Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 66

BNSF Railway Co.

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

Why you want to work there

IT employees at this Texas-based railway are given opportunities to broaden and deepen their skills through challenging assignments, training, tuition reimbursement and mentoring programs. The company also offers competitive pay, merit increases, rewards and recognition programs, a benefits and retirement package, and an annual bonus based on company and individual performance. Most IT employees work at BNSF's corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, a campus that features a cafeteria, a fitness center, a two-mile walking path, a large corporate art collection and award-winning architectural design.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 38

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 38,000

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 573

IT employee turnover in 2010: 5%

IT promotions in 2010: 8%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 2

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $873

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 26%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 30%

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

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 22%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 10%

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