Conductor/Switchman (Current Employee) – Elkhart, IN – August 20, 2017
This Company is the worst. They mess with your pay, management hides in the weeds waiting for you to make a mistake and then tries to strong arm you into admitting you did something wrong on purpose. Just not a good work environment. I would never choose to work in a union job again.
double-talking managers and weak upper leadership from board level down
Trainmaster (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 17, 2017
CAN be a great work environment if allowed but B5s and above are more concerned with CYA than providing leadership. Instead, they focus on micro-management; terrified that they could be blamed for something that is part and parcel to operational incidents.
Fair compensation and earned vacation time
denied vacations, no PTO/sick days, backstabbing leaders, cowards afraid of accountability
Conductor/Engineer (Current Employee) – Roanoke, VA – August 15, 2017
A regular day at Norfolk Southern would be to print out paperwork and call the right department for that trip of the day, And make sure everyone in my crew was notified and on the same page, so we could be safe!
Sr. Service Operator (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – August 11, 2017
Everyday is challenging which enables an individual to get a different view of operations per craft. The Mgmt. team are very helpful in reaching daily work goals. The work culture is about obtaining daily work goals. The hardest part of the job is; the morning drive in and the most enjoyable is the drive home
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Ohio – August 8, 2017
This is the only place I have ever worked where they try and fire you from day one. The supervisor and ADE lie so much I don't even know how they sleep at night. Go to work never knowing what time you might get off. So short staffed 3 men are know doing 10 men job. If you like to work for management that will lie threw there teeth, treat you like your nobody then NS is for you.
Management, Work hours long, Just a number, No respect for workers, CDL drivers are forced to work over federal mandated hours all the time.
Operations Supervisor/Manager (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – August 8, 2017
Norfolk Southern Corp is a very great company. I enjoyed the high level of management responsibility that molded me in to a great leader. The company on the other hand will work you 24/7 365 days. There was not much of a down time to spend with family, if any. I enjoy being recognized for the change I made with the company. I loved seeing my work trend in the right direction while working as a team.