Best Places to Work in IT 2013 Employer Profile

No. 64

BNSF Railway

Fort Worth, Texas [South Central]
http://www.bnsf.com
http://www.bnsf.com/careers

Why you want to work there

At this Fort Worth, Texas-based freight transportation company, employees have opportunities to broaden and deepen their skills by taking on challenging assignments, participating in mentoring programs and pursuing training -- in some cases with the help of a tuition reimbursement plan. Recruiting efforts and management trainee programs help ensure that the best and brightest are selected to design and support the company's diverse and complex technology infrastructure. Most IT employees work at BNSF's Fort Worth corporate headquarters, where the campus features an employee cafeteria, a fitness center and a two-mile walking path.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 30

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 41,331

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 630

IT employee turnover in 2012: 1%

IT promotions in 2012: 11%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2012: 2

Training budget per IT employee in 2012: $857

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 27%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 34%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 25%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 35%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 19%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 39%