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BNSF Railway Overview

Fort Worth, TX
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$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 With 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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    I have been working at BNSF Railway full-time (More than 10 years)


    Career Growth. Interesting work. Great leaders.


    Alot todo and not enough time!

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BNSF Railway Photos

BNSF Railway photo of: HQ
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BNSF Railway photo of: Working the Canyon Subdivision is beautiful!
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BNSF Railway Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Telecom Electronic Technician II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience


    I just love how companies think their weeding out people with questions that don't even pertain to the job. 180 questions that HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH telecom, video, networking or soldering. I took that Saturday morning and by Sunday afternoon on the same weekend, I get an email that said i didn't pass the test.

    Interview Questions

    • Jane is on the supply that provides parts that you need to complete the order. Lately, Janes part of the production has been causing a bottle neck. You've heard from sources that her marriage is on the rocks. What should you do.   1 Answer
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BNSF Railway Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 STEM Workplaces, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, 2018
  • Best Employer For New Graduates in America, Forbes Magazine, 2019
  • Training Top 125, Training Magazine, 2020
  • Military Friendly Employer - Gold, Military Friendly, 2020
  • Business Champion Award, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2019
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