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Horrible hours but a fun job

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Sparks, NV
Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Sparks, NV

I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Good job. You can either work a whole not or not as much at all and you still make your money. It all depends on the job you bid into.

Cons

Salary, healthcare and vacations are negotiated by one of two unions. While benefits are still good they seem to be in decline. In addition the hours are horrible, you are on call 24/7. You work off of a rotating roster, you go to work with a train that you are lined up for 9 times out of 10 the time that you show going to work does not show up on time. You either go to work way early or super later. It makes it hard to adjust your sleep cycle.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve the train line ups. Matching 401K or profit sharing would be a nice gesture as well.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Lots of opportunity

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

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

    Pros

    With so many retirements in the next 5 years, there is going to be a lot of opportunity. Stable company with strong growth. Great - no, Amazing retirement. You are well compensated for being inconvienienced.

    Cons

    Health Benefits not as good as they use to be, new hires won't have medical coverage when they retire.. 24/7/365 business means you will be inconvienienced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase educational reimbursement even more. Work on the work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Perfect job for a single person without family obligations...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Sweetwater, TX
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Sweetwater, TX

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

    Pros

    +Great pay considering lack of education requirements
    +Plenty of advancement opportunities
    +Wide variety of assignments and work locations
    +Decent health insurance
    +The future of Railroad Retirement is more promising than Social Security
    +Some members of management are team players and are not just interested in their next job.

    Cons

    -They weren't joking about being on call 24/7... Unless you work an assignment with regular start times( yard jobs or locals) family life and planning will be very hard. These assignments tend to pay less than those that work on call.
    -There's a very prevalent "them VS us" attitude between management and TE&Y employees
    -The company is in a never ending battle to reduce the power unions and cut employee benefits(not that most companies aren't doing this).

    Positive Outlook
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