Compare CSX vs BNSF Railway BETA

See how BNSF Railway vs. CSX compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.4
(based on 761 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 833 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.4
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
1.8
Work-life balance
2.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
1.9
Senior Management
2.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.0
Culture & Values
2.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
CSX Ceo Jim Foote
17%
17%Jim Foote
CEO Approval
BNSF Railway Ceo Carl R. Ice
56%
56%Carl R. Ice
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
28%
% Recommend to a friend
51%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
18%
Positive Business Outlook
47%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Railroad Conductor20 Salaries
$65,286/yr
Locomotive Engineer34 Salaries
$86,346/yr
Freight Conductor96 Salaries
$63,828/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Railroad Conductor100 Salaries
$77,124/yr
Locomotive Engineer78 Salaries
$104,643/yr
Freight Conductor16 Salaries
$88,403/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 104 reviews)
"Pay and benefits"(in 103 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 123 reviews)
"Great pay"(in 95 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 41 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 31 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 74 reviews)
"Call 24 7"(in 59 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Digital Communications Manager

I have been working at CSX full-time for less than a year

Pros

I get to be a teammate to some of the hardest working men and women in the United States. Coming from a different industry, I had little understanding on how important rail is to the U.S. economy. I... didn't know how many different skill sets were needed to keep the railroad moving. I ignorantly assumed or generalized that there were conductors, engineers and others that support the rail...but not knowing much more. We have operations in the building and in the field, techies, analysts, sales, marketing, a police department and so many more. I have been fortunate to stand side-by-side with a diverse and fun group of craft employees, managers, and senior leadership that have an unparalleled drive. My colleagues are some of the most proud and passionate people I have ever had the pleasure to worked with. The company itself is always examining new and innovative ways to redefine rail freight and the technologies that support what we do. It's an exciting time to be working here! By the way, the pay is pretty awesome too!

Cons

While most have good work-life balance, some teams (at certain times) have more work than the typical 9-to-5ers. That being said, you have to remember that the railroad is running 24-7-365.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing! People sometimes forget that successful businesses have to make tough decisions. It's not always easy or popular to have a vision for the future and sticking to it.... The fact that you continually look for the greater good of our company and ALL of its employees is what will continue to drive us to excellence and make CSX the best run railroad in North America!

Current Employee - Machine Operator

I have been working at BNSF Railway full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Union, great company dedicated to the safety of its employees.

Cons

Some traveling involved over 5 states.

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