Union Pacific
3.4 of 5 211 reviews
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Union Pacific Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.4 211 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Union Pacific President & CEO John J. Koraleski

John J. Koraleski

(67 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good pay ok benefits but they are taking them year by year"
    in 24 reviews
  • "Great pay and benefits if you can stand the politics"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/Life Balance can be tough sometimes with lots of travel"
    in 14 reviews
  • "After they hire you for a promised 40 hour work week they then tell you you're 24/7 and mean it"
    in 23 reviews
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Logistics

Logistics Representative (Current Employee)

I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

ProsGreat Fortune 500 company to work for with room to advance within the company

ConsCan expect long hours at the office

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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FAILURE FAILURE FAILURE that is all this company looks for

Locomotive Engineer (Current Employee)
Hermiston, OR

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

ProsGood pay ok benefits but they are taking them year by year

Cons24/7 365 on call you have NO life this company preaches safety but only to cover their ass it's not for the employee. If you stay marked up after six days the feds say you must have three days off that is without pay and you don't get days off so the only way to get time off is to call in sick then they threaten you with your job if you call in six times in 90 days. I think this is the only job in the world that your ONLY accomplishment it to make it through your tour of duty without getting fired and not making it to your final terminal so you get paid more. because all this company looks for is failure there are NO at a boys good job or anything close to that. THIS company is 100% reactive NOT proactive

Advice to Senior ManagementWhy is EVERYTHING with this company based on failure there is NO positive attitude towards it's employees you treat your employees like crap you need to realize without the TE&Y there would be no revenue for the share holders if the freight don't move where does the money come from you need the train crews to make money for the share holders so why do you treat them so badly. You really need to talk to the crews and get some feed back it could really make this a better company. A happy employee is a good employee so far all you have done is MAKE disgruntle employees any employee besides the one's in Omaha that say their a happy employee is a lier

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Union Pacific full-time

ProsAbility to work at your own pace. The tasks assigned are reasonable and for the most part you will have proper training.

ConsUpper management is not in touch with what is happening in the field and most decisions seemed to be based on spreadsheets. It is an old boys network. Not what you want to see when a simple misstep can create a disaster.

Advice to Senior Managementlisten to the people who are testing and installing the equipment. Many test times I witnessed employees re-purpose equipment so they can make a piece of equipment appear to operate as intended.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Archaic leadership in the field

Director of Terminal Operations (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Union Pacific full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSalary and compensation. Challenging work environment.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Challenging

Manager (Former Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

I worked at Union Pacific full-time for more than 10 years

ProsOpportunity for advancement is definitely there for those with the right demeanor and willingness to put in the hours. Prospect for continued growth is great with the established brand and footprint of franchise. Field manager position is significantly different than office job in Omaha.

ConsHours, you can never do enough to satisfy the company. Field management positions are drastically different from Omaha jobs. 60 to 70 hr weeks are not uncommon and working your days off to satisfy requirements.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more realistic with field managers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Associate Project Engineer (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE

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

ProsStability, well structured progression, low pressure.

ConsAfter a few years you get stuck within certain departments supporting a single technology instead of supporting various different systems.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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UP

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

ProsGreat inter-city location for commuting

ConsParking costs are rather high

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to achieve an outstanding career.

Business Manager (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE

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

ProsGreat advancement opportunity with a company in existence over 150 years.

ConsAll roads lead to Omaha, NE.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Train Crew (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at Union Pacific full-time for less than a year

ProsOpportunity to grow in the company.

ConsYou have to work odd hours

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Crew Dispatcher (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE

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

ProsGood pay and pretty good benefits.

Conseverything is seniority based in the department and not on performance

Advice to Senior Managementhold people accountable

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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