CSX
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Went to Atlanta GA. For training. Worked at the Rochester NY territory. Performed my job on Track switches. Learned my territory and associated equipment. Then after 60 days was Released from employment. The reason stated was that my Application was Rejected?? Now I'm trying to get my job back? It's posted now on CSX job site. The wife doesn't want me to go back after what they've Done!
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Terrible days off at 14 years. No holidays off. Forced overtime.

Absolute terrible company. No holidays off, can never get approved for PTO requests. They took away boots for free. Took away benches to sit at. They abolish all the weekend jobs. 14 years at the railroad and I have Wednesday and Thursdays. Management is the worst. Things get a little bit better away from the mechanical department and away from the locomotive shop. Under paid for all the extra work we now do and still no new contract.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Everything
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Careless

This company could care less how your life is going. The company is your life, everything else comes last. Hard to take care of your home and family when you are never there.

Pros

Pay and benefits

Cons

No personal/family life
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Track Supervisor

Your retirement will be great . But on the way to it , expect no movement unless you drink with the bosses.They will change policies as the political window changes. Expect to go through a lot of training to explain how privileged you are . Heads up . It’s a fact .

Pros

Retirement

Cons

Work life, Directors
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Large company mindset

Csx has a large company mindset. If you are not a manager then you will be paid at the lowest rate amongst the class 1 railroads. Every new contract is designed to give you a raise while making you pay for more for benefits (raisen health insurance cost) or take away paid claims(time an a half for holidays). You also do not qualify for vacation, dental, or 401k for one calender year. As far as discipline goes, you are found guilty even if the scenario doesn't pertain to you. The rule book is adjusted with system and division notices that are clearly written by attorneys to ensure that the company is not at fault. Also the Chicago division is so poorly managed, that they rather pay an excessive amount of overtime to T &E employees to wait for cab rides rather then have enough cabs available.

Pros

Great gym memberships through fit and active.

Cons

Terrible home balance, pay is terrible vs industry, you feel just like a number, rules are designed to discipline you even if not at fault
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Always have to worry about company trying to fire you

Retirement is the biggest bonus wages are ok. Insurance is not terrible but not what it use to be. Management treats you like a number and are always looking to fire you. They act like safety is #1 but it's production.

Pros

Can bid to Different jobs, locations, rr retirement

Cons

Travel, treated like a number, constantly worry of being fired for any reason the can come up with
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Lots of opportunities to do different things.

No real promotional opportunities. The senior management only worries about controlling costs. They do not know how to grow the business. The benefits are much better than average
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Good job

Good job to have minus away time. Culture could be better. Better work life balance. Could focus on employee retention more, so turn over rate won’t be as high.

Pros

Pay

Cons

Away from home
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Extremely threatening culture.

I’ve never seen a Co. look to write up and build a history of rule violations for each employee. Look the other way when it suits them, and when it doesn’t…let u break rules to get the train out of the yard. Then when not in a hurry, bang ur being written up/ taking out of service! Creates a us/them culture. There is No team culture! They claim it! However it’s total lies!!! MOST PEOPLE THAT WORK THERE WILL NOT GET THEIR SON A JOB BC THEY WOULD NEVER WANT THEM AUBJECTED TO THE HOSTILE MANAGEMENT.

Pros

When the weather is very nice, it’s nice to be out in it

Cons

Constant attempt to build a history to use against you when the time is needed
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CSX Sucks

Upper management only cares about the bottom line. If they could they would sell their employees to turn a profit. There is a reason the company is one of the top 5 worst companies to work for.

Pros

None

Cons

Everything
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No life

No life on call 247 good pay good people union safety oriented learned a lot high turnover a lot of time away from home not hard work just a lot of hoursextraboard
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Trust No one

The company has reduced the workforce from32000 employees to less than 24000. Creating a very stressful environment due to overwhelming The remaining employees.

Pros

None

Cons

Vacations must be covered by coworkers on their off days without additional compensation
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Mismanagement of payroll and inadequate staffing

I have been a cut back Engineer for over 4 years. They have cut the extra boards down to 4 Conductors and 4 Engineers. We are working 12 on and 12 off, 6 days a week. I used to love working for the railroad, but after 21 years, it is just a job that pays the bills.

Pros

None

Cons

No raise in over 7 years, not enough staffing
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sell your soul for decent pay check

only one reason to take this job is for paycheck and THAT IS IT. Say by to the wife, kids , family , friends and life. Co workers are cool but management is clueless. Most of the work is in the yard unless you do reverse lodging up tp Selkirk. jobs good for some one whos introverted and doesn't have much of a social life or a family. They say the money is good but how good is it if you can't spend it ?

Pros

paycheck

Cons

evrything else
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Good pay and benefits, no home life, horrible management

Stay away, you will work 16 hours a day 3 to 4 days a week, next to no actual training provided. It’s dangerous and management doesn’t care about you or your family situation at all. Trains go out that’s it, that’s the number one priority, not safety, not maintaining a work life balance. It’s the most cut throat industry iv ever been in. If you take the job just remember management is never your friend, they’ll roll you under the bus to save their skin before you have a chance to re-download indeed on your phone.

Pros

Pay, benefits

Cons

Management, no home life, no training
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Can be stressful at times

Overall a good place to work. You are union and if you are high seniority your hours and days off are better. 4 day work weeks are nice. Job can be stressful when it gets really busy and not enough workers.

Pros

4 day work week, good benefits

Cons

Not enough workers, can be busy and stressful
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Outdated work culture

Great Company..great people…outdated culture.Minority Inclusion is not broad policy.Compensation is slow.Policies are not well explained at timesUniqueness is not valued as a talent Bad Manager behavior is condoned

Pros

Training

Cons

Restricted inclusion
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Good pay. Average Benefits.

As large companies do, they believe that the monetary and benefit package compensates for their rude and curt attitude towards people. The really are the most self righteous, demeaning and in many respects, the most incompetent lower management I've ever seen. Though they may know railroading at the lower levels of management, their social skills and self bloating egos undermines their work environment. The upper management is "beyond reproach" in their eyes and seek to fleece the company. Terrible atmosphere of chaos, abuse and frustration. Least professional company I've ever worked for. Life destroyers.

Pros

Pay and Benefits, Immediate associates are decent people.

Cons

Toxic environment, caustic people. UNION does NOT return calls until the damage is done and you give up caring.
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Good people

The people are good, but management is pretty bad. Not really much to say about that.Pay and benefits are great tooNot a lot of family time or home life
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Un safe

Hateful work place , company more worred about punishing people then doing business, broken down and lack of safe equipment, maintenance is cut to nothing
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Run far far away, Bad Toxic company

Jacksonville top executives and upper management are down right bad people or should I say evil scum. All they care about is the stock price. Constantly cutting jobs, furloughed, or fired. You have no work/life balance. You will be working on call 24/7 from a extra board. Forget your family, friends, holidays, and social life because that’s over with. Also they abuse the union contract, not paying you the right amount of money or getting payroll to take money back out of your check.

Pros

Benefits, pay is ok

Cons

Toxic executives and managers
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Overall rating

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67
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