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Norfolk Southern Chairman, CEO, and Director Wick Moorman IV
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74 Ratings

    overall good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Blacksmith in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Blacksmith in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (more than 5 years)


    Pay and benefits are good, probably some of the best that you can get without a college degree. Retirement benefits are really good.


    Low attrition, so getting seniority can be difficult,

    Positive Outlook

Norfolk Southern Interviews

Updated 14 Dec 2014
Updated 14 Dec 2014

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Interview Difficulty



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    Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Norfolk Southern.

    Interview Details

    Completed their candidate profile. Then applied for a few conductor positions.

    Received a email inviting me to hire sessions. Locations with a date and time.

    Received a phone call confirming my attendance.

    Arrive early. The session begins at 8:00 sharp and they want the attendance taken before that.

    They give you a briefing. They let you know upfront the reason there are not people lined up from the hotel to the high way is because of the life sacrifices you make starting out. They also tell you if you fail the drug test you will be put in a database and blacklisted for a lot of jobs. Then they tell you the perks of it and give you a 15 min break to consider everything.

    3 people out of 20 didn't return after the break.

    You then take an aptitude and personality test. They grade it and ask you to leave the room while they make the final cut for interviews.

    Interview is straight forward. I don't think anyone that wore jeans, boots, and wore a hat made the cut. They cut it down to 8.

    I was lucky enough to be told everything sounded great at the conclusion of my interview.

    The next morning I got the conditional job offer.

    Now I am scheduling my physical and background test.

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Norfolk Southern Awards and Accolades

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Best Place to Launch a Career, BusinessWeek, 2009
America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
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Headquarters Norfolk, VA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1982
Type Company - Public (NSC)
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue $10+ billion (AUD) per year

Transportation titan Norfolk Southern is one big train that could. Its main subsidiary, Norfolk Southern Railway, transports freight over a network consisting of about 20,000 route miles in 22 states in the eastern, southeastern, and midwestern US and in Canada (Ontario and Quebec). The rail system is made up of more than 15,000 route miles owned by Norfolk Southern and nearly 5,000 route miles of trackage rights, which allow the company to use tracks owned by other railroads. Norfolk Southern transports coal and general merchandise, including automotive products and... More

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