BNSF Railway Reviews

Updated May 20, 2020

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3.1
47%
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BNSF Railway President and Chief Executive Officer Carl R. Ice (no image)
Carl R. Ice
263 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and benefits available(in 132 reviews)

  • "Great pay, good group of coworkers(in 106 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Assistant Roadmaster"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BNSF Railway full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Good training. Very friendly management.

    Cons

    Work life balance. Tied to your phone.

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    BNSF Railway2018-11-22
  2. "Better Not Start a Family (BNSF)"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Train Conductor in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BNSF Railway full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, get to see a lot of things that no one else ever will, good pay

    Cons

    Crazy hours, not for the faint of heart

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    BNSF Railway2020-05-20
  3. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Orange, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BNSF Railway full-time

    Pros

    Great pay wonderful benefits. Nice Enviromental.

    Cons

    No set schedule. No consistence

    BNSF Railway2020-05-18
  4. "Good pay and benefits; you can move up fast if you're willing to sacrifice personal life."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager 

    I have been working at BNSF Railway full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits (healthcare/retirement), good pay, quick promotions if willing to move/give time, and you can gain experience in a variety of departments.

    Cons

    24/7/365 operations (work holidays, overnights, weekends), not good for family oriented people, large corporation can leave smaller voices unheard, and can be stressful managing union employees.

    BNSF Railway2020-05-07
  5. "Not a bad place overall"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Project Engineer 

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

    Pros

    Salary, interesting projects, good management overall

    Cons

    Vacation accrual is bad, work can be slow sometimes

    BNSF Railway2020-05-03
  6. "Decent company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BNSF Railway full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    -BNSF believes in providing training for it's management to be effective leaders -Decent benefits

    Cons

    -Erratic nature of industry, -Promotion of questionable individuals with limited experience into increasingly important positions

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    BNSF Railway2020-04-30
  7. "Good pay/benefits lots of sacrifices."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator 
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at BNSF Railway full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay and great benefits. Union.

    Cons

    Travel and poor company leadership. Not enough proficient leaders. Union.

    BNSF Railway2020-04-26
  8. "Good Pay but management is rigid"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Temple, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BNSF Railway full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits, and good people in same craft

    Cons

    corporate control is rigid, always not honoring agreements, and using union busting tactics

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    BNSF Railway2020-04-24
  9. "Economical based"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Engineer in Galveston, TX

    I have been working at BNSF Railway full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to make good money.

    Cons

    No home much, schedule, furlough, and company wants to get rid of most of the employees.

    BNSF Railway2020-05-05
  10. "railroad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BNSF Railway full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great pay and great job

    Cons

    unpredictable union and management are adversaries, not a good environment

    BNSF Railway2020-04-29
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