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Great job Ruthless industry
Carman (Former Employee) –  Evansville, INFebruary 18, 2016
wonderful people. cut throat industry. great pay and benefits. don't buy anything new for 3-4 yrs if you get on there. you'll get laid off.
Pros
great coworkers and pay.
Cons
you get laid off if theres a hint of recession.
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Railroad life
Freight Conductor (Former Employee) –  Russell, KYMarch 14, 2016
on call 24/7. work was easy. who wouldn't love riding in the cab of a locomotive? I did. very good potential for great money but required overnight stays away from home.
Pros
atmosphere
Cons
on-call
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Progressive Thinking
Manager (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLFebruary 11, 2016
CSX believes in employee development and seek opportunities to promote within.

The feeling of working with positive, innovative team members and being included as part of the team, made the job worth while.
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Railroad culture
Engineering Training Instructor (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 6, 2016
The culture at CSX is a tight group of dedicated professionals. the pay and benefits are good and employees hire on and stay for a career. each employee seems to take ownership of the company.
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Stable company.
Intermodal Service Worker (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FLJanuary 5, 2016
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.
Pros
Cheap benefits, great retirement, decent wage
Cons
Union.
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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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fun place to work
CSX/ AJRS head supervisor/ manager (Current Employee) –  Jessup, MDMay 16, 2016
Very productive, must be able to work long hours and be able to handle any stress issues that occur. You will get your hands dirty.
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Excellent Benefits
Yard Clerk/ Messenger (Current Employee) –  Clifton Forge, VAOctober 23, 2015
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.
Pros
Pay and other benefits
Cons
Work versus Home time not ideal for some families
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How tomorrow moves
Service Center Manager (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 18, 2015
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.
Pros
Room for advancement. Encourage family equality.
Cons
Always on call 24 hours 7 days a week.
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Decent job pay and benefits
conductor (Current Employee) –  Buffalo, NYJanuary 11, 2016
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.
Pros
Pay and benfits
Cons
Hard to plan anything, no schedule
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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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no set schedule good pay and benifits
Conductor (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VASeptember 28, 2015
Don't expect to have a regular work schedule. you might work in the yard one week building trains and switching freight cars. with "regular work schedule", i.e. work five days with two off normally an 8 hour shift never more than 12 though.(federal law and all) and the next week working the road, i.e. taking a train from one rail yard to the next sometimes gone for a day or two.
Pros
good pay and benefits
Cons
no set schedule
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fun
freight conductor (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJune 16, 2016
fun but not good for new family. hard to get paid correctly. layoffs happen often. Work in all types of weather. But training is paid
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loved it
Journeyman Machinist (Current Employee) –  Corbin, KYMarch 14, 2016
great retirement, other employee's were exceptional people, entry level has a lot of furloughs, out side of that it was a great job, would do again.
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got to be a shark.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Chapmanville, WVMarch 30, 2016
this particular skill set is just not in my vocabulary. This job requires a lot of long days with no pay at all, unless you sell a car.
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Railroad work can be exciting
(FMLA) Specialist (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLFebruary 3, 2016
I truly enjoyed my career working at CSX. It was the best job I've ever had. I enjoyed working with a diverse group. I enjoyed all the challenges it brought me.
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GREAT PLACE TO ADVANCE
SUPPORT CLERK (Former Employee) –  Martin, KYDecember 29, 2015
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.
Pros
GREAT PLACE TO WORK
Cons
GOOD RETIREMENT, HEALTHCARE
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Rail road
Roadway Equipment Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNNovember 4, 2015
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.
Pros
Tools, and safety supplies provided
Cons
health care cost, rolling lay offs
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Conductor (Current Employee) –  Cleveland, OHSeptember 28, 2015
great job if your single and have no family. Your on call 24/7 and you better believe they will always call you. You get 8 hours of rest after getting off work and will be right back at work after that. the money is amazing as so is the benefits.
Pros
Good Money and benefits
Cons
No Social or home life, Constantly at work. Management is always out to get you in trouble to fill they're qoutas
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Transportation industry leading company
Director (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLOctober 14, 2015
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.
Pros
diversity of organization
Cons
work life balance challenges
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