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BNSF Railway

(Private)  
Transportation
10,000 - 25,000 employees  |  
Overview
BNSF was created on September 22, 1995, from the merger of Burlington Northern Inc. (parent company of Burlington Northern Railroad) and Santa Fe Pacific Corporation (parent company of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway). The company employs about 38,000 people.
Benefits
This overview provides summary information about BNSF's benefits program for management (non-union) employees.
  • Eligible dependents
  • Medical insurance
  • Prescription drug benefit
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Vision plan
  • Incentive compensation plan
  • Investment and retirement plan - 401(k)
  • Retirement plan
  • Railroad retirement taxes
  • Retiree medical and life insurance
  • Short-term disability policy
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Career Opportunities
    BNSF is proud to list the following recent awards and recognitions:

    2004

    All Star Award - May 2004 by Target Corporation
    Presented to Randy Richardson, manager, Consumer Products Marketing, for outstanding customer service and efforts to ensure BNSF met Target's expectations.

    Railroad Customer Service Award - 2003 by Toyota Logistics Services.

    Carrier of the Year - May 2004 by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    BNSF was named Carrier of the Year for the 6th consecutive year. To date, BNSF is the only rail carrier to ever receive this honor.

    TRANSCAER® National Achievement Award - May 2004 by National TRANSCAER® Task Group sponsored in part by the American Chemistry Council
    BNSF received this recognition for its exceptional support of the TRANSCAER® program through organized activities, commitment, financial support and manpower investment. TRANSCAER®, which stands for Transportation, Community Awareness and Emergency Response, is a nationwide community outreach program designed to promote chemical transportation emergency preparedness and awareness in communities.

    Most Innovative Solutions Award - May 2004 by Speech Technology Magazine
    BNSF's implementation of Voice Train Reporting (VTR) was selected as one of two winners of the magazine's "Most Innovative Solutions Awards" for 2004. VTR allows field personnel to report train arrivals, departures, pick-ups and setouts via MRAS radio or cell phone using voice recognition, providing real-time information and greater customer satisfaction. Applications were judged on their ability to increase customer service, improve efficiency and utilize speech in a creative format for an automated solution.

    Harold F. Hammond Employee Safety Award - May 2004
    On May 6th BNSF Carman Dennis Robinson of Newton, Kan. was named winner of the Harold F. Hammond Award for railroad safety for 2004. Mr. Robinson is a 39-year veteran of the railroad industry and is a member of the Carmen's Division of the Transportation Communications Union. The Harold F. Hammond Award was established in 1986 and is awarded to an individual railroad employee who has demonstrated outstanding safety achievement during the preceding year.

    E.H. Harriman Memorial Safety Award Silver Medal - May 2004
    On May 6, BNSF received the 2003 E.H. Harriman Memorial Safety Award silver medal for Group A railroads. Group A comprises line-haul railroads whose employees worked 15 million employee-hours or more during the award year. BNSF also received a special certificate of commendation for continuous improvement in safety performance. Harriman Awards are granted to railroads on the basis of the lowest casualty rates per 200,000 employee-hours worked.

    Premier Technology Leader - January 2004 by IDG's "Computerworld," the "Voice of IT Management"
    Jeffrey J. Campbell, Vice President - Technology Services and CIO, was recognized as one of the business world’s Premier 100 IT Leaders. The award honors executives who show exemplary technology leadership in resolving business problems.
    Vision
    Our vision is to realize the tremendous potential of The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway by providing transportation services that consistently meet our customers' expectations.

    We will know we have succeeded when:

    Our customers find it easy to do business with us, receive 100% on time, damage-free service, accurate and timely information regarding their shipment, and the best value for their transportation dollar.

    Our employees work in a safe environment free of accidents and injuries, are focused on continuous improvement, share the opportunity for personal and professional growth that is available to all members of our diverse work force, and take pride in their association with BNSF.

    Our owners earn financial returns that exceed other railroads and the general market as a result of BNSF's superior revenue growth, an operating ratio in the low 70s, and a return on invested capital which is greater than our cost of capital.

    The communities we serve benefit from our sensitivity to their interests and to the environment in general, our adherence to the highest legal and ethical standards, and the participation of our company and our employees in community activities.
    Products
    Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, the Railway Company operates one of the largest rail networks in the U.S. with 35,000 miles of rail lines operating through the 28 most western states for over 150 years. The dedication and commitment of our over 40,000 employees have made us one of the largest transportation businesses in the United States with more than $15 billion in annual revenues. BNSF is a Fortune 200 company with our best still ahead of us. Do you have the drive, the ambition and the creativity to lead us into the future?

    BNSF is a dynamic company that moves the products and goods that move your world. For more information about our company, our culture and our opportunities, visit us online at www.bnsf.com/careers .

    BNSF is proud to be an EEO/AA employer.
    Our vision is to realize the tremendous potential of The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway by providing transportation services that consistently meet our customers' expectations.

    We will know we have succeeded when:

    Our customers find it easy to do business with us, receive 100% on time, damage-free service, accurate and timely information regarding their shipment, and the best value for their transportation dollar.

    Our employees work in a safe environment free of accidents and injuries, are focused on continuous improvement, share the opportunity for personal and professional growth that is available to all members of our diverse work force, and take pride in their association with BNSF.

    Our owners earn financial returns that exceed other railroads and the general market as a result of BNSF's superior revenue growth, an operating ratio in the low 70s, and a return on invested capital which is greater than our cost of capital.

    The communities we serve benefit from our sensitivity to their interests and to the environment in general, our adherence to the highest legal and ethical standards, and the participation of our company and our employees in community activities.
    Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (BNSF), through its subsidiary The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America, with 33,000 route miles covering 28 states and two Canadian provinces. This network covers the western two-thirds of the United States, stretching from major Pacific Northwest and Southern California ports to the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest, and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada.

    The railway moves more intermodal traffic than any other rail system in the world, is America's largest grain-hauling railroad, transports the mineral components of many of the products we depend on daily, and hauls enough coal to generate more than 10 percent of the electricity produced in the United States. Revenues are generated primarily from the transportation of coal, grain, intermodal containers and trailers, chemicals, metals and minerals, forest products, automobiles and consumer goods.
    This overview provides summary information about BNSF's benefits program for management (non-union) employees.


    Eligible dependents

    Medical insurance

    Prescription drug benefit

    Dental insurance

    Life insurance

    Long-term disability insurance

    Flexible spending accounts

    Personal accident insurance

    Vision plan

    Incentive compensation plan

    Investment and retirement plan - 401(k)

    Retirement plan

    Railroad retirement taxes

    Retiree medical and life insurance

    Short-term disability policy

    Vacation

    Holidays

    Tuition reimbursement program
    BNSF is proud to list the following recent awards and recognitions:

    2004

    All Star Award - May 2004 by Target Corporation
    Presented to Randy Richardson, manager, Consumer Products Marketing, for outstanding customer service and efforts to ensure BNSF met Target's expectations.

    Railroad Customer Service Award - 2003 by Toyota Logistics Services.

    Carrier of the Year - May 2004 by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    BNSF was named Carrier of the Year for the 6th consecutive year. To date, BNSF is the only rail carrier to ever receive this honor.

    TRANSCAER® National Achievement Award - May 2004 by National TRANSCAER® Task Group sponsored in part by the American Chemistry Council
    BNSF received this recognition for its exceptional support of the TRANSCAER® program through organized activities, commitment, financial support and manpower investment. TRANSCAER®, which stands for Transportation, Community Awareness and Emergency Response, is a nationwide community outreach program designed to promote chemical transportation emergency preparedness and awareness in communities.

    Most Innovative Solutions Award - May 2004 by Speech Technology Magazine
    BNSF's implementation of Voice Train Reporting (VTR) was selected as one of two winners of the magazine's "Most Innovative Solutions Awards" for 2004. VTR allows field personnel to report train arrivals, departures, pick-ups and setouts via MRAS radio or cell phone using voice recognition, providing real-time information and greater customer satisfaction. Applications were judged on their ability to increase customer service, improve efficiency and utilize speech in a creative format for an automated solution.

    Harold F. Hammond Employee Safety Award - May 2004
    On May 6th BNSF Carman Dennis Robinson of Newton, Kan. was named winner of the Harold F. Hammond Award for railroad safety for 2004. Mr. Robinson is a 39-year veteran of the railroad industry and is a member of the Carmen's Division of the Transportation Communications Union. The Harold F. Hammond Award was established in 1986 and is awarded to an individual railroad employee who has demonstrated outstanding safety achievement during the preceding year.

    E.H. Harriman Memorial Safety Award Silver Medal - May 2004
    On May 6, BNSF received the 2003 E.H. Harriman Memorial Safety Award silver medal for Group A railroads. Group A comprises line-haul railroads whose employees worked 15 million employee-hours or more during the award year. BNSF also received a special certificate of commendation for continuous improvement in safety performance. Harriman Awards are granted to railroads on the basis of the lowest casualty rates per 200,000 employee-hours worked.

    Premier Technology Leader - January 2004 by IDG's "Computerworld," the "Voice of IT Management"
    Jeffrey J. Campbell, Vice President - Technology Services and CIO, was recognized as one of the business world’s Premier 100 IT Leaders. The award honors executives who show exemplary technology leadership in resolving business problems.
    Please submit an on-line application on our web site at www.bnsf.com/jobs.
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    Please submit an on-line application on our web site at www.bnsf.com/jobs.
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