BNSF Railway Overview

  • Fort Worth, TX
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1849
  • Subsidiary or Business Segment
  • Rail Transportation
  • $10+ billion (USD)

BNSF Railway operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America. The company provides freight transportation over a network of about 32,000 route miles of track across two-thirds of the western US and two provinces in Canada. BNSF operates a fleet of about 6,700 ...

Company Updates

December 8, 2015
BNSF proudly hires military veterans. Our military recruiter John Wesley led an online discussion with about opportunities for veterans with the railroad. It's packed with information for military members approaching their transition date.
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BNSF Railway Reviews

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Kathryn Farmer
Kathryn Farmer
434 Ratings
Current Employee

"Unpredictable schedule"

Jun. 25, 2019 - Freight Conductor
Neutral Outlook
No Opinion of CEO


Pay is good, SOME people are polite.


You are expected to work days, nights, and evenings throughout the year, in all kinds of weather. You may prepare yourself in ain anticipation a morning shift... You're all cozy and ready to go to
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Diversity & Inclusion at BNSF Railway

(711 reviews)

Diversity Programs & Initiatives

BNSF is committed to our foundational values of equality and inclusion. As members of the BNSF community, our employees are entitled to:

     -  be treated with dignity and respect
     -  have equal access to tools, resources, training and development opportunities
     -  have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential

We model the way through our leadership, BNSF Diversity Councils, diverse Business Resource Groups, deep involvement and investment in the communities we serve, and through diversity and inclusion training programs. It’s through our actions that we create a

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BNSF Railway Interviews

Getting an Interview
Applied online77%
Campus Recruiting11%
Employee Referral5%

  1. Conductor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    It was a Zoom call with a recruiter and a local lead person. They asked some questions for about 15 minutes, then opened up to questions I might have. They were nice enough, but you could tell that they have many interviews to do.

    They asked a few different questions about safety. They asked what you would do if you saw somebody working unsafe around you. They asked how you would resolve disputes if you and another person disagreed on how certain tasks should be done.

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BNSF Railway Awards & Accolades

  • 2021 Best Employers for WomenForbes2021
  • Military Friendly EmployerMilitary Friendly2021
  • Military Times Best for Vets: EmployersMilitary Times2021
  • Military Friendly Employer - GoldMilitary Friendly2020
  • Top 50 Workplaces for Indigenous STEM ProfessionalsAmerican Indian Science and Engineering Society2020

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Does BNSF Railway offer relocation assistance?

...Great pay great benefits Package...

February 27, 2021

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People Also Ask about BNSF Railway

Employees rate BNSF Railway 2.5 out of 5 stars based on 1,990 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

To get a job at BNSF Railway, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at BNSF Railway and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 26 of employees would recommend working at BNSF Railway to a friend. This is based on 1,846 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

63 of job seekers rate their interview experience at BNSF Railway as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 2.8 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at BNSF Railway.

29 of employees think that BNSF Railway has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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