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Decent company
Terminal Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 17, 2017
long days, good pay. Work life balance is swayed in the wrong direction right now.

It has been a great company to work for as it pays well for what you do.
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Benefits outweigh cons
Diesel Locomotive Electrician (Former Employee) –  Argentine, KSNovember 16, 2017
Over all a good place to work. Lower management is young and fairly inexperienced, which can lead to some frustration. Communication within management, and between management and crafts is lacking.
Pros
Great benefits.
Cons
Lower seniority can expect to work 2nd or 3rd shift, weekends and holidays
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Great Company
Conductor (Current Employee) –  Beaumont, TXNovember 12, 2017
-Great Company.
- Always a opportunity to learn and grow in the field.
-Family environment.
-Great benefits.
-Typical day includes switching cars in the yard
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Horrible company culture
Staffing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXNovember 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).
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Would not recommend employment
Locomotive Engineer (Current Employee) –  Central CaliforniaNovember 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.
Pros
Potential for pay
Cons
No time off. No family time. Constantly threatened and given discipline.
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great job
Conductor (Former Employee) –  Needles, CANovember 9, 2017
I loved the job but I was a single mom could not leave my child for long periods of time and company laid off and did not call back to work for almost 10 months
Pros
great job, benefits work environment
Cons
laid off when season slows down
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They own you and don;t let you forget it.
INTERMODAL EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WANovember 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.
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A very fast and demanding job
Maintenance Worker/Driver (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, KSNovember 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.
Pros
free motel, food sometimes, good pay, good friends
Cons
Long hours and great chance of break up in relationship
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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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Transportation
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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