on call 24 hrs 7 days a week. You don't get paid holidays except if you work certain jobs. Just be prepared to live out of a travel bag.
Conductor/ Control Operator/ Foreman/ Switchman (Current Employee) – Montgomery, AL 36104 – May 23, 2017
A typical day consists of a fast paced always changing work schedule that challenges the mind and requires constant use of mental and physical skill. its given me a great outlook on the ability to please coworkers an customers each and everyday.
Freight Conductor (Current Employee) – Evansville, IN – May 22, 2017
Provides good benefits and a great career if you survive. New employees expect to get furloughed / laid off. New CEO will shut down entire terminals and cut off 200 jobs if that is what it takes to make money.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Pensacola, FL – May 21, 2017
My employment with CSX has always been an on call basis type of career. I have learned that safety is a way of life and that no job is so important, no task is so urgent , that you can not take the time to perform your job safely.
IT Procurement Manager (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – May 15, 2017
While it's understandable that the new leadership wants to show results to their shareholders the cost to over 1000 jobs and the major shift in culture away from a reasonable work life balance has made CSX a very unstable employer.
Mechanic Specialist (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 4, 2017
Good place to work for just the moral is always dead. Can't really move nowhere because of why should I work any harder than the deadbeat beside me attitude. We all make same money attitude. Just follow the rules and do your work with quality and you will be fine.
Management his hired right out of college and does not understand railroad operations. They give you good benefits and good pay so you will put up with all the bullcrap. No career advancement for craft level employees.
Working at CSX can be a very difficult challenge. The management team is constantly trying to justify their job with the upper management, as opposed to trying to be effective managers. The pay is what I would call "so-so", in my opinion. They could pay us better for what we do.
Steady work, somewhat decent benefit package.
Poor management, no work schedule for younger employees.
Training Instructor II (REDI) (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 27, 2017
Not an family oriented base company. Requires to be available most weekends and under staff that will allow for reasonable time off to attend family functions without using vacation time for every occurrence.
Always on call. Work weekends and holidays on all shifts. Adverse weather conditions. Must have the ability to memorize several rail yards with acres of multiple tracks. Great pay and benefits! CSX has workers with GEDs making over $100k per year. Over the last 10 years, industry on average, has lowered health benifits by 12%.....CSX has increased health benefits by 14% over the same time period.