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Train Dispatcher (Current Employee) –  San Bernardino, CANovember 1, 2017
BNSF is a great company to work for. The salary, time off, and the treatment you get as an employee is second to none. I'm happy to work for them and have nothing but good things to say.
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Fun work place
Helpdesk Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXOctober 31, 2017
Typical work place environment. Hardware, software, laptop, desktop, Trouble shooting day to day issues. Windows, Excell, Microsoft, printers, applications.
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Traditional work place
Mechanical Foreman (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXOctober 30, 2017
Proud workforce, old school style management, unionized workforce. Need more technology advancements. Need more lean production ideas. Safety oriented work place.
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Better Not Start Family- BNSF
Foreman/Head Welder (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXOctober 30, 2017
The job and the benefits at the railroad are good, but you will ALWAYS be gone missing important things that your family is doing due to the work schedules and you working out of town
Pros
benefits
Cons
travel
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Face paced and cut throat
Welder Foreman (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXOctober 30, 2017
Unorganized and terrible employees . Bnsf should do better in the hiring process and weed out the sorry ones
If it wasn't for the benefits and retirement I would not be working here . The union sucks as well
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very productive and fun work place
Team safety representative (Former Employee) –  Denver, COOctober 26, 2017
it was a very relaible Job and new things was learnt ...i will recommend this Job for friends because it is wealth it....
the authourities are nice and lovely
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Good workplace
Laborer Trainer/ Instructor (Current Employee) –  Tulsa, OKOctober 25, 2017
No complaints. Would recommend to friends and famiky to work here in the future. Endless oppurtunities for promotion. Great salary. 24/7 operations. Good people to work with.
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Good Company
Business Owner/Agent (Current Employee) –  ArkansasOctober 23, 2017
This is a straight commission job which can be good, but also can bad if you are not willing to work for every dollar you make. They have good people in place and it's a good company.
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Engineering (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAOctober 17, 2017
at this time I reframe for giving a review account of my long career with this company that does not value people at all and considers then as a liability.
Pros
benifits
Cons
long hours 70 plus hours a week
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I don't enjoy my job.
Gate Inspector (Current Employee) –  Commerce, CAOctober 15, 2017
I don't enjoy working the hours I've been assigned, or the pay. I don't particularly like my coworkers either, as most of them are very vulgar or inappropriate.
Cons
Hours, Pay, Culture.
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Overall a good place to work but a different lifestyle b/c of the time away from family.
Conductor/Switchman (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXOctober 13, 2017
Many benefits including pay scale and insurance. Not a job for everyone because of the long hours and time away from family. You will miss some holidays, birhdays, ballgames and other family activities. If you can adopt to this lifestyle it is overall a pretty good job, most people that start retire from it.
Pros
Good pay and benefits.
Cons
Long hours, travel.
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Terrible live style
Conductor (Current Employee) –  Lincoln, NEOctober 13, 2017
Can't plan anything, never know when you're going to work no days off unless you lay off sick. Company doesn't care about your personal or family life. Expects you to work 12+hours a day every day
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A lot of travelling/motels
Machine Operator/Laborer (Current Employee) –  MidwestOctober 9, 2017
Didn't care for this position. Not a lot of stability and not much guarantee to work. New town every week if you're into that. Lots of labor, machine operation/repair and Management.
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
Poor Management/Unsteady Employment/Hours
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Good place to work.
TY&E Clerk...Investigates Claims (Current Employee) –  Topeka, KSOctober 8, 2017
Corporate is a good place to work. Great work-life balance, unfortunately, no job security. BNSF has great benefits, but, during down times, they can "abolish" your job. Union oriented work.
Pros
Good pay, great coworkers
Cons
Lacks job security
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cut-throat, horrible management
Mechanical Management Trainee (Former Employee) –  Barstow, CAOctober 3, 2017
My manager literally spit in my face multiple times. Asked me to fire a few employees less than a month away from retirement because they had gone over 2 minutes on their break. Horrible management. Disgusting people. Stressful life.
Pros
benefits
Cons
everything. All lower management was looking for a new job
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Bnsf-better not start family
Mow machine operator (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXOctober 2, 2017
As a child I dreamed about working on the railroad, after finally pursing it, boy what a eye opener. Ive been with this company for nearly 4 years and wow the changes I’ve seen in such short time. The largest draw back is the 4 inch thick rule book that you are expected to live by but are scolded if you hold back production for the sake of being safe. Your also tested on these rules continuously to the point it’s annoying. Management hides and watches you work, also have to deal with several random audit teams. The company preaches safety but its INVALID when stuff hits the fan. The management is spineless, they will talk out of their rears when you ask questions or when they are speaking to a group of employees. Most of the mangers wont even answer their phones or return your phone call when you honestly need something leaving you to blindly guess. The company brags about chances for advancement and opportunities for craft transfer, INCORRECT! You will be stuck in whatever you hired out for. UNLESS you’re willing to sideline your family and travel the entire USA without coming home on weekends. JOB CUTS keep coming and all you hear about is budget this budget that yet the company brags about billions in profits PER QUARTER. STAY AWAY! Weak unions offer little to none employee protection. Lastly the buddy system runs thick with this employer. Craft Seniority means nothing, people dance around this all the time. Junior employees working by the house over senior employees. All because of the buddy system. I Really regret taking this job, it has become a extreme disappointment,  more... I will be leaving soon.  less
Pros
Pay, retirement if you can make it.
Cons
No lunch breaks, continuous job cuts, cut throat environment
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Machinist Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Barstow, CAOctober 1, 2017
i have to say the job is good but the union sucks no support for the worker really. unwillingness the stand up and fight to keep job or rights. management sucks as well.
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BNSF Logistics
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Roswell, GASeptember 28, 2017
Good start but unless you are handed large accounts it is not long term. The benefits are great, 40lK 6%, good med. The logistics industry is tough but you can make a decent living if you have enough accounts.
Pros
comission
Cons
stress
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Fast-paced sales and marketing department
Administrative Assistant III (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXSeptember 28, 2017
Great place to work. There were very smart people here that know a lot about the rail industry. I made some great friends working here. There is a great wellness program here also.
Pros
Fitness center and cafeteria
Cons
Can be stressful
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WORKER (Current Employee) –  Memphis, TNSeptember 27, 2017
Need to seriously think if you really want to work here before you agree to take the job.... Most dont understand what it takes to work here.... Never getting weekends off or it takes a long time.....
Pros
Pay
Cons
Work weekends
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