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
good retirement benefits
good vacation plan
Data Entry Clerk | Norfolk, VA | Aug 26, 2019
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
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