CSX
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This is a pretty good company to work for they pay very well but you do sacrifice time home with your family for the pay. But all and all a rewarding job with some decent people.

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Hometime
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Csx

The coal pier is a great place to make a lot of money, but the life to work ratio is not very good you are forced into 16 hour shifts whenever you are needed
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Get ready to work non stop

Wouldn’t recommend if you have a busy lifestyle. Also if you like being at home you’ll never be at home something you have to get used to the company doesn’t care about your sleep

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Pay
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Great benefits, amazing retirement

CSX in its heyday was an amazing company to work for. Over the years it changed but the pay and benefits remained consistent. Towards the end of my time at CSX bonuses began to be less and less each year.
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A good place for a good job with great benefits

I will say this money won’t ever be an issue and neither will paying for children’s education, or insurance, and most importantly they will take care of my family for life if something happened to me
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Don't expect it to last.

They bring you in, train you, pay you very well...until...the next batch of recruits complete their training. Then they let you go just before your benefits kick in without any disciplinary cause. They state, "your application for request for employment has been denied", meaning you were never "really" hired, even though you completed all your traing, obtained your certifications, & had been working under normal wages (not trainee rates). When they say you'll work crazy shifts for the 1st 5yrs, they mean it...there is zero logic to the system & impossible to plan life around. On top of it all they tell you that 1st 5yrs is not guaranteed. Apparently you are completely disposable up until then. So really, its a long-term Temp position.

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Wage

Cons

Job security
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Great pay, willing to let you grow you career.

Great pay, willing to let you grow you career. Offered wonderful benefits, work life balance was good. Flexible when needed. Paid time off and Paid sick leave.
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Was fun while working there

Fun, love the smell of coal, on your feet, hit and cold. Definitely get exercise. Friendly environment. The pay is good. Had a good time there. Made forendsn
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Unionized……do not have much control over what happens

very dirty working environment. Union has a lot to do with the work/home life.Overtime can be mandated. Seniority rules overtime board and positions within department

Pros

great hourly wage, good benefits, lots of overtime

Cons

very dirty environment, Union backed, Some upper management will look for mistakes to be able to write people up. Must watch your back
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High stress

Good place to work. One of the better railroads to work for. Every day is different. Pay is good for the amount of work we actually do. Quality of life sucks.
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Good overall experience

There used to be many different “clerk” positions in the company, they have slowly dwindled away as the company has sub contracted out much of the work. Good benefits (railroad pension, college paid for, medical is reasonable). Cool working environment with room to move around if you wanted to try your hand at a different craft.
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4 stars

What is the best part of working at the company?It pays well, they also offer promotions within the company.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Staying focused at all times, while performing your duties.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?There seems to always be friction between management and the contract employees.What is a typical day like for you at the company?A typical day is like, sometimes you have a short work day and sometimes a long one.
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Toxic demoralizing atmosphere.

Live to work for them, no life outside of work. Walking on eggshells everyday with a Trainmaster holding your job over your head. Terrible company to work for
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Great place to advance if you can practice common sense

Great benefits and great pay. If you don’t mind working a varied schedule and definitely working weekends this place is for you. Pay attention and follow the rules
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Would not recommend this company to anyone

It's a very stressful work environment, management flying drones in order to try and get you into trouble. You have to constantly check your pay, because Payroll department loves to take money from you and you have to fight to get it back. If I didn't have 30 years with the railroad I would be out of here.
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Good job... Terrible company and management..

Hard to wrap up in a paragraph. The work is OK depending on the weather, because you're out in it.. The record profits the company has seen isn't due to its employees, its due to mismanagement..

Pros

Spend time from your family..

Cons

Forced to spend time from your family..
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Horrible

Horrible hours while the pay and benefits are good they Are not any better than most any other job. Constant harassment from management. No personal life or time other than vacation. Highly recommend finding other employment
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Great pay and benefits

Great career opportunity with benefits, retirement, and pay. Chance to move up if you want to live at work. No work/life balance and very political.
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Csx is a very good place to work.

Working at csx is a combination of mental and physical skilled labor. The atmosphere somtimes reminds me of the military with broader pay scale. So if you like to travel, making key dicisions then csx could be a good fit. The pay is good but not exactly up to par with the weather conditions, travel, and inflation.
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The good is the decent amount of pay. The Bad you're just a number and you have absolutely no set schedule.

A typical day at work is when you have to prepare yourself for a whole 12 hours mentally and I learned that working here is literally your new home. Some of the management is alright could be better but you of course can't expect much. The most enjoyable part is realizing your 8 hours into work and have 4 more hours to go...YAY!
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Top 5 worst places to work in America. Ok pay

This is a toxic work environment. Your hard work and dedication is not recognized. No work life balance. Employees are just a number, they'll take anyone with a pulse. The best hardest working employee makes the same money as the worst employee. This is why many of my coworkers are quitting for new careers even after being with the company for 15+ years. I do not recommend working here

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Based on 1,563 reviews

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2.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
2.7 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.6 out of 5 stars for Management
2.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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20%would recommend to other women

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