Burlington Northern Santa Fe

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The money is the only reason why I work there.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Switchman  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Switchman in Seattle, WA

Pros

Money, prestige, camaraderie most of the people you work with are cool

Cons

Long, unbalanced, unpredictable working hours

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop headhunting

No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Burlington Northern Santa Fe

  1.  

    great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    safety concerned and supportive environment

    Cons

    long hours and travel long distance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Career lifestyle, once you're in, you're in, the money and benies are good, helps you put up with the BS.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Paychecks are on time and they never bounce. Insurance is good although that is becoming a sore subject. Bonues were good and measured fairly, but that may be going away soon as well. Being able to move is an option if youy choose, or stay in one place is an option as well. If you choose to move the opportunities are better for career development.

    Cons

    If you are a female with a college education, miniority background and maybe even have some military background, you are in. If you do not have these qualities (white male), best of luck to you.

    If you have college, you skip the ground level jobs and go right into management, taking care of 30 year veterans and telling them how to work safely and efficiently (How can they know??).

    If you do not move, management looks at that as you will never move and may overlook you for a position.

    If you do not have these qualities (Female, College, Military, Minority), you will have a tougher time getting "UP" in the company. They higher many, many, many college grads and tell them all they can be the next CEO, and after 18 months if they havent made a contribution to the company, it is on to the next group of college grads... Be aware...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need a better mix of "ground people" in your management, and not from the same city. People need to be moved from their origin as to not "Look the other way" when something or someone does something wrong.

    Look at the bonus and salary issues of the grade 29, 31, 32's and know that these people are the ones doing the hardest work among the company. They deserve more than a 1.16% - 2.1% raise. Their bonuses are no where near what this company spends of stock options and bonuses for the GM and above levels. Make them "want" to put in the time required to move up.

    Approves of CEO
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