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Great Pay Long Hours
Conductor (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLMarch 13, 2018
Loved the job but hated the hours. This company does everything for you with no complaints. The managers are fair and help you in every way. I would recommend this to anyone.
Pros
Everything
Cons
Long Hours Sometimes
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Poor
Locomotive Engineer (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FL 32232March 12, 2018
They start firing you once you are hired. Trainmasters will do anything they can to save your job. they will lie on T&E employees to save THEMSELFS FOR THE BAD from their bad decisions.
Cons
unfar the emploees
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New management
Employee Assistance Manager (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLMarch 7, 2018
At the end with new CEO, there were seven EAP managers. Three jobs eliminated, leaving four. Next, another three eliminated, leaving one. That person left at the end of 3/18 leaving none and looking at 800 service. Not certain of direction of EAP.
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Worst railroad company to work for.
Engineer/Conductor (Current Employee) –  Garrett, INMarch 7, 2018
Working hours to long most days. Always under threat of being fired, literally! Management is always under pressure to fire employees. Culture is safety oriented but highly stressful. Long times away from home. no work life balance at all. No holidays or weekends off ever. Always fighting to make sure you get paid correctly. The hardest part of this job is always being away from home. The most enjoyable part of this job to me is when i get off of work and come home.
Pros
decent, but below the standard pay for railroads.
Cons
Highly stressful work environment, always away from home. NO WORK LIFE BALANCE, Always have to check your payroll every week to make sure you get paid properly for the work you do.
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Always worried about job security
Contract Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Corbin, KYMarch 6, 2018
Always had to worry about layoff then shop was closed permantly. Was offered relocation but was in a very bad location for myself and family. But loved the work there.
Pros
Well paid
Cons
Layoffs
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Fast pace
INTERMODAL SERVICE WORKER (Former Employee) –  Fairburn, GAMarch 5, 2018
Follow directions and take your time because you can get hurt and always wear your protection gear. They train you very well and you can always ask if you don’t know.
Pros
Paid lunch
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CSX enviroment
General Clerk (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNMarch 5, 2018
CSX was all about making a profit and did not support its employees. If there was not a union, then the company would never have enough people who knows what they are doing for anything to get done.
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It was good training overall
Freight Conductor (Former Employee) –  Danville, ILMarch 3, 2018
It trains you well for the position. Gives you hands on training with learning the job. Downside is that you have a high risk of getting laid off from the position. good union benefits though.
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Csx
DIESEL MECHANIC/MACHINIST (Current Employee) –  WVMarch 3, 2018
Great place to work, Great benefits, Great pay. Down side is the company is in an odd spot right now with the economy, But over all great place to work.
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Track Foreman (Current Employee) –  IndianaMarch 1, 2018
Csx pays very well but with recent changes to upper management have really made this job hard to take.Day to day work is fine but the direction of the company is in a downward spiral.
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Terrible
Freight Conductor (Current Employee) –  Evansville, INFebruary 25, 2018
Not a good place to work unless you’re a single person. Not good for a family person. They do have a good retirement though plus benefits. CSX is also trying to get rid of business.
Pros
Good retirement
Cons
Always trying to fire someone
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Na
Freight Conductor (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYFebruary 25, 2018
A typical day on the railroad can last anywhere from 8-16 hours depending on whether you are working in the yard or working on the road. Hardest part of the job is not seeing your family very much.
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great place to work
Track Inspector/foreman (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALFebruary 20, 2018
was taught alot abt railroading when i first started and continued to learn and advance every day while working there. management was great and the workers were great to work with and learn from. but that was 10 years ago.
Pros
great money
Cons
company doesnt have the man power in bham
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sometimes long, but great pay makes it all worth it.
Freight Conductor (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAFebruary 18, 2018
In the transportation field, there are many rules to know and follow. This is the type of career where there is no room for mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes, so if you do, you must learn from it and reframe from making that mistake twice. Getting the chance to go up and down the rails to see different towns and cities can be nice.
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Best job I ever had
Supervisor Revenue & Disbursements - Manager (Former Employee) –  Mount Laurel, NJFebruary 17, 2018
I enjoyed my job at CSX. Work was interesting people were great management was considerate helpful enjoyable to work for. Lots of advancement within company
Pros
advancements
Cons
traveling for seminars
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Complacency
SENIOR DESIGN ENGINEER (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLFebruary 15, 2018
Hire exceptional talent and put them to work on mundane tasks. The company's culture is outdated. If younger employees are not groomed, a great deal of knowledge will continue to be lost as baby boomers retire.
Pros
Base salary, bonus
Cons
Career advancement
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Awful Place to work
All (Former Employee) –  Selkirk, NYFebruary 12, 2018
Expect to work 60 + hours a week with little to no family time no matter what position you are in. The job involves covering people who call out last second and leave you stuck working a 16 hour shift.
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Excellent
Assistant Manager, EDI Services (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLFebruary 12, 2018
Excellent opportunity to work in a professional organization. Co-workers were incredible (like family) and management was awesome. Highly recommend!
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good place to work
Freight Conductor (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHFebruary 11, 2018
Great co-workers, benefits and pay. No work life balance. working outdoors in all weather conditions. Dangerous at times if not paying attention to surroundings.
Pros
pay, benefits
Cons
work life, balance
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Stressful and not friendly
Plant Manager (Former Employee) –  Waycross, GAFebruary 9, 2018
This is a place that thrives on putting you down no matter how hard you work. It involves too many hours and middle of the week off days. Not a good situation for family time.
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