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Great Organization to work for if you get the opportunity.

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Former Employee - Train Crewman in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Train Crewman in Houston, TX

I worked at Union Pacific full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Excellent retirement benefits. Opportunity to travel. Excellent opportunity to move within the company. This is a company were you can earn 70K with a high school diploma.

Cons

It is to be expected to work in extreme heat and cold weather, and hard physical labor. If these things do not appeal to you then these would be considered cons. You are on-call to report to your train. I am prior military so it did not bother me.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would recommend management reconsidering their scoring system prior to terminating an individual from written test. You are required to score 85% on first exam and 90% on retest, and not on percentages that will not be rounded to the next whole number. 89.7% on a retest should be rounded to 90%. Some people are not great test takers but have the concepts and practical exercise down.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great company overall

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    Former Employee - Conductor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Conductor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You are with a stable company
    Great benefits
    Opportunity to advance within
    Meeting interesting people
    You have a great opportunity to make really good money

    Cons

    Possible relocation at some time
    No room for a social life
    Some of the people that may train you can be a headache
    Alot of testing that determines if you keep your job
    It's hard to get in the door to this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Progressive technology friendly company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Full time associates are far more prevalent than consultants. Employees work long-term for the company (30 - 40 years in many cases). Good benefits and perks, railroad retirement is coveted. Excellent culture and values. World class colleagues.

    Cons

    Some politics but nothing more or less than other large American corporations. Headquartered in Omaha, NE - OK to raise a family but not the most existing city in the U.S.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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