BNSF Railway Employee Reviews

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Serious workplace
Analytics Intern (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXNovember 21, 2016
Usually serious workplace.

Good thing about my work at BNSF Railway was the areas in which I was able to develop my skills in. I learnt Pandas framework, predictive modelling, forecasting models, and regression.

I also used my knowledge to implement many concepts I learned educationally.
Pros
Flexible hours
Cons
Formal dress code
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Very little time with family, high stress, crazy hours
Conductor (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, WANovember 15, 2016
Good company great job better benefits. deceptive management overall working environment is disgruntled however it is what you make it. there are several really good qualified people sprinkled throughout the company.
Pros
good living, great benefits
Cons
Very Little time with family
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Wanting to plan a picket on west o
Bus Driver (Current Employee) –  Lincoln, NENovember 12, 2016
Bus drivers deserve a liveable wage, were tired of minimum wage, wanting a roof over are heads, food on the table, heat in the air. I know thats exspecting a lot from a company that considers us roadkill!
Pros
an outhouse
Cons
too many things to list
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Great Union benefits
2nd Shift Safety Assistant (Former Employee) –  Topeka, KSNovember 10, 2016
The company has great union benefits. The work isn't to bad. Management does not exactly know how to work or what it takes to work on the locomotives, they think a college degree qualifies them to be a supervisor.
Pros
benefits
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Typical 3PL work environment
Transportation Coordinator - U.S. Borax account (Former Employee) –  Springdale, ARNovember 3, 2016
Shipping zinc borate OTR and Intermodal from Boron, CA and Wilmington, CA to agricultural distribution centers. Very mundane.
People on the account were great to work with.
Manager was self absorbed and mostly attentive to women on the account.
Software was state of the art Windows software but pretty slow.
Pros
Good salary with bonus incentive.
Cons
Poor management.
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Logistics Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 2, 2016
Golfing is the best way to meet every VP in the organization. They are all top of the line and can make the impossible happen for any customer domestic and international.
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Good benefits
Trackman (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXNovember 1, 2016
This company provides an excellent benefits package. There is usually a lot of travel. Great training especially for safety.
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Best company ever
MOW Administrator (Current Employee) –  Memphis, TNOctober 30, 2016
Great company to work for with longevity. Great opportunities. All around great people within the company to assist you with all your business needs.
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Good work but bad enviroment
Locomotive Electrician/Foreman (Former Employee) –  Columbia Heights, MNOctober 28, 2016
The work in the shop is good but the constant back stabbing between employees get old fast. There is a lack of support from the management. The railroad isn't what it used to be.
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Lucrative Career
Conductor (Former Employee) –  La Crosse, WIOctober 28, 2016
This career is for those who can wake up and do whats needed with very little notification with little to no schedule. Each person is sole responsible for every aspect of their employment.
Pros
Compensation
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25 years with 12 plus years spent in Mangement
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, KSOctober 20, 2016
Recommend to stay in entry level management. Middle management not a great experience. Have worked all over the country with this company: North Dakota, California, St Louis, Fort Worth and Kansas City.
Pros
Wages
Cons
Work/life bal
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Great place
GIS Publisher (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXOctober 18, 2016
Great place with great benefits. Laid back atmosphere, but the work is extremely important. Most employees are contractors. Work-Life balance is great.
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Stressful
Locomotive Engineer/Conductor (Current Employee) –  Tacoma, WAOctober 15, 2016
If working long thankless hours in the middle of the night while standing in the rain is worth the money to you then go for it. Also, good luck trying to juggle home and work. You're family will miss you.
Pros
Crews you work with are good people.
Cons
Not enough sleep or time with your family
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Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  Springfield, MOOctober 6, 2016
BNSF Railway is a challenging yet rewarding work place to work at. There is great compensation and benefits available to all employees who work at the company.
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Fast paced envirnonemt
Conductor (Former Employee) –  Wenatchee, WASeptember 29, 2016
You are away from home a lot
very strict safety rules
good pay and benefits
must be willing to travel
Fast paced environment and no room for errors
Great retirement
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Great company
Trainmaster (Current Employee) –  Bakersfield, CASeptember 27, 2016
Great company. Puts safety first and has many advancement opportunities. BNSF invests in employee training and the learning of all that work there.
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lots of traveling
Hostler Helper (Current Employee) –  Galesburg, ILSeptember 26, 2016
This job is great if you are single. you travel a lot and the pay is ok. You are never home a lot but you get to see a lot of cool stuff traveling all over the country..
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Very poor and unhealthy environment
Sr. SAP BI Lead and Architect (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXSeptember 25, 2016
Very hard to work here. No ethics and the management does not provide any help nor any guidance for new starters . Everyday challenge to work here, since always layoffs and demand of work with no proper plan
Pros
Nothings
Cons
No work ethics, no cooperation
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Most productive of all loco shops
Sheet Metal Worker (Current Employee) –  Alliance, NESeptember 25, 2016
It's a decent work environment, has most resources necessary for most jobs. Cleaner than most loco shops, management is questionable at times, but do good what what they're provided with. Overall, most tasks/jobs here are simple and fun. It's a nice job to have, pay is seemingly fair what what's required of you.
Pros
Good benefits, safety is heavily enforced, unions back employees
Cons
Union dues, some managers make poor choices, discipline used on some employees was unnecessary for what their violation was
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Reasonably stable company
Manager, Equipment Utilization (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXSeptember 24, 2016
BNSF is a stable company with decent pay and benefits. It's hard moving up the ladder unless you know the right people and a very conservation, political work climate. People are nice and I've made good friends and connections at the company.
Pros
Salary, benefits, well-known company in local area
Cons
Political environment, favorities, work life balance for those who work in operations
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