Compare CSX vs BNSF Railway BETA

See how working at CSX vs. BNSF Railway compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at CSX vs. BNSF Railway. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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CSX

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BNSF Railway

Employee Ratings

  • BNSF Railway scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.7
(based on 919 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 1150 reviews)
BNSF Railway employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than CSX employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.5
Career Opportunities
2.9
BNSF Railway employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than CSX employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
1.9
Work-life balance
2.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.0
Senior Management
2.4
BNSF Railway employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than CSX employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.0
Culture & Values
2.7
BNSF Railway employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than CSX employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
CSX Ceo Jim Foote
24%
24%Jim Foote
CEO Approval
BNSF Railway Ceo Kathryn Farmer
50%
50%Kathryn Farmer
BNSF Railway employees rated their CEO Approval 26% higher than CSX employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
34%
% Recommend to a friend
42%
BNSF Railway employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 8% higher than CSX employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
30%
Positive Business Outlook
33%
BNSF Railway employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 3% higher than CSX employees rated theirs.

Salaries

BNSF Railway has 336 more total submitted salaries than CSX.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Freight Conductor221 Salaries
$63,351/yr
Locomotive Engineer52 Salaries
$84,117/yr
Track Worker42 Salaries
$73,458/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Railroad Conductor260 Salaries
$80,410/yr
Locomotive Engineer141 Salaries
$102,572/yr
Mechanical Foreman54 Salaries
$85,330/yr

What Employees Say

  • BNSF Railway had 45 more reviews than CSX that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • BNSF Railway had 39 more reviews than CSX that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Pay and benefits"(in 119 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 117 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 162 reviews)
"Great pay"(in 129 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 49 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 37 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 88 reviews)
"Call 24 7"(in 72 reviews)
Featured Review
"Good company"Feb 26, 2021

Current Employee - Journeyman Electrician

I have been working at CSX full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Solid pay and lots of fun

Cons

Hours and days off are not wonderful

Advice to Management

Thank you

Current Employee - Project Manager

I have been working at BNSF Railway full-time

Pros

Good pay, good people, nice benefits

Cons

Bad hour shifts, bad vacation time

Job Postings

CSX has 12 more recently posted open jobs than BNSF Railway.