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Review averages

  • 66 employees say

    Excellent (18)
    27.272727272727%
    Good (18)
    27.272727272727%
    Satisfactory (16)
    24.242424242424%
    Subpar (14)
    21.212121212121%
    3.04
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.70

Reviews for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation

Reviews - What employees say

3.04 Employees say
1.70 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • Ask for feedback on new equipment before buying full fleets of terrible vehicles and poorly made tools When you make improvements, make them to last rather than just patching stuff to "get-by" Break away from the other railroads to negotiate, you're already having problems finding people to work here. Stop making system wide rules for one time instances

What I like about the company

I like the environment and it is improving over time. Job is as engaging as you allow it to be which I love.

What I dislike about the company

Communication needs improvement - massive amounts of emails are not healthy or effective

Equipment and Facility improvements are needed - equipment, vehicles, and tools break down almost weekly, shop lighting is poor, and yards are full of insane amounts of dust and pot holes

Hiring new employees hasn't kept up with attrition and we are understaffed and failing to keep up with increasing transportation demands

Compensation package is quickly falling behind standards: Accrual of PTO is insanely slow, no paid sick days and reprimands if you take a day off without PTO which again takes forever to obtain, no 401K match for mechanical at all, takes a minimum of a decade to see weekends off, no shift differentials at a 24/7 job, no discount on company stock, health insurance is terrible compared to other multi-billion dollar transportation companies,

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    Bnsf Railway Company
  • City
    Kansas City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 21.May 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Actually caring about safety and not just saying it to cover liability. Fixing issues before something happens not after someone gets hurts. Maintain equipment and walkways again before someone gets hurt.

What I like about the company

The pay is good depending on where you work. It is a union job so in general if you live in Chicago or Wee little hicktown you get paid the same. I.E. in bigger more expensive areas the pay isnt good and in less expensive areas the pay can be very good.

What I dislike about the company

The blame the employee attitude from management. The hassle of getting time off. That they basically steal from employees (if you forget a paid claim you only have 30 days to put in but they can and will go back 4 years if they find they overpaid you.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    BNSF Railway (Fort Worth, TX / United States)
  • City
    Superior
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would change the culture but it would take a lot of firing of current workers or holding them accountable to the necessary changes that need to take place to make it a more positive environment. It needs to be more diverse, more women and more ethnicities. I would make sure the training programs are up to par before the people are promoted to new positions. I would have higher leadership peak in randomly to see how lower leadership and craft workers are being treated. I would offer more flexible work schedule hours so that their as work/life balance.

What I like about the company

After a few rough years I was able to change my perception by key players. I am still working on exceeding in this culture that is unlike any other work environment.

What I dislike about the company

Negative, aggressive experiences with men and lack of support to grow. Daily hostile attitudes.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Bnsf Railway Company
  • City
    Denver
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee discounts is offered

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Review averages

  • 66 employees say

    Excellent (18)
    27.272727272727%
    Good (18)
    27.272727272727%
    Satisfactory (16)
    24.242424242424%
    Subpar (14)
    21.212121212121%
    3.04
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.70

kununu score comparisons

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3.02
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