Union Pacific Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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Union Pacific President & CEO Lance Fritz
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Pros
  • good pay for the skill required (in 31 reviews)

  • Decent pay and benefits and life-long pension if you can survive for 5 years plus (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance can be tough sometimes (in 15 reviews)

  • 24/7 365 on call you have NO life this company preaches safety but only to cover their ass it's not for the employee (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Intern Program

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Union Pacific as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The IT Intern program is excellent. Everyone seems to really go out of their way to ensure it is both enriching and exciting.

    Cons

    Some of the projects assigned to IT interns involve dated systems/technology; must be willing to learn to complete projects (not really a con).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the wonderful internship program.


  2. Track laborer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Pacific

    Pros

    Great starting pay and overtime

    Cons

    Took 3 months from submitting application to start date


  3. Up headquarters

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Union Pacific (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee benefits are amazing (railroad retirement) job site is nice, and there's a diversity department. Also love the employee clubs.

    Cons

    I guess I was just bored working in the human resources department. Coroorate is not for me.

    Advice to Management

    More creativity, younger chaps needed, and more entry please.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Locomotive Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits mostly good co-workers

    Cons

    No home life .... Common spence does not apply to management

    Advice to Management

    Saying good job once in awhile rather than being "fault finders" will go along way


  6. Data Scientist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Training
    Work life balance
    Easy and relaxed management

    Cons

    Not a great company for ambitious people

    Advice to Management

    Identify good talent to nurture and grow them.


  7. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Boss's understood family life but when you were on you were on. Freedom is given to anyone shows responsibility.

    Cons

    There is a lot of travel for any field position. This can hard for families orientated people but they try to make it better for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employees. As long as the quality of life initiative stays the work place will bring in younger talent.


  8. Very fast-paced and stressful but monetarily satisfying.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Pacific

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn and develop one's skills.

    Cons

    Long hours and stressful environment.

    Advice to Management

    Ask questions and never stop learning.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good pay, no work/life balance.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    $$$, great benefits, excellent experience

    Cons

    Shift work, no work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation for your employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Thru Freight Conductor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, people, interesting, never boring. Conductors eventually promote to Engineer. The Trainmen/Engineer extra boards pay a guarantee of over $100k a year. Yard jobs pay less but offer a schedule and days off. Locals are in between, you leave the yard but are usually home every night. Some locals can pay VERY well and are usually reserved for the highest seniority employees.

    Cons

    Lifestyle, very little time at home, hard for the family. Jobs are based on seniority so your first couple of years are devoted to moving around to places where you can work. The job is somewhat dangerous and you MUST pay full attention when working. It's not a place for daydreaming. Managers seem to be more concerned with firing people rather than helping them.

    Advice to Management

    Help us do our jobs better instead of trying to fire us all the time!


  11. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good overall leadership from top down. Company has good values. Company investment in infrastructure for better service now and into the future

    Cons

    HQ not located in a city many desire to live in



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