Norfolk Southern Corp

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Norfolk Southern Corp
Norfolk Southern Corp
1598 reviews
Norfolk Southern Corp Ratings
Average rating of 1598 reviews on Indeed
2.2Work-Life Balance
3.8Pay & Benefits
2.6Job Security & Advancement
3 Commercial Place Norfolk VA, United States 23510
More than $10B (USD)
Transport and Freight

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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.
Signal Maintainer | Buffalo, NY | Feb 17, 2021
Very poor managed
Terrible place to work, management is usually fresh out of college with no field experience, union is soft and just bows down to the company without letting union members vote on situations
ProsPay was decent if you don't mind being away all the time
ConsBasically everything except pay
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
Senior Controls Engineer | Atlanta, GA | Feb 11, 2021
Best rail job i have ever had. Work hours are as expected in the industry....24x7 thats a given. Benefits are great. Retirement is solid and team strong
Carman | Bellevue, OH | Nov 21, 2020
I worked for the company for 27 years and 7 months. I have been discarded as if my life does not matter and they have not appreciated the hard work that I have put in for them. I am left with a feeling of emptiness. Will I ever be given the opportunity to complete my 2 years and 5 months to achieve full retirement benefits? I have been a faithful and loyal employee with good attendance and quality work ethics. I have been dedicated to safety as the shop and terminal safety committee chairperson. I feel totally betrayed by this company so they can satisfy their stockholders.
ProsBest retirement program available if you are able to complete 30 years of employment.
ConsManagement is corrupt and treats the employees bad in order to make upper management happy.
Analytics Intern | Atlanta, GA | Jan 26, 2017
Productive with lots to learn!
Great place to learn, colleagues and people are well read and pleasant. focus on work is a lot, HR activities are minimum. Swanky office, relaxed work culture. Timings are strict.

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
Management that understands the job.
Answered Nov 8, 2020
Care about the employees and ACTUALLY be concerned with safety
Answered Oct 28, 2020
What is the best part of working at Norfolk Southern Corp?
Asked Nov 26, 2019
Benefits and railroad retirement if you make it that long.
Answered Nov 8, 2020
The compensation, but even that doesn't seem worth the headache
Answered Oct 28, 2020
What is a typical day like for you at Norfolk Southern Corp?
Asked Apr 26, 2020
Norfolk southern is understaffed. Management is expecting more with less but still requires you to follow every safety rule and think it will go faster. They have to write you up if the don’t write up at least one person a quarter management is reprimanded and docked pay. Management watches you like a hawk and doesn’t know or care what your job requires.
Answered Nov 8, 2020
No straight answer to the days work. No real sense of an ending time
Answered Oct 16, 2020
How flexible are your working hours at Norfolk Southern Corp?
Asked Mar 22, 2020
You have no life outside the railroad.
Answered Nov 8, 2020
Not flexible, seniority based and most jobs in the beginning are on call
Answered Oct 28, 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