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Great opportunities

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

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

Pros

Great opportunities but a lot of work required. Knowledge is power in this company. Very data driven finance departments. Very competitive for promotions. Retirement benefits are the absolute best in the country. Health insurance, not so much but it does make you cost sensitive.

Cons

Some management staff unqualified but promoted because of gender/minority needs. While diversity is overall helpful, hopefully, the day will come when promotions are given to the most qualified candidate with a blind eye to all else. Connections are still the fastest way to the top.

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    Eye opening and they inspire new ideas from each employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great atmosphere, great training programs, and fair pay, I certainly can not complain

    Cons

    Longer hours, desk jobs are hard for active people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep following Jim Young's example. He is an inspiration to everyone. Including the new guy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Dispatcher

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Train Dispatcher in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Train Dispatcher in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Great salary, particularly considering the fact that no college degree is required.

    You only work eight hours a day 5 days a week, which is unusual.

    Cons

    If you have a degree of any kind do not become a Dispatcher it’s a tremendous waste of time, many of the managers of Dispatchers have no degree and it shows. I’m not saying they’re bad at what they do but they are not innovative or supportive or developmental, they do just enough to eak-bye and that’s it. The senior level managers have very little respect for Dispatchers particularly those managers within HDC, we’ve had a new VP and the man has never even spoken to us which says it all.

    If you would like a job with no growth potential then this may be for you, however:

    You’re on call 331 days out of the year 24 hours a day (taking into account vacation, 2 days off a month and 3 personal days)

    Your schedule may vary from working 1st shift (Yep Shift Work) to 2nd shift to 3rd shift have a day on call then back to 1st. So be prepared to sleep whenever, also random drug and alcohol screenings which means no more having a beer even when you’re not scheduled to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This position should be reserved for field employees who have worked their way up, this would eliminate the turnover issue you’ll encounter during the next 3 years when all of the Dispatcher with degrees move on to other departments (How don’t you see it coming?).

     There has finally been some replacement of senior managers with HDC which is a step in the right direction keep going there are a lot more (Look in the scheduling Department).

    Finally stop the nepotism, this company has been very successful but HDC is starting to get sluggish having been filled with people who’s mom or dad worked there, this does not mean they are good candidates for dispatchers or employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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