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BNSF Railway Overview

Website www.bnsf.com
Headquarters Fort Worth, TX
Size 10000+ 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 ... More

BNSF Railway – Why Work For Us?

Our Company

BNSF is one of the biggest railroads in North America, serving the western two-thirds of the U.S. We’re also one of the oldest. Our history dates back more than 160 years, when our predecessor railroads were some of the catalysts for settlement and growth in the West.

You don’t get to be one of the largest or oldest by chance. Throughout our history, we have continuously sought new and innovative ways to transport the products and goods we deliver to American and global producers and consumers. This never-ending quest has led to new technologies that improve our operations and enhance our stewardship.

We’re proud of our legacy and confident in our future. Today, as a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family, we are continuing the dream our forefathers first envisioned, and we are aligned to realize our tremendous potential. Join us – we promise it will be a great ride.

Our People

Our people lead our success. Our team of more than 40,000 skilled, highly-trained employees takes pride in our company. We are hard-working professionals, moving our railroad forward while taking the time to look out for one another, focused on the safety and betterment of our people, our operation and the communities we serve.

Our employees would tell you there is something special about working for BNSF. After all, how many people can say they are part of team that plays a vital role in sustaining the nation’s economy? Whether at our headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, or in a rail terminal or the cab of a 4,000-horsepower locomotive, we ensure our freight railroad continuously delivers for America.


Safety is at the foundation of everything we do at BNSF. We not only talk about the importance of a culture of compliance and commitment, we put it into action every day. That includes putting safety above all else, including productivity. Safety in our operations is based on having well-trained employees who share our vision for an injury- and accident-free workplace and who are willing to look out for one another. Thanks to our employees’ commitment, a carefully maintained network and equipment, and well-prepared communities, BNSF is a safety leader in the rail industry.




We are a company that attracts people from all walks of life. Not only do we value diversity, we have been widely recognized with awards as one of the best places to work, for diversity, military veterans and information technology professionals. We recognize the importance of people’s experiences, education, skills and ideas across our workforce. This diversity of thought helps us continue to be one of the most successful railroads in North America.

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BNSF Railway Chairman and CEO Matt Rose
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    Former Employee - Trainmaster in Lincoln, NE
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    I worked at BNSF Railway full-time (More than a year)


    Great pay, lots of travel


    Lots of travel, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Just need to regulate hours worked and time off.

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BNSF Railway (Fort Worth, TX) in November 2015.


    Applied online, they reached out to me and asked me to take questionnaire that took about an hour. They reached out to me again and had a phone interview. Reached out to me a final time to come to Texas and attend their hiring event and interview. Really well put together event and got to meet/talk with your panel before the interview.

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BNSF Railway Awards & Accolades

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  • Best Diversity Company, Diversity/Careers in Engineering Information, 2010
  • Best for Vets, Military Times EDGE Magazine, 2010
  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
  • Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
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