Norfolk Southern "One Line, Infinite Possibilities."

Topics of Discussion

  1. Company Background
  2. Company Size/Preferable Location
  3. Opportunities for Growth
  4. Mission and Values
  5. Benefits

Company Background

  • One of the leading transportation provider of domestic and export commodities and raw materials
  • Founded in 1982 by a holding company

Company Size/Preferable Location

Norfolk Southern operates up to 19,500 miles of railroad going through 22 different states including Washington D.C. Having so many offices opened up in the Eastern hemisphere of the United States gives me a variety of options to live and work in a more preferable environment. The company also supports international trade in the major Eastern seaport including nine lake ports and ten river ports.

Opportunities for Growth

Management Training Program

  • 6 month program for employees coming straight out of college
  • Smooth transition from academic environment to railway environment
  • Prepares new employees with management and supervisory skills
  • Work in a variety of departments (Transportation, Communications & Signals, Construction Management, Mechanical, Marketing)
  • Good balance between operational and nonoperational work

Mission and Values

Mission/Vision: "Be the safest, most customer-focused, and successful transportation company in the world"

6 Main Spirit Values

  • Safety
  • Performance
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork

Benefits

  • Annual medical insurance coverage
  • Vacation and paid holidays (11 days paid vacation per year)
  • Retirement plan/401(k) plan

Sources:

  1. http://www.nscorp.com/content/nscorp/en/about-ns.html
  2. http://www.nscorp.com/content/nscorp/en/the-norfolk-southern-story/vision-and-values.html
  3. http://www.nscorp.com/content/nscorp/en/work-at-ns/career-paths.html
  4. http://www.nscorp.com/content/nscorp/en/work-at-ns/learn-more-about-norfolk-southern/benefits.html

Credits:

Created with images by jnyemb - "A path to somewhere..." • mattacevedo - "Northbound Railroad Near Krome" • Nappiness - "handshake business professional" • winterseitler - "sunset seemed abendstimmung"

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