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Not a hard job and its a good career.
Freight Conductor (Current Employee), Buffalo, NYAugust 24, 2015
Pros: Benefits
Cons: Gone from home a lot, so be prepared for that.
Benefits and pay claims are great and the training program is growing and getting better. Railroad is tough to stick with the first couple of years. Getting laid off in the state of New York from the Railroad isn't good. It all in all is not a tough job, just lots of rules and you have to be on your toes at all times.
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can be better
management (Current Employee), Philadelphia, PAAugust 21, 2015
Pros: great money
Cons: bad nanagement
you can enjoy the job but upper management causes the job to be a job instead of a career. Great money but it comes with a price you lose quality of life.
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Safety right out the window
Turned hand wheel (Former Employee), Walbridge, OHAugust 21, 2015
Used to be a great company to work but has turned greedy and no longer is concerned with its employees or their safety. Great pay and a great retirement but that's all your getting
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management is like a tiny car full of clowns.
Roadway Mechanic (Current Employee), Jacksonville, FLAugust 19, 2015
Pros: High Earnings
Cons: EVERYTHING ELSE!
Two Words.... Ignorant Hicks.
A pathetic, reactionary overly paranoid group of individuals who write rules not for safety's sack as they preach but only to reduce the company's Exposure to liability. the employee is not CSX's concern. Just profit.
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Wonderful Company
Service Desk Technician (Current Employee), JacksonvilleAugust 16, 2015
Pros: benefits, flexible
Cons: lack of communcation
CSX technology is an absolutely wonderful place to work. They are very understanding and will do everything possible to accommodate you and your needs. The only downside would be that there isnt much communication unless your part of a specific circle of management or upper management. Certain things that pertain to everyone should be shared with those that the information would impact. Other than that one flaw CSX technology is a wonderful place to work at.
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Trainmaster (Current Employee), Mobile, ALAugust 13, 2015
I traveled quite often and learned a lot about industry and transportation environmental concerns. The hardest part of the job was when derailments or other concerns involving response during non working hours. I enjoyed the freedom of being self motivated and seeing the different cities I traveled.
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Great learning and growth/development environment
HR Coordinator (Former Employee), Richmond, VAAugust 12, 2015
Pros: Excellent benefits
Lots of opportunity for growth in my career. Many internal educational opportunities as well as external opportunities. Most enjoyable was the variety of people I met and had the pleasure of working with over the years I was there. An overall wonderful career experience
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Not for everyone.
Roadway Mechanic (Current Employee), Jacksonville, FLAugust 11, 2015
Pros: High pay
Cons: High Stress
This job requires long thankless hours.
Forget your family life.Keep a picture with you.
Be very careful who you tell something to.Only old women spread more rumors than a CSX employee.
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CSX
Trainmaster (Current Employee), Southern RegionAugust 10, 2015
Great company...a lot of security.
Great benefits but you work a lot of hour and its def not a 9 to 5 job.
The work schedule is the toughest part of this job.
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Great pay, but very inconvenient at times
Freight Conductor (Current Employee), Louisville, KYAugust 9, 2015
Pros: Pay and travel
Cons: Everything else
Your hours are variable, takes time to get some thing stable and that will not be promised, but this is why the pay is excellent.
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Great job to prepare me for Management
Manager Environmental Field Services (Current Employee), Calumet City, ILAugust 8, 2015
Job duties included daily, weekly, monthly and semi annual inspections of the territory assigned to me. I traveled quite often and learned a lot about industry and transportation environmental concerns. The hardest part of the job was when derailments or other concerns involving response during non working hours. I enjoyed the freedom of being self motivated and seeing the different cities I traveled.
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Great People, Poor Management
Carman (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOJuly 30, 2015
The people were great, but I got laid off after 9 months on the job. The Management could have been a lot better. Good money for the work.
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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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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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Headquarters
500 Water St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Revenue
more than $10bn (CAD)
Employees
10,000+
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