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Union Pacific Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated June 17, 2014
Updated June 17, 2014
245 Reviews

3.6
245 Reviews
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Union Pacific President & CEO John J. Koraleski
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay and benefits, but they come at a price (in 15 reviews)

  • Good pay ok benefits but they are taking them year by year (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a lot of work life balance, its really is a 24 hour company (in 14 reviews)

  • You will be on call 24/7 with ZERO days off and absolutely no schedule (in 25 reviews)

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    Mechanical Carman Inspector

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Department  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Department in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great benefits...good team work and plenty of management positions

    Cons

    Must be vigilant at all times..very dangerous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must know all the rules and regulations...must know every part and components to all type of freight cars. Knowlege in preparation strategy of repairs and billing notifications.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    mechanical department

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    Current Employee - Carman  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Carman in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    steady work, honest pay, good benifits

    Cons

    politics, mindless work, honest workers get blacklisted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be honest, approachable and fair.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Archaic leadership in the field

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Terminal Operations  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director of Terminal Operations in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Salary and compensation. Challenging work environment.

    Cons

    Old school leadership and politics. No real commitment to change in the field. Corporate in Omaha is very disconnected with field operations. The headquarters talks a good talk, but does not deliver to field management. 12 hour days are archaic and counter productive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize the value of field management to your success. The steel meets the rail for revenue with field operations management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    building america the great UP

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    railroading = little work big pay

    Cons

    managers that dont know anything about railroading

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start from the ground

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A lot of hours are spent at work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Stable job in a company with a long history and future.

    Cons

    Inconsistent schedule makes it hard to find time for personal interests, friends, or family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    People Great Management Bad.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great people,benefits,pay is good for not having a college degree and discounts are great

    Cons

    too many managers around,and most do a poor job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take pride in your work to get the job done but also look out for the people that work for you and don't forget them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's ok. Not enough opportunities for the Chicago region

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Pay, benefits and employee comradarie

    Cons

    Bad leadership and not enough respect for others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equal respect to all employees

    No opinion of CEO

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