Staffing Specialist (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – November 11, 2017
The compensation and benefits at BNSF are great; however, the culture is not. Management treats employees like children - while they expect high performance, they micromanage the employees in odd ways (can't be even a minute late in the morning or leave a minute early in the afternoon).
Locomotive Engineer (Current Employee) – Central California – November 10, 2017
No security after 20 years. Always changing. Do more with less. On call 24/7 with no scheduled days off. Discipline and intimidation heavy from management. False concerns for safety from management. Reduced benefits for employees while increasing bonuses for upper management. Constant "lip service" from all corporate departments and management levels.
Potential for pay
No time off. No family time. Constantly threatened and given discipline.
INTERMODAL EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – November 8, 2017
Poor work/life balance, shift work with night/weekends, underpaid, poor management and planning, terrible morale. Job was easy. Lack of consistent safety message with productivity truly being the end all/be all.
Maintenance Worker/Driver (Former Employee) – Kansas City, KS – November 6, 2017
You start your day with a morning briefing. Than stretching. you get your truck loaded for the day depending on what you are doing. You will be away from home fro long periods of time. You are expected to respond to any emergency.
free motel, food sometimes, good pay, good friends
Long hours and great chance of break up in relationship
Welder Foreman (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – October 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
Overall a good place to work but a different lifestyle b/c of the time away from family.
Conductor/Switchman (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – October 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.