Norfolk Southern Corp

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Norfolk Southern Corp
Norfolk Southern Corp
1379 reviews
Norfolk Southern Corp Ratings
Average rating of 1379 reviews on Indeed
2.3Work-Life Balance
3.9Pay & Benefits
2.7Job Security & Advancement
3 Commercial Place Norfolk VA, United States 23510
More than $10B (USD)
Transport and Freight

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Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 1277 reviews
Health Care
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Overall Reviews at Norfolk Southern Corp

Logistics Associate | Conway, PA | Jan 23, 2020
No work life balance depending on position Subjected to lay offs Great compensation and benefits Strict and disciplined environment .................
Director of Information Technology | Atlanta, GA | Jan 26, 2020
People go there to retire
Very political since it's not a competitive industry. Don't go there if you want to remain at the leading edge of your field. They do spend money on professional development.
ProsNo requirement to put in long hours
ConsDifficule to be recognized as exceptional
GIS Analyst | Atlanta, GA | Feb 18, 2020
Good Pay but it comes at a price
the only way to move up in management is to get transferred to a new location every 1 1/2 to 2 years. Also, you belong to the railroad and are on call every other weekend. Lots of work hours and bad work/life balance.
General Foreman | Chattanooga, TN | Dec 19, 2019
Not a stable place to work
Not a stable place to work. Bad management, can not trust anyone. Day to day employment is uncertain. Pay is great, 401k. Work long hours, no comp days
Road Manager | Kansas City, MO | Feb 15, 2020
Horrible Company, deceptive management, Lots of back stabbing and gossip from upper management. Work environment is hostile on all levels. Upper management is non supporting.
Purchaser | Norfolk, VA | Jan 27, 2020
The organization is in severe cost cutting mode.
There are many other better places to work within the railroad industry than Norfolk Southern. They are in the process of trying to catch up with the rest of the industry. They're one of the only railroads that continue to do their own locomotive maintenance and that's cost them dearly as the locomotives have become much more complex and NS did not keep up with the training of employees. That is why they are typically last among all the other railroads in operating ratio which determines the profitability.
Reporting Analyst | Atlanta, GA | Oct 30, 2019
Poor Work Life Balance
Poor Work Life Balance No flexibility Low compensation poor management no perks Good healthcare good retirement benefits good co-workers good vacation plan
Data Entry Clerk | Norfolk, VA | Aug 26, 2019
Temp job
Didn’t expect much but it was a good experience . I liked the fact that i was close to home . I was kind of promised a permanent position but it never happened.
Associate Product Manager | Roanoke, VA | May 29, 2019
There appears to be too many layers with no real power to make changes or improvements. Change happens very slowly at the railroad until it comes down from above, once something is decided it is implemented quickly without due dilligence to determine potential pitfalls
ProsGreat benefits
ConsStill appears to be a good ole boy network
Manager in Training | Baltimore, MD | Apr 10, 2019
Difficult work environment
compensation is good, A 70+ hour work week is common. Vacation time is very good. Managers are constantly second guessed and derided. No balance between work/life.
Proscompensation, vacation time
Consextremely long work hours

Questions And Answers about Norfolk Southern Corp

If you were in charge, what would you do to make Norfolk Southern Corp a better place to work?
Asked Nov 11, 2019
Dismiss every manager and start over with nicer people
Answered May 20, 2020
When they respect and walk the talk.
Answered Apr 26, 2020
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Norfolk Southern Corp?
Asked Apr 13, 2019
RUN Forest, RUN!!!!! JUST SAY NO! Do NOT do it! For the sake of your family, your life, your sanity, and your work-life ratio, don't do it!
Answered Mar 17, 2020
Seek another job
Answered Mar 1, 2020
What is the most stressful part about working at Norfolk Southern Corp?
Asked Jul 19, 2019
Answered Mar 1, 2020
Handling Union employees for rule infractions
Answered Feb 23, 2020
What is the best part of working at Norfolk Southern Corp?
Asked Nov 26, 2019
Just a paycheck
Answered May 20, 2020
Answered Apr 26, 2020
What is the interview process like at Norfolk Southern Corp?
Asked Jul 7, 2016
Start in a large group and it begins a long scare tactic presentation aimed at getting the group down some. Then you take a problem solving test. Depending on the scores of the test they then post a interview list. Then they call people one by one for the interviews.
Answered Mar 29, 2020
Everyone listen to me real quick.. I've worked here for the past 15 years and up until about 2 years ago it was a good place to work. When you go thru the interview process and they tell you you will be on call 24/7/365 they are not lying. Like I said I've been here since 2005 and with job cuts after job cuts after job cuts I'm still on call 24/7/365.. I can't stress to you guys enough that you don't wanna work for NS.. during the interview process ask them about the Top21 operating plan and how it will affect your career in the coming years. The operating plan Top21 is all about cutting jobs and trying to get as much work out of the smallest workforce possible. This job was great at one time but this is not the time to work for NS I can't stress this to you enough. Please don't waste your time.. we just had 10 guys get furloughed with all close to 10 years of service under their belts... DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY.. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
Answered Oct 2, 2019