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Reviews for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.17
Support from management
2.81
Teamwork
3.36
Freedom to work independently
3.17
Internal Communication
2.59
Office / Work Environment
2.95
Environmental Friendliness
2.73
Work-Life Balance
2.38
Challenging Work
3.03
Inclusive / Diverse
2.93

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.36
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.42
Career Development
3.16
Overall compensation for your work
3.57
Company Image
3.26
Job Security
2.97
Handicapped Accessibility
2.83
Workplace Safety
3.54
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 6 of 77 reviews Parking in 25 of 77 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 4 of 77 reviews Stock or equity options in 24 of 77 reviews 401(k) in 50 of 77 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 4 of 77 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 2 of 77 reviews Ability to work remotely in 6 of 77 reviews Desirable office location in 8 of 77 reviews Tuition assistance in 27 of 77 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 3 of 77 reviews 401(k) Match in 21 of 77 reviews Flexible spending account in 21 of 77 reviews Paid time off in 31 of 77 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 43 of 77 reviews Relocation allowance in 5 of 77 reviews Life insurance in 29 of 77 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 9 of 77 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 16 of 77 reviews Health and wellness programs in 33 of 77 reviews Employee discounts in 50 of 77 reviews Vehicle allowance in 3 of 77 reviews Employee events in 20 of 77 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 77 reviews Fitness center on site in 14 of 77 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 9 of 77 reviews
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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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  • 18.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Provide clear explanation of rules & develop team to be better

What I like about the company

Learned how the signal system worked and how to supervise employees.

What I dislike about the company

Lots of profanity. No clear explanation of rules & regulations. Quick to fire someone instead of developing them.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance 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
    Barstow
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

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

Suggestions for improvement

  • Healthcare benefits. More fair pay structure

What I like about the company

Worked there five years. Can leave if I need to or am sick with no issues

What I dislike about the company

No healthcare. Guys are treated better

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Bnsf Logistics, LLC
  • City
    Wilmington
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • add personal days better vacation policy for new employees higher pay because the railroad taxes are high

What I like about the company

management is really nice and care about your development

What I dislike about the company

include personal days instead of just sick/vacation days.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
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
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance 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 (Fort Worth, TX / United States)
  • City
    Fort Worth, TX
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 26.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Putting a quota for management to discipline employees

What I like about the company

The money and benefits are great but it’s a lifestyle more than a career

What I dislike about the company

The nepotism and middle-management

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) 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 (Fort Worth, TX / United States)
  • City
    Fridley
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • They need to treat their employees as their best asset instead of as a number

What I like about the company

they do allot of recognition for the employees for safety and other events. And you work independently all of the time.

What I dislike about the company

Sometimes you don't see the bigger picture and they are not very good about sharing that with you. We are in a union and they violate our agreements that we have with them quite frequently which breeds distrust in the management

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
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 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 Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    BNSF Railway (Fort Worth, TX / United States)
  • 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

  • Walk the talk from the top down. Take better care of 50 year old plus employees seeking advancement. Make sure women in the field are treated with respect and equality.

What I like about the company

Invests in and encourages employees' personal and professional development. Offers opportunities for advancement and breadth of experience. Some very smart, forward thinking leaders making their way up the ranks. Solid, stable company that will be around for the long haul.

What I dislike about the company

Arrogance and bureaucratic tendencies in dealing with customers and competitors.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account 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?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I feel like they should offer a more predictive schedule and be sympathetic to people when emergencies arise and they have to miss work.

What I like about the company

I have been able to make a lot of money and do something I love and always dreamed of doing. I have a great retirement to look forward to and have met a lot of people and seen a lot of places I wouldn't have normally seen.

What I dislike about the company

It takes a lot of your home time away. You are on call most of the time so you can't really plan anything such as doctors appointments, birthdays, etc.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Bnsf Railway Company
  • City
    Haslet
  • 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

Suggestions for improvement

  • Replace senior operations leadership across the board.

What I like about the company

First 12 years with the company were excellent until senior leadership changes destroyed company culture.

What I dislike about the company

Extremely political environment with people promoted without necessary leadership skills or adequate competencies.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account 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?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 03.Sep 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get back to having management thatcame up through the ranks, versus outside people coming in that don't know or understand railroading

What I like about the company

Better than average pay, railroad retirement is far better the social security

What I dislike about the company

Lack of empathy and common sense in decisions about work environment

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