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Unfortunate that there was no advancement without relocating.
Fleet Coordinator (Former Employee), Bedford Park, ILSeptember 16, 2013
Pros: worked with management, owner operators and union workers
Cons: large corporation no personal feeling of belonging
I loved my16 years. I had several different responsibilities from Dispatching, Recruiting, Customer Service and Settlements.
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Terrible place to work
Trainmaster, Freight Conductor (Current Employee), Nashville, TN Mobile, AL Massena, NYSeptember 15, 2013
Management is always looking to fire the union labor.
Days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
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Great Pay while not layd off. Poor Management
Freight Conductor (Current Employee), Erwin, TNSeptember 11, 2013
Pros: pay
Cons: incompentent managers, unsteady
I hired with this company as a freight conductor in 2006. I got layd off through the holiday season that year with no pay. I got forced 1000 miles away from my family for one year. Had to go or face losing my job. I have been layd off 6 months out of the year every year since 06. I lose my family insurance every single year. I've only made vacation – more... 1 year. No paid time off. Remember this is a 24/7 job. You have to take off for things. You better have an emergency room excuse or they will suspend and eventually terminate you for attendance. Drs visits are not excused. They have dirty tactics such as hiding behind buildings and getting in groups of 10 to 15 managers to come out in the field and try to intimidate you. They advertise management jobs and give to the newer unseasoned employees. The results are an incompetent manager who provides nothing on the way of results. They will promise the world and not deliver. If you have a job now making at least 23000 per year id stay away. – less
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Not a job, a lifestyle
Locomotive Engineer (Former Employee), East Syracuse, NYSeptember 9, 2013
I loved the actual work, but the company/management made other aspects of the job, and your family life difficult. There is no employee moral, you are just a number to CSX
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making candy
Qualified Mechanical Inspector (Former Employee), Bedford Park, ILSeptember 6, 2013
Pros: free tootsie roll
Cons: stand in one spot all day
working hard making candy and storing the candy,working the assembly line was ok it you busy.packing and unpacking was alright you have to stand in one spot all day.
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High stress work environment
Train Dispatcher (Current Employee), Selkirk, NYSeptember 4, 2013
A typical day at work usually consisted of me taking transfer on my desk from the previous shift, make sure all trains are moving, take care of any problems on my railroad, and coordinate with management.
When I started the railroad was new to me and I know very little. Now I have an in depth working knowledge of the railroad.

All my managers are very – more... good at their jobs.

My co-works are easy to get along, and work with.

Making good decisions with very little time to strategize, with high repercussions if i fail to make good decisions.

The most enjoyable part of my job is at the end when pass off a good railroad to my relief know my shift was a job well done. – less
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The job was one of the best jobs i ever had.
Engineer (Former Employee), Rocky Mount, NCAugust 27, 2013
Pros: travel pay
Cons: management want back you even when your right
The job was exciting and demanding, I loved it, no day was the same each day contain a new challengel. I worked with some of the finest people in the world.I learned disciplent and patience. Management worked more on discilent than educating employees on how to stay out of trouble on the job. Like on how to stay on top of a bad situation, because once – more... it goes bad the company fine a way to drop it in your lap – less
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this position I held,taught meI"If you follow the rules and instructions instilled in me I and everyone benefits become what is expected of you.
Conductor (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FLAugust 21, 2013
My Duties were conferred to me for my Knowledge and abilities to perform my daily task with trust from management with assuredness to perform my task in a safe and cost effective manner- I learned to stay focused on tasks-at-hand - for the company, my co-workers,other managers, my crewmembers- To put safety as my main goal,in all type of weather conditions,24/7 – more... 365 days a year-earning the trust of management as a "Can-do" employee. Most enjoyable part of the job was going home after completing a tour of duty.Hardest part of the job was witnessing crossing accidents/injuries and fatalities, My Co-Workers and I bonded like family members,be they managers,or crewmembers we were ther for one reason-To perform our task, like a well-oiled machine. – less
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I Felt Challenged
Manager PTC Support (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FLJuly 31, 2013
Pros: a solid company to work for.
Cons: no work/life balance for field officers
I have been an officer in the corporation for the last 13 years. One of the great things about CSX is it allows its managers to take control and exercise ownership of processes. This is especially true in field operations. The company's first core value is, " It starts with the customer."
In order to provide world class customer service means someone – more... has to be responsible. There is a great deal of accountability at CSX. There is no such thing as failure but opportunities to improve – less
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Challenging dynamic work environment where the daily decisions directly impact the bottom line
LOCOMOTIVE DISTRIBUTION MANAGER (Current Employee), Jacksonville, FLJuly 8, 2013
Pros: challenging environment with room to grow
Cons: work / life balance
Oversee and strategically place approximately 7 billion dollars of locomotive assets throughout the CSX network. Report to VP and AVP's in daily meetings on the state of the railroad. Develop and follow through with action plans to resolve issues that arise on the network. Utilizing and working closely with the correct teams in CSX to accomplish these – more... goals is one of the most enjoyable aspects to this job. – less
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Innovative and dedication to continued improvement
Programmer/Analyst (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FLJune 30, 2013
Work week hours were steady at 40 hours. Although I worked as a consultant, the company seemed continual employee improvement through training and personal development. They were also heavily involved in the community.
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Well respected company in our community
Systems Engineer (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FLJune 20, 2013
Well respected company in our community. Enjoyable to work for; great interaction with colleagues.
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development
Technology Lead (Current Employee), Jacksonville, FLJune 12, 2013
Pros: nothing
Cons: long hours
Responsibilities:
• On call and production support, resolving priority 1, 2 and 3 issues.
• Modified SQR, AE, PeopleCode and online objects based on the business requirement.
• Retrofitted of PS Queries to support the 9.1 application specific to HR.
• Involved in Estimating the Effort required for each customization.
• Involved to daily onsite and offshore – more... standup meetings.
• Migrated sqr, cobol, scripts, XML templates using rational tool.
• Migrated and generated compare report based on Application Designer.
• Modify JCLs and Unix scripts to run the SQRs.
• Scheduling the jobs and sending output files thru unix scripts to vendor.
• Giving technical support to the team whenever required.
• Responsible to gathering of information from client, customers, core users regarding data and business processes and make proper documentation.
• Involved in preparation of Technical Specifications based on Functional specs and Unit Test and Implementation plans. – less
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Company doesn't pay their employees.G
Conductor (Former Employee), New Orleans, LAJune 11, 2013
Pros: good training progrom, coffee 24/7, 8 hour days for the most part
Cons: horrible non-competitive pay.
overall good company, but doesn't pay very well. 8 hour days, good training program
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Learned about welding, metal working and management.
Made foreman (Former Employee), Buffalo, NYJune 10, 2013
Pros: great money and career
Cons: always at work
Was a great career. retired after divorce and moved to Las Vegas. I learned a lot about transportation and railroading. More than half of my career there was in management so I learned quite a bit making things work even under the worst situations eg. weather, derailments.
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Great group of men and women to work with
Conductor (Current Employee), Evansville, INMay 29, 2013
Pros: good pay
Cons: will miss out on family events and time with family
The best part about the job is your co-workers. Hardest part about the job you will miss out on about 90 percent of your kids or wife's /Husbands life. Management with CSX will try to fire you as they are pushed to charge employee's. I enjoy my job just looking for a new place to call home with my son.
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Great Company the only down side to it, is so much travel.
Electrician Maintenance (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FLMay 11, 2013
Pros: great benefits
Cons: so much travel.
A typical day at work is Maintaining Electrial and Electronic equipment.
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The environment is good, co-workers were great.
Conductor / Switchman (Former Employee), Riverdale ILMay 11, 2013
With CSX you will definitely get the training you need to successfully do your job.
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great job as long as you have no kids or wife or family, if you do you wont for long.
sparky (Former Employee), kyMay 7, 2013
Pros: retirement
Cons: you pay in to retirement but if you dont stay the old heads get the money.
The job will make you a wealthy man but, the courts will force you to pay the wife that left you to raise the kids you wont get to see grow up. Wait till the kids are grown and your wife has left to to join this mafia. The retirement is great but if you think you cant make it twenty years without being home for christmas, dont bother. I was lucky in – more... a busy location there was plenty of work but they live on turnover of conductors. It is very hazordous matterial you haul, and there are a lot more fatalities than i ever imagined in the business. – less

Oldie – May 10, 2013

Just interviewed for conductor in Tennessee yesterday. Got the thanks but you're not selected letter by noon next day. My resume is LOADED with everything they asked for, but wasn't even considered obviously. Retired military but 50 years old. They ain't gonna invest $40 grand to train a 50 year old, so dont even waste your time unless you're around 30 or less. So much for all the equal opportunity CSX spews.

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No home life.
Carman (Current Employee), New Orleans, LAApril 27, 2013
Pros: union
Cons: all work no play
If you like giving job everything and some. Then you should have no problem with railroad.

About CSX

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