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Used to be a great place to work.
Signalman (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FL 32202June 11, 2019
CSX used to be a great place to work until company management changed. Now with massive layoffs, and top-down managerial harassment makes CSX not an enjoyable workplace.
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This place is horrible
Plant Manager (Current Employee) –  Cumberland, MDJune 7, 2019
Very poorly run
Long hours upper level managers are looking to fire anyone they can. No quality of life and never know when layoffs are coming. I do not recommend csx to anyone
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None
Cons
Upper level management
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Great place to work
Real Estate and Facilities Management - Analyst (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLJune 7, 2019
Had a wonderful career, worked for over 10 years in carrots departments and in various roles. Loved the culture and the people. Great ethnics and policies
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Expected to work everyday
Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 5, 2019
Ok to work for if you want no work life balance. If you want to move up its pretty easy, just excel at your job and blow the peoples egos above you up and you will fit in.
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Solid experience
Intermodal Service Representative (Former Employee) –  North Baltimore, OH 45872June 5, 2019
I learned a great deal while with CSX! Management was decent and the opportunity for growth with the company was there at day one. A year after I started a new CEO came on board and things changed pretty severely from there.
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Horrible place to work because of managment
CSX Engineering/Maintenance of Way Worker (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INJune 4, 2019
I explained above. Managment is very corrupt. They will bend the rules including your own safety if it benefits them, and will turn right around and throw u directly under the bus
Pros
Good pay, stable career, amazing benefits
Cons
Hostile work environment
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Bad place to work. Cant wait to find another job.
Freight Conductor (Current Employee) –  PennsylvaniaJune 3, 2019
This is the only place I've worked where they constantly try to eliminate jobs on a daily basis. They don't adhere to the union agreement and the union is does little or nothing or hold the company accountable. you might get one day a week off. The company treats everyone like a disposable person. You are definitely just a number. Don't get sick or even with a doctors excuse you will assessed disciplinary points. I regret every day working for this company. cant wait to leave.
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None
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Too many to mention. see my review for just a few
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I worked as a train dispatcher for CSX for over 14 years, and....
Train Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLJune 1, 2019
Their discipline is severe, especially absenteeism. Their absenteeism policy is ridiculous. Make sure you have documentation for all days off. Keep records of all medical issues or problems. If you are a hard worker you will do well. There problems with management..very very stressful environment. Not a job for someone who doesn't handle high stress and pressure well. Way too much work gets added to someone elses job because of cut backs. The union isn't as strong as it use to be and they are always giving up more benefits on negotiations for new contracts. Eventually there won't be a union anymore, but the one thing they always do is get us pay raises. Great paying job, but the stress and demands of the job will cause issues with health over time.
Pros
great pay and benefits
Cons
overworked employees and policies
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I was a utlity worker that worked on locomotives
Utility Worker (Former Employee) –  Hamlet, NCMay 31, 2019
I enjoyed my job with the time i was there and would have loved to continue working with CSX. If i was given opportunity i would come back. But because there was change in new CEO i was let go due to seniority.
Pros
Good pay good people good benefits
Cons
Seniority based
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A relativley high paying job but you earn every penny
Freight Conductor/Remote Control Operator (Current Employee) –  Newell, PAMay 29, 2019
It is possible to make 100k per year. On call 24/7 which makes it difficult to maintain a healthy work life balance. Raises are below inflation. Job is physically easy to do.
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Benefits
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on call schedule
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Was a good place to work until precision railroading took over worst concept for customer service
Chief yardmaster (Current Employee) –  Bedford Park, ILMay 29, 2019
Was a good place to work until precision railroading took over worst concept ever customer service sucks now. Management is weak. Employees are all scared for there job not a positive environment to work in
Pros
Health care
Cons
Management is weak
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Great benefits Aweful managment
Intermodal service employee (Current Employee) –  Fairburn, GAMay 28, 2019
Been an employee for 7 yrs and it is progressively becoming more stressful, unorganized, and not a place to have a career. Great benefits ok salary but awful management
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On call 24/7 and no seniority
Conductor (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYMay 28, 2019
It was a good job just didn’t have enough seniority to hold a job. Also was on call 24/7 so the home life was absent. It was a great overall experience.
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Very productive place to work no time for stoppage .
Intermodal Service Worker ISW (Current Employee) –  PHILADELPHIA PaMay 28, 2019
From the time you clock in your on CSX time , grab your PPE and your back out the door until lunch time . Thirty minutes to eat and back out the door you go again until it's time to clock out and go home . Intermodal is ruthless dam supervisors or ops managers are constantly flocking and sneaking around , you've got to watch your self like having extra eyes in the back of your head they want to catch you doing something . I don't trust them or the system .
Pros
Great pay, Great benefits
Cons
Management can't be trusted
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Terrible for life
Locomotive engineer (Current Employee) –  Garrett, INMay 23, 2019
Don't work here If you plan to have a life outside the railroad. This corporation treats all it's employees as merely a number even in management. Uphill slow, downhill fast, tonnage first and safety last.
Pros
Pay is great but not compared to what the company makes.
Cons
Nearly everything
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Not a bad gig
Conductor (Former Employee) –  Manchester, GAMay 21, 2019
Not a bad gig for someone that wants to make a living. It’s tough being away from your family at times. It’s also tough learning the job itself, but worth it in the end.
Pros
Good pay and employees
Cons
Being away from family and chance at laid off
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No Life
Freight Conductor (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MDMay 18, 2019
I've worked for 3 railroads and this is the worst one by far. The pay is TERRIBLE!!! CSX pays 10s of thousands of dollars less than other railroads. No life at all...you work basically every day.
Pros
None
Cons
Retirement
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make money with no life
freight conductor (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAMay 16, 2019
It is ok to work here if you have no family and want to make a lot of money great. But you will be in training for a couple of months and they think you should be able to run and engine and do a conductors job all at the same time.
Pros
money
Cons
will fire you as fast as they hire you
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Full range of people
Trackman, Welder, Vehicle Operator (Former Employee) –  East of the MississippiMay 13, 2019
Great people, meet every person without preconceived opinion from anyone you never know who’s in or out next week. This is a Union Job where you spend more of your life with your coworkers than your own family. You must play the games: find click stick with them, social media, tail gating, small talk, gossip any union or company networking mandatory. Management will protect your click every time. The secondary game is supposed to be more exhausting than the primary heavy labor job for an escape. When you move around it’ll disrupt those local clicks so stick with your own. Most exhausting have fun, volunteer for everything, and open your pockets let your click fill them up ‘at’s Right!
Pros
Union, feast or famine, people, job mobility, work style flexibility
Cons
Rumor mill, feast or famine, yearly cut off, sacrificed home life
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Sucks
Locomotive engineer (Current Employee) –  Waycross, GAMay 10, 2019
Sucks you’re just a number management sucks they try to fire you every day for something stupid wouldn’t recommend anyone working for such a poorly managed place
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