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Review averages

  • 41 employees say

    Excellent (12)
    29.268292682927%
    Good (9)
    21.951219512195%
    Satisfactory (10)
    24.390243902439%
    Subpar (10)
    24.390243902439%
    2.96
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Company summary

BNSF Railway operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America, with about 32,500 route miles in 28 states and three Canadian provinces. The railway is among the world's top transporters of intermodal traffic, serves more grain-producing regions than any other railroad, and transports the components of many of the products we depend on daily. BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

freight transportation, intermodal, agricultural products, coal, industrial products, consumer products, automotive

Company outlook

Our vision is to realize BNSF's tremendous potential by providing transportation services that consistently meet our customers' expectations.

A vision statement is only as good as the people who work to bring it to life each day. To live the vision, BNSF's 42,000 employees embrace a set of shared values.

  • Listening to customers and doing what it takes to meet their expectations
  • Empowering one another, showing concern for our colleagues' well-being and respect for their talents and achievements
  • Continuously improving by striving to do the right thing safely and efficiently
  • Celebrating our rich heritage and building on our success as we shape our promising future

Success in living our Vision & Values is evident when we fulfill the highest expectations of our four key stakeholder groups:

  • Our customers find it easy to do business with us as they receive 100 percent on-time, damage-free service, accurate and timely information regarding their shipment and the best transportation value.
  • Our employees work in a safe and secure environment, are focused on continuous improvement, share in the opportunity for personal and professional growth available to all team members and take pride in their association with BNSF.
  • Our owners earn financial returns that exceed other railroads and the general market as a result of BNSF's superior revenue growth and operating ratio and a return on invested capital that is greater than our cost of capital.
  • The communities we serve benefit from our sensitivity to their interests and to the environment in general, our adherence to the highest legal and ethical standards, and the participation of our company and our employees in community activities.

Code of Conduct

Every BNSF Employee is held to the business conduct standards in the BNSF Code of Conduct, which focuses on ethical behavior, integrity and legal compliance. Each year our salaried employees certify that they understand and will abide by the Code of Conduct.

BNSF Hotline

Employees who are confronted with ethical concerns are encouraged to seek advice from a supervisor or their department leadership. Employees may also contact their Human Resources representative, or the Compliance Department at 817-352-2313. If an employee is uncomfortable calling these contacts, he or she may call the BNSF Hotline at 800-533-BNSF (2673). Calls to the Hotline can remain anonymous and are thoroughly investigated. Retaliation for good faith reporting of an apparent or actual violation of the Code, or for participating in any investigation of a suspected violation, is prohibited.


Location


  • 2650 Lou Menk Drive
    Forth Worth, TX, 76131
    USA

For applicants

Videos

Juan Carlos Sanchez, signal construction supervisor

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

Would you like to have a career in an industry that is vital to our economy, where every day brings a new challenge? The actions we take every day help ensure both raw materials and finished goods arrive at their destination safely and without incident. It is a complex but well-orchestrated operation, and each day brings the satisfaction that today you made an important contribution to our way of life.

How would we describe the company culture?

The people who work at BNSF are the ones who drive the railroad to success. BNSF people are from all areas of the country and have a variety of skills. BNSF is focused on keeping the railroad moving forward, meeting customers' needs and serving the communities where our employees live and work.

What else should applicants know about us?

"Diversity has become a way of life at BNSF. Employees need to be able to look up to the top of the organization and see enough role models so that all members of our community can model their actions and behaviors against real BNSF executives."
-- Matt Rose, Executive Chairman

We've covered great distances in our diversity journey at BNSF, and it all begins with every employee valuing the differences we each bring to the workplace.

As a company, the road to greater diversity began with a vision. Equipped with a destination, leaders throughout BNSF developed a business purpose and strategic plan for moving the company to its diversity goals.

While this formal program sets the commitment and direction for diversity, it's the men and women of BNSF who have taken initiative, demonstrating leadership and bringing diversity alive in the workplace.

Diversity is a continuous journey at BNSF. By embracing and appreciating each other, our work experience, our jobs and our lives are enriched.

"Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day."
-- Anonymous

Reviews for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation

Reviews - What employees say

2.96 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 22.May 2017
  • Employee

Overall Compensation for your work

Very poor compensation at Wilmington, NC location. Much lower than others!

Suggestions for improvement

  • Send "supervisors" to management training classes.

What I like about the company

I think BNSF is a great company.

What I dislike about the company

The "Revenue Center" I was in was severely lacking. Very poor management, zero acknowledgment for ideas...in fact thinking outside of the box was discouraged. Limited on what you are allowed to do, income potential is less than half of what you can make elsewhere and your "supervisors" will make more than you when you're doing their work. This particular branch is designed as a pyramid scheme and sub-agents will lose out.

  • 09.Dec 2016 (Last edit 16.Dec 2016)
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Your employees are not your enemies.
  • 01.Dec 2016
  • Employee
Company culture
4.00
Support from Management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Level of Autonomy
3.00
Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall Compensation for your work
4.00
Office/Work Environment
3.00
Eco-consciousness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job security
4.00
Handicap Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive/Diverse
4.00

Review averages

  • 41 employees say

    Excellent (12)
    29.268292682927%
    Good (9)
    21.951219512195%
    Satisfactory (10)
    24.390243902439%
    Subpar (10)
    24.390243902439%
    2.96
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation
2.96
41 reviews

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