Norfolk Southern Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
112 Reviews
3.5
112 Reviews
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Norfolk Southern Chairman, CEO, and Director Wick Moorman IV
Wick Moorman IV
71 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • pay and benefits, if you brown nose management will leave you alone (in 8 reviews)

  • The company has a great benefits package and pretty good salary (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is horrendous (in 8 reviews)

  • Plus the supervisors are on call 24/7 except for every other weekend (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Norfolk Southern as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to gain experience. Can work with distribution services and marketing. Push managers for more work, make the most out of the experience.

    Cons

    Quite a bit of data entry and work can be boring at times. Interns are used for a lot of the boring work.

    Not really much training, you just get thrown into things, which is good and bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Carmen

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Carmen in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Carmen in Cleveland, OH (US)

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay good retirement good working condition if you like to work outside

    Cons

    Bad hours and days off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire supervisors from the ranks that know whats going on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Developer Contract

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Developer in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Norfolk Southern as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Stability, solid technical skill development opportunities.

    Cons

    Slow pace, mix of excellent experts and slackers, too slow promotion opportunity, stuffy and depressing working environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Signal Maintainer in Decatur, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Signal Maintainer in Decatur, IL (US)

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great money making and move up opportunity

    Cons

    hard to say anything bad about company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging but fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Signal Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Signal Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Every day is a different challenge

    Cons

    Some of management is out of touch with the field

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very progressive company with strong fundamentals.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, solid support, unlimited ability to progress your career if you work hard.

    Cons

    Main operation confined to the eastern US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on track.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    WORK

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    WORK, pay,benefits, travel, brotherhood, retirement

    Cons

    Family time, at times intense work conditions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    8 yrs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Railroad Conductor
    Former Employee - Railroad Conductor

    I worked at Norfolk Southern full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good pay, and benes. union not so strong and seems to help the company more then the paying employees.

    Cons

    management not so good lack personnel respect for employees..union not so strong and seems to help the company more then the paying employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better people skills needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Moving Freight.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great retirement including a pension for management. Large industry supporting national infrastructure.

    Cons

    Horrible work-life balance. Culture is not high-achieving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nimble and hungry for change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It is a really hard place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Norfolk Southern

    Pros

    Great pay compared to others

    Cons

    Long hours and bad management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adjust to today's culture. Be concerned about your employees home life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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