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Railroaded
Freight Conductor (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TN23 April 2017
Not a bad job if you don't mind the layoffs. I worked for CSX for three years and was laid off 90% of the time. Great job if you have the seniority to hold a job. Poorly managed company all the way around. No communication.
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Usually long days
Conductor (Former Employee) –  Lima, OH22 April 2017
Work required to be on call 24 hours a day. Never knew if you would be able to hold a spot on a board long enough to work throughout the week. Management at times can be tough but fair.
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Working at CSX
Operations (Former Employee) –  Florida22 April 2017
There are jobs downtown where you can make good money and only work 40 hours a week. Most of the operating jobs are typical railroad jobs. You work long days and a lot of them, but they pay well for that.
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solid work place
Carman/Welder (Current Employee) –  Chicago, IL21 April 2017
Great pay, Benefits are good.Retirement if it holds up is one of the best you can still get. Most of the guys you work with are good people. Easy laid back work. I've worked 10 times harder for half the pay
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it's work
Engineer/Conductor (Former Employee) –  Buffalo, NY19 April 2017
Due to the company guidelines, I am no at liberty to say other than you get to play outside in all weather conditions and you get to play with giant matchbox toys
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Great place to work with good pension plan
Senior Market Analyst (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FL19 April 2017
Great place to work for an extended period of time with pension plan. Slow paced environment but lots of history of success and stability in a very large industry.
Pros
Stability, Pension, Large industry
Cons
Slow pace not for everyone.
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Unethical
Software Engineer I (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FL17 April 2017
I think it's disgusting they lay off houndreds of people, left families wonder if they are going to be homeless or not and a month later hiring for the same positions they let go. Crazy
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good place to work
LOCOMOTIVE UTILITY WORKER (Former Employee) –  Waycross, GA17 April 2017
CSX is a great plae to work as they have great pay and benifits and you get to work with a great crew and the schooling and effort they put into there employees are great and which teaches us knowledge and skills for the job and life
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was a great place to work until the recent CEO change
Freight Conductor (Current Employee) –  Hamlet, NC16 April 2017
the railroad takes dedication, You have to be willing to work long days or nights in all weather conditions. The hardest part of the job is to retain and comply with all company and federal rules.
Pros
retirement plan
Cons
weather conditions
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CSX is a hard place to work for if you want to have a social life
Roadmaster 2 (Former Employee) –  Langhorne, PA16 April 2017
Overall unless you already eat sleep and breath the rail road i don"t recommend it they take wanting more from less to the absolute max and then wonder why it takes more time to complete projects
Pros
pay is decent
Cons
front line managers are treated worse than the employees that work for them
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Good Job
Pipe Fitter/Facilities Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KY12 April 2017
Good place to work, management not the easiest to understand, hours could be extremely long as in a 16 hour day followed by more 16 hour days and they don't understand when you say you have to get some rest.
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Recent CEO change affected the work culture
Revenue Analyst (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FL11 April 2017
My first four years with CSX were amazing - excellent work environment, work-life balance overall satisfaction. Recent CEO changed negatively affected work morale.
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Great Benefits/Great employees/Exciting craft with new challenges everyday
Agent/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Rocky Mount, NC4 April 2017
Extremely demanding hours, but the company will give you a chance to make money from day one. There are lots of managers employed which makes doing your job difficult at times.
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Too many changes
Emergency Communications Specialist (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FL3 April 2017
CSX offers outstanding benefits, however; pay is not very competitive and due to recent cuts and changes everyone has taken on more work, without more pay.
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Productive and challenging workplace, a lot of hours.
Manager Network Operations (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FL3 April 2017
Work long hours, weekends, nights, holidays. Not much time for anything other than work. Very challenging and engaging. Very rewarding, but you definitely earn every penny.
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Nepotism run ramped
Signal Foreman -System Signal Construction (Former Employee) –  Florida, Georgia, SC, NC, VA, AL.30 March 2017
Still operates on the "good ole boy system" If your not one of the chosen ones they make it hard for you to succeed. Supervisors have no accountability. You are guilty until you prove otherwise when accused by a supervisor. The Union has no power
Pros
good pay, decent insurance, good retirement
Cons
No accountability for supervisors, nepotism, good ole boy system, Union has very little power.
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Great company to work with awesome people around. Learned lot many new things.
Full Stack Java Developer (Current Employee) –  6735 southpoint dr, jacksonville, fl30 March 2017
Great company to work with awesome people around. Learned lot many new things. It used to be a very stable company but unfortunately with new CEO this year 80% employees lost their jobs.
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Treated well, rewarding work
Consultant (Former Employee) –  550 Water Street, Jacksonville FL29 March 2017
Good experience developing Java application. Good, knowledgeable developers there. Development group dedicated to software coding standards including UX/UI. People treated with respect. negative-development curtailed during corporate management change..
Pros
good technical development environment
Cons
budgets cut during corporate management change.
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Csx
Conductor/Engineer (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OH27 March 2017
Great benefits, great salary. Long hours, no work/life balance. Great culture and people. Opportunities for advancement and promotions. Training is available.
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build trains and deliver to other train yards
Conductor (Current Employee) –  Raceland, KY24 March 2017
classification of train cars so the train is correctly built to deliver to other train yards travel on trains from train yards to train yards in different cities
Pros
good salary
Cons
many days away from home
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