Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 42, Large

BNSF Railway

Fort Worth, Texas [South Central]
BNSF Railway
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Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 4 for career development
This Fort Worth, Texas, freight transportation company offers a variety of programs to support its workers professionally and personally. Benefits include competitive compensation packages and on-site day care. The company's headquarters facility features an award-winning architectural design, with amenities that include a fitness center, a walking path and a large corporate art collection. To support the career development of its employees, BNSF offers challenging assignments, training programs, tuition reimbursement and mentoring. The company strives to maintain a diverse culture, and its efforts in that regard include support for employee affinity groups that provide their members with networking opportunities and recognition.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 43,841

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,303

IT employee turnover in 2015: 6%

IT promotions in 2015: 17%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: 3

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $281

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 20

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 30

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 82%