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Good for a solo lifestyle
Conductor (Current Employee), Frankfort, INNovember 16, 2014
Fantastically paid job however you will never be home. You are on call 24/7 and constantly under the threat of management trying to fire you.
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Great place to work
Medical Case Coordinator and HR assistant (Current Employee), Norfolk, VANovember 15, 2014
Norfolk Southern is very structured environment. They offer great benefits and have room for growth.
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Christmas anyone?
wife of engineer (Current Employee), Bellevue, OhioOctober 18, 2014
Pros: money
Cons: everything else
The railroad couldn't run a train around a Christmas tree. My husband spends endless time waiting to get in the yard to get home at a decent time. He misses every family function, holiday and special event. If they would learn to run crews across the road maybe these employees would have decent home lives
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Revenue Specialist (Former Employee), Atlanta, GAOctober 16, 2014
I loved this job, the highlight of my life. I was promoted numerous times and eventually retired.
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Very stable organization
Operations Service and Support (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAOctober 15, 2014
Norfolk Southern is is a place with vast opportunities and an extremely stable work environment for those interested in working for a transportation company.
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Decent wages...great retirement....no thanks to ns....poor management
Railroad (Current Employee), indianaOctober 12, 2014
Pros: wages and retirement
Cons: time off, injury culture, job security, insufficient management
You will be paid decently, the retirement is great for a blue collar worker.....until norfolk southern can figure out how to go to as many contractors as possible....so they don't have to pay a decent wage....offer healthcare....or pay into retirement....so all you contractors are morons for working for less than reasonable wages and struggle paying – more... for family to survive....and beg obama for healthcare handouts. Norfolk Southern is a company that will demand safety as long as they are around....but when they are not around....push for you to get the job done any way possible....and when you get hurt.....expect to be pulled out of service and accused of breaking a rule....this happens everyday! They're is an alternative....cover up the injury.....and management will play hear no evil.....see no evil! The government needs to get more involed and people like myself will continue to urge congress and the union to put a stop to this practice by this southern railroad mentality! It's a great job....but as you can read.....there are some critical downfalls! I pray for a more honest and family friendly railroad....but i wont hold my breathe....ih by the way the railroad gives 2 dirty nickles of care for military....so don't let them blow steam your way....i urge you to research and talk to railroad employees and find out for yourself. They put in management that really aren't fit mentally and physically to do the job....but the railroad knows they are 2 dumb to question what they are being pushed to say and do on behalf of the railroad as a company official. So yes you may make a decent wage provided they run you off in your probationairy period, lucky enough to avoid any type of injury, or know how to bs management as well as they bs you! Just want to be straight forward and not suger coat! – less
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I've worked worse places.
Locomotive Electrician (Current Employee), Irondale, AlOctober 10, 2014
Pros: retirement
Cons: everything else
Everyday its a new rule or a new supervisor that has no clue what you actually do. The guys you work with are are the thing that make most days bearable.
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Medical Services at NS
Medical Review Officer Asst (Former Employee), Norfolk, VAOctober 9, 2014
Pros: great benifits
Cons: no upward mobility unless you are young
Norfolk Southern was to busy adding young diverse talent that they did not even look at what they already had in place.
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very good career
Data Entry / Inventory Clerk (Former Employee), cincinnati ohOctober 8, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: na
i learned how to drive a yard truck and alot about computers semi trailers trains i love working with the employees and people
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Great company with great pay and benefits, if you are in the right job
Yardmaster/Assistant Trainmaster (Former Employee), Portsmouth, OHOctober 6, 2014
This is a great company to work for with fantastic pay and unbelievable benefits, but they will make sure they get their money's worth. Certain jobs are better than others so be careful what you choose and do your homework on your time commitment.
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Very hands on job.
Conductor (Former Employee), Altoona, PASeptember 29, 2014
Norfolk Southern provides a career that is constantly finding new ways to keep their employees safe and happy.
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Good Place to Work
Administrative Coordinator (Former Employee), Norfolk, VASeptember 18, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Cons: they own your life
Great benefits. Growth to advance. Would recommend any young person to apply for a position there.
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productive and serious work place
Conductor (Former Employee), Macon, GASeptember 15, 2014
Pros: great pay and benifits
Cons: at work more than home.
this was the best paying job ive had so far and it wasn't really that hard I was just away from home ALOT. most of the people you work with are nice but you will run into a few that aren't so friendly but how your day goes depends on your attitude and your work ethic. very will managed company and they pay great. I just couldn't deal with being away – more... from home so much.. some things are more important. – less
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LABOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST (Current Employee), Norfolk, VASeptember 9, 2014
Hard work is rewarded. Lots of opportunity for advancement.
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Great Benefits/Compensation but no Job Work/Life Balance
Mechanical Supervisor (Current Employee), Chicago, ILSeptember 5, 2014
Pros: security, benefits, good compensation
Cons: no work/life balance, very old-school mentality work culture
Great company as far as pay, benefits and job security go. You might ask what else could you want.....a personal life and rest I say. If you didn't know the railroad operates through rain, sleet, snow etc. There is no work/balance for new management. Expect 3rd shift with tues/wed off and in some cases 12+ hr 5 day work weeks.
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Fun and Productive
Conductor (Current Employee), Columbus, GAAugust 9, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Cons: away from family
Fun and Productive easy to get along with co-workers
Management is very informative
being away from family
great pay
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laborer (Current Employee), vaAugust 7, 2014
Pros: off weekends
Cons: dirty locker room pipes smell, bonuses not us managment
Hot dirty , no advancement and if you work supervision keeps you working.Family members and yes sir men get good jobs.
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working for NS is not what it's cracked up to be!!!!!!
Conductor Trainee (Former Employee), GeorgiaJuly 3, 2014
Pros: being around trains and running on the road
Cons: training period should be longer as well as getting "marked up"
I got hired on as a conductor trainee, passed the school, but the training was far from what you needed to know when you got the the yard. They look for anything to fire you!!!!! "they hire to fire" A dream job that wasn't worth jumping thru all the loops to get there and worried about being dismissed . Training is to short. I watched 5 guys I went – more... to school with get dismissed over things that was out of their hands(crew would mess up and the CT got blamed too and were let go, but the crew was union protected so they could get their jobs back. NOT THE CT. I was let go because ther was no job placement.So I had my application rejected. So disappointed on how they train new employees and get marked up to soon. Waiting for you to "MESS UP" to fire you before you can make the 60 days probation period and be protected by the union. I would concern CSX before NS. The job is like being a truck driver, no telling when you start work, day or night. The pay is 600.00 a week and you worked over 40 hrs and 6 days as a trainee. Remember this " you don't have a job until you get in the Union" – less
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GIS Department Great learning Potential
Design & Construction Co-op GIS Analyst (Former Employee), Atlanta GAJune 24, 2014
Pros: fun railroad culture
Fast paced learning environment where much work is done in a touch and go manner. Co-workers are respectful and easy to work with. Projects tasks are well structured and defined.
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Something different every day
machinist (Former Employee), NorfolkJune 9, 2014
Pros: co-workers
Got dirty and loved it. Co-workers were the best, lazy but the best. Management was cool, they allowed us to do our job. Hardest part was making the decision to move on. Most enjoyable was the laughs we shared.

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