BNSF Railway Reviews

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BNSF Railway Chairman and CEO Matt Rose
Matt Rose
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    Unions suck

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at BNSF Railway full-time (More than a year)

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    Positive Outlook
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    Positive Outlook
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    Pros

    Great company.
    Many opportunities
    Great benefits package
    Very military friendly for recently separated veterans regardless of skillset

    Cons

    Unions
    Union dues
    Union workers
    Union environment where hard work is mocked and laziness is celebrated
    Union environment where hard work is punished and laziness is rewarded

    Advice to Management

    God help you all. I can't understand how management can function when 80% of it's workforce is literally against you. Working to sabotage any production. It truly blows my mind.


BNSF Railway Interviews

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    Inter-modal Equipment Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at BNSF Railway.

    Interview

    Very saftey oriented interview. Be prepared to answer behavioral questions and demonstrate your ability to be a safe employee. There will be a human resource representative and a hiring manager in the interview usually. Also the hiring process usually takes place in a convention room of the holiday inn. There are usually 50 or more candidates that you will be competing with. The good thing is that they usually hire 10 or so at a time.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time that you recognized a saftey hazard on the job? What did you do to remove the hazard?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiations for this position. It is written in stone by the collective bargaining agreement.

BNSF Railway Awards & Accolades

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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
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Additional Info

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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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