BNSF Railway
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  • CEO
    Kathryn Farmer
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    more than $10B (USD)
  • Industry
  • Headquarters
    Fort Worth, TX
  • Link
    BNSF Railway website
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Seattle, WA

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Employees at BNSF Railway have reported receiving these benefits. They will vary by role and location.

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Flexible spending account

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Conductor/Switchman in Kansas City, MO
on November 26, 2022
If you have a family run. Great pay, great benefits but you can kiss a life good bye. When you work for BNSF they are your life you don't get to have one outside of work. You'll have a great relationship with your phone trying to figure out when you go to work next.
Conductor in Clovis, NM
on November 16, 2022
No home time, miss important times with family. Pay is good and benefits are nice, not worth it. Management is against you at all times and won’t work with you for time off.
Conductor in Casper, WY
on November 8, 2022
BNSF does not carr about you, the employee. As a conductor, yo uhave no scheduled days off. You are on call 24/7 365 days a year. There are no paid holidays, and if you take a day off, you are penalized for it. You may sit on a train for 12-16 hours, stay away from home at a CRUMMY hotel for 48 hours or more, then hop on a train for a 12-16 hour trip home, where you are guaranteed a whopping 10 hours off, before they call you 8 hours into your rest to be back on a train at your 19 hour mark. Or close to it. Seriously a TERRIBLE place to work if you have a family, or want any kind of social life.
Dispatcher in Fort Worth, TX
on November 7, 2022
Excellent pay and benefits for trainees, with life balance not so much. If you are planning to start a family, think twice before accepting the job. The schedules are not set in stone, your life is at work
Conductor/Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
on November 7, 2022
What is the best part of working at the company?The pay and benefits.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?On call 24/7What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Work environment is dangerous at time and the culture is horrible because the company does not value their employees. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Walk in get your paperwork together, do a safety brief and go to work.

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A willingness to travel?

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Everything was safety oreiented

Shared on September 13, 2022

How much am I interested in safety and who is responsible for my safety. I am responsible for the safety of myself, my coworkers, the customers of the railroad and the public! Safety is to be considered the first and foremost responsibility of each and every employee before all else!!

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