Union Pacific
3.4 of 5 234 reviews
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Union Pacific Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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3.4 234 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

Union Pacific President & CEO John J. Koraleski

John J. Koraleski

(85 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
234 Employee Reviews
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Pros:
  • "Great pay and benefits if you can stand the politics"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Good pay ok benefits but they are taking them year by year"
    in 24 reviews
Cons:
  • "Not a lot of work life balance, its really is a 24 hour company"
    in 13 reviews
  • "You will be on call 24/7 with ZERO days off and absolutely no schedule"
    in 25 reviews
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    Train Crew

    Train Crew (Current Employee)
    Fort Worth, TX

    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

    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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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    Tons of opportunity for personal and career development

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAdvancement opportunities within the company are very prevalent
    Pay is very good and the retirement for management personnel is second to none.

    ConsWork/Life Balance can be tough sometimes.
    Moving around for promotions can occur every few years, thus it can be tough on families.

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

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    A world class company!

    Senior Project Consultant (Current Employee)
    Omaha, NE

    ProsThis is the best company I have worked for in the past 25 years.

    ConsI haven't found anything yet that I would say is a "Con"

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

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

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    OMT Program and Women

    Manager Yard Operations (Former Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsDecent Salary, Benefits, Retirement (if vested....5+ years)

    ConsIf working in the field as a Manager (Transportation, etc) this is not the place for females.....it is very much a male dominated field.......Female Managers will most likely be treated well by TE&Y employees, it is the Male Managers that are the problem.......
    The hours are normally 12-15 hrs a day, 24/7....including holidays/weekends, you are on 'duty' all the time........they call you even when on vacation........if you don't anwer the phone, you are considered insubordinate..... Lack of support from upper management..........lack of respect, integrity!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed Diversity training, learn how to Respect others, lose the Alpha Male mentality!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Through freight conductor

    Railroad Conductor (Current Employee)
    Longview, TX

    ProsBenefits, money, retirement, diverse, easy money

    Consagreements, management, away from home a lot

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

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    AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!

    Instructor (Current Employee)

    ProsIf there are any, I have failed to identify them.

    ConsAfter they hire you for a promised 40 hour work week they then tell you you're 24/7 and mean it. The leadership in this organization is non-existent at all lower and middle levels. The benefits are paid by union dues and "tier 2" retirement contributions that you lose should you ever quit. .... i.e. this is not a 401k. The base salary is decent but once they get done taking out union dues and retirement (both required) you lose about 8k a year. This company is run by morons who are stuck in the past and think that because they have been around for 150 years they don't need to change with the times. Someone ought to clue them into Kodak and others. While the career opportunities are abundant, they are only abundant if you want to move or aren't interested in what you enjoy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your leadership. The current programs aren't working!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company

    Manager of Terminal Operations (Former Employee)

    ProsWages, people, opportunities, locations, style

    ConsJust another number to the people at the headquarters building in Omaha

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your people

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

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    Wasting Shareholder money for their own goods...

    Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsCompany rules and regulation pretty straight forward ( In The Rules Book )

    ConsRacism, Favoritism, Discrimination, Retaliation they are good at it ( Using power and shareholder money )

    Advice to Senior ManagementKind of courtesy for 150 year ( Lack of education people and lazy people always promoted first )

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

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