BNSF proudly hires military veterans. Our military recruiter John Wesley led an online discussion with http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIGfC about opportunities for veterans with the railroad. It's packed with information for military members approaching their transition date.
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 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.
I have been working at BNSF Railway full-time (More than a year)
Great culture. Management is good. Overall, the organization highly incentivizes long-term employment as there is much to learn and operate between the office environment and the field operations.
Judging from my term so far at the company, moving up to a management position is generally few and far between. Might take a while due to others with longer lengths of tenure.
I applied online. I interviewed at BNSF Railway (Fresno, AR) in October 2017.
About 30 people showed up. One guy from clear across the country. Briefing was good, the usual, are you sure you really want to be a railroader. BNSF folks were courteous and informative. Took hair for the drug test, interviews went fast. Was there about 4 hours. Got an e-mail for a conditional offer. Physicals this week and next. Wish me luck !!!! Hopefully 3rd times a charm !!!!