CSX

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Good money
FREIGHT CONDUCTOR (Current Employee), Cleveland, OHDecember 2, 2015
Great pay and bennifits, good bunch of guys, long hours that go fast, hardest part of the job is the on call you can get called at any time
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Very demanding and rule compliance
RAILROAD CONDUCTOR (Current Employee), Birmingham, ALDecember 2, 2015
A typical work day with this company consist of numerous job briefing to insure company and federal rule compliance. A work day has no regular work hours due to nature of the business of moving consumer good and natural resources. Safety is number one in all cases.
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Large scale locomotive shop
LOCOMOTIVE ELECTRICAN (Former Employee), Corbin, KYNovember 30, 2015
Pros: All 8 hours were paid
Cons: Only had 1 10 minute break and a 20 minute lunch for your whole shift
Was a great job, cutting edge of technology, safety was first, good co-workers, and good benefits. Worked as a journeyman electrician for 15 1/2 on 3rd shift injury free my whole career. Troubleshooting broken down locomotives with schematic prints and multi-meter and electrical tools was my primary job. After repairs were made engine was taken outside and qualified and sent to the ready field for service.
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busy busy
Conductor (Current Employee), Savannah, GANovember 23, 2015
Pros: work is there
Cons: money isn't
hire you to fire you...got hired and was put out of work a couple months later.. your consulate gone and money doesn't compensate the time your away from family
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good people to work with
Electrician (Current Employee), Corbin, KYNovember 12, 2015
Pros: good pay
Cons: off days had to work most holidays iff you wanted to or not
the company was all about the numbers .no respect for employees tried to fire people as soon as they were hired.cut most of the weekend jobs so most people were off during the week
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Fun but hard lifestyle
Freight Conductor (Former Employee), Birmingham, ALNovember 4, 2015
6 days on and 1 day off. Constantly on your toes waiting to be called to go into work. Sometimes if you have to you have to drive two hours to a terminal to work all night and stay overnight
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Rail road
Roadway Equipment Mechanic (Current Employee), Nashville, TNNovember 4, 2015
Pros: Tools, and safety supplies provided
Cons: health care cost, rolling lay offs
Typical seniority based union job. Limited ability for advancement. Rolling yearly lay offs. small amount of vacation available, no sick time allowed. encouraged to work sick, penalized if you do not.
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Constant Change
Yardmaster (Current Employee), Wilmington, NCNovember 4, 2015
Its the railroad so change is constant and the work vs family life is a struggle. Pay is decent but for the hours you put in, could be better
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a Day in management
Field Manager (Former Employee), Baltimore, MDNovember 3, 2015
Pros: Responsibility
Cons: long hours
Being in the field is both rewarding and difficult. Being on call can be hard to schedule life event. When called out to sites with devastating damage, it is truly rewarding and puts everything in perspective. The random schedule becomes a minor inconvenience when weighed to the reward of helping other and the country get their lives and schedule back on track.
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Poor Company to work for
Train Dispatcher/Assistant Chief Train Dispatcher (Former Employee), Huntington, WVNovember 2, 2015
Pros: pay
Cons: management
Poorly managed. Upper management only cares about themselves. No security there anymore. They don't care about their employees.
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Long Training then laid off
Freight Conductor (Former Employee), Russell, KYNovember 1, 2015
Trained for 7 months then laid off. Good job, just ran poorly. You have to not care about where you live and be ok with not having a good family life.
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Co workers are great but management is horrible!
Conductor (Current Employee), Garrett, INNovember 1, 2015
Pros: benefits and co workers
Cons: hours and management
People are great, engineers and conductors, management is archaic
with a us against them attitude. That the individual has nothing of value to add. Safety isn't the main focus, like the company is touting in the adds, moving freight is the only thing that matters. pay is ok and benefits are above average only due to union agreements. If you like long hours terrible working conditions and management that will not appreciate you this is a great place to work!!
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Freight Conductor
Freight Conductor (Current Employee), North Baltimore, OHOctober 30, 2015
Pros: Unbeatable pay and benefits with only a high school diploma
Cons: Have to get 3-5 years seniority before you can stop worrying about being displaced or furloughed
Really good company to work for. As a freight conductor you don't have much of a personal life. People say that with a lot of jobs that it is job first than personal life. Well with CSX it is the most honest words I have ever heard spoken. It really is CSX first and your personal life late late late! second. If you can't abide by that or you don't agree with it you will not last. If you hire on at 18yrs of age and put enough time in to retire (as of today that would be 42yrs) you will have spent 75% of your life in a hotel room in another city / state. Amazing pay, amazing benefits. After 5 years easily $100k+ a year if you work.
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Long hours away from home but nice not having to be told what to do everyday.
Freight Conductor (Current Employee), Garrett, INOctober 30, 2015
Good work with great benefits. Having to be away from home a lot is difficult. Not having a boss constantly over your shoulder is nice though. There is room for advancement but relocation is necessary.
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Excellent Benefits
Yard Clerk/ Messenger (Current Employee), Clifton Forge, VAOctober 23, 2015
Pros: Pay and other benefits
Cons: Work versus Home time not ideal for some families
CSX provides excellent company benefits. Though it is a company that does not provide a lot of family time for it's employees. Work hours are non-conventional. And time off is hard to come by for some employees.

Retirement benefits are excellent, as well as health benefits.
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Traveling Chef Position
Banquet Chef (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FLOctober 20, 2015
One of the most unique jobs I have ever held. If it was a more stable work schedule I would still be employed. Pay was great and comparable to the amount of work associated with the position. Really great to get to see parts of the food industry that most will never get to see. Management was in the midst of change when I left this position.
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How tomorrow moves
Service Center Manager (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAOctober 18, 2015
Pros: Room for advancement. Encourage family equality.
Cons: Always on call 24 hours 7 days a week.
Highly profitable company. Always looking for avenues to extend their business. The railroad continues to move, there is never a boring moment. Safety is number one in office and field environment. We are the number one, class one railroad two years straight.
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Job has alot of benefits including medical dental
Work Equipment Mechanic/Road Mechanic (Current Employee), Richmond, VAOctober 18, 2015
Pros: monthly safety lunch
I love the job I just want to be closer to family at this time.They do alot of training and are all about safety. They promote from within.
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Transportation industry leading company
Director (Current Employee), Jacksonville, FLOctober 14, 2015
Pros: diversity of organization
Cons: work life balance challenges
Leader in the transportation industry. 200 year old industry with some cultural, ambiguity and political challenges. Decent amount of diversity in some areas but opportunities to do more. Company leadership driven to be productive.
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Good pay, no life outside work
Freight Train Conductor (Current Employee), Lima, OHOctober 13, 2015
Very good compensation. Management is literally out to fire you. On-call at least six days a week. Often stay over in hotels.
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Headquarters
500 Water St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Revenue
more than $10bn (CAD)
Employees
10,000+
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