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Great Organization to work for if you get the opportunity.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Train Crewman in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Train Crewman in Houston, TX

I worked at Union Pacific full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. awesome experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time

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

    Pros

    Absolutely love the company culture, people are nice, friendly, and strive for you to succeed

    Cons

    No cons. Competitive work environment every day


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    You'll rarely sleep, and in your own bed is even rarer.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in El Paso, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Retirement. If you are not laid off you will make more money than most of the managers you deal with.

    Cons

    The system of management bonuses leads to dishonesty and poor decisions as they all try to shift everything onto someone else's budget. Management is taught to despise the workforce. Taking as little as one day off per month from 24/7 on call makes you a D list employee. Management bonuses are partially based on "catching" people doing something wrong, more dishonesty. You won't be able to work year round for as much as your first ten years.

    Advice to Management

    Scrap the current bonus system.


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