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good place to work
Conductor (Former Employee), Parkersburg, WVJanuary 22, 2016
salary is very good,only downfall was not knowing when you were going to work,on call 24hrs a day. good people to work with.
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Csx corp
Lead Tiedown (Former Employee), Chicago, ILJanuary 20, 2016
Pros: Great Overtime Potential
Cons: Paid into two retirement tier, one for self and one for spouse. Even if you dont have a spouse.
As long as "SAFETY" and "RULES" guidelines are/were followed, the job was/is pretty easy. Learned how to be a better leader, I was trained to job brief and train new hires. Making goals when in extreme cold, heavy snow conditions or thunder storms. Working with a lot of great people and crew members.
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Lay offs
Freight Conductor (Former Employee), Willard, OHJanuary 20, 2016
Fun job if you don't mind being away from home. Constant lay offs with economy fluctuations. Great pay and benefits with private retirement.
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Great Company for the Hard Working
Roadmaster (Current Employee), Corbin, KYJanuary 19, 2016
CSX is a great company for those who are willing to work hard. They do require a lot of time but it is worth it.

The time and energy that they require will be hard to get used to when an employee first starts but they will quickly adjust and enjoy the work.
The day starts at 0700 and ends around 1530 on a good day. It has been longer a lot but the pay is great and the benefits excellent.
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If you can keep it....
Conductor (Current Employee), Avon, INJanuary 19, 2016
Pros: Pay, benefits, work involved
Cons: Job security, away from home
The job is good and the pay is great. One problem is that your home life is pretty much gone. I knew this going into it, so I knew what to expect. I'm just giving a heads up to people that are very family oriented. This job isn't for you. The biggest problem is job security. You never know when you may be furloughed or when you may get called back. They hire a ridiculous number of people and then end up laying them all off. I have a year and a half and can't hold a job now. I've been furloughed 3 times. Now is not the time to join the railroad. Aside from that it's an awesome job. If I were able to hold a position and feel comfortable in it, I would definitely recommend it as a place to work. Again, it's just not something to look into due to the current economic conditions.
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Great place to work.
Freight Conductor (Current Employee), Louisville, KYJanuary 15, 2016
CSX is a wonderful company to work for and the pay and benefits are hard to match anywhere else. The only downside to working for CSX is that if you don't have any seniority, it is likely that you will not be working long before you are furloughed.
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Decent job pay and benefits
conductor (Current Employee), Buffalo, NYJanuary 11, 2016
Pros: Pay and benfits
Cons: Hard to plan anything, no schedule
A good company to work for but there is no job security. Working on call is difficult when it comes to planning your life. Management is helpful at times.
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Challenging career with great long term rewards
Foreman/ Conductor (Current Employee), Columbus, OHJanuary 7, 2016
Pros: Competitive wages, vacation, decent salary, top notch retirement
Cons: Furloughs, poor management relations, on call schedule, outdoors
CSX is a class 1 freight railroad company that challenges their employees to give 100% everyday. The company is extremely adamant about safety. Their rule book is 400 pages front and back and you are required to acknowledge and follow every one of them every day. You must be able to multitask in harsh environments and problem solve with little to no help. You have no schedule as you work on call and will sometimes spend extensive hours in a hotel. coping with stressful situations is a must. Personally I enjoy the challenges every time I go to work as the job is anything but boring or mundane.
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Stable company.
Intermodal Service Worker (Current Employee), Tampa, FLJanuary 5, 2016
Pros: Cheap benefits, great retirement, decent wage
Cons: Union.
Solid company. Slow movement due to union structure. Seniority matters more than education in the union ranks. Company is fairly solid and is experiencing growth in a lot of areas.
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GREAT PLACE TO ADVANCE
SUPPORT CLERK (Former Employee), Martin, KYDecember 29, 2015
Pros: GREAT PLACE TO WORK
Cons: GOOD RETIREMENT, HEALTHCARE
GREAT PLACE TO WORK AND WOULD LIKED TO HAVE ADVANCED FURTHER. A TYPICAL DAY AT WORK STARTED AT 8:00 AND FINISHED AT 4:00. WORKED WITH A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE.
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Fun worksapce
Developer (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FLDecember 15, 2015
I had a good chance to learn the subject in this company. This was my first project in US. I mostly worked back-end Java. I worked on Hibernate, JPA, SOAP and RESTful Webservices.
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Great
Freight Conductor (Current Employee), Hialeah, FLDecember 9, 2015
Great Job, i love the professional environment. Every employee make sacrificing contributions toward customer satisfaction
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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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