Union Pacific Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
251 Reviews
3.5
251 Reviews
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Union Pacific President & CEO John J. Koraleski
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay ok benefits but they are taking them year by year (in 28 reviews)

  • The pay is great when they don't lay you off twice a year so that they can make their yearly dollar amount (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a lot of work life balance, its really is a 24 hour company (in 15 reviews)

  • You will be on call 24/7 with ZERO days off and absolutely no schedule (in 25 reviews)

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  1.  

    Crew Management Support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Management Services in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Crew Management Services in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits, work environment, and great opportunity for career advancement right away. All the managers are friendly and easy to talk to.

    Cons

    In the beginning be prepared to give up a lot of your personal life. This is not your typical Mon thru Friday job. You give up a lot of personal time but they make up for it in your compensation. It'll be a while before you're able to get a set schedule and even then that schedule could mean still working some afternoon shifts and some overnight shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more. Instead of changing the rules to what seems easiest and most convenient for you, get us involved. Ask what we would like to see changed. And for God's sake... Get a new vending service. Those guys are ridiculous and their machines are junk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Union Pacific is a great place to work, with great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Union Pacific part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is important! Interns even do quality work, not just making copies and coffee.

    Cons

    The atrium is astounding, but once you're upstairs its nothing special. The carpet and walls could use an upgrade.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director of Transportation

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Union Pacific

    Pros

    Retirement benefits, medical and health benefits. Great company.

    Cons

    Travel can sometimes get hectic, and there is a possibility of relocation for higher salaries.

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  5.  

    Great company, great pay and benefits for management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Project Consultant

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

    Pros

    Salary is great but the hours can be challenging

    Cons

    If you work operations, the lifestyle can be challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very thankful for this job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Foreman in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Foreman in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good. The benefits are good as well but seem like they may be more expensive. UP offers a challenging work environment in a good way. Perfect place to work for someone who gets bored with their job because portions of it will continually change and you can always just bid somewhere else and do something different.

    Cons

    They preach safety is the key to success. I believe this too, but it seems we are way to quick to terminate people over smaller things, then when something more severe happens to a person higher up in the company... It gets swept under the rug. We are starting a new process to educate and use others mistakes and experiences to educate everyone else. Being union is a good thing because they have fought for what we have now, but they have been deemed pretty worthless here as of late. Seems like a waste of dues. But!! That's all part of the game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes you should self-reflect and think why your employees think the way they do and try and fix the cause of it because it lies with in you. Other than that... It's about par.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Diesel Locomotive Electrician in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Diesel Locomotive Electrician in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Military veteran friendly! 24 hour operations with three shifts. 8 hour work days/40 hours a week.

    Cons

    Will have to work 2nd or 3rd shift to start until you can build up some seniority to bid to first shift (IBEW Union)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Union Pacific as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -- great learning atmosphere and opportunity
    -- professional, reachable and knowledgeable mgmt
    -- healthy place to work in terms of getting the help you need and in saying what you believe
    -- it will be difficult to find lazy ones here so quite an active place to work
    -- Omaha's downtown's location is nice

    Cons

    -- during my experience I faced none

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -- Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Union Pacific is a wonder company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Supply Analyst in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many opportunities for changing careers within the company. Cross-department experience is highly valued. Flexible work schedules, true to work-life balance initiatives. Pay is very competitive. Total safety culture.

    Cons

    Located in Omaha, great family city but not recommended for young adults. There's an older workforce, which can be challenging with new ideas and processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is amazing as it is. Relocating to a larger city would help retain a younger workforce.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mechanical Carman Inspector

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Department in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Department in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits...good team work and plenty of management positions

    Cons

    Must be vigilant at all times..very dangerous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must know all the rules and regulations...must know every part and components to all type of freight cars. Knowlege in preparation strategy of repairs and billing notifications.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast pace work environment. Pay is good.Great Benefits

    Cons

    Busy work schedule. Not much openings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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