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Whether it’s your first job or a new professional chapter, start your career with a company grounded in the past but focused on the future, with a culture that shares your values and offers unlimited possibilities.

What Do you Want to Do?

A World of Opportunity

Graduate who is fresh out of school? Professional looking to take a leap into a whole new career? At Norfolk Southern, we have the opportunity for you.


Starting your career journey with Norfolk Southern gives you the opportunity to pick the field of your choice, and have your work play a critical role in moving America’s economy and ensuring our nation’s supply chain delivers. 

A World of Opportunity

Working at NS

Whatever career you’re interested in, we’ve got it here. Want to develop leading edge technology that changes the world? How about driving business growth by working with some of the biggest companies in the US, if not the world? Or perhaps managing transformative logistics systems to help our nation’s supply chain operate more efficiently? Whatever you can dream, you can do at NS. And with unlimited opportunities you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for at a Fortune 300 company that is leading the way.

Working at NS

We want all our rising talent to feel included, inspired, and empowered to do their very best.  Our extremely competitive compensation, sought after benefits, professional development, tuition assistance, and a collaborative culture are just a few of the ways that NS supports the growth and achievement of our people.

With our great benefits and competitive compensation package you’ll have a start to your career that allows you to be your best, both professionally and personally. NS offers job security and at an almost 200-year-old company focused on the future. Come join us and help build that future.

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Who We Are

We care about each other, our customers, the communities we serve, and the planet we call home. That’s who we are, in everything we do, and our decisions reflect our values. 

  • Our Culture

    Our Culture

    We are building a company where every employee can thrive. We know that diverse perspectives make us stronger and we’re building a culture , where everyone’s ideas matter and trust, collaboration and communication are how we all achieve our goals. 

  • Vision & Values

    Vision & Values

    Running a railroad takes vision. Ours centers on being a customer-centric, operations-driven organization. To do that means we prioritize the well-being of each other, our customers, our partners, the communities we serve, and the planet we call home.

  • Sustainability

    Forging a Better Tomorrow

    From carbon-reducing initiatives to land conservation to the energy efficiency of our new HQ, we are in the business of building a better planet.


We provide the complete package with competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, and career development.  

Financial Security

NS offers highly competitive compensation from your very first role with us. As a Norfolk Southern railroader, you qualify for the railroad retirement pension, as well as 401k plans. We also offer financial planning so as you get started in your career, we can help you get started in life.

Financial Security

Career Development

We actively support the development and growth of all our employees. Through tailored training programs and extensive opportunities for career progression, Norfolk Southern seeks out to foster your advancement and cares about your success.

Career Developement


With wellness programs for physical, mental, financial, and social well-being, including comprehensive health coverage, we support our employees with programs that work best for them, their lives, and their work environment.



We offer perks to all our employees to make their work-life balance a little easier as they support their families and the communities where they live. These include discount programs for purchases big and small, and matching gifts for local organizations in the Atlanta area.


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Your Future is Here

From field ops to corporate to IT, careers at Norfolk Southern move the world. 

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