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BNSF Railway Overview

Fort Worth, TX
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Transportation & Logistics
$10+ billion (USD) per year
BNSF Railway operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America. 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 provinces in Canada. BNSF operates a fleet of about ... Read more

Company Updates

  • BNSF proudly hires military veterans. Our military recruiter John Wesley led an online discussion with about opportunities for veterans with the railroad. It's packed with information for military members approaching their transition date.

    How to Get Hired at BNSF | G.I. Jobs

    Bri Phillis, digital marketing manager for G.I. Jobs, interviewed John Wesley, manager of military staffing at BNSF, to learn what it takes to get hired at BNSF.

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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.

BNSF Railway Reviews

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Carl R. Ice
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
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    I worked at BNSF Railway full-time (More than 8 years)


    Work life balance and excellent benefits.


    Overall experience was more pros than cons.

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BNSF Railway Photos

BNSF Railway photo of: Washout
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BNSF Railway photo of: Welding Truck Entering a Tunnel
BNSF Railway photo of: Working the Canyon Subdivision is beautiful!
BNSF Railway photo of: Just another night run.
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BNSF Railway Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Railroad Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at BNSF Railway in August 2017.


    I applied at BNSF for a position as a railroad conductor. I was sent a link to a assessment test. passed the test, few weeks went by I heard back from them inviting me to a hiring event. 75 people showed up for 10 positions . they went through the what the company is about and benefits then hey had scheduled interviews immediately after. while waiting to interview you provide a hair sample for a drug screen. I was in and out by 11 Am starting at 7 am I got a contingent offer 2 days later flowing the interview
    I did not have a phone interview or a phone call. I am currently undergoing background check and medical exam. BNSF is quick on the process after accepting offer.

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BNSF Railway Awards & Accolades

  • 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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