Close work relationships with exceptional benefits
Foreman/Supervisor (Current Employee) – Extensive – December 12, 2017
Hours vary often, work in high stress situations, travel is excessive although there are many perks. Learned a lot about transportation and mimics military life. Management can vary, many management positions to go through. Hardest part of the job is travel and time away from family. Your relationships with others and benefits are definitely the best part of the job.
Bnsf rail road machinist (Former Employee) – Alliance, NE – December 11, 2017
Good pay, good and rewarding job. Good supervisors. Interesting and fulfilling work. Good money. Lots of good people to work with. If time off was needed usually just had to ask. My last job as a responder held a lot of responsibility. We're required to make decisions and they were not questioned. We worked alone and covered 200 miles of track, worked on troubled trains. We did what was necessary to keep trains moving. Never harassed by supervisor or questioned about our reports. Sometimes a Email for a good job .not much else to say. I only retired because of age. Never was forced to leave. I m done with this. Was a good job. Was a good job. Their was always educational things to read on the bathroom walls. My favorite was.If your hose is to short or your pump is to weak move a little closer or you will whiz on your feet. Ha
Conductor (Former Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – December 8, 2017
I get my dope/instructions we inspect our train and head out. I learned how to be ready within 3 hours to go to work. Great management, the culture there was to get the job done right and safely. It was tuff sometimes to get a call in the middle of the night to go to work. It was really fun sitting up there with 20,00 horse power.
Locomotive Engineer (Current Employee) – Kansas City, KS – December 1, 2017
Be prepared to miss everything. You are on call 24 hours a day seven days a week. You will work weekends, weekdays, holidays, birthdays, hard to get a day off. Always have the threat of being fired hanging over your head.
Conductor/Engineer (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – November 30, 2017
The job is more geared towards a single person, very rule oriented, if injured on the job, won’t work with a person to go back to work, but will do anything to get rid of, won’t allow rentry into the work force, yes you can apply but where it stops.
friendly place to work full of good people that care about being there. they seem to be nice and the pay is awesome, plus you have the unions there so they totally help you out. bnsf is a great company to work for
TRAIN DISPATCHER (Former Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – November 21, 2017
8 Hour Days. Control Center well established with good Management and a good team to work with. You need to pass exams and be certified to work in any position. Everyone works as a team, with solid guidelines and procedures.
Carpenter/ Bridge Mechanic (Former Employee) – Klamath Falls, OR – November 20, 2017
Railroad work environment, with a lot of job advancement and lots of opportunities to find the job best suited for you. Most jobs have a lot of travel included with them but if you dont mind that a great place to work
Diesel Mechanic/Machinist (Former Employee) – Kansas City, KS – November 19, 2017
Excellent place to work for veterans and great pay. Would work there again in a heart beat!! One of the best company's one could work for and appreciated the quality of work that was produced at the Argentine Maintenance Yard in Kansas City.
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.