Overall Reviews at BNSF Railway
Terminal Manager | Minneapolis, MN | May 6, 2019
not a workplace for the average person, fun is in limited supply
Typical work day is helter skelter and poorly planed.
I learned to never question the powers that be!
Management is extremely political and almost never based on skill, knowledge, or competenancy.
Workplace culture is backstabing and me first everyone else last...
Hardest part of the job is the inability to plan your life or spend time with your family.
Most enjoyable part of the job was the end of the trip and going home! BNSF does not care if you enjoy your job and they make that clear from your initial job interview through whatever amount of time you spend in their employ.
Consno time off, below average pay for time on duty
Construction Project Manager | Trinidad, CO | Mar 6, 2020
Not a stay at home job
although the benefits and pay are great with this company, it did not provide enough of a work life balance for a positive review. this company requires long work weeks as well as time away from family without additional compensation for extra days worked.
Conductor | San Diego, CA | Dec 3, 2019
Great Company and Job
I spent 12 years here and was a great all around experience. I traveled to many locations throughout the US. I acquired many new job skills and talents from training and different jobs throughout my career.
Conductor | Temple, TX | Sep 23, 2019
You are a number.
The railroad wants a person in a seat. In my opinion they do not care if you never see your family or even if you get hurt as long as you come to work every time they call weather or not it is within the Union agreement for then to do so. The pay is good for a high school graduate but be prepared to work weekends and holidays and all hours and spend a lot of time away from home.
ProsGood Pay Union Protection
ConsHours, leadership, safety
Superintendent | Fort Worth, TX | May 7, 2019
Far too much favoritism
Either you are part of the in crowd or your not. This can change with the weather regardless of job performance. I worked for 21 years and was on the fast track, then, new leadership changed the entire dynamic. Integrity is not valued
Service Administrator | Fort Worth, TX | Oct 9, 2018
Slow Paced and Beurocratic
BNSF is a good company if you want to hold a job without the concern of doing anything to advance your expertise in your career field as an IT professional. The "good ole boy " system is in full effect there.
Conductor | Fort Worth, TX | Feb 8, 2020
Co-workers are cool, management is lost
Great co-worker, management has lack of communication most of the first line supervisors doesn’t know much about railroading. Most managers don’t care about their subordinates all they care about is advancement.
Account Manager | Fort Worth, TX | Aug 6, 2019
Good place to work.
BNSF is a good place to work. It offers opportunities for advancement and relocation. There are also several areas to transfer to with advancement or lateral placement.
Machine Operator | Pacific, MO | Oct 10, 2018
Great job great pay
I enjoyed my job with BNSF. Though it had great benefits and great pay there was not a lot of home time. This soon became detrimental to my family life.
Crew Member | United States | Nov 14, 2018
Hard yet rewarding work
I was on an 8 days on with 6 days off, 10 hour days, for 8 years. It is a pace that is challenging both from a professional as well as personal stand point. The work environment is constantly changing as is the weather. Being a part of a team with a common goal is BNSF.
ProsSalary and benefits
ConsConstant time away