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Locomotive Diesel Electrician

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

Pros

Easy laid back atmosphere for an electrician

Cons

you won't have weekends off for at least 8 years usually 10, when your new you will be forced to work any of the 3 shifts as needed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees and treat them with more respect.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. Horrible Politics in IT Department

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    Former Employee - Manager in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Manager in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great business and technical problems to solve. Company has an impact on the overall economy. No shortage of project work. Decent retirement benefits unless Ryan budget eliminates the Railroad Retirement Board.

    Cons

    IT management is very ineffective in developing talent - you're on your own. Internal politics promotes a culture of dishonesty, deception and infighting far worse than other shops. Advancement opportunities are more related to who you have lunch with and what you can promise rather than what you can actually deliver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    By failing to manage low performers out of the organization, top talent will continue to find better opportunities. Provide more transparency to salary administration.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Approves of CEO
  2. Great job, bad politics, good people.

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    Former Employee - Conductor in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Conductor in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great money and benefits. Fun job, not stuck in a cubicle. Good opportunities for young people or hard workers

    Cons

    Terrible lifestyle. Always on call. Have to be there awhile to get enough seniority to hold a regular schedule. Union is soft.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers with practical experience, not college kids who have never railroaded.

    Neutral Outlook
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