Extremely Stable Company with Below Average Compensation
Manager (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – July 6, 2013
If you like the railroad, this is a great company for you. In comparison to other railroads, BNSF is a great company with great Vision & Values and Leadership Model. There is a reason that BNSF is now owned by Berkshire - the company makes money had over fist even when the economy is not doing well.
If you plan to move forward in your career, be prepared to grind it out over a long timeframe. There are a lot of people who have spent their entire career with the company, so opportunities for advancement are few and far between. Often times someone with tenure beats out a younger, more competent go-getter for positions. The hiring practices show that the company values longevity and tenure above job performance.
Compensation for business and technical professionals is average at best. There are some retirement and pension benefits, but if you are a top performer you can make considerably more in salary elsewhere. A lot of young talent is currently leaving the company for greener pastures.
Stability, Owned by Berkshire, Retirement Benefits
Very political, Antequated HR Practices, Rigid Hierarchy, Resistence to Change, Lots of Mediocre Middle Management