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Helpful (4)

Not a place if you have a family

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Current Employee - Train Conductor in Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Train Conductor in Saint Paul, MN

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

A little tough to pick more than a few pros but here goes, benefits, travel, pay, location

Cons

Need to change the transfer policy from two years to a year. They don't care if you have a family, you get talked to if you layoff. Need to find a better system other than the seniority ranking so people can move up in their career field. They need to stop hiring all these new people if they have no where to put the in the service unit

Advice to Management

Managers need to come from the bottom, like start at the bottom in the department and work your way up. Just because you have a degree does not mean you know what you are doing when it comes to the railroad.

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Omaha, NE

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with great benefits.

    Cons

    Long work hours and days

  2. Helpful (2)

    Lot of opportunity...if you reach for it

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    Current Employee - Conductor/Engineer
    Current Employee - Conductor/Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Good people to work around and with. Cant beat the amount of money that they pay compared to other jobs currently available, especially for someone out of high school or with no degree.

    Cons

    A lot of "oldheads" who are still stuck in the old ways of railroading, yet are unwilling to adapt to changes or even help fight for better agreements. Don't expect to have a wild social life, as most jobs require a crazy schedule or to be on call.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with the workers...better communication means better production.

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