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KCS is a great place to work!

In a recent employee engagement and satisfaction survey conducted by a third-party, 89 percent of respondents in the U.S. and Mexico said they would recommend KCS as a good place to work. At KCS, we place a high value on our employees, so we offer competitive health benefits. Here's a brief overview of the benefits available, depending on your position and location.

Benefits for U.S. management employees
KCS' primary U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), provides a strong benefits package for all management employees. Employees and their dependents are eligible to participate in one or more of the plans from the first day of active employment. Benefits can include comprehensive health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance for employees and dependents, short- and long-term disability pay and 401(k) plan. Additional information about management benefits can be found online at the Benefits Resource Center.

Benefits for U.S. union employees
For employees covered by collective bargaining agreements, KCSR provides or makes available various benefits, including health and welfare plans with, where applicable, supplemental sickness, dental, hearing, vision, accidental death and dismemberment and other similar provisions. The benefit plans arise as a function of collective bargaining and are craft-specific. All enrollment materials, communications and transactions regarding health and welfare plans are handled directly through United Healthcare. For more information about union benefits, visit

Benefits for retired U.S. railroad employees
The Railroad Retirement Board administers U.S. railroad worker retirement benefits. For more information, call 877-772-5772 or visit

Health and welfare program for Mexico employees
KCS' primary Mexico subsidiary, Kansas City Southern de Mexico (KCSM), offers a competitive benefits package, including Christmas bonus, vacation days, vacation premium, food coupons, saving fund, major medical expense coverage and life insurance. All non-union employees have the opportunity to participate in an annual incentive plan that varies according to the individual’s pay grade. Additional benefits are available according to the specific position. KCSM cares for the health and welfare of its employees. Therefore, it provides a variety of programs to promote wellness and support a better quality of life.

Professional development for U.S. and Mexico employees
KCSR and KCSM are committed to providing resources to help people learn and grown in their jobs and careers. A variety of continuing education and professional development resources are available online, in a classroom or in the field to enhance leadership, technical and job-specific skills, further enhancing the safety of our operation, as well as employee engagement and satisfaction.