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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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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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the job is great but everything else is not. management always looking to to fire you
Freight Conductor (Former Employee) –  Avon, IN22 March 2017
On call 24/7 and its railroad life then family. railroad comes first. your family will have a good life with out you most of the time. cant really plan for nothing
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Businnes analyst
Business Development Analyst (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FL21 March 2017
Great opportunity on the cutting edge of transportation. The company benefits are great there as well. Most people who get jobs here never leave so opportunity are limited on getting on board with the company.
Cons
lay-offs
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Good career, poor work life balance
Terminal Manager (Former Employee) –  Charleston, SC20 March 2017
The culture was moving in the right direction. Unfortunately, there have been a lot of recent lay offs, approximately 20% of management employees.
I left to try to find a better work life balance.
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Going in the wrong direction
Asst manager Customer Operations (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FL20 March 2017
Enjoyed my years with CSX but the management and culture has changed significantly and I'm afraid they are moving in the wrong direction. Although it was not my decision to leave, it was an option I had been exploring.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Lack of movement or development opportunities
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Substantial Reorganization
Manager (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FL20 March 2017
Company has been downsizing for the last several years. Mass layoffs prior to arrival of new CEO. It is expected further job cuts will occur when the new CEO arrives.
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What I Learned
Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MI19 March 2017
I learned the importance of being fact-based to have the right results, the right way. Being an example to my employees builds trust within the group. Set a standard for your team to follow by and the results will surprise. Don't just tell them to do something, tell them why they are doing it.
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Great Pay and Benefits
Utility Worker (Current Employee) –  Hamlet, NC18 March 2017
Well compensated for the work required if the employees. Health benefits are top notch. The only downside is if you're low in seniority your shift won't be the greatest.
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Very profit driven
Manager (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FL17 March 2017
recent changes in Executive management has led to massive layoffs of the most productive, senior and highest paid employees Used to be like your family. Looked forward to going to work every day, and everyone cared about each other. Sorry to see that profits and shareholders have made caring a thing of the past. No longer do they care about hiring Veterans or Disabled or a rail career for managers. We all wish our former teammates well and success.
Pros
Family environment, MR Ward, co workers, social responsibility
Cons
money- profit -motivated
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Good place to work
Freight Conductor/Yard Master (Current Employee) –  Russell, KY14 March 2017
Great benefits, however there is no stability with this company. I have enjoyed working there over the past 10 years and would love to see coal come back to the area.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
No Stability
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Very rewarding work with great teams and inspiring emerging technologies
Manager IT-Advance Engineering (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FL14 March 2017
Managing the apps dev team supporting Advanced Engineering involved the most cutting edge emerging technologies with the most talented people.
Workplace culture was work/life balanced and great team interaction.
Hardest part of job was going home.
Most enjoyable was working on cutting edge, sky's the limit technology.
Pros
People and the company wants to get things done
Cons
Departments still remain silo'ed, and bureacratic
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Dream Job
Midwest Fleet Coordinator / Smith System Trainer (Former Employee) –  Bedford Park, IL13 March 2017
I was over 90 owner operators help them maintain and provide good service to the company and our customers. I oversaw fleet compliance and safety programs. Performed safety meeting as well as smith system training. Maintained a good working relationship with our main headquarters and our terminal.
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Changing Drastically
Manager Payroll (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FL13 March 2017
CSX is undergoing significant changes in 2017. I do not expect the culture and work/life balance to be the same under Hunter Harrison. If you can get into the company, they do currently provide good compensation and benefits.
Pros
Pension, benefits
Cons
Management, culture
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Productive and fun work place with room for advancement
Supervisory Special Agent (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FL11 March 2017
Criminal Investigations
Great place to work
Room for advancement
Walking people out when they terminated
Learned process improvement
great team work and co-workers
Pros
Great work life balance
Cons
No
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