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BNSF Railway Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "Solid company with great pay and benefits" (in 72 reviews)

  • "Good pay with additional overtime available" (in 100 reviews)

Cons
  • "After hours support; can affect work / life balance" (in 66 reviews)

  • "On-call 24/7 with frequent calls, no work-life balance, poor upper management" (in 48 reviews)

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  1. "mech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BNSF Railway full-time

    Pros

    its a good long term career

    Cons

    its a very dangerous job


  2. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Laurel, MT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Laurel, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BNSF Railway (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Retirement, salary, exciting job, benefits

    Cons

    Away from home a lot

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the experienced railroaders

  3. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BNSF Railway full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Just started so everyone seems nice

    Cons

    Alot to learn, crazy hours


  4. "Conductor"

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    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BNSF Railway full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, ability to make more money than most other jobs.

    Cons

    Family? What’s that? My wife and I knew what we were getting into. Just keep going.


  5. "Wellness Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BNSF Railway full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment. Plenty of opportunities to advance and develop. Great benefits and railroad retirement is awesome

    Cons

    May have to relocate to promote
    Depending on your position, you may have frequent travel


  6. "Trainmaster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BNSF Railway full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and great views

    Cons

    too much money not enough time to spend it

    Advice to Management

    pay me less im drowning over here !!


  7. "Management Trainee"

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    Current Employee - Management in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Management in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BNSF Railway full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    100% tuition reimbursement, railroad retirement, great starter place for your career

    Cons

    slow work at first but picks up. dependent on team you are placed on

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Signal"

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    Current Employee - Signal Support Systems Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Signal Support Systems Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BNSF Railway full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, snd you can claim per diem pending department.

    Cons

    Home life, Managers, cut throat company thats a what have you done for me today attitude

    Advice to Management

    Hire guys that actually have done the job, care more about employees.


  9. "Stability and good retirement."

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BNSF Railway full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Bonus structure and Employee Assistance Program

    Cons

    Slow to change. No upward mobility. Leadership team is 50 or older. No reward, recognition, or incentive. At BNSF, it’s ok to be a warm body in a chair.

    Advice to Management

    Be change agents. Always. Not everything is a fire drill. Think before you ask. Be happy with yourself first.


  10. "Happy"

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    Former Employee - Railroad Conductor in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Railroad Conductor in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends

    I worked at BNSF Railway full-time

    Pros

    Very Good place to work

    Cons

    Long hours kept me from my family


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