Union Pacific Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Union Pacific President & CEO Lance Fritz
Lance Fritz
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Pros
  • good pay for the skill required (in 31 reviews)

  • Decent pay and benefits and life-long pension if you can survive for 5 years plus (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance can be tough sometimes (in 15 reviews)

  • 24/7 365 on call you have NO life this company preaches safety but only to cover their ass it's not for the employee (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Senior Financial Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Union Pacific

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great experience, Great People.

    Cons

    Omaha is a descent city but the location isn't best.


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    Sr. Application Developer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Union Pacific

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

    Pros

    Good Team and Good Work.

    Cons

    Slow paced and the remuneration is same for hard working and less hardworking folks.


  3. Good Company - Challenging work and work Schedules

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Foreman General in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Foreman General in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They pay fair - are multicultural and have challenging work. You are part of something that is key to American economy if products do not move neither does the economy

    Cons

    24/7 365 - so this is not a good choice if you are hoping for M-F 9-5. Some folks get it but most are working varied and challenging schedules

    Advice to Management

    Talk the Talk but remember to also walk the walk - we all know it when you don't


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  5. Easy, boring, rewarding, exhausting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Cheyenne, WY
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Cheyenne, WY

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, ease of work

    Cons

    On call 24/7, away from family, poor middle management

    Advice to Management

    Don't ride out butts and spy on us. Be a part of the team. It shouldn't be union vs non union. Don't have us sign every document you use. Make a clear attendance policy. Have you MOPs and MYOs treat TE&Y like humans. Oh and if your making billions, make trains shorter so everyone your hiring as we speak has a job after training.


  6. Locomotive engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay good benefits

    Cons

    Dont stick to agreement


  7. Project Coordinator

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

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

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

    Pros

    Steady employment with advancement opportunities and tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Expect the possibility of 24/7 requirement when service demands it - trains never stop moving. It's a large organization and you might not feel like your contribution is meaningful.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reach out to the end of your hierarchy and ask for their suggestions. You won't always find answers - but you will build an engaged work group.


  8. This is an interesting career.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Union Pacific (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay Good benefits Some travel with job bids

    Cons

    Down Time Some Travel varying report times


  9. Great job

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

    I have been working at Union Pacific

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for excellent vendors including pension and discounts with major companies. Great place to learn while you work.

    Cons

    Supervisors and management can be described as volatile at best. Over focused on safety not from a protect the employee point of view but from a cover our behind point of view

    Advice to Management

    Take employee recommendations on who to remove before they get into the union


  10. Train crew

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Potential to advance.

    Cons

    Schedule, on call all the time, time away from home


  11. Lead

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Union Pacific (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good, learning, work life balance, healthy atmosphere, competent

    Cons

    nothing no cons as such from my prospective

    Advice to Management

    no



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