BNSF Railway – Why Work For Us?

Our Company

BNSF is one of the biggest railroads in North America, serving the western two-thirds of the U.S. We’re also one of the oldest. Our history dates back more than 160 years, when our predecessor railroads were some of the catalysts for settlement and growth in the West.

You don’t get to be one of the largest or oldest by chance. Throughout our history, we have continuously sought new and innovative ways to transport the products and goods we deliver to American and global producers and consumers. This never-ending quest has led to new technologies that improve our operations and enhance our stewardship.

We’re proud of our legacy and confident in our future. Today, as a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family, we are continuing the dream our forefathers first envisioned, and we are aligned to realize our tremendous potential. Join us – we promise it will be a great ride.

Our People

Our people lead our success. Our team of more than 40,000 skilled, highly-trained employees takes pride in our company. We are hard-working professionals, moving our railroad forward while taking the time to look out for one another, focused on the safety and betterment of our people, our operation and the communities we serve.

Our employees would tell you there is something special about working for BNSF. After all, how many people can say they are part of team that plays a vital role in sustaining the nation’s economy? Whether at our headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, or in a rail terminal or the cab of a 4,000-horsepower locomotive, we ensure our freight railroad continuously delivers for America.

Safety

Safety is at the foundation of everything we do at BNSF. We not only talk about the importance of a culture of compliance and commitment, we put it into action every day. That includes putting safety above all else, including productivity. Safety in our operations is based on having well-trained employees who share our vision for an injury- and accident-free workplace and who are willing to look out for one another. Thanks to our employees’ commitment, a carefully maintained network and equipment, and well-prepared communities, BNSF is a safety leader in the rail industry.

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Diversity

We are a company that attracts people from all walks of life. Not only do we value diversity, we have been widely recognized with awards as one of the best places to work, for diversity, military veterans and information technology professionals. We recognize the importance of people’s experiences, education, skills and ideas across our workforce. This diversity of thought helps us continue to be one of the most successful railroads in North America.

BNSF Railway Reviews

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BNSF Railway Chairman and CEO Matt Rose
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  • Great Coperate company

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    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX
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    I have been working at BNSF Railway (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great pay. Very helpful and want you to learn about every aspect of the company

    Cons

    No windows in the TS building/ Small cubes

    Advice to Management

    Continue showing interest in what you team is doing


BNSF Railway Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 9+ months. I interviewed at BNSF Railway.

    Interview

    The interview process was fairly fast. Dress professional, not necessarily a suit, but a button up shirt and tie is fine. The process is very lengthy and can take a long time. Just be patient and don't give notice until you get your final offer.

    Interview Questions

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BNSF Railway Awards & Accolades

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America's Top Companies , Forbes, 2009
Barron's 500 , Barron's, 2009
Top Intern Employers , CollegeGrad, 2009
Top Entry Level Employers , CollegeGrad, 2009
World’s Most Admired Companies , Fortune, 2008
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Additional Info

Website www.bnsf.com
Headquarters Fort Worth, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1850
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

BNSF Railway operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe, the company provides freight transportation over a network of about 32,000 route miles of track across two-thirds of the western US and two provinces in Canada. About 23,000 miles of that track are company owned, while the remainder is owned and permitted by other railroads. BNSF Railway owns or leases a fleet of about 6,700 locomotives. It also has some 30 intermodal facilities that help to transport agricultural, consumer, and industrial ... More

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