Norfolk Southern
3.4 of 5 79 reviews
www.nscorp.com Norfolk, VA 5000+ Employees

Norfolk Southern Reviews

Updated Apr 09, 2014
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3.4 79 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

Norfolk Southern Chairman, CEO, and Director Wick Moorman IV

Wick Moorman IV

(52 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
79 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great pay, solid support, unlimited ability to progress your career if you work hard"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Great retirement benefits and healthcare benefits for the non-unionized employees"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "On Call 24/7 365, Common sense not prevalent in management circles"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Long hours, very little compensation for the amount of time worked, and recognition isn't structured"
    in 5 reviews
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It's very nice environment in midtown Atalanta, and kind co-wokers

Co-op Software (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Norfolk Southern as an intern for more than a year

ProsNS is a huge company, so the manager won't push you to much to overwhelm work. Salary is just the normal money.

ConsYou need to follow the whole project and have some creative ideas to solve real problems

Advice to Senior Managementadd more on salary, lol

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Information Technology department management was excellent, good starting employer.

Intern (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Norfolk Southern as an intern for less than a year

ProsNorfolk Southern has an excellent starting salary for Information Technology professionals that are new to the workforce. Management understands the direction of the company and the needs of its employees.

ConsThe career path at Norfolk Southern is very linear. The raises do not match industry standards, especially for technology specialists.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. Pay specialists more, it will keep them at Norfolk Southern.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun, with something new each day to keep you on your toes.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Norfolk Southern

ProsGreat coworkers, a ton of autonomy

Consa Very political office nature

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Train Engineer (Current Employee)
Charleston, WV (US)

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

ProsAbsolute he best benefits in the US.

ConsOn Call, bunch of rules to follow. If you kiss a, they won't bother you.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember the guys who DO NOT get to sleep in their beds every night!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Norfolk Southern as an intern for less than a year

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

ConsQuite 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Developer (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Norfolk Southern as a contractor for more than a year

ProsStability, solid technical skill development opportunities.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Carmen (Current Employee)
Cleveland, OH (US)

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

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

ConsBad hours and days off

Advice to Senior ManagementHire supervisors from the ranks that know whats going on

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work!!

Signal Maintainer (Current Employee)
Decatur, IL (US)

I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat money making and move up opportunity

Conshard to say anything bad about company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsWORK, pay,benefits, travel, brotherhood, retirement

ConsFamily time, at times intense work conditions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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8 yrs

Railroad Conductor (Former Employee)

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

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

Consmanagement 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 Senior Managementbetter people skills needed.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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