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Review averages

  • 87 employees say

    Excellent (29)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (20)
    22.988505747126%
    Satisfactory (22)
    25.287356321839%
    Subpar (16)
    18.390804597701%
    3.16
  • 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

3.16 Employees say
1.70 Applicants say
  • 04.Jul 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

Subordinates are not allowed to tell the truth about any given negative circumstance.

Support from management

Company issued safety gear is treated like its coming out of the 29’s own pocket or the employee has a side gig of selling BNSF branded safety vests on Craigslist.

Freedom to work independently

Self supervised work

Internal Communication

Only rainbows and unicorns can be communicated.

Gender Equality

The top echelons of the company are all men.

Career Development

Upper management cannot identify what a leader looks like. It’s all about who you’re cozy with to get a promotion.

Office / Work Environment

Piss poor leadership. Bosses bark orders instead of leading a team.

Environmental Friendliness

Very dirty industry with little focus on low hanging fruit ideas to reduce our carbon footprint.

Handicapped Accessibility

Non existent

Workplace Safety

Peer-to-peer safety teams have become sounding boards for hub management gripes.

Inclusive / Diverse

Excellent position on progressive social issues.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Identify non/under performing managers and reassign them to other areas.

What I like about the company

My peers.

What I dislike about the company

Too many bosses barking orders.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    bnsf
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • More communication and a better relationship between management and employee.

What I like about the company

BNSF affords you the possibility to change your life if you are responsible and capable. The company pays you well for your time. As long as you work safely, you will have a place at the company.

What I dislike about the company

The focus on safety can be threatening from management instead of a cooperative effort by management and the people with their feet on the ground. And there is a lack of communication between management themselves and between management and employee.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Bnsf Railway Company
  • City
    Fort Worth
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Company Culture

They are a good company with good benefits, however timeoff is a challenge as you're expected to be on call 24/7

Support from management

Management doesn't really interact with us unless it is about rules and they usally don't know them as well as us

Teamwork

You are dependent on your co workers working hand in hand together to move the trains safely

Freedom to work independently

You and one other are basically on your own for most of the work and rarely interact with management

Internal Communication

They release finacials over the company internet siteand explains them for us

Gender Equality

They never look at gender

Attitude towards older colleagues

People spend their lives at the job some working there for over 50 years

Career Development

I can always look at promotions within the company if willing to move

Overall compensation for your work

I make a good living for being on call

Office / Work Environment

Locomotives are usually clean and temperature controled but you do work in the weather

Environmental Friendliness

They don't recycle as much as the locomotives are basically lived on

Work-Life Balance

It is hard as they want you available and you are expected to be ready to work regardless of life

Company Image

They take care of us most of the time and it is still a job people amaze over

Job Security

They always need train crews

Handicapped Accessibility

In office personel are accomodated but can't for locomotives

Workplace Safety

Youa re always expected to work safely

Challenging Work

The work is usually not challenging, meaning you sit for long hours waiting, however you are working nights and on call so you have to manage your sleep

Inclusive / Diverse

They value experience and safe working above all else

Suggestions for improvement

  • Listen to your employees and work with them to make things better instead of unilaterally making changes and being adversarial to the employees

What I like about the company

They do quite a bit of safety feeds, and want to make sure you are successful by giving you tools like ipads to use

What I dislike about the company

Treat us like human and value our input we want you to be successful and profitable

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    BNSF Railway
  • City
    Spokane
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

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Review averages

  • 87 employees say

    Excellent (29)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (20)
    22.988505747126%
    Satisfactory (22)
    25.287356321839%
    Subpar (16)
    18.390804597701%
    3.16
  • 1 applicant says

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

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