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Fast paced and constantly moving place
FREIGHT ENGINEER (Former Employee), Atlanta, GaJuly 29, 2015
Pros: great pay, great friends.
Cons: not much sleep, or home life.
I really enjoyed my time at CSX. Great job with great benefits. Takes a lot of personal dedication to work for the railroad. Best part of the job was personal satisfaction from doing a days hard work. Worst part of the job was the excessive amount of hours away from home.
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good place to work
Conductor (Former Employee), Tampa, FLJuly 28, 2015
Pros: Benefits, pay. exiting for someone who like to be on the move.
Cons: reactive management, limited advancement. contradicting rules.
job can be over stressful at times. Most people are on edge, everyone is so concerned of being fired all the time. I spend the majority of my day listening to other complain about management and all the contradicting rules. if you are lazy you get away with doing less if you are a good worker, you will often get stuck with work overload.
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No Balance
Operations Manager / LOR Trainmaster (Current Employee), Birmingham, ALJuly 25, 2015
No Work / Life Balance company does not care about your work life balance or promoting good talent. Great benefits but lacks knowledge of other industries and their processes
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Great place to work, just not as reliable as I had hoped.
Freight Conductor (Current Employee), Hinton WvJuly 20, 2015
The hardest part of the job is the schedule, there really isn't one you are on call 24/7. The people are great the work is awesome, I truly love the job it is just very unpredictable. I have been furloughed twice in the past and just got furloughed again and it looks like this time it will be for a long time.
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Working for a railroad is definately a unique experience
locomotive engineer (Current Employee), Richmond, Va.July 19, 2015
Pros: senority, the people, and the benefits
Cons: being on call 24/7
CSX is a great company to work for. The opportunities the company provides are up to the individual to take advantage of. It takes a unique person to work for a railroad, dealing with being on call 24/7 as well as working in all types of weather, makes the job challenging. I would say the most enjoyable part of the job is the people you work with. even though you basically do the same thing everyday the people make it interesting and fun.
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Hostile work environment
engineer (Current Employee), Buffalo NY/ Nashville TNJuly 15, 2015
Pros: pay and health insurance
Cons: everything else
Warren Buffet said it best a few years ago when he audited CSX for purchase. "If I wanted to buy a company run by clowns I would buy ringling brothers circus" . The management of this company is operating in a fashion that leads one to believe they are running it into the ground, by way of squeezing every dime of profit by cutting jobs and ridding themselves of customers that don't fit into their cost benefit ratio. They have literally 20lbs of rule books that you must have on you and know. That would not be a problem if it weren't for the fact that many of the rules are contradicting or written so vaguely that they are different from one manager to the next. Thus, giving all managers the resources to legitimately fire everyone for doing their job the way another manager told them to do it. They do not want you to get the work done they do not take care of their customers, employees, equipment, rail or buildings. They have a strict divide between the management and labor that isn't or can't be taught in any school of management. The labor in most cases cares more about getting the work done more than the management does.

As far as lifestyle goes, you will no longer have a life. The railroad does not believe you should ever get sick much less be off for holidays birthdays deaths in the family etc. They also have no problem sending you out on a two day trip on a Friday knowing your vacation starts at 0001 hours on Saturday. Hope you didn't buy plane tickets. Thanks to various past presidents the Unions are only there to make sure you get paid well but they have no power to go on strike and they lack the leadership to make a difference.
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Strong safety culture, poor work life balance, great retirement, travel and relocation aid in promotion
Trainmaster (Current Employee), Birmingham, AlabamaJuly 12, 2015
poor work life balance, great retirement, travel and relocation aid in promotion, industry has stability and career advancement opportunities, sometimes good old boy network can impact work environment, pay is fair for work and hours for most jobs, a lot of time away from home, coworkers can become like family, railroad's transport all goods national and international
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no life
Locomotive Engineer (Current Employee), Parkersburg, WVJuly 6, 2015
Pros: pay benefits
Cons: hostile work environment
treat employees as disposable property.

sacrifice customer service for shareholder interests

very hostile work environment
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A clean comfortable environment t & hotel
CSX Conductor (Current Employee), ConnellsvilleJune 28, 2015
On call-24/7 while working safely and efficiently for long hours of the day or night. Always working with someone different learning new things about each other. Hardest part of job is trying to find stuff to do when laying in hotel waiting on a train. Most enjoyable is working with good employees.
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OK
Customer Account Manager (Current Employee), Jacksonville, FLJune 24, 2015
Engaging work, but too many distractions preventing productivity. "Good old boy network". Great start if you are interested in the transportation industry.
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the railroad is like no other career
Operations Manager (Current Employee), East Saint Louis, ILJune 13, 2015
it is really a unique place to work nothing like I've ever done before
once you join the railroad your life becomes there's family, holidays and personal time are all things of the past
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Working at Csx is a great job
signal maintainer (Former Employee), greenville scJune 9, 2015
If I still had my job there I would have a great career. Some things could be better but over all great company. Its definitely a retirement
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Decent
Utility Worker (Former Employee), Louisville, KYMay 29, 2015
Cons: Nothing
Not a bad job at all. Good benefits, Good pay.
Hours were ok, got along with other employees fine.
I learned a lot about locomotives there.
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Healthy and stimulating environment
Customer Service Account Coordinator (Current Employee), Jacksonville, FLMay 22, 2015
A wonderful place to work with a focus on safety. There are a lot of experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing safe and efficient service.
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Positive experience
Freight Conductor (Former Employee), Bruceton, TNMay 18, 2015
Everyone's experience with a class 1 is different. Mine was positive. Great benefits and my management was very easy to work for. The drawback was never knowing what to plan for as you are on call as a conductor 24/7. However, Trainmaster's make or break the job. I was fortunate enough to have fair and professional trainmasters. Not everyone is so lucky.
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Positive Company great to work for
Pricing Analyst (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FloridaMay 15, 2015
Working under time restraints and producing a positive overall outcome. Working with a company like CSX requires a employee to become more and they also have a nice compensation package.
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Never the same day twice
Trainmaster (Current Employee), Nashville, TNMay 12, 2015
Very big disconnect with headquarters and how the railroad is run. Many senior level people have shown that they really dont care about their people.
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Long work days compensated with good benefits
Locomotive Engineer (Current Employee), Decatur, ILMay 9, 2015
Pros: health insurance
Cons: management
Work days here are long but your well compensated with health and bonus benefits. Management hassle you to complete work and sometimes find trivial things to suspend you over if you don't. Co-workers aren't that bad if you are easy to get along with many different types of people and they are usually knowledgeable
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CSX Trainmaster
Trainmaster (Former Employee), Columbus, OHMay 5, 2015
Pros: Great benefits
Cons: no work/life balance; tough to get out of the field
Managed day to day railroad operations at rail yard.
Daily interaction with customers to ensure service requirements are met.
Performed operational tests to verify that trainmen were following safety rules.
Daily leadership challenges
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safe and friendly employees
Truck Driver/Equipment Operator (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PAApril 23, 2015
Pros: Cookouts Retirement parties
Cons: Trains entering and leaving yard bad communication
Get there early enough to eat breakfast greet employees and talk sports to be open minded pay attention when management is doing turnover meetings setup a safe and productive way to do the job with coworkers understanding the drivers that spoke broken english getting compliments from management and employees on a job well done

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About CSX

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is a transportation company providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. – Read more