BNSF Railway Employee Benefit: Vacation & Paid Time Off | Glassdoor

BNSF Railway Vacation & Paid Time Off

Updated Sep 21, 2015

101 employees reported this benefit

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Employer Summary

BNSF Railway grants 11 paid holidays and 2 weeks of vacation (after 1 year of service), 3 weeks of vacation (after 5 years of service, 4 weeks of vacation (after 10 years of service), and 5 weeks of vacation (after 20 years of service).


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Employee Comments

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  • Mar 28, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Locomotive Engineer in Houston, Texas

    plenty of PLD days but for the wear and tear on the body, not enough for the newer employees

  • Feb 01, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former MOW in Needles, California

    Vacation was average and was a pain to set up the next year's scheduled vacation and even worse to change it in a emergency situation

  • Nov 04, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Trainmaster in Chicago, Illinois

    Vacation time is always good

  • Oct 29, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Fort Worth, Texas

    Start off with 10 vacation days, and 10 sick days. After 5 years, you get an additional 5 vacation days, and sick stays the same. They really ought to combine the vacation and sick because no one, except in extreme cases, uses all of the sick days.

  • Oct 09, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Trainmaster in Fort Worth, Texas

    Vacation and time off is just about the only perks to this company anymore.

  • Aug 30, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Topeka, Kansas

    standard 2 wks for first 5 years then 3 wks is not generous

  • Jul 04, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Railroad Conductor in Dilworth, Minnesota

    2 weeks paid vacation first year, goes up every few years to a max of 6 weeks of paid vacation a year.

  • May 30, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStarEmployee

    Your basic American vacation policy. Not awful, not great either; they need to get with the times and offer a higher initial vacation allotment.

  • May 03, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Electronics Technician II in Chicago, Illinois

    Only two weeks after two years. The vacation time is hard to accrue, it takes a long time and is seniority based when you want to use it

  • Jan 31, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStarEmployee

    For the Carman craft with BNSF, you have 1 week vacation after your first year of service, 2 weeks after two years, 3 weeks after 8 years plus one paid personal day, 4 weeks after 15 years, 5 weeks after 20+. This is as of 2016.


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