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Review averages

  • 77 employees say

    Excellent (24)
    31.168831168831%
    Good (19)
    24.675324675325%
    Satisfactory (19)
    24.675324675325%
    Subpar (15)
    19.480519480519%
    3.10
  • 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

3.10 Employees say
1.70 Applicants say

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

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

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Review averages

  • 77 employees say

    Excellent (24)
    31.168831168831%
    Good (19)
    24.675324675325%
    Satisfactory (19)
    24.675324675325%
    Subpar (15)
    19.480519480519%
    3.10
  • 1 applicant says

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

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Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation
3.08
78 reviews

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3.13
77,873 reviews

kununu average
3.39
3,347,000 reviews