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Reviews for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.18
Support from management
2.86
Teamwork
3.37
Freedom to work independently
3.17
Internal Communication
2.61
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.80
Work-Life Balance
2.40
Challenging Work
3.05
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.39
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.43
Career Development
3.20
Overall compensation for your work
3.59
Company Image
3.28
Job Security
3.01
Handicapped Accessibility
2.88
Workplace Safety
3.58
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 6 of 79 reviews Parking in 27 of 79 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 6 of 79 reviews Stock or equity options in 24 of 79 reviews 401(k) in 52 of 79 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 4 of 79 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 2 of 79 reviews Ability to work remotely in 6 of 79 reviews Desirable office location in 9 of 79 reviews Tuition assistance in 29 of 79 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 3 of 79 reviews 401(k) Match in 22 of 79 reviews Flexible spending account in 22 of 79 reviews Paid time off in 33 of 79 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 45 of 79 reviews Relocation allowance in 5 of 79 reviews Life insurance in 31 of 79 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 9 of 79 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 16 of 79 reviews Health and wellness programs in 34 of 79 reviews Employee discounts in 52 of 79 reviews Vehicle allowance in 3 of 79 reviews Employee events in 20 of 79 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 79 reviews Fitness center on site in 15 of 79 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 10 of 79 reviews
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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
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  • 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

Suggestions for improvement

  • Offer more full time positions in my dept, shift differial pay

What I like about the company

They are willing to work around my time restrictions being I have a disability, being treated with respect, hands on training plus computer based training

What I dislike about the company

Not being able to have full time at my position

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
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
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    BNSF Railway (Fort Worth, TX / United States)
  • City
    Spokane
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

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

Suggestions for improvement

  • Listen to the people on the ground. Management comes in with these ideas but have never even been around industry. They continually ask for your ideas and input but ultimately do what they wanted in the first place. So people just stop saying anything.

What I like about the company

I have some of the best health insurance available.

What I dislike about the company

I disapprove of literally so many safety rules that you cannot get your job done when they give a timeline of finishing repairs. My company currently has the attitude that something be asthetically pleasing rather than functional. They claim to care about you and your family when in reality your family is a hinderance in not being able to 16 hours a day everyday.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
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
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    BNSF Railway
  • City
    Havre
  • 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
  • 09.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Fire a handful of unneeded foremen

What I like about the company

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What I dislike about the company

Management’s mentality to address issues.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    BNSF Railway (Fort Worth, TX / United States)
  • City
    Kansas City
  • 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 Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Management needs to be promoted from the craft whenever possible. It’s difficult to tell others how to do a job that you cannot do yourself.

What I like about the company

High paying job for no college degree. Good retirement and benefits.

What I dislike about the company

Very rigid about rules that are purposely vague and open to ever changing management interpretation.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) 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
  • City
    Clovis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 28.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Scheduling rules need to be updated for a better quality of life. More paid time off and a stranger support when it comes to sick days.

What I like about the company

Pay is good and environment is comfortable. Benefits are excellent.

What I dislike about the company

Scheduling is an issue for newer employees without a schedule. We are not allowed sick days or absences for emergencies.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) 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 Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 03.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better quality of life for the employees

What I like about the company

They had family day, that was nice.

What I dislike about the company

Most of management knows less than the regular employees.

Company Culture
4.00
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
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    BNSF RAILWAY
  • City
    Temple
  • 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